The park was proclaimed in 1931 to protect the last remaining Eastern Cape Elephants. The park was then only 2230ha in size and today its covers 180 000ha and protect 5 diverse biomes.
- It provides the best viewing in the county
- It is home to one of the densest African Elephant populations on earth and the unique dung beetle
- The largest coastal dune field in the southern hemisphere
- The only park in the world to be home to the Big 5, namely elephants, buffalo, rhino, lions, and leopard
- Over 400 bird’s species occur across the park.
- Wildlife: Elephant, Black Rhino, Buffalo, Lion, Kudu, Bushbuck
- Birds: Ostrich, Secretary Bird, Dabchick, Forest Weaver, Martial Eagle, Denhams Bustards
- Plants/Trees: Spekboom, Uitenhage Aloe, Long Leave Cycad, Schotia, Coral Tree, Eurphorbia.
- Guided game drives
- Self-drives in the wildlife area
- Day trails and the Alexandria Hiking Trail
- Wheelchair friendly PPC Discovery Trail
- Guided Horseback trails
- 4×4 trail for owners of off-road vehicles
How to get there:
From Port Elizabeth with a rental car from Around About Cars, take the N2 for about 40km to enter Mathyolweni Gate or take the Motherwell off-ramp from the N2 (after about 23km) and follow the R 335 to the left for about 52km to enter the Main Gate.