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.
Excellent game viewing opportunities of the Big Five, other wildlife and offers an array of birdlife for bird lovers too.
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
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
Several game lodge and accommodation choices are available across the reserves, presenting both variety and superior service.
For complete convenience, many lodges' stays are all-inclusive and offers meals, drinks, activities and more as part of the price.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
There are some excellent game viewing opportunities in the Eastern Cape Game Reserves. Much is said about spotting the Big Five and here you have a good chance to see all of them, although you would have to be very lucky to see them all on the same day! The rhino, elephant, leopard, lion, and buffalo are all present on many of the reserves. Such abundance and diversity make this part of South Africa a hotspot for safaris.
On game drives you will have an experienced ranger to help you make the most of what you see; they really can enhance your enjoyment of the trip and are an absolute encyclopedia of information.
The area also offers a colossal variety of birdlife which will awe even the most experienced bird watcher, with over 300 species of bird residing in the area.