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Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape is a beautiful part of the country that is often linked to Garden Route Itineraries and Malaria Free Safaris. It is a relatively new Safari destination within South Africa. With some stunning nature reserves, world class accommodation, award winning conservation efforts and close encounters with the Big 5, it is a destination worthy of inclusion in any vacation package.

Eastern Cape Accommodation caters for all tastes. It is an excellent family holiday destination with options like Lalibela or andBeyond's Kwandwe Reserve. There is luxury and romance in 5 star settings at Pumba's Water or Bush Lodge. A few off the beaten track experiences in the Karoo or St Francis. And fantastic nature conservation programs with one of our preferred partners and world famous Shamwari Reserve.
There are not many Malaria Free Safari options in Africa which makes the Eastern Cape ideal for those who still want a Safari experience on their holiday. The Eastern Cape works well in combination with iconic Cape Town. Port Elizabeth is the destination if flying in from Cape Town for your Safari. If you are driving down the Garden Route then adding on a few days of excellent game viewing enhances any itinerary or tour.

The Eastern Cape Safari experience works much the same as Safari's enjoyed in the Kruger Park. Expert guides and trackers are on hand to create those magical encounters with the Big 5 and other game. Children's programs are there to keep the kids entertained if they are too young to go on Safari or when you feel you need a break. Game drives are taken twice a day in open 4 x 4 safari vehicles permitting those magical close encounters. The Eastern Cape enjoys a moderate climate making it a super year round destination.

Shamwari Long Lee Manor

Shamwari Game Reserve, offering what is arguably the ultimate luxury Big 5 African safari adventures, is situated in South Africa's picturesque Eastern Cape province and has raked in numerous international awards for its conservation efforts. Boasting lush and fertile surroundings and Africa's most coveted creatures, it is a malaria-free wildlife paradise. The 25 000-hectare reserve features no less than five eco-systems.

Shamwari Bayethe Lodge

Surrounded by verdant bushveld where Africa's Big 5 - elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard - roam free, visitors to Shamwari Game Reserve are spoilt for choice when it concerns accommodation, and magical Bayethe Lodge will not disappoint. Set along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Shamwari guarantees an unparalleled wildlife experience and their serious commitment to conservation is coupled with responsible tourism.

Shamwari Lobengula

Providing African elegance in authentic ethnic thatched surrounds, Shamwari Game Reserve's Lobengula Lodge is a triumph of luxury nestled in pristine, Big 5 wilderness. With game drives forming the backbone of the adventures on offer here, guests are in for a treat at this magical setting in a tucked-away valley. Tranquil and private, the lodge is graded as a five-star establishment and includes all the bells and whistles.

Shamwari Eagles Crag

Nestled in a picturesque valley and providing the ultimate in luxury accommodation for the most discerning of travellers, Eagles Crag has pride of place in the selection of properties on offer in the Shamwari Game Reserve and the emphasis is on exclusivity, privacy and serenity - while offering excellent game-viewing opportunities as well as an authentic African bushveld experience.
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