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Addo Elephant National Park description and photos - South Africa. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Addo Elephant National Park.
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Eddo Elephant National Park extends over 180,000 hectares from the semi-arid high loamy Karoo plateau in northern South Africa, along the Zuurberg Mountains, between the Sundays and Bushman's estuaries to the south, to the sea the coast.
The national park was created in 1931 to preserve the population of the African elephant, when there were eleven "giants" left in the region. Now there are more than 600 of them in the park, in addition, the Eddo Elephant is home to a lion, a buffalo, a black rhino, a spotted hyena, a leopard, several species of antelope and zebras, as well as a unique flightless dung beetle, which is found exclusively in this area. Park Eddo Elephant can claim to be the only national park in the world `` the big seven '' - the elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard are protected here, as well as the southern whale and the great white shark.
An additional 120,000 hectares of marine area along Algoa Bay, which includes the islands home to the world's largest breeding cormorant species and the second largest breeding population of African penguins, has been proposed to be added to the park.
There are several recreation centers in the Eddo-Elephant Park - the main recreation center Eddo, the Matyholweni recreation center, the Narina camp and the Spekboom campground with special platforms for close viewing of elephants. You can also get a closer look at the elephants while in your own car. At night, hyenas and lions can also be heard close to the camp. Special one- and two-day routes are laid through the park, the length of which varies from 2, 4 km to 36 km. To get to the coastal zone of the park, a special boardwalk has been laid.
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