The Addo Tour Company
Crisscross Adventures is an Addo Tour Company specialising in Tours of Addo, South Africa since 2005. With their impeccable safety record, Crisscross Adventures offer quality, safe and affordable adventure tours of the Greater Addo Region in the Eastern Cape or Customized Tours of South Africa. Crisscross Adventures is a company built on the passion, and with being the third generation in the area, its owner has always wanted to promote the diversity of Addo through proving activities which showcase this. The local Addo Tours feature Addo Elephant National Park game drives, as well as a variety of other Addo Activities such as: Addo River safari’s on the Sundays River, Quad biking, hiking, Sand boarding, Beach and Mountain Safaris.
Crisscross Adventures recognise that Addo offers some of the world’s best photographic opportunities and the pace of the tours keep this in mind, giving you time to absorb the scene and linger for that perfect shot.
Crisscross Adventures mission is to encourage visitors to enjoy the many different activities available in the Addo area, and to have a holistic experience of the diversity Addo has to offer. Specifically within the Addo Elephant National Park, whilst educating them about the environment and nature conservation.
The Eastern Cape has become the wildlife and adventure holiday destination of choice, due to the fact that it is a malaria free, and home to one of the largest National Parks in South Africa, the Addo Elephant National Park. The Eastern Cape is synonymous with: breathtaking scenery, wide open spaces, prolific bird life, the only province in South Africa to host 5 biomes of vegetation, a serene refuge from the stresses of daily life, and it is the playground of Crisscross Adventures.
Crisscross Adventures is committed to ensuring that you receive a safe, fun-filled, affordable tour and that your experience of Southern Africa is truly memorable.
What makes Crisscross Adventures different?
Crisscross Adventures was formally started by Christopher Pickels in 2004. For Chris, the concept behind the business really started as a young boy when he would seek adventure and explore the Sunday’s River and Addo Area. Being the 3rd generation in his family to grow up in this magnificent environment he learned the secret spots to explore, he got off the beaten track, and learned the truly special characteristics of the area. The business is ultimately an extension of his passion. That passion has been passed onto his wife Terri (business partner), their great guides, and all who join their tours. All Crisscross Adventure guides are qualified and experienced field guides with FGASA qualifications, are legally registered with the Department of Environmental Affairs \ and Tourism, Theta assessed, first aid trained, and have written and passed the Addo Elephant National Park Exams.
Crisscross Adventures offers guests’ quality adventure equipment including: custom designed canoes, professional Sand boarding equipment, fishing equipment, Automatic Yamaha Grizzly Quad Bikes and more. They offer a variety of closed, comfortable Touring vehicles which feature high ground clearance and air- conditioning- they are custom designed 10 seater Toyota Land cruisers . Crisscross Adventures has a license for Chrislin African Lodge for two open- Land Rovers in the Addo Park and as such are able to offer ½ and full day Park safaris in the Addo Park in this way.
Crisscross Adventures has a home based Headquarters approximately 12km’s from the Addo Park Main camp gate. This great location enables the company to service all the Addo Guesthouses, Addo B&B’s, Addo backpackers, Lodges and establishments in the area, whilst including return transfers between tours and accommodation to all its suppliers in the nearby area. We also service the surrounding game reserves and service clients staying in Port Elizabeth.
Crisscross Adventures has the ability to accommodate big groups (more than 30pax) as well as smaller personalised groups or couples. With our range of different Tour vehicles and equipment, we can accommodate even the strangest requests.
All guests are covered by Crisscross Adventures extended public liability and passenger liability insurances through OutSurance. Indemnity forms are given to every guest and safety is always our number one priority.
We require a minimum of 2 people per tour, and we accept children of all ages-please check with us what the policy is for Children under 2 years as this often changes due to SANPARKS requirements.
Operating hours and Seasons:
Crisscross Adventures operates throughout the year and and on public holidays, with exception to Christmas day, and New Years Day.
Our target market is mixed, with the company providing services to clients from all different walks of life and many different ages. We pride ourselves in treating all guests with a 5 star Safari or adventure experience. We do accept children under two years, with a few exceptions to tours discussed in the Tours tab.
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Whether its canoeing down the beautiful and scenic Sunday’s River, Bird watching, Quad Biking, Hiking, Mountain biking, Guided Addo Park trips, Sunday’s River Mouth Beach Excursions, Sand boarding Sundays River Mouth Work experience in South Africa, Planning your next family holiday, or Fresh water and Deep Sea Fishing, we will go out of our way to make your Addo experience a memorable one!
Crisscross Adventures offer tailor-made tours throughout Southern Africa, which include all the activities, as well as Transfers anywhere, any time!