At the end of the Garden Route to the east of Port Elizabeth lies Addo Elephant National Park. Here the Cape's last surviving elephants holed up in dense thorn bush during the late 19th and early 20th century after a concerted effort to exterminate them. Today's population of over 450 elephants is descended from only 11 individuals, the sole survivors of relentless persecution by farmers and ivory hunters. The reserve offers protection to these elephants, along with reintroduced buffalo and black rhino. Click on a thumbnail for a preview.