Destinations Eastern Cape Game Reserves

Eastern Cape Game Reserves

About the area

The malaria-free Eastern Cape is an extraordinarily beautiful safari destination. Nature-lovers will be delighted by its unique landscapes of undulating green hills dotted with colourful Xhosa homesteads, sprawling rivers, and wildlife. Several game reserves in the Eastern Cape boast the Big 5 plus other charismatic creatures like giraffes, zebras, warthogs and hyenas. Experience enormous herds of elephants amidst the thicket, wonder at fierce big cats prowling along plains and peer skyward at soaring birds of prey. The wide selection of award-winning reserves in the area offer a unique array of scenery, animals, activities and conservation feats. The best part of visiting these lesser-trodden spots is that there aren't enormous crowds, meaning you could enjoy the sighting of a pride of lions at a waterhole all to yourself!


Listen to the rumbling bellies of hundreds of elephants at a waterhole
Catch cheetah posing atop anthills while on a game drive
Come face-to-face with wildlife on an exhilarating horseback safari
Go on an educational walking safari where you'll learn about – and get up close to – the local flora and fauna
Experience a traditional Xhosa meal and dance at a local village
Canoe down a meandering river straddled by untamed wilderness

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