In the 'hood, Nanaga as a destination

The somewhat obscure little village of Nanaga scores by dint of the fact that it is ideally placed on the South African map. Not only is it virtually just outside the Greater Addo Elephant Park, but it is also a short drive from the Sunshine Coast and other malaria-free safari game reserves. Just where the name Nanaga comes from is not very well documented, but the Nanaga Parbat Mountain in ... cont.

Wycombevale Farm, Nanaga, Greater Addo, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Directions to The Green Tree Cottages

From Port Elizabeth:
Follow the N2 highway in the direction of Grahamstown. At Nanaga 48km out of Port Elizabeth, take the R72 in the Direction of Port Alfred. Drive for 12 km and you will find our signpost on the left - hand side of the road.

From Bloemfontein:
Take the N10 From Bloemfontein through Cradock. From Paterson drive for approximately 20 km and take the turn off (R72) to Port Alfred. Drive for 12 km and you will find our sign post on the left hand side of the road.

From East London/Port Alfred:
Take the R72 drive till Alexandria, from Alexandria drive for 37 km and you will find our sign post on the right hand side of the road.

Greater Addo;

The original Addo Park has subsequently been expanded to include the Woody Cape Nature Reserve that extends from the Sundays River mouth (Colchester Gate) towards Alexandria and a marine reserve, which includes St. Croix Island and Bird Island which is an important breeding habitat for gannets and penguins, not to mention a large variety of other marine life. Bird Island is home to the world's largest breeding colony of gammets - about 120,000 birds - and also hosts the second largest breeding colony of African penguins. This forms part of the plan to expand the 1,480 km² Addo National Elephant Park into a 3,600 km² Greater Addo Elephant National Park.

The expansion has meant that not only does the park contain five of South Africa's seven major vegetation zones (biomes) but also that it is probably the only park in the world to house the so-called "Big 7" (elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo, leopard, whale and great white shark) in their natural habitat.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (26 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (26 km)
  • Grocery Store (26 km)
  • Laundromat (26 km)
  • Post Office (26 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (26 km)
  • Car Hire (60 km)
  • Airport (65 km)


  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Game viewing
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Kayaking / surf ski
  • Quad biking
  • River cruises
  • Swimming

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