Holidays to the Eastern Cape

Scenically diverse and naturally beautiful, the Eastern Cape is the second largest of South Africa's provinces. Prepare to discover the vast pristine beaches, lush dense forest, and Big 5 wildlife aplenty with a diverse range of National Parks, game reserves, and lively seaside cities. Experience thrilling game drives, indulge in a host of watersports, or wander the streets of coastline cities.

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  • Explore the vast coastline with beautiful and safe swimming beaches
  • Sensational Big 5 game viewing and safari activities
  • Home to renowned, ultra-luxury safari camps and lodges
  • Shamwari Game Reserve's conservation led 'Born Free Foundation'
  • Enjoy the lively buzz of seaside city Port Elizabeth
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Holidays to the Eastern Cape offer a stunning coastline to explore, which stretches an impressive 820km, along which are dotted the region's major urban centres. Chief among them is Port Elizabeth, a buzzing city with a family friendly reputation and fantastic safe swimming beaches. Further along the coast indulge in water sports at Port Alfred and check out the world's last remaining dodo egg at East London.

Travel only an hour and a half outside of Port Elizabeth and you'll stumble upon the Addo Elephant National Park, a phenomenal wilderness area offering some close-up elephant sightings, with over 600 of the gentle giants calling the park home. They are joined by the other members of the Big 5 (lion, rhino, leopard, and buffalo) along with a host of other species.

For the private game reserve experience however, Shamwari (which is to the east of Addo) and Kwandwe offer luxury lodges, remarkable guiding and an exclusive wilderness experience. Shamwari's reputation for excellence is well founded with a strong focus on conservation - the famous Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary being a focal point. Adjacent to Shamwari lies Amakhala Game Reserve, a family friendly wilderness area with the Bushman's River to explore.

Kwandwe, as you may discover, is the Eastern Cape's premier reserve for game viewing. As with Shamwari, service is excellent and your accommodation is superb, mingling the charm of the wild with every conceivable modern amenity. Meander down the Great Fish River, embark on guided walks and even take on rhino tracking.

Eastern Cape Locations

Our favourite Eastern Cape accommodations

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Selected Eastern Cape Tours

Our favourite itineraries, showcasing the best of Eastern Cape

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