Garden Route Safari
At the eastern end of the Garden Route are a clutch of genuine, big five game reserves in pristine wilderness areas offering excellent lodges, first-rate guides and the cherry on top: malaria-free safaris.
If you've been doing your South Africa safari research, and that's why you're here, you'll be thinking along the lines of a
Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park
Featuring great diversity, exceptional resource management and some of the finest safari lodges in the world, Kruger National Park is the grand-daddy of many fine game reserves in South Africa.
More... safari followed by a few days on the beach in Cape Town Cape Town
To the backdrop of Table Mountain, Cape Town's white beaches and café culture, world-class restaurants, working harbour, urban nature reserves and vineyards have earned this African city a season ticket to all the "World's Favourite City" polls.
More... . But, you'll be saying to yourself, there's an awful big distance between those two places and I've heard malaria is a nasty piece of work.
Enter the Garden Route Safari option. With exclusive access, small safari lodges, the beautiful wilderness of the Eastern Cape and the full gamut of wildlife encounters, a Garden Route Safari is every bit as rewarding as a lowveld safari up north - perhaps more so.
The game reserves, vast as they are, belong to the safari lodges ensuring an exclusive wildlife experience - no day-trippers here thank you very much and each game reserve can host only a handful of guests. The weather is far milder than up north, and being in a guaranteed malaria-free area, there are all kinds of precautions you don't have to take before, during and after your African safari.
The two big parks are Addo Elephant Park and Shamwari Game Reserve, both a short drive from Port Elizabeth. Adding to these are Blaauwbosch, Kariega and Kwandwe - all private game reserves with exclusive safari lodges and spectacular settings.
Expect to see the big five game in abundance including elephants, giraffes, lions, leopards, cheetahs, rhinos, buffalos, zebras and the full range of southern Africa's planes game from the gigantic eland to the tiny duiker.
A Garden Route Safari comes first for convenience, safety, luxury and exclusivity. Talk to your Travel Expert now for a malaria-free safari in Africa.