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
- Photography 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 inquire 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%.
Solo Trip to South Africa
The overall experience was amazing! Everything was well-coordinated and went according to plan. Great game viewing, great accommodation and the transfers between lodges went according to plan. Was very impressed with the meet and greet team - on arrival they helped me sort out a local sim card wh…Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Seychelles
A trip of a lifetime. The planning truly planned off. We will have these memories forever.Read full review
Honeymoon to South Africa & Mozambique
Our trip was seamless and well planned out! We enjoyed every moment! I'm also very impressed how the whole trip was catered to work around Justin's egg/chicken allergies; this was a huge relief for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and memories we shared on our trip!Read full review