Call Us Toll-Free
  •  1 877 390 5745
  •  0808 189 1375
  •  1 800 737 403
  • Enquire Now

Eastern Cape Tours & Safaris


Eastern Cape Safaris and Tours

Our recommended reserves lie a couple of hours drive from Port Elizabeth (PE) Airport, so you could easily spend a few days in Cape Town or in the game-packed parks close to Johannesburg before flying to PE for your Eastern Cape safari.

However, these reserves are also perfectly placed for independent travellers wanting to discover more of South Africa’s incredible scenery – and we’d highly recommend a drive along the world-famous Garden Route, ending with a big game safari in the Eastern Cape.

Self-Drive Safari and Beach Break

  • Give yourself at least a few days in Cape Town to explore its many attractions.
  • Drive along the Garden Route, you'll find the roads are well maintained and easy to navigate with plenty of places to stop at along the way.
  • Stay in either Knysna or Plettenberg Bay, coastal holiday towns known for their beaches, lagoons and forests.
  • After your fill of sun, sand and sea, continue to the private reserves of the Eastern Cape.

Family-Friendly Eastern Cape

  • Cape Town is fantastic for families: the penguins at Boulder’s Beach, cable car up Table Mountain and aquarium at the V&A Waterfront are just a few of the activities on offer
  • Spend a few days close to Plettenberg Bay with its animal sanctuaries, safe swimming beaches and nearby forests to explore.
  • Eastern Cape Reserves are malaria-free, making them perfect for families - see our family-friendly lodge recommendations for safaris catering specifically for kids.

Wine, Whales and Eastern Cape

  • Between Cape Town and the Garden Route take a detour through the Cape Winelands.
  • Stay in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley, known not only for its wine and wonderful scenery but also for its excellent restaurants and gourmet delights.
  • The town of Hermanus is also worth a visit, especially during whale season: July to November.
  • Fly from Cape Town to PE, or continue along the Garden Route to your Eastern Cape safari.

Other Popular Eastern Cape Itineraries

Coast & Wilderness Hideaway

Coast & Wilderness Hideaway

8 Nights | 9 Days

Visiting Cape Town, Garden Route, Eastern Cape

Experience South Africa

Experience South Africa

13 Nights | 14 Days
From USD $6,250

Visiting Johannesburg, Sabi Sands Reserve, Cape Town, Whale Coast and 2 more top destinations.

Golfing Safari

Golfing Safari

6 Nights | 7 Days

Visiting Eastern Cape


Luxury Wine, Golf and Safari

Luxury Wine, Golf and Safari

10 Nights | 11 Days
From USD $2,238

Visiting Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Eastern Cape

Malaria Free Family Safari

Malaria Free Family Safari

7 Nights | 8 Days
From USD $1,915

Visiting Cape Town, Garden Route, Eastern Cape