Eastern Cape Region in South Africa

The Eastern Cape region is suitable as a destination in its own right or as a leg of a self-drive or flying safari taking in Cape Town and the Garden Route.

The Eastern Cape contains a number of excellent “Big Five” private game reserves including Shamwari, Kwandwe and Amakhala. Also in the Eastern Cape is Addo Elephant Park which is the third largest national park in South Africa and claims “Big Seven” game viewing with the addition of Whales and Great White shark. The reserves are open year round, and are very well run with excellent guiding and good game viewing in areas which can be very beautiful.

An Eastern Cape safari could include the third largest national park in South Africa, The Addo Elephant Park, home to a dense population of elephant as well as claiming “big seven” with great white shark and whales added to the terrestrial big five.

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WHY VISIT Eastern Cape Region

  • Perfect start or finish to a Garden Route self-drive tour
  • Incredible “Big Five” game viewing at any time of year
  • Malaria free and child friendly
  • Stunning mountain, coastal and forest scenery
  • Great value for money
  • Lots to do in addition to safari
  • Beautiful Hotels guesthouses and lodges abound

ACCOMMODATION IN Eastern Cape Region

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.

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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

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PLACES TO GO IN Eastern Cape Region

We highly recommend Kwandwe Game Reserve for a more authentic safari experience than some of the other reserves in this area. Guests with time should also visit the Tsitsikamma Forest and Storms River Mouth for some fantastic short walks and hiking.

Thinking about your adventure but not sure how to get started, then give our friendly consultants a call.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

The Eastern Cape is a year round destination, so when to visit depends on your interests. The winter months from May to September can be quite cold in the game reserves whilst the summer months do get some rain. We are happy to discuss the best time for your travels, please do give us a call.

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It can rain at any time in the Eastern Cape but the winter months from May to September generally have clear skies and the days are pleasantly warm. Morning and evenings particularly in June and July can get very cold at this time and you will need to wrap up warm for those early morning game drives. 

January through to February are hot and usually dry.

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The summer months from October to December experience regular rainfall but it does not rain all the time and there are long periods of sunshine.

SHOULDER SEASON

March and April are the wetter months although the fierce summer heat will have abated giving way to comfortable temperatures.



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