The malaria-free Eastern Cape province of South Africa offers the best of both a beach and safari holiday
The diverse province has plenty to excite travellers, including extraordinary scenic views of the Indian Ocean, the rugged bushland, and the semi-arid Klein Karoo area. The Eastern Cape is the homeland of South Africa’s icon, Nelson Mandela, and the only place where the Big 7 can be found; a true gem of South Africa. The province boasts the ‘Friendly City’ of Port Elizabeth and its Blue Flag beaches, the adventure and scenic stretch of the Garden Route, The Addo Elephant National Park, home to the world’s densest population of African Elephant, and, of course, the renowned Shamwari Private Game Reserve, where magnificent, free-roaming African wildlife can be spotted and lavish safari accommodation can be enjoyed. With safari activities, water-sports, and beautiful, contemporary cities with luxury accommodation, the Eastern Cape makes for a world-class getaway. As our home-base, who better to show you around our stunning province than East Cape Tours!
Reasons to visit the Eastern Cape:
- As a malaria-free area, travellers can enjoy visits to game reserves without having to take any medication
- The province is stunningly beautiful – an unspoilt coastline, pristine bushland, and lush greenery all make up the Eastern Cape!
- The area is home to the Big 7 (rhino, elephant, lion, leopard, buffalo, southern right whale and great white shark). The only place the Big 7 can be seen in their natural habitat is at Addo Elephant National Park
- Eastern Cape cities are smaller compared to other provinces and a lot cheaper too!
There are plenty of historically significant cities and towns in the Eastern Cape that consist of colonial Dutch and British architecture, including Grahamstown, Graaff-Reinet and Bathurst
Amakhala Bush Lodge
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
Kariega River Lodge
Woodbury Tented Camp
Tree Top Safari Lodge
Msenge Bush Lodge
Long Lee Manor
Lentaba Safari Lodge
Leeuwenbosch Country House
Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge
Kariega Main Lodge
Hlosi Game Lodge
Gorah Elephant Camp
Shamwari Founders Lodge
Shamwari Explorer Camp
Eagles Crag Lodge
Bukela Game Lodge
Whether you’re looking for luxury sojourn or a laid-back getaway with affordable accommodation, we can make it happen!
Once we have all your information and understand the vision for your holiday, we’ll start planning your trip.
With all your plans in place, all you need to do is pack your bags, hop on a plane and travel over land and sea to your destination of choice!