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:
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.
Bayethe Lodge is an exclusive luxury tented camp in the 25,000 hectare Shamwari Game Reserve.
A malaria-free lodge, ideal for families, with a variety of activities
A luxurious lodge offering peace and tranquility, set on the banks of the Bushman's River.
Luxurious lodge in a secluded setting overlooking the Bushman's River with lavish suites and spacious indoor and outdoor social areas.
A smart 10-suite bush lodge offering Big 5 safaris, wonderful views and ample space on the privately owned Kariega Game Reserve.
A top quality lodge with spacious suites, all with private plunge pools, offering Big 5 safaris in the Eastern Cape.
An Edwardian manor house with comfortable and elegant accommodation in the heart of the Shamwari Game Reserve.
Luxury lodge in the private Shamwari Game Reserve. Stylish accommodation and big 5 game viewing.
Time: GMT +2 hours
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 are not required for British passport holders.
No vaccinations are compulsory. Malaria is found in certain areas (mainly Kruger and the east coast towards Mozambique), but not throughout the country.