March to July are our autumn months and there are more than 5 top reasons to visit Addo, Kudu Ridge Game Lodge and Addo Elephant National Park at this time of year.

Kudu Ridge Game Lodge is a private Addo game lodge located in the heart of the Sundays River Valley and on the doorstep of the Big 5 Addo Elephant National Park.

We welcome visitors throughout the year but one of our favourite times to share our beautiful region with all its attractions and activities is during the autumn. Guests love seeing moe sunrises and sunsets as the sun arrives a little later in the morning and sets a little earlier in the evening. Watching sunrises and sunsets in Africa, as the landscape and sky changes colour, is a magnificent reason to visit Addo in autumn. Be sure to look out for the winter flowers that start blooming in autumn too.

5 Top Reasons for Vist Addo in Autumn & Stay

  1. Comfortable Weather: Travellers love the warmth of the African sun but sometimes the heat of summer can bee too much and hinder exploring in comfort. During autumn the days are mostly warm and sunny with an average comfortable temperature of 22ºC. Not to hot, not too cold, its gentle weather to explore Addo whilst still getting the warmth of Africa.
  2. Better Game Viewing: Wildlife and birds are often more active and visible during the autumn because of the cooler conditions. In summer game tend to retreat during the hotter times of the day only showing themselves at dawn and dusk. In autumn there is a greater chance of seeing more wildlife on an Addo tour in the Addo Elephant National Park or on our private game reserve where zebra are known to visit us at the lodge.
  3. Citrus Season: Addo is home to vast citrus estates. The Addo environment and climate is conducive to growing a wide variety of citrus such as satsumas, clementines, novas, mandarins and lemons. In May the citrus ripen and it is wonderful to see fields of trees with colourful ripening fruit. Come and enjoy a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice with your breakfast at Kudu Ridge Game Lodge for a good healthy natural dose of Vitamin C.
  4. Skip the Crowds: African safari destinations are crowded all year round but in Addo, the crowds calm down after February as the days get cooler. If you prefer having less people around you, Autumn and winter months are the best times to visit Addo. Guests can experience quieter and more exclusive encounters with game on our Addo Tours .
  5. Exploring Activities: Our Addo region offers a wide variety of activities in addition to game viewing at the Addo Elephant National Park. Visitors can enjoy zip-lining, sand boarding, the giant swing or even just relaxing around our boma fire. These activities are often more enjoyable in the cooler temperatures of autumn.

Addo Autumn/Winter Special

35% off accommodation (bed & breakfast) staying between the 1 April to 31 August 2019. Minimum 2 night stay.

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