Eastern Cape Safari

Malaria-free safaris and wild coastal scenery

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Take a walk on the wild side! South Africa’s ‘wild’ Eastern Cape is an untouched province of pristine beaches, scenic bush landscapes, and coastal dune forests. Among the exciting attractions is the Addo Elephant National Park, which boasts the densest elephant population in the world. It’s also the only reserve on earth with the distinction of being home to the Big Seven. Here you can see elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard, plus great white sharks and southern right whales!

There is something for everyone in the Eastern Cape. For travellers chasing adrenaline-fueled thrills, there’s tubing down the Storm’s River Gorge and skydiving in Grahamstown. Alternatively, take a leap from the world’s highest commercially operated bridge bungee at Bloukrans. Culture vultures will enjoy uncovering the province’s unique history, from the 1820 Settlers to the birth and life of Nelson Mandela. The Eastern Cape is home to several of South Africa’s most important persons in the fight against Apartheid, including Thabo Mbeki, Steve Biko, and Oliver Tambo.

When to Go:

Average temperatures in the Eastern Cape are moderate year-round. There are a few cold weeks in the winter (June through August). The hottest months are from January to March, when the humidity at the coast becomes uncomfortable, though far less so than other more tropical destinations.



The malaria-free reserves in the Eastern Cape are ideal for family safaris.

The Eastern Cape is Nelson Mandela’s birthplace and the scene of many important moments in history.

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