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: a malaria-free safari.
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 safari followed by a few days on the beach in Cape Town. 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. 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. 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 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.
Garden Route Safari, Garden Route, Cape Winelands, Cape Town
ZAR 28,480 pps