In the 'hood, Addo Elephant Park as a destination

Lodges and tented camps are just some of the options when it comes to Addo Elephant Park accommodation, which is a fantastic wildlife experience for visitors to South Africa. Now South Africa's third largest national reserve, Addo Elephant National Park lies in the malaria-free Sundays River Valley in the Eastern Cape, just over an hour's drive from Port Elizabeth and nine hours’ drive from Cape ... cont.


Addo Elephant Park, Addo, 6015, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Directions to Long Hope Villa

From Port Elizabeth to Long Hope Villa @ River Bend
1. Depart Port Elizabeth on the N2 towards Grahamstown
2. While still on the double carriageway, take the R335 off-ramp signposted MOTHERWELL
3. Continue along this road for +- 43 km until you reach the village of ADDO (see garage on your left)
4. Continue for a further 11,5 km after the village and TURN LEFT at the turn-off signposted: Zuurburg/Dave Marais Camp/Slagboom
5. 3,5 km along this road you will see the River Bend gates on your RIGHT

Alternative Route
1. Depart Port Elizabeth along the N2 towards Grahamstown
2. Continue for +- 50km until you reach an intersection of roads.
3. Follow the N10 towards Paterson/Cradock
4. At Paterson (20km) TURN LEFT on to the R342 towards ADDO
5. 26km along the road you will pass the Addo Elephant Park turn off on your left
6. Continue for a further 1,5km and TURN RIGHT down the road sign-posted: Zuurburg/Slagboom
7. 3,5km along this road you will see the River Bend gates on your RIGHT

Give yourself approximately 50 - 60 minutes from Port Elizabeth. The alternative route is approximately 30 minutes longer.

Please be cautious of stray animals on the roads at all times.

Amenities in the area

  • Bank and/or ATM (20 km)
  • Bars and/or Nightlife (20 km)
  • Grocery Store (20 km)
  • Restaurants / Eateries (20 km)
  • Train Station (20 km)
  • Post Office (25 km)
  • Airport (70 km)
  • Car Hire (70 km)
  • Shopping Mall (70 km)


  • 4x4 trails
  • Beach
  • Bird watching
  • Children's entertainment
  • Cultural experiences
  • Cycling paths
  • Driving range
  • Elephant back safaris
  • Farm activities
  • Fishing
  • Galleries / museums
  • Game viewing (big 5)
  • Golf course(s)
  • Gym / fitness centre
  • Health spa / massage
  • Helicopter Flips
  • Hiking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Microlight flights
  • Mountain bike trails
  • Rhino / Elephant tracking
  • River cruises
  • Rowing / canoeing
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court(s)
  • Township tours
  • Wine tasting

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