The Eastern Cape is one of the most beautiful and underrated provinces in South Africa. The province was home to some of the most well-known freedom fighters in South Africa’s history, including Nelson Mandela, Oliver Tambo and Steve Biko, making it a historically and culturally important area. It’s also exceptionally beautiful, with rugged landscapes and a far-stretching coastline. Not to mention, the Eastern Cape is a malaria-free area, making it the perfect place for a safari getaway. The province is teeming with wildlife, including the renowned Big 5, and there are plenty of first-class game reserves where these wild animals can be spotted.
As the Eastern Cape is our home-base, we’ve put together a list of our favourite Eastern Cape safari lodges. Each lodge provides a memorable getaway, whether you’re looking for a romantic trip or a family holiday.