Scenically diverse and naturally beautiful, the Eastern Cape offers a long and rugged coastline with wild beaches, rich in marine life, as well as the wide, open spaces and sparse beauty of the Great Karoo semi-desert. The Eastern Cape’s private reserves and national parks are malaria-free, making it ideal for families with small children wanting to avoid taking antimalarials. Boasting a wealth of flora and fauna, you can see the Big 5 and other incredible wildlife in family-friendly private reserves such as Kwandwe, Shamwari and Amakhala or the famous Addo Elephant National Park.
- Malaria-free Big 5 game viewing
- A fabulous extension of a Garden Route Road trip
- Family-friendly lodges with children’s safari activities
- Game drives, walking safaris, horse riding and river cruises
- Big 5 Safari
- Guided Walking Safari
- Night Drive
- Conservation Experience
- Horse Riding
- Kids Bushcraft
- Photographic Safari
Eastern Cape Map
Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect in the Eastern Cape.
TRIPS TO INSPIRE
From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, enchanting beaches and intriguing cities, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favourites.
- Bespoke itineraries
- Flights and transfers included
- Best rates guaranteed
When to visit
From remote safari camps to world-class resorts, our selected properties are hand-picked by our experts and endorsed by our guests. Often intimate, always exceptional, we'll choose the perfect lodges, hotels and villas to suit your personal style and interests.
HOW TO BOOK
At Mahlatini, we like to make things easy for you. Browse our website for inspiration or pick up the phone. Whether you’re full of ideas or unsure of where to start, we’re here to help. Serial safari-goer or first-time visitor, we’re ready to create your ultimate tailormade itinerary.
Call us or enquire online. Share your wish list and we’ll start planning your adventure.
Your dedicated travel expert will be in touch within 24 hours to start designing your bespoke African itinerary.
We won’t stop refining your plans until we get the perfect trip at the best price.
Receive your Mahlatini travel documents, pack your bags and set off on your trip of a lifetime!
We routinely go the extra mile to ensure that we not only plan the perfect itinerary but ensure that you're in good hands at every stage of your journey. That's why we are especially proud to maintain an overall client satisfaction rating of 98%.
Honeymoon to Seychelles & South Africa
Could not have been happier with our trip. Everything was planned out so well. Since we've never traveled to Africa it was very comforting to know that there would be a person on the ground waiting to bring us to the next destination.Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa
We had the absolute best time on our honeymoon! We really enjoyed the 3 different areas we visited, it was a nice mix and we spent the perfect amount of time in each place. Cape Town was an awesome city with so much to do, we got to hike, play golf, do a lot of touring and even a sunset cruise! Fra…Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Mauritius
We worked with Caroline at Mahlatini to plan our honeymoon trip to South Africa and Mauritius and it was absolutely incredible! From the moment we stepped off the plane in Johannesburg, we felt welcomed and taken care of. Every part of the trip had been meticulously planned and executed, and we fel…Read full review