Addo Wildlife launches bounty of family activities

2016-08-31 06:00
: Crocodiles are among the animals you can see at Addo Wildlife. photo: mornÉ du randt

: Crocodiles are among the animals you can see at Addo Wildlife. photo: mornÉ du randt

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A NEW jewel has been added to the crown of South Africa’s best wildlife experiences in the Eastern Cape.

Addo Wildlife brings together the Sundays River Valley’s two iconic farming activities – game and citrus – to offer a destination for the whole family, including kids’ activities, outdoor adventure, and local home-made produce.

Addo Wildlife is a brand-new addition to the Addo tourism portfolio, an ideal destination for day outings and also offering accommodation and venues for conferencing, weddings and events, representative Jannie Gie said.

The Tangelo Restaurant puts a contemporary spin on traditional South African fare, with a citrus theme reflecting the area’s farming bounty and using local produce as far as possible. It extends into the vast Tangelo Farm-Stall offering an array of “hand-made, down-to-earth food the traditional way”.

Addo Wildlife also offers plenty of opportunities for up-close, personal animal interaction, with a wildlife conservation centre, aviary with raptors and stunning variety of parrots, reptile and crocodile zone and snake house, a wildlife touch farm and the opportunity to feed the animals.

“Addo Wildlife offers a great day out for the whole family, and we are an ideal venue for team-building, kids’ parties, school camps and outdoor education,” Gie said.

The restaurant menu and farm-stall product range were developed by well-known Port Elizabeth executive chef consultant, Dean Dickinson. Visitors can expect to find a variety of venison dishes, home-made pies, artisan breads and pastries, locally-grown veggies, herbs and free-range eggs, the “most amazing pizzas in the country”, Tangelo’s signature chocolate truffles, and a wide range of home-made preserves, chutneys and deli items.

Addo Wildlife is situated 2km outside Addo, on the main R335 road, 10 km from the Main Gate of Addo Elephant National Park. Day visitors are welcome 7 days a week, from 8am to 5pm, with bookings available for guided tours. For bookings and more information, contact Addo Wildlife on 042 007 0079 or email info@addowildlife.co.za. Visit the Addo Wildlife website at www.addowildlife.com.

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