The Eastern Cape is a coastal province in South Africa which includes the wonderful and unique cities of Port Elizabeth and East London, which are relatively small in comparison to the likes of the captivating Cape Town and jaunty Johannesburg. What makes the Eastern Cape safaris even more appealing is that it is a malaria-free region.
The Eastern Cape’s most celebrated attraction is the Addo Elephant National Park. Situated just 30 minutes outside of Port Elizabeth, this large park was started in 1931 to fight the dwindling number of elephants, and has taken that number from just 11 elephants to over 350.
Seeing these magnificently gentle giants up close is the experience of a lifetime, especially if you are lucky enough to catch the herd together at the watering hole.
There are different ways to go about your safari here at Addo. There is the classic game drive safari, the self-drive safari, and also a horseback safari trail. For those doing more than just a day trip, there are camps, cottages, and luxury lodges.
Other Eastern Cape safari options, game reserves, and lodges widen the scope of the wild animals to look out for. Some, like Pumba Private Game Reserve, even have the rare white lion. Others, like Samara Private Game Lodge, have more cheetahs.
Shamwari Game Reserve takes pride in its responsible tourism and conservation. An example of this is its wildlife rehabilitation centre, where a professional veterinary team cares for the animals in need before releasing them back into their natural habitat.
This malaria-free province allows for an easy-to-plan getaway that is good for nature-lovers, adventure-seekers, holiday-makers, families, couples, and everyone in between. What is guaranteed at an Eastern Cape safari is an escape from reality out in the bushes, be that up close and on the ground or from the comforts of a luxury lodge.
Whether you’re looking for luxury sojourn or a laid-back holiday 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!