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Spekboom Tented Rest Camp

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Addo Elephant National Park Eastern Cape

Spend a night in the middle of the bush, listening to the sounds of the wild around you. You may catch a glimpse of nocturnal animals drinking at the nearby waterhole, gaze at the starry skies and enjoy simply being away from it all. The tents are located in the fenced area of the Spekboom Hide inside the park's game viewing area.


2 single beds
A torch or any battery operated light is essential
Barbeque Facilities
Bedding and utensil box supplied

Communal ablutions
Communal gas fridge & stove plates
Communal wash-up facilities

Kettle to use on fire
No access to Addo Main Camp Restaurant for dinner
No access to after hour drives at Addo Main Camp
No kitchen facilities

No Smoking
Table + 2 Chairs
Tents are only serviced on departure

Activities available include:

Game Drives
Horse Trails
4x4 Trails
Hiking Trails
Marine Eco Tours

Activities available at no extra cost (except for entrance fee)

Self-drive wildlife viewing in the main game area and Colchester area on 120 km of tourist roads suitable fro normal sedan cars.
Zuurberg hiking trails: 1-hour and 3-hour trails available in the Zuurberg Mountains.
PPC Discovery Trail: a short walk in the main camp, one loop suitable for wheelchairusers and visually-impaired visitors.
SASOL Red Bishop Bird Hide: in the main camp (suitable for wheelchair-users).
Floodlit waterhole: at main camp (suitable for wheelchair-users).
Underground viewing hide at main camp (suitable for wheelchair-users).
Picnic and braai site: at main camp and in the botanical reserve Jack's Picnic site off the southern access road.
Swimming pool: at main camp, only for overnight guests.
Restaurant and curio shop: at main camp. Restaurant 
Holiday programmes for children: during July and December holidays

Opening and closing times for gates
Main entrance gate & Addo reception (off R335 / R342 near Addo) : 07:00 - 19:00

Please note : 
Gates to the game areas open and close according to season. Please enquire about the current times when checking in at Addo or Matyholweni reception. Entrance to the main entrance gate and Matyholweni gate does not provide access to the game areas, but only to the park camps.
Entrance gates are staffed by security guards after closing time. Visitors with accommodation bookings can still enter and exit the gates after closing times but before 22:00 provided they inform reception of this. After 22:00, there is no access into the park as gates are closed.

Note: all distances are approximate.

Port Elizabeth to Addo Main Camp: 72km
Main Camp to Paterson:    22km
Main Camp to Kabouga:    45km
Main Camp to Narina:    27km
Main Camp to Woody Cape office:    105km
Main Camp to Matyholweni:    39km
Main Camp to Zuurberg office:    17km

Internal road network
The entrance road and some of the tourist loops in the park are tarred. Other tourist roads within the park are of a good gravel standard. All tourist roads are accessible to normal cars. A 4x4 vehicle is only necessary if visitors would like to do the Bedrogfontein 4x4 route within the park, while high ground clearance vehicles are needed should guests overnight at Narina Bush Camp.

Vehicle restrictions
Buses may access most of the tourist roads within the park except for the southern access road from Matyholweni to where it joins the road network near Hapoor waterhole and the second part of the Gorah Loop. Turnaround points for buses are provided at these places.
The speed limit on the roads is 40 km/h but a speed of 20-30 km/h is advised for maximum game viewing enjoyment.
There is a height restriction for vehicles on the entrance road to Addo Main Camp of 4.42 metres.