Safaris and Activities

Safari and 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

Addo Elephant National Park

Star Attraction

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.

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As 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. Enquire directly for quotations.

Addo Elephant National Park

Game Drives

Camp 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 R850pp including park entrance fee and light snacks.

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Onsite Activities

Each 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, bush picnics in safari style. All these and more activities are tailor made and can be pre-booked or arranged on arrival.

Elephant back safaris


African 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.

Schotia “Tooth & Claw” Safari


Schotia 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.

Explore the Greater Addo Elephant Park & Sundays River valley

There is a wide variety of specialized activities off property that can be pre-arranged for our guest or booked on arrival.

Addo Elephant National Park

Horse Trails

Addo Elephant National Park is the only national park in South Africa offering horseback safari amongst the big 5. Horse trails, for both experienced riders and beginners,  create an unforgettable experience to view game at a safe distance from horseback. Trails are operated from both the Addo and Zuurberg Mountain sections of the park.

Canoe on the Sundays River

Bird Watching

Attention 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.