Garden Route Tours, The Botanical Reserve in Addo National Park, South Africa

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Garden Route Tours, Addo Botanical Reserve

The Botanical Reserve in Addo National Park, South Africa which is found at the end of The Garden Route near Port Elizabeth is a designated, protected area which has been put aside to study the impact of larger animals, specifically elephants, on the vegetation. Addo was started in 1931, mainly for the protection of the last few elephants of the Garden Route. At this stage this group of elephants were one of only four elephant colonies in South Africa who survived into the 1900's. Including Addo in one of our Garden Route tours today will bring you close to the massive success of this operation and how it multiplied the elephant numbers in the park today.

A large area was fenced off in the 1950's for the elephants and the numbers have grown quickly sice the implementation of this project. As the elephant numbers increase, the area was slowly but surely made bigger as the number of elephants in Addo grew. The increase in numbers have brought the elephant numbers in Addo and The Garden Route to one of the largest in South Africa. The Park has identified a central area for a botanical reserve within Addo. The system represents more than 90% of the ecosystem's unique vegetation species found in the Park and The Garden Route.

Garden Route Tours visiting Addo National Park in South Africa

Addo today is the third largest park in South Africa and has become a popular alternative to Kruger Park. Garden Route tours from Cape Town include Addo as a stopover where an authentic wildlife experience can be enjoyed. You can use your own vehicle to drive through the park or book a guided game drive with a guide where more information can be obtained about the park and the ongoing botanical reserve project keeping an eye on the vegetation.

The Fauna and Flora within the Botanical Reserve in Addo are compared with areas outside the reserve and Garden Route to study the effects over a longer period of time. The entire park of Addo can be split into sixteen sections based on managing the movements and eating habits of the animals.

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