The Eastern Cape offers a good selection of ‘big five’ safari lodges in the Addo Elephant Park and at fabulous Private Game Lodges like Kwandwe, Shamwari and Kariega. The region is malaria free which makes it attractive to both families and couples wanting to avoid this potential risk.
Easily accessible from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, the Eastern Cape lends itself to becoming one of South Africa’s most popular safari destination. Most of the reserves are located within a 1 – 2 hour drive from Port Elizabeth airport so travelling time is minimal. You can have breakfast in your guest house in Cape Town and by that afternoon be sitting in a game reserve sipping cocktails!
We recommend at least 2 nights in any game reserve, with 3+ nights being an ideal stay. Most reserves are family friendly, making this region even more popular.
We have included our favourite Eastern Cape safari lodges below, however we realise that everyone has personal preferences, so why not email us or give us a call on 0207 112 0019 (UK) or contact our South African office on +27 (0)21 843 3362 and we can recommend the perfect lodge for your South Africa safari as we have many more on our database.