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Addo Travel: Unabridged Birth Certificate Requirement Scrapped

2019-12-05T12:18:28+02:00December 5th, 2019|

The South African government has removed the requirement for foreign under-18 children entering or leaving the country to present an unabridged birth certificate, including both parents’ details. This rule no longer applies to children from countries where no visa is required, including the UK and many others. As of November 2019, the requirement for international [...]

Addo Animal Facts: Warthog

2019-11-19T12:46:33+02:00November 19th, 2019|

Kudu Ridge is located close to the main gate of the Addo Elephant National Park, the third largest national park in South Africa. Our lodge guests are always delighted by encounters with the Big 5 and other wildlife but we regularly hear guests comment about the small, rather ugly, pig-like animal known as the warthog. [...]

Budget-Friendly Addo Safari and Accommodation

2019-11-07T09:37:50+02:00November 7th, 2019|

Looking for a budget-friendly safari and accommodation that won't break the bank? The Addo region of the Eastern Cape of South Africa is just the place for you! Greater Addo is the area around and including the Big 5 Addo Elephant National Park. The area includes many private game reserves, including Kudu Ridge Game Lodge. [...]

Whale Watching and Addo Safaris

2019-10-23T10:19:13+02:00October 23rd, 2019|

The Addo Elephant National Park is a diverse wildlife conservation area situated close to Port Elizabeth and Kudu Ridge Game Lodge. The park contains five of South Africa’s seven biomes, including the Alexandria sand dunes, the largest area of sand dunes in the southern hemisphere running to the coastline, St Croix Island, Bird Islands and [...]

Meet Addo Safari Guide Alex

2019-10-09T10:49:53+02:00October 9th, 2019|

We are pleased to introduce Alexander Wood, a new member of our Kudu Ridge Game Lodge team. Alex has joined us as our expert Addo safari guide and will lead our tours to the nearby Addo Elephant National Park. Alex has an excellent knowledge of the African bush and we are certain that he will [...]

Addo Elephants Afraid of Bees

2019-09-26T12:06:47+02:00September 26th, 2019|

Kudu Ridge Game Lodge is situated a short 15 minutes drive from the Addo Elephant National Park which is home to over 600 African elephants. Our guests enjoy watching these gentle giants on our guided Addo safari tours. African elephants and their behaviours are fascinating. A little-known fact about them is that Addo elephants are [...]

Addo Family Safari Holiday Special

2019-09-12T08:31:53+02:00September 12th, 2019|

As a family-run, private game reserve and lodge, our team understands the importance of time spent together as a family. Planning a family safari holiday is not an easy task on your own, especially as you need to consider multiple and diverse requirements. Thankfully you have come to the right place! We are here to [...]

Addo Giraffe Walking Safari

2019-08-30T10:43:48+02:00August 30th, 2019|

We are pleased to introduce a new Addo activity for the whole family, a giraffe walking safari. This experience provides guests with the opportunity to observe giraffe on foot and at close range. The walk is offered at Bellevue Forest Reserve, a 30 minute drive from Kudu Ridge Game Lodge. This reserve is also near [...]

Addo Lodge 2019 TripAdvisor Award

2019-08-22T09:17:39+02:00August 22nd, 2019|

We are delighted that our Addo Lodge has been awarded the 2019 Certificate of Excellence award by TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor is a popular online channel used by travelers around the globe. Millions of reviews are added annually and share traveler views of accommodation, tours and restaurants.  We appreciate the time that our guest hae taken to [...]

Addo Conservation: Sylvester The Lion

2019-07-26T17:51:10+02:00July 26th, 2019|

The Big 5 Addo Elephant National Park is situated 15 minutes drive from Kudu Ridge Game Lodge in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa. Addo is a conservation success story and home to numerous mammals, birds, insects and reptiles including the spectacular African lion. Addo Conservation: Lion Social Behaviour African lions are the only [...]