A province of dramatic contrasts, South Africa’s Eastern Cape is home to some of the country’s most varied landscapes, from the arid stretches of the Karoo in the interior to the lush rolling hills of the Transkei. The Eastern Cape also boasts a number of excellent private game reserves, which offer a similar landscape and variety of animals to Addo National Park.
Moreover, being a malaria-free region, the Eastern Cape is certainly one of the best places for a hassle-free family safari. Many of the lodges offer tailor-made activities for children that include guided nature walks and treasure hunts under professional supervision and there are plenty of educational experiences too.
But it’s not just families who fall in love with this part of South Africa: any visitor on an Eastern Cape safari is sure to enjoy expertly-led game drives in search of big game, the diverse and beautiful scenery, and the agreeable temperate climate. And as for accommodation, take your pick from traditional thatched lodges, romantic tented camps or stylish boutique hotels offering indulgent spa treatments, butler service and private plunge pools.