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Eastern Cape

Explore Eastern Cape

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.

Highlights

  • 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

Iconic Activities

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Sight seeing
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography Safari
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Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

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.

  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Jackal
    Jackal
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
Sample Itineraries

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 favorites.

  • Bespoke itineraries
  • Flights and transfers included
  • Best rates guaranteed
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When to visit

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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.

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