The Eastern Cape encapsulates South Africa in one province. Expect incredible big five safaris at famed game reserves, stunning hiking and mountain scenery, and deep-rooted rural Africa culture in the Transkei—the once independent homeland of the Xhosa people. The Addo Elephant National Park—just 40km from Port Elizabeth—is one of the top parks in the province with big concentrations of elephant and white rhino. Endless Indian Ocean Beaches and rolling rural pastures make up the dramatic Wild Coast. You could spend weeks exploring the Eastern Cape without feeling the need to move on. Get involved in the planning of your own Eastern Cape safari online. Mix and match lodges to create a safari that suits your style and budget.
With so much to do and see, planning an Eastern Cape safari can be daunting, but our safari experts will help you create and refine your trip until you’re completely happy.
Look below at our suggested trip ideas and favourite lodges in the Eastern Cape or read our guides on planning your own South Africa safari and how to save money using Timbuktu.