A Typical Safari in the Eastern Cape
The Eastern Cape offers a veriety of African safari options to visitors for all budgets and requirements. We have a few very interesting reserves in the Eastern Cape which have very successfully accomplished some magnificent conservation goals while allowing guests to experience the great safaris they have on offer.
A question offen asked is what an African Safari entails. Here is quick break down. On a typical safari day, guests wake up to tea and coffee before departing on an early safari in the crisp moring air, looking for the animals in the early morning sun. Guests generally enjoy a tea and coffee stop while on drive before returning to the lodge. Some lodges offer the drive after breakfast.
After breakfast guests enjoy some time to relax or, for the more adventurous, an African bush walk can be arranged with your guide, who will take guests on an interpretive walk through the surrounding bush. A high tea is enjoyed before the afternoon/evening safari departs the lodge. Guests enjoy game viewing, a sunset drink and a night drive before returning to the lodge for a great dinner. This is a basic day at a lodge.
In the Eastern Cape we have a huge amount of diversity and we offer lodges in veriouse alternative settings. If you are looking to enjoy the Karoo, Samara Private Game Reserve is a fantastic option. Here guests enjoy the incredible sights and sounds of the Karoo. With in the Sundays river Valley guests can enjoy the Addo region, where there are some incredible lodges like Riverbend Lodge. Located within a concession of the Addo National Park, this is an excellent family lodge which allows young children to be looked after while mom and dad enjoy an African safari experience. A fantastic old colonial experience can be enjoyed by visiting Quatermain's Camp where you feel like you are experiencing a bygone era.
For the truely discerning traveller who is looking for a value for money, a luxury safari experience can be found here in the Eastern Cape. Reserves like Shamwari, with the Eagles Crag flagship lodge, offers ultimate luxury and safari experiences. Kwandwe Private Game Reserve also offers an incredible experience with their newly renovated Ecca Lodge, where guests have the opportunity to experince an incredible reserve and how it works with their local communities.
For more budget option guests can stay in the SANParks accommodation itself or stay in a nearby lodge or guest house in the Addo. Going on a winter safari is a great choice because nearly all these lodges and Game Reserves offer discounted rates.
The Eastern Cape is an excellent family destination with a number of lodges and reserves offering family facilities. It is a non-maleria destination and no inoculations are required to visit us. There are a number of excellent safari tours travellers can choose from to explore this diverse region.
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