Eastern Cape Safari Guide

Whether you're planning an escapade in the bush or a relaxing family vacation, the Eastern Cape is the ideal Big Five safari destination in South Africa. The various game reserves are child-friendly and offer a selection of game viewing activities for the whole family.

Addo Elephant Interaction Safaris

The once in a life time, definitely tick off the bucket list opportunity of riding on the back of an African Elephant in the Addo region of the Eastern Cape is an incredible experience...more

Big Five Family Safari

Enjoy these Big Five family safari lodges in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Be lucky to spot Lion, Rhino, Buffalo, Elephant and Leopard or send your youngsters on special children safaris and activities...more

Eastern Cape Safari Guide

The Eastern Cape Province of South Africa has a bloody history and seen the destruction of wildlife on a wide scale, but today it is on the road to recovery in a big way...more

Exploring the Magnificent Shamwari Game Reserve

Shamwari Game Reserve offers a luxurious 5 star big 5 game viewing experience like none other. Situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape, Shamwari is a treat for the senses...more

Great Fish River Complex, South Africa

This protected wilderness area lies in the Great Fish River Valley, some 38km from Grahamstown, and is actually a combination of three reserves i.e. the Double Drift Game Reserve, the Sam Knott...more

Greater Addo Elephant National Park, Garden Route, South Africa

The Addo Elephant Park Park, originally set aside in 1931 to preserve what were then the last remaining 11 Elephants in the area, has proved a major success. Not only has that tiny herd of Elephants grown to over...more

Luxury Big Five Safari In The Eastern Cape, South Africa

Spoil yourself at these luxury Big Five safari lodges in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Combine a Big Five safari with ultimate pampering, style and elegance. Jump in your private plunge pool or...more

Mountain Zebra National Park, South Africa

Located some 27km outside Craddock in the Eastern Cape, this park was established in 1937 to save the endangered mountain zebra, which was hunted almost to extinction during the 1800s...more

Shamwari Game Reserve - Circle of Life

We arrive at the first gate, destined for Riverdene Lodge. The gatekeeper comes running out in the pouring rain with a friendly “Welcome to Shamwari!”...more

Self-Drive Game Drive Through Addo

Home to the Big 5 of the African animal kingdom, the Addo Elephant National Park is located in the Eastern Cape Province and offers excellent game viewing...more

The Xhosa Cattle Killing

One morning in 1856, a fifteen year old Xhosa girl named Nongqawuse went with another girl to scare birds from her uncle's crops in the fields by the sea at the Gxarha river mouth in the...more

Tsitsikamma National Park, South Africa

This beautiful park conserves a wonderful stretch of temperate coastal forest, as well as extending 5km into the sea thus forming a marine reserve as well. The scenery is breathtaking – wild rugged...more

What to Expect When Staying at Shamwari

Situated in the malaria free Eastern Cape Province, just off the N2, Shamwari, which means 'my friend' in the local Shona language, is an easy 90 kilometre (56 mile) drive from Port Elizabeth...more

Wilderness National Park, Garden Route. South Africa

Consisting of a series interconnected lagoons and coastal lakes this tiny (2,500 ha) reserve is mostly wetland. Two of the lakes, Rondevlei (not to be confused with the bird sanctuary in Cape Town...more

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