Eastern Cape Game Reserves

THE TOP RATED PRIVATE GAME RESERVES AND GAME LODGES IN SOUTH AFRICA'S EASTERN CAPE

About Eastern Cape Game Reserves

The selection of game lodges, safari lodges and bush camps at the Eastern Cape Game Reserves present visitors to this region with endless choices when it comes to planning their safari adventure.

While some of the lodges are luxurious 5-star escapes from the hubbub of everyday life, others are comfortable camps or cozy suites in three-and four-star establishments. Whatever your unique preferences and needs,  the Eastern Cape is equipped to accommodate you. These lodges and camps are great for honeymoons, family vacations, corporate getaways or a long weekend with friends.

 

In addition to its game reserves and parks, the Eastern Cape is also well loved for its gorgeous beaches and temperate climate. Create your perfect multi-center holiday by combining games reserves, lodges and destinations. We can match your exact requirements to create a bespoke holiday just for you.

  • Incredible Wildlife

    Incredible Wildlife

    Excellent game viewing opportunities of the Big Five, other wildlife and offers an array of birdlife for bird lovers too.

  • Game Drives

    Game Drives

    Open vehicle game drives are the best way to get close to these majestic animals. Experienced rangers deliver once-in-a-lifetime moments.

  • Night Game Drives

    Night Game Drives

    At night the bush comes alive once more as the nocturnal animals emerge. Night game drives are offered at most of the private reserves.

  • Variety of Lodges

    Variety of Lodges

    Several game lodge and accommodation choices are available across the reserves, presenting both variety and superior service.

  • Convenience Packages

    Convenience Packages

    For complete convenience, many lodges' stays are all-inclusive and offers meals, drinks, activities and more as part of the price.



Gorah Elephant Camp

From R6410 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Shamwari Lobengula Lodge

From R7360 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Shamwari Sarili Lodge

From R6720 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Shamwari Bayethe Tented Lodge

From R7720 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Kariega Homestead

From R35500 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Kariega Settlers Drift Lodge

From R7750 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Leeuwenbosch Country House

From R3820 / Per Person Sharing Know More

Activities Spotlight

Game Drives

Game Drives

Guests will be delighted with close up viewing of the diversity of wild African game including lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, hippo, giraffe, zebra, a host of antelope species, and much more. Skilled and knowledgeable game rangers will spend time unraveling some of the secrets of the African bush.

Safari Walks

Safari Walks

Guided safari walks allow guests to experience the feel of the African bush and enjoy watching wildlife and birds on foot. You can gain a true perspective of the flora and fauna indigenous to the region. Your guide can point out animal tracks, rare birds and educate you on the area and its history.

River Cruises

River Cruises

A great alternative during lengthy stays is river cruise. The boat meanders down the Bushman’s river, beaming with incredible scenery of plant life and enchanting birdlife including the Crowned, Martial and African Fish Eagles. The perfect way to spend your day during the warm weather.

Birding

Birding

Eastern Cape Game Reserves offers Africa’s highest level of endemism in the most accessible setting: 185 bird species. Specialist guides, who know the habits and habitats of these birds, will do their utmost to get you a sighting of these birds in the natural environment.

Photographic Safaris

Photographic Safaris

Photographic safari allows you the opportunity to concentrate on photographing the animals, comfortable in the knowledge that the other guests around you are as keen to capture the perfect shot as you are.

Bush Meals

Bush Meals

Bush meals are no ordinary experience and visitors are guaranteed to be blown away by the array of delicious meals, all of which are served to you in different locations.  Delicious dishes eaten outside under trees while looking at the wildlife is a wonderful experience.

Wildlife

  • Elephant

    Elephant

    Common
  • Giraffe

    Giraffe

    Occasional
  • Hippo

    Hippo

    Occasional
  • Buffalo

    Buffalo

    Common
  • Zebra

    Zebra

    Common
  • Wildbeest

    Wildbeest

    Occasional
  • White Rhino

    White Rhino

    Common
  • Black Rhino

    Black Rhino

    Rare
  • Lion

    Lion

    Common
  • Leopard

    Leopard

    Common
  • Cheetah

    Cheetah

    Common
  • Hyena

    Hyena

    Occasional
  • Wild Dog

    Wild Dog

    Rare
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