Addo Elephant National Park is situated in the beautiful Sundays River Valley, only 40 minutes from Port Elizabeth International Airport. The accessibility of this area coupled with its close proximity to the Garden Route and Cape Town makes this national park in South Africa, and its surrounding areas, an extremely desirable destination that is already very popular with international visitors.
Northern Zululand is situated in the subtropical zone of Southern Africa (summer rainfall area). Temperatures average 34 degrees Celsius during the summer months of October through March. Winter months May through August, temperatures are moderate averaging 23 degrees Celsius.
Pongola Game Reserve is a low risk malaria area. Guests are advised to consult their GP or pharmacist regarding anti-malaria medication. Mosquito repellent is provided in the lodges, as well as mosquito nets on all beds.
Road transfers can be arranged from the Port Elizabeth International Airport and air transfers in light aircraft can be arranged from Plettenberg Bay.
Take the N2 North in the direction of Grahamstown, turn left onto R335 (Motherwell/Addo off ramp), continue along R335 for about 30min to Addo Village and straight through Addo Village in direction of Elephant Park, Elephant House is 5km from Addo on the left hand side. The total trip should take 45 minutes.
Take the N12 to Middelburg. Turn off onto the N11 to Hendrina and continue to Ermelo. Alternatively, take the N17 via Secunda to Ermelo. From Ermelo follow the N2 to Piet Retief and Pongola. Approximately 40 kilometers after Pongola towards Mkuze at the sign on your left hand side that reads Pongola Game Reserve (south) - White Elephant, turn left into the White Elephant main gate. Elephant House is signposted from here.
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