Elephant from the Addo Elephant Park, a hive of activity. Photo: Supplied

Besides the memorable game drives at the national park that is known for it's gentle Elephants, here are five things that I am still dreaming about since my recent visit:

Accommodation:
The newly revamped Nyathi Lodge is classy and oh so luxurious. The self catering rondavels overlook the zuurberg mountain range. Everything in the room is round except for the bed. Even the bathtub is round with double windows opening up to spectacular views. I remember seeing the famous pale grey Addo elephants from the bathroom. The majestic animals were grazing along the mountains.

        A view of the bed in the luxurious Nyathi Lodge. Photo: Mantombi Makhubele

Penguins: 
Take a drive to the South African Marine Rehabilitation and Education Centre. The organisation does a sterling job of looking  after any injured, tired, oiled stranded marine bird life. We got to see the recovering seabirds. What a splending experience.

Breakfast at the lighthouse:
Ever been inside a Lighthouse? Better yet, have you ever had brekki in a Lighthouse. We visited the Cape Recife Lighthouse. After climbing over one hundred stairs to get to the top. We enjoyed the sea breeze blowing on our  faces while looking out to the ocean. I had no idea  the amount of glass that gets used to give off the light to the ships out at sea.

Lunch at the Addo Wildlife Tangelo Restaurant:
For the best pink lemonade, visit the Tangelo Restaurant. They also offer an ala carte menu during the week. I enjoyed a Kob fish with veges. In between your meal you can take a walk around the centre to enjoy the animals they have show.

         The Nanga Farmstall that lies between Addo and Nelson Mandela Bay. Photo: Mantombi Makhubele

Nanaga Farmstall:

For the most delicious roosterkoek as the Afrikaans call it, visit this farm stall between Addo and the Nelson Mandela Bay. Dough is cooked on the grill and then filled with your choice delicacies. From bacon to mince or eggs, whatever you are able to stuff in it. I settled for the egg bacon and cheese and I was raving all the way to Johannesburg.