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Shamwari, Addo and Eastern Cape reserves

Why visit the Eastern Cape Game Reserves?

The Eastern Cape game reserves are rich in wildlife, malaria-free and within easy journey of the Garden Route, making them the ideal choice if you’re looking to combine a Cape Town/Garden Route holiday with a safari.
Reasons to visit the Eastern Cape Game Reserves include:

  • Malaria-free morning and evening game drives and birding in glorious landscapes just a short journey from the Garden Route.Unforgettable guided game walks or relaxing sundowners.
  • See the ‘Big Seven’! Addo Elephant National Park is renowned for its success in building its elephant population, but also has the rest of the ‘Big Five’ along with kudu, eland, red hartebeest and many bird species. And the other ‘Big Two’? Whales and great white sharks can be seen off its shores! 
  • Enjoy excellent Big Five game watching in a landscape where indigenous plant species are protected in the Amkhala Game Reserve.
  • Take a boat cruise to see the resident wildlife along the Kariega river and enjoy seeing the Big Five and a host of other animals and birds in dramatic scenery in the Kariega Game Reserve.
  • Visit the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries or the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre at Shamwari.

When to visit the Eastern Cape Game Reserves?

Wildlife viewing in this region is at its best from May to October as it is dry so wildlife is easier to spot as the grasses die down. 

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Time: GMT +2 hours

Flight time: There are daily flights from Europe to Johannesburg (about 10 ½ hours direct) and Cape Town (about 11 hours). There is also a good network of domestic flights connecting all main towns.

Language: English is South Africa's main administrative language and is widely spoken. There are also 11 official tribal languages.

Visas: Visas are not required for British passport holders.

Health: No vaccinations are compulsory. Malaria is found in certain areas (mainly Kruger and the east coast towards Mozambique), but not throughout the country.

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