Eastern Cape Safari Holidays

Eastern Cape Safari Holidays

The combination of Cape Town, a drive along the Garden Route, and a safari at one of the lodges in South Africa's Eastern cape is very popular.

Eastern Cape Safari Holidays 2020

Holiday suggestions including a safari in the Malaria-Free Eastern Cape

The safari lodges of the Eastern Cape (including Shamwari,  Kwandwe,  Amakhala, Lalibela, Pumba and Kariega), offer what for many people is the perfect safari add-on to their holiday in Cape Town and the Garden Route.

Below are a few of our favourite holidays for 2020 that include a safari in the Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth.  If you would like to see what we might be able to do to meet your exact requirements, then please do give us a call or enquire now via the web site.

 

Classic Escape to the Cape

Featured Accommodation

Floreal House
Floreal House
Cape Town
La Fontaine
La Fontaine
The Cape Winelands
De Zeekoe Guest Farm
De Zeekoe Guest Farm
The Klein Karoo
Cuningham's Island Guest House
Cuningham's
The Garden Route
Woodbury Tented Camp
Woodbury Tented Camp
Amakhala Game Reserve

Destination: South Africa.

This itinerary takes in many of our favourite properties. Staying at friendly guest houses along the way and ending with an authentic tented safari experience, this is a great holiday for visitors to South Africa who want to get the best out of their budget.

This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Klein Karoo, The Garden Route and Amakhala Game Reserve.

Based on 3 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Floreal House
  • 2 Nights at La Fontaine
  • 2 Nights at De Zeekoe Guest Farm
  • 3 Nights at Cuningham's Island Guest House
  • 2 Nights at Woodbury Tented Camp
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Whales, Wine and Wildlife

Featured Accommodation

The PortsWood
The PortsWood
Cape Town
La Fontaine
La Fontaine
The Cape Winelands
138 Marine
138 Marine
Hermanus
The Rex Hotel
The Rex Hotel
The Garden Route
Kariega Main Lodge
Kariega Main Lodge
Kariega Game Reserve

Destination: South Africa.

A winning holiday which, if you travel during July through to October/early November, will give you the opportunity to spot whales from the shore or from a boat-based trip out into the ocean - or even from the comfort of your bed! Add onto this wine-tasting and Big 5 wildlife game drives - and you will wonder why you haven't done this years ago!

This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, Hermanus, The Garden Route and Kariega Game Reserve.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at The PortsWood
  • 2 Nights at La Fontaine
  • 2 Nights at 138 Marine
  • 3 Nights at The Rex Hotel
  • 2 Nights at Kariega Main Lodge
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Karoo Scenery and Incredible Places

Featured Accommodation

Singa Town Lodge
Singa Town Lodge
Port Elizabeth
Gorah Elephant Camp
Gorah Elephant Camp
Addo Elephant National Park
Samara Karoo Lodge
Samara Karoo Lodge
Samara Private Game Reserve
Rosenhof Country House
Rosenhof Country House
The Klein Karoo
Lanzerac Hotel and Spa
Lanzerac Hotel and Spa
The Cape Winelands
Cape Town
Four Rosmead

Destination: South Africa.

The Karoo Desert is a part of South Africa that many people pass through, but very few take the time to explore in depth. It's a region of fascinating local tradition, delicious food, endless views and thousands of gawky ostriches! This 2 week trip will bring you both the best of the Cape and an unforgettable behind-the-scenes glimpse of the under-explored Karoo.

This is a 14 night itinerary including Port Elizabeth, Addo Elephant National Park, Samara Private Game Reserve, The Klein Karoo, The Cape Winelands and Cape Town.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 2 Nights at Singa Town Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Gorah Elephant Camp
  • 3 Nights at Samara Karoo Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Rosenhof Country House
  • 2 Nights at Lanzerac Hotel and Spa
  • 3 Nights at Four Rosmead Boutique Guest House
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Christmas in the Cape

Featured Accommodation

Southern Sun The Cullinan
The Cullinan
Cape Town
La Plume Guest House
La Plume Guest House
The Klein Karoo
Robberg Beach Collection
Robberg Beach Collection
The Garden Route
Woodbury Lodge
Woodbury Lodge
Amakhala Game Reserve
Ibhayi Town Lodge
Ibhayi Town Lodge
Port Elizabeth

Destination: South Africa.

This 12 night itinerary for travel over the Christmas period may give Santa and his reindeer a slightly longer journey to get the presents to you, but we are sure he won't mind!

This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Klein Karoo, The Garden Route, Amakhala Game Reserve and Port Elizabeth.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at Southern Sun The Cullinan
  • 2 Nights at La Plume Guest House
  • 3 Nights at Robberg Beach Collection
  • 2 Nights at Woodbury Lodge
  • 2 Nights at Ibhayi Town Lodge
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Discover the Delights of the Cape

Featured Accommodation

The Dock House
The Dock House
Cape Town
The Last Word Franschhoek
The Last Word Franschhoek
The Cape Winelands
St James of Knysna
St James of Knysna
The Garden Route
Amakhala Bush Lodge
Amakhala Bush Lodge
Amakhala Game Reserve

Destination: South Africa.

Stay in 5* accommodation throughout your holiday, ending in a small, intimate safari lodge with your own private plunge pool and viewing deck overlooking a waterhole.

This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Garden Route and Amakhala Game Reserve.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 4 Nights at The Dock House
  • 2 Nights at The Last Word Franschhoek
  • 3 Nights at St James of Knysna
  • 3 Nights at Amakhala Bush Lodge
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The Spirit of the Cape

Featured Accommodation

Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Cape Town
Bayethe Tented Lodge
Bayethe Tented Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Destination: South Africa.

This is a classic Cape experience, starting at a 5* hotel situated in the heart of the vibrant and buzzy Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town and ending at a secluded and luxurious tented safari lodge  in the award-winning Shamwari Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape.

This is a 7 night itinerary including Cape Town and Shamwari Game Reserve.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 4 Nights at Victoria & Alfred Hotel
  • 3 Nights at Bayethe Tented Lodge
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Shamwari Safari and Garden Route Explorer

Featured Accommodation

The Beach Hotel
The Beach Hotel
Port Elizabeth
Sarili Lodge
Sarili Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve
Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Hog Hollow
The Garden Route
The Lofts Boutique Hotel
The Lofts Boutique Hotel
The Garden Route
La Plume Guest House
La Plume Guest House
The Klein Karoo
138 Marine
138 Marine
Hermanus
Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town
Southern Sun Waterfront
Cape Town

Destination: South Africa.

Feel the heartbeat of nature as you watch for whales from the shoreline, and explore a Big 5 game reserve in an open 4x4 safari vehicle. Take in all the sights along the Garden Route, and spend a morning with meerkats.  It is a lot to pack in - hence why the trip is 15 nights!

This is a 15 night itinerary including Port Elizabeth, Shamwari Game Reserve, The Garden Route, The Klein Karoo, Hermanus and Cape Town.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 1 Night at The Beach Hotel
  • 3 Nights at Sarili Lodge
  • 1 Night at Hog Hollow Country Lodge
  • 2 Nights at The Lofts Boutique Hotel
  • 2 Nights at La Plume Guest House
  • 2 Nights at 138 Marine
  • 4 Nights at Southern Sun Waterfront Cape Town
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Sensational South Africa

Featured Accommodation

Lawhill Luxury Apartments
Lawhill Luxury Apartments
Cape Town
138 Marine
138 Marine
Hermanus
Knysna Hollow Country Estate
Knysna Hollow Country Estate
The Garden Route
Kariega Main Lodge
Kariega Main Lodge
Kariega Game Reserve

Destination: South Africa.

A host of world-class destinations are yours to enjoy during this classic family holiday, with endless attractions to keep anyone of any age entertained and amused for days. Beaches, whales, wildlife - it's all jam packed into just 12 nights.

This is a 12 night itinerary including Cape Town, Hermanus, The Garden Route and Kariega Game Reserve.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 4 Nights at Lawhill Luxury Apartments
  • 2 Nights at 138 Marine
  • 3 Nights at Knysna Hollow Country Estate
  • 3 Nights at Kariega Main Lodge
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Capturing the Passion of Africa

Featured Accommodation

The Dock House
The Dock House
Cape Town
Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards
Mont Rochelle
The Cape Winelands
Tsala Treetop Lodge
Tsala Treetop Lodge
The Garden Route
Bayethe Tented Lodge
Bayethe Tented Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Destination: South Africa.

If you are looking for classic romance, this 11 night itinerary packs it all in - exclusive accommodation and personalised yet unobtrusive butler-style service in Cape Town, a stunning hotel situated on a vineyard in the heart of the Cape Winelands, a treetop lodge overlooking an indigenuous forest, and a luxurious, malaria-free safari in a tented camp that offers privacy and a feeling of seclusion with spectacular views of the African bush.

This is a 11 night itinerary including Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Garden Route and Shamwari Game Reserve.

Based on 5 Star Accommodation:

  • 3 Nights at The Dock House
  • 2 Nights at Mont Rochelle Hotel and Mountain Vineyards
  • 3 Nights at Tsala Treetop Lodge
  • 3 Nights at Bayethe Tented Lodge
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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.



Eastern Cape Safari Holidays

At A Glance

  • Big 5 Safaris
  • Malaria-Free Area
  • Easy Access From Cape Town
  • Drive From The Garden Route
  • Wide Choice of Safari Lodges

Confused?

It's great to have choice, however sometimes it can all be a litte confusing when you are planning your first trip to an unfamiliar area.

If you'd like to talk to one of our friendly experts, then please give us a call on +44(0) 1932 428380 or alternativley you can enquire via the website.

When to Visit

The weather in this part of South Africa is at its best from October to April, when the region enjoys long warm summer days.

Having said this the weather is frequently warm and dry throughout the winter months of May to September with average highs still above 20c, and this is also the best time of year to find a special offer or lower price as a safari lodge.

Getting There and Away

There are regular flights from Cape Town and Johannesburg to Port Elizabeth, and from there it will take 45 mins to 90 mins to get to your safari lodge by road.

Many visitors choose to start their holiday in Cape Town, and then drive along the garden route before ending with a safari in the Eastern Cape.

If you are driving along the Garden Route, it will take about 2h 45 from Knysna to Port Elizabeth, and then a further 45 mins to 90 mins derpending on where you are going to.

Top Tip: If you book with Travel Butlers, we will ensure you have the most appropriate transport arrangements for your safari.

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