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South Africa

diverse and exceptionally beautiful country waiting to be explored

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South Africa has a range of diverse places to visit, ranging from true African safari adventure to world class cosmopolitan facilities; the country is perfect for those wanting a gorgeous and unique getaway.

There is the undiscovered gem of the malaria-free Eastern Cape, where a mixture of safari, the ocean and adrenaline activities await, as well as the cosmopolitan, world-renowned city of Cape Town, where Table Mountain casts its shadow, and the lush Garden Route, the most beautiful stretch of coastal and forest land in the country. On the other side, we have KwaZulu-Natal, Kingdom of the Zulu, where a contemporary beach city meets wildlife and historical battle sites, and the home of our greatest warrior, Shaka Zulu. And then there is South Africa’s jewel, The Kruger National Park, the largest national park in the country, and one of the largest and most renowned in the world. Explore our cities, which offer world-class experiences, as well as historical elegance; explore our landscapes, which provide the most extraordinary views; and explore our game reserves, which are teeming with wildlife, including the Big 5.

addo elephant national park

Addo Elephant National Park

Addo Elephant National Park game drives are an exciting way to explore the wilderness and spot all the park’s magnificent animals, such as black rhino, zebra, ostrich, spotted hyenas, buffalo, lion and leopard. You can see over 600 elephants as well as the various other animals.
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Amakhala

Set in the malaria free Eastern Cape, the reserve is an hour drive away from Port Elizabeth. You’ll enjoy a world-class safari experience, with luxury lodging and brilliant wildlife sightings. Elephants, rhinos, lions and an abundance of other animals call the reserve home.
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Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Africa. Set at the end of the Garden Route, this cosmopolitan city is known for its culture, food, landmarks and vibrant atmosphere.
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Cape Winelands

Nestled within the Cape Fold Belt, a little way from the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, are the Cape Winelands, a beautiful stretch of land where the finest South African wine is mulled. The Western Cape is known for its beautiful scenery and the Winelands.
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Eastern Cape Game Reserves

The malaria-free Eastern Cape is home to a number of fantastic game reserves. The majority of them play host to the majestic Big 5 as well as a number of luxury lodges. A world of rustic opulence, superior service and safari wonder awaits.
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Garden Route

The Garden Route is a beautiful coastal stretch of land from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The route is one of the most beautiful areas of South Africa, with lush forestry, mountains, and pristine coastland.
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Hluhluwe

Hluhluwe Game Reserve is the oldest game reserve in South Africa and is well-known for its conservation, particularly that of the white rhino, and stellar Big 5 game viewing opportunities.
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Kaingo Game Reserve

Kaingo is a destination of outstanding scenic beauty, an African Eden. Situated in the Waterberg, 2.5 hours from Johannesburg, Kaingo Game Reserve is the malaria-free, safari holiday you’ve been searching for.
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Kariega Game Reserve

Kariega Game Reserve has been a stalwart among South African safaris for over 25 years. The family-owned and operated game reserve is set between the Kariega and Bushman’s River.
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Kruger National Park

The national park stretches across the Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces of South Africa, and encompasses the most fascinating African wildlife. Travellers can expect sightings of the Big 5 as well as big cats and various buck species.
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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape where the dense bushland is virtually untouched, promising a unique bush holiday. The Big 5 reserve has the Great Fish River running through the diverse landscape.
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Lalibela Game Reserve

Lalibela Game Reserve is a private game reserve in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. The 10,500-hectare expanse offers Big 5 adventures and luxury accommodation for all its guests. In addition to its safari adventures.
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Madikwe Private Game Reserve

Madikwe Private Game Reserve is South Africa’s 5th largest game reserve, set near the Botswana border in the North West Province. The malaria-free reserve is home to a number of fascinating wildlife including the renowned Big 5 and the endangered African wild dog.
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Nambiti Private Game Reserve

Nambiti Private Game Reserve

Twenty-two thousand acres of unspoiled wilderness located at Elandslaagte. Nambiti is a land as rugged as its history. On the plains where the Anglo-Boer battles once thundered, the fight for supremacy is now the exclusive realm of its teeming wildlife population.
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Pilanesberg

Set in the crater of a long extinct volcano, the Pilanesberg National Park ranks among the largest of the parks in South Africa. This well-stocked park has a dramatic landscape that supports a wide variety of plants, animals and birds. Pilanesberg accommodates virtually every mammal of southern Africa and is also home to the Big Five.
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Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth

Port Elizabeth is a vibrant coastal city set in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa. It has the best of what South Africa has to offer, all in close proximity, from Blue Flag beaches, to malaria-free game reserves, quaint country estates, big city attractions and lavish accommodation, all waiting to be experienced by you!
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Pumba Private Game Reserve

Save big with this special offer at Pumba Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. Includes: accommodation, all meals, select drinks, daily game drives and free transfers
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Sabi Sands Game Reserve

The Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is set on the border of the Kruger National Park and is one of South Africa’s most popular safari destinations. Wildlife roam freely throughout the unfenced Kruger border creating incredible game viewing.
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Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape and stretching over five of the seven biomes in South Africa, Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a popular and stunning safari getaway. It is one of the leading private conservations and provides travellers with excellent wildlife viewing opportunities.
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South Africa Game Reserves

Our country is home to a number of world-class game reserves and national parks, where travellers can experience a safari journey unlike any other. Kruger National Park and the Sabi Sands Game Reserve offer some of the best Big 5 viewing.
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Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Tswalu is a vast, magical land of infinite possibility, with sweeping vistas and a liberating sense of space. The green Kalahari is nature at its most diverse and surprising, and to spend time here is to be touched by exuberant, soulful beauty.
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South Africa is situated on the southernmost tip of Africa and is bordered by Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. South Africa is a vibrant and beautiful country that is filled with a rich blend of people and culture and languages, as well as beautiful landscapes, scenery, and fantastic wildlife.

As we are based in South Africa, we at East Cape Tours are specialists in this brilliant country, and with our strong relationshsips with the staff and owners of many of the lodges and properties in South Africa we are able to help you find the best prices to suit your budget.

South Africa has a range of diverse places to visit, ranging from true African safari adventure to world class cosmopolitan facilities; the country is perfect for those wanting a gorgeous and unique getaway.

The chic city of Cape Town is a must visit. The city is set against the backdrop of a glorious mountain range, including the brilliant and famous Table Mountain. Cape Town is one of the best cities in South Africa, and offers some of the best views, activities as well as entertainment and luxury resorts. Top hot spots in Cape Town include the swanky Victoria & Albert Waterfront, an expansive entertainment centre with an array of stores, cafes, restaurants, bars, as well as various activities including helicopter tours, historical tours and festivals. If you want to experience the outdoors, be near to nature and have the African sun shine down on you, a hike up either Table Mountain or Lion’s Head will be the perfect adventure. There are also cable cars that go up to Table Mountain most days, weather permitting, and it is best to arrive early, and have breakfast as you watch the sun move its way up the bright blue African sky. Cape Town is also in close proximity to the historic Robben Island where Nelson Mandela and many other Apartheid freedom fighters were held. Ferry rides to the island, where you receive a tour, are readily available. To experience the beautiful vast marine life, there is also the Two Oceans Aquarium. Cape Town also has renowned beaches such as Clifton and the up-market Camps Bay, and Cape Point, where the two oceans are reportedly said to meet, although some people believed the Atlantic and Indian Ocean actually meet at Cape Agulhas. Both are stunning and make for the perfect family outing. Cape Town makes a wonderful and unique honeymoon destination.

The Safari Experience

The Kruger National Park is one of South Africa’s most famous national parks. This giant park is home to a variety of animals, including the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, as well as leopard), thousands of antelope, buck and zebra. Kruger offers various safari activities and luxury accommodation to ensure you have a comfortable stay in the African wilderness. Activities include guided game drives, group hikes on the wilderness trail, as well as night drives, where there’s a better chance of seeing lion as they are mostly awake at night, as well as the early morning. 

South Africa, Sublime Coastline

To experience some amazing coastline, a trip along the famous Garden Route is recommended, where you can stop at gorgeous towns such as Knysna, Mossel Bay, Plettenberg Bay and the Cape Winelands, including the idyllic town of Franschhoek. South Africa has a range of small towns that have brilliant views, especially along the Klein Karoo, especially Oudtshoorn, a small town famous for its ostriches and the renowned Cango Caves, which can be explored.

South Africa is a wonderful, warm and inclusive country, which is blessed in an abundance of wildlife as well as contemporary infrastructure. Have a look at our exclusive specials and book with us for your African adventure!