Safari & Activities in Addo Elephant Park
Enjoy the ultimate African experience with a range of safari options
available at our lodge on the border of Addo Elephant Park
The star attraction of the region is undoubtedly the Addo National Park, with more annual visitors than East Africa's Serengeti National Park. From its convenient location on the border of the park, Camp Figtree operates daily guided tours, using open Land Rovers to provide guests with some of the finest elephant viewing in the world.
TransfersAs part of our activities we offer transfers from Port Elizabeth to the lodge as well as from the lodge to Scotia Safaris, Elephant Back Safaris and exclusive tours of The Addo Elephant Park. We have 2 vehicles available on site: a Mercedes Benz Vito, 9 seater as well as a closed Landrover defender for smaller tours and transfers.
Addo Elephant National Park game drives
Addo Elephant National Park game drivesCamp Figtree conducts its own open Land Rover trips into the Addo Elephant National Park daily. Addo, which boasts the highest density of elephant of any national park in the world, will ensure that guests have a high number of sightings. The introduction of lion into the park has added a great deal of excitement and has elevated Addo National Park to Big 5 status. Our qualified field guide takes guests into the park departing at 9:00 or 14:00.
The trip generally takes 3 hours and is charged separately. Current cost is R490 per person. Guest are to pay the entrance fee into the park directly.
Camp Figtree Onsite Activities
Camp Figtree Onsite ActivitiesEach guest at Camp Figtree is encouraged to explore the eco reserve and enjoy these beautiful environs. As such we encourage guests to enjoy a sundowner walk, mountain biking, bush picnics in safari style. All these and more activities are tailor made and arranged on arrival.
Transfer to Elephant back safaris
Transfer to Elephant back safarisAfrican Ramble offers guests the unique opportunity to walk with elephants in their natural environment. Guests are collected from the lodge and transported to the reserve where they are able to touch, feed and walk with the elephants. During this 2.5 hour trip visitors get to view, in intimate proximity, the elephants as they go about their business of walking, feeding and watering in the African bush. Costs of transfer vary depending on guest requirements and size of group. Please enquire on arrival.
Transfer to Schotia “Tooth and Claw” Safari
Transfer to Schotia "Tooth and Claw" SafariSchotia Private Game Reserve is situated on the border of the Addo Elephant National Park and boasts the guarantee of visitors being able to spot lion. An evening drive in an open Land Rover is followed by a barbeque around the fire in a traditional "lapa" thatched Boma. Cost of transfer varies pending on guest requirements and size of group. Please enquire on arrival.
There is a wide variety of specialised activities off property that can be pre-arranged for our guest or booked on arrival. These include:
Explore the Greater Addo Elephant Park
& Sundays River valley
Addo Elephant National Park Horse Trails
Addo Elephant National Park Horse TrailsThe park offers horse trails for both experienced riders and beginners; these trails offer the opportunity to view game at a safe distance from horseback. Trails are operated from both the Addo and Zuurberg Mountain sections of the park.
Please enquire on arrival.
Bird Watching by Canoe on the Sundays River
Bird Watching by Canoe on the Sundays RiverAttention avid bird watchers! Now you can enjoy your favourite pastime whilst paddling down the Sundays River. Make a day of it and enjoy a light picnic lunch on the river bank as well as a host of other activities.
Please enquire on arrival.