Eastern Cape, South Africa Safari

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South Africa Safaris, Eastern Cape

Many of our guests want to add more time on safari while traveling to South Africa.  A great place for Safari is the malaria-free Eastern Cape area. There are several private game reserves in the area, which offer the opportunities to see South Africa’s famous wildlife, such as lions, giraffe, African buffalo, or hippo and many more.

We have visited each of these reserves personally, and selected our recommended Eastern Cape safari experiences as follows:

Kariega Private Game Reserve

This 10,000-hectare family-owned and operated private game reserve has 5 different lodges to select from, ranging from 4 to 5 star. They have two rivers – the Kariega and Bushman’s Rivers running through the property that make for spectacular game viewing and magnificent scenery.

Amakhala Private Game Reserve

Situated in the Eastern Cape only a stone throw from Addo Elephant National Park, Amakhala offers the biggest variety lodges ranging from 3 to 5 star. All 10 lodges are owner-run. Amakhala is 8500 hectares and is home to the famous big 5.

Shamwari Private Game Reserve

One of South Africa’s premier private game reserves. Shamwari Private Game Reserve has 7 different luxury 5-star lodges, each with its own unique experiences and known for their excellent service and perfect setting.

How to get there:

We can arrange private transfers to any of these lodges if you would like to do a safari extension after our 5 Day Garden Route group tour. We can also include any of these lodges as part of our private tour packages.

Kariega Private Game Reserve:

Port Elizabeth airport  – Kariega: +/- 1 hr 45 min transfer

Addo Elephant park southern gate – Kariega: +/- 1 hr 15 min transfer

Shamwari Private Game Reserve:

Port Elizabeth airport – Shamwari: +/- 1-hour transfer.

Addo Elephant park southern gate – Shamwari: +/- 30 min transfer

Amakhala Private Game Reserve:

Port Elizabeth airport – Amakhala: +/- 1-hour transfer

Addo Elephant park southern gate – Amakhala: +/- 30 min transfer

Please contact our expert local consultants to help you arrange your South Africa safaris in the Eastern Cape.