Reconnect with nature with an Eastern Cape safari holiday

Yearning for the African outdoors, to reconnect with nature and slow down the fast pace of life then what better way than an Eastern Cape safari holiday.


Experience nature at some of the most popular Eastern Cape safari lodges and game reserves.


If you’ve been yearning for the African outdoors, looking to reconnect with nature and slow down the fast pace of life then what better way than an Eastern Cape safari holiday! The Eastern Cape landscape is extremely diverse from the arid Karoo, it is well-watered with rolling green hills, massive rivers and hosts 800km of the south-eastern shores of South Africa. If that’s not enough to convince you, the Eastern Cape is also known for having the most ‘sunshine’ days than any other South African province, with more than 300 out of the 365 days that are sunny.

The Eastern Cape is well known for its reserves and currently has over 58 game reserves, national parks or nature reserves. The most well-known being the Addo Elephant National Park which is a diverse wildlife conservation park. It currently ranks third in size after Kruger National Park and the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. It boasts over 600 African elephants as well as the rest of the Big Five. It’s the perfect location for your safari holiday as the park exclusively claims to be the only national park in the world to conserve the ‘Big 7’ which includes the Big 5 along with the Southern Right Whale and the Great White Shark off the Algoa Bay coast.

That’s just one out of the many game reserves options available to you. If you’re looking for more of the Big 5 in a malaria-free area then the Amakhala Game Reserve is another of the provinces’ highlights. This Eastern Cape game reserve is 8 500 hectares and offers guests accommodation in a selection of country houses, safari lodges and tented camps in a variety of Three to Five- star experiences to fit your pocket.

The Mountain Zebra National Park situated near Cradock offers visitors invigorating crystal clear air and beautiful scenery. This park was originally proclaimed to save the dwindling Cape mountain zebra population and now continues to protect over 700 zebra. The mountain cottages are guaranteed to provide families with a secluded rustic experience.

If you’re looking for a safari holiday at a beautiful game lodge or bush camp then the multitude of Eastern Cape safari lodges offer you various options to suit your needs and budget. The HillsNek safari camp is positioned in a secluded corner of Amakhala Game Reserve set on the banks of the Bushman’s River offering an extraordinary safari experience in luxury tented camps. The tents come complete with an en-suite bathroom and romantic outside shower.

The Samara Private Game Lodge offers luxury safari accommodation in a 5-star karoo lodge that can sleep up to 18 guests in a homely and comfortable homestead as well as a luxury karoo villa that can sleep up to 8 guests. This game lodge offers walking safari’s and cheetah tracking, fun for the whole family! If that hasn’t piqued your interest, thi lodge even offers a highly romantic star-bed. Offering the ultimate romantic experience for you and your loved one, with your very own four-poster bed in a remote secluded location overlooking the river, just you, your loved one staring at the milky way.

If you’re looking for a change in scenery, an unforgettable and unique experience far from the stresses of modern life then an Eastern Cape safari needs to be high on your list. These safaris can be enjoyed by South African’s looking to explore the second largest province in the country or international guests looking for adventure and that ‘African’ experience.

Visit our website for more information on safari lodges and game reserves within the Eastern Cape.

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