Find the Big Five! The Eastern Cape Game Parks around Port Elizabeth are malaria-free safari destinations and are therefore ideal for families. The diverse landscape ranges from the dry, desolate Great Karoo to the lush Wild Coast. Witness elephants at the Addo Elephant National Park! Drawn to watering holes at certain times, sightings are virtually guaranteed all year round. Other animals in the park include lion, leopard, black rhino, buffalo, zebra, warthog and antelope. In addition to Addo, there are a number of excellent private game reserves in the area including Kariega, Amakhala, Shamwari, Samara and Kwandwe, where you can enjoy very exclusive safari experiences.


  • African Big Five
  • Private Safaris
  • Close Encounters with Wildlife

 Places to stay

Kariega River Lodge

Hotel Style: Lodge

For the more adventurous guest, Kariega offers the option of experiencing a truly wild and 'under the African stars' bush camping adventure in their Wilderness Fly Camp which consists of 5 dome tents on a platform with comfortable camp beds.  See Hotel

Kariega Settlers Drift

Hotel Style: Lodge

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Kuzuko Lodge

Hotel Style: Lodge

Kuzuko Lodge is located on a private area of the Addo Elephant National Park.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Other Included Activities

Schotia is the oldest private game viewing reserve in the Eastern Cape, and it is adjacent to the eastern boundary of Addo Elephant National Park. This reserve has exceptional sightings of lion, rhino, hippo and giraffe. This is a four hour guided game drive (from 3:00-7:00 pm) in an open Land Rover with refreshments at the halfway point. After your game drive, enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner before making your way back to the main gate. Drives are guided by professional and knowledgeable rangers. Schotia is a malaria-free reserve

Activities at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge game drives

1-hour nature walks accompanied by armed trackers (subject to availability)

Activities at Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge

two game activities daily

Activities at Amakhala Carnavon Dale

2 Safari activities per day (game drive, guided walk, river cruise, night drive)

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