Monday, November 21, 2011

Elephant applying make-up

I often think that a lot of residents of Port Elizabeth doesn't realised what a fantastic game reserve they have in Addo Elephant National Park right on the city's doorstep.  Where else can you go in early in the morning and see an elephant powdering her face before the crowds arrive? Huh?  Jokes aside.  I visited the park again late last week and it's amazing the elephant and other game sightings one can have in the park.  There is really no reason to schlep all the way up to Kruger Park with what we have right on our doorstep.  I'm not saying don't go to Kruger, on the contrary.  But Addo offers residents and visitors to Port Elizabeth a stunning wildlife alternative to the big reserve up north.  

Just applying the last bit of make-up and she is ready for her audience.


  1. wonderful pics! you are making my day :)

  2. I loved Addo Park and wish I could have spent more time there. Yet would certainly visit often if I lived in PE. I saw a lot of wildlife and only explored one road through the park.

    In Kruger I did see a young male elephant first play in the water, then cross the road for an excellent dust bath. Took video and could hear his ears flapping as he shook his head in joy. At least that's what it looked like to me.

  3. I am longing to visit Addo... definitely on the list for our next trip out to SA :-)
    Great photos, as always!

  4. I love your caption! And, yes, I do agree. So often we have the most wonderful places right on our own doorsteps and yet we have this compulsion to think we have to travel hundreds of kilometres to see great beauty and amazing sights. I have never been to Addo, but would love to if I ever have the opportunity. With our six dogs, we are limited to how far we can travel. We can only go away for a couple of days at a time, when our daughter and/son are able to help out with dog sitting. We, too, are so fortunate to have wonderful places (Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Paarl and Wellington) right on our doorstep. We do our best to make the most of these.

  5. I love Elephants. So gorgeous. The only place we can see them here is the zoo and the circus. The circus only has Asian...and I loooove Africans. So big. Gorgeous!