South Africa is home to a number of renowned game reserves, national parks and safari lodges. In all corners of our beautiful country, there’s a game reserve for every type of occasion, traveller and budget. Unfortunately, many holiday-makers tend to overlook the Eastern Cape. When you consider that South Africa is home to the likes of Kruger National Park, Sabi Sands and Madikwe Game Reserve, you might understand why they overlook the ol’ Eastern Cape. Well, we’re here to dispel that myth; to show you the ‘WOW’ factor of the Eastern Cape.
Malaria-free, intimate lodgings, service with a smile, diverse biomes, stunning landscapes and remarkable game viewing – these are just a few unique features of an Eastern Cape safari. The game reserves are easily accessible, located roughly an hour’s drive from Port Elizabeth. They also act as the perfect finale for a trip along the Garden Route. The game reserves cater for all budgets and preferences, from three-star to four-star, safari lodges to tented camps. There really is something for everyone.
We’ve seen the Eastern Cape’s ‘WOW’ factor first-hand, so we speak from experience when we say that the province boasts some exceptional private game reserves. Over the last few weeks, we’ve visited a few nearby game reserves, the most recent being a visit to Lalibela Game Reserve and Founders Lodge. From the brilliant accommodation options and breathtaking views, to awesome safari activities, Lalibela and Founders Lodge (or any other Eastern Cape game reserve, for that matter) promise an unforgettable experience for both locals and tourists.