Create the perfect safari experience that suits your family or groups needs. The Freewalker adventure specialists will work with you to put together the ideal tailor-made package, helping you select the best safari destination and activities. Simply mail your enquiry by selecting the "book now" tab to receive your itinerary and quote. The Eastern Cape is fairly priced for the incredible diversity and abundant wildlife experiences you receive, not to mention the uniquely designed lodging facilities. We have access to various lodging in Big 5 regions and reserves, ranging from private tented camps for families and couples to forest lodges, private suites with pools overlooking wildlife, luxury tented camps ideal for honeymooners and private stays, river lodges and safari lodges. All packages are in inclusive with transport, guides, local wines and beers, all meals, accommodation and game drives and refreshments. We understand how short your time is in South Africa, so let us create a hassle-free holiday that suits your every need.
The Eastern Cape lies at the far end of the scenic Garden Route. It’s a beautiful area packed with exclusive private reserves offering Big Five wildlife viewing in a completely malaria-free environment. The area is also home to Addo Elephant National Park. Between a 60 minute and 90 minute drive from Port Elizabeth, the Eastern Cape reserves are very accessible. It’s also a brilliant, worry-free option for families, as anti-malarials are not necessary. The larger reserves of the Eastern Cape, Kwandwe and Shamwari, can sustain wildlife in bigger numbers, and this is why they are more expensive than the smaller reserves. Shamwari is the longest-running private reserve in the Eastern Cape. Kwandwe is the second largest of the Eastern Cape reserves, known for excellent cheetah sightings and popular with birders due to its population of highly endangered blue cranes. The smaller reserves such as Amakhala, Pumba and Kariega range from around 5,000 hectares to over 10,000 hectares in size, so they do need to place a limit on their number of predators. Another option is a day visitor safari. If you’re staying in Port Elizabeth on a flying visit, a couple of the reserves – such as Addo, Schotia, Pumba and Amakhala – offer one day safari experiences. This can be a great way to get an African safari experience on the fly. Last, but certainly not least, the Eastern Cape is also home to Addo Elephant National Park. It’s a lush, forested area with rolling green hills, valleys and meandering rivers, and it’s full of wonderful wildlife. Addo is home to over 600 elephants, giving it the greatest density of elephant per hectare in Africa. Now that’s a claim to fame!