Magnificent stretches of wilderness, dense forests, exquisite coastlines, and masses of historically significant attractions make the Eastern Cape ideal for a magical holiday, with a safari adventure as the highlight. A huge plus-factor is that the Eastern Cape carries no risk of malaria.

There are some fabulous luxury safari lodges in the Eastern Cape where visitors can sit back to enjoy guided big-five game viewing coupled with luxury accommodation and a wide range of safari activities. The Safari Lodge in the Amakhala Game Reserve (a finalist in the recent Kudu Awards) offers superb wildlife viewing on Amakhala, as well as game drives in the Addo Elephant National Park, and the option of a river cruise. Luxurious suites are air-conditioned, and they also offer double baths and outdoor showers that will keep you close to nature. Check availability online.

One of the great attractions of the Eastern Cape is the famous Addo Elephant National Park. That’s where you can see elephants at remarkably close range – some say at closer range than anywhere else on the planet. You can also view other large game in the park, and a variety of birds, plants and small game. Woodall Country Lodge is a five-star sanctuary situated on a citrus farm near the Addo Elephant National Park. Woodall’s waterside setting is wonderfully scenic, and you can enjoy excursions into the Addo Elephant National Park with your hosts.

Combine your Eastern Cape safari with a stay at the luxurious Prana Lodge on the Wild Coast. Endless white beaches, lovely gardens and plunge pools, as well as a Thai Wellness Centre, add to the peace and tranquillity of this exclusive lodge. Check availability online.

If you’re driving to the Eastern Cape from Cape Town or the Garden Route, a good stopover is Diaz 15 House on the Bay in the surfing mecca of Jeffreys Bay. Situated right on the beachfront, Diaz 15’s self-catering apartments are huge, and they have open balconies overlooking the sea. There’s a beautiful long beach for walking and shell collecting. Check availability online.

For more information mail our Getaway Consultants, or give us a ring on 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).