Eastern Cape Safari


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If you’re busy researching your South African safari and the thought of taking anti-malaria medication is putting you off, look no further.

The Eastern Cape safari used to be overlooked as the game experience was considered inferior, however this could not be further from the truth! The province is located just a short drive from the picturesque Garden Route so is the perfect and logical addition to such an itinerary. It is, in fact, becoming a fierce competitor for the famous  Kruger National Park.

This is also an ideal location for a family or multi-generational trip as many properties have family villas which suit this style of travel perfectly.

Useful information for an Eastern Cape safari:

  • More cost effective than the Kruger National Park
  • Malaria free
  • Perfect location to combine a beach and bush experience
  • Excellent Big Five sightings
  • Wide variety of lodges available



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Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is an award-winning big five safari destination in the Eastern Cape. The reserve’s 22,000 hectares of land is bisected by the Great Fish River, offering a source of life to the multitude of animals that have made their home in the unspoilt bushveld. Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is home to five…

Kichaka Private Game Reserve

Located just over an hour from the Port Elizabeth airport, Kichaka Private Game Reserve offers a five star, malaria-free getaway for discerning travellers. The stone and thatch main lodge immediately welcomes guests to the big five reserve with stunning views over a waterhole where hippo, elephant and giraffe are frequently seen. The lodge’s magnificent viewing…

Kariega Private Game Reserve

This fantastic malaria-free big five game reserve is family owned and offers an unsurpassed safari experience in the Eastern Cape, an hour an a half from Port Elizabeth. The five star Kariega Private Game Reserve comprises of 10,000 hectares of wilderness with two rivers and access to the sea, making for a unique safari experience…

Gondwana Private Game Reserve

Located less than four hours from Cape Town, along South Africa’s famous Garden Route, Gondwana Private Game Reserve is set on 11,000 hectares of undulating land that is home to the free-roaming big five. Gondwana Private Game Reserve offers a spectacular malaria-free safari escape with a number of luxury accommodation options. The five star Kwena…

Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa

Located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, just outside of Grahamstown. Pumba Private Game Reserve & Spa, offers an exclusive big five safari experience. The reserve is home to a variety of other animals as well, including hyena, cheetah and over 300 bird species and guests are invited to explore the area on daily game drives or…

Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari offers a choice of lodge within 1 reserve. For the family there is Sarili or Riverdene Lodge. Honeymooners or couples; Long Lee Manor, Eagles Crag or Bayethe Tented Camp. If you are travelling with a larger family or party the Villa Lobengula is a great exclusive use option and comes with all the added…

Hopewell Lodge

Located just 40 minutes from Port Elizabeth, Hopewell Lodge can sleep just 12 guests in its four luxury suites and two executive suites. Perfect for travellers looking for a private hideaway in nature, Hopewell Lodge is located on a private game reserve in a stunning malaria-free environment. Each suite at Hopewell is equipped with the…