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Shamwari Townhouse
Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown

Shamwari Townhouse is situated in Port Elizabeth and offers discreet and exclusive boutique accommodation. Located in the affluent beachfront suburb of Summerstrand, Shamwari Townhouse is less...

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The Windermere Hotel
Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown

The Windermere is located in Humewood, ideally positioned with easy access to the airport, beaches and city. The hotel is in walking distance to some of Port Elizabeth's best restaurants and the...

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Radisson Blu Hotel
Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown

Radisson Blu Hotel is ten minutes from the airport and city centre, and a short stroll away from Port Elizabeth's beaches. Accommodation consists of 173 rooms and suites. Superior Rooms have a...

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The Beach Hotel
Port Elizabeth & Grahamstown

The Beach Hotel is a four-star hotel in Port Elizabeth with 58 spacious, en suite bedrooms, a beautiful pool deck and three excellent restaurants. All guest rooms are individually decorated...

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Msenge Bush Lodge
Pumba Private Game Reserve

The Msenge Bush Lodge at Pumba offers 11 luxurious glass-enclosed thatched chalets, each in its own private bush setting. Each chalet has a private game viewing deck with plunge pool and...

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Water Lodge
Pumba Private Game Reserve

Pumba Water Lodge has 12 stone-walled, waterfront cottages. Leading off meandering timber footpaths, the cottages open up onto private game-viewing decks with outside showers and plunge pools...

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Bayethe Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Bayethe is a stone-walled and thatch-roofed lodge with a large deck area overlooking a waterhole. There is a double storey lounge and dining area which leads out onto the deck adjacent to the...

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Bushmans River Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Bushmans River Lodge is a Victorian homestead that offers an intimate atmosphere and great South African hospitality. The lodge has just 4 bedrooms and is ideal for small groups of friends or...

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Eagles Crag Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Eagles Crag is located in a valley and provides the ultimate in luxury safari accommodation. The suites are made of glass and stone, and all have expansive views of the surrounding rock faces...

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Lobengula Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Lobengula Lodge is a truly classical African experience. Set deep in the valley bushveld, this thatched lodge offers guests a tranquil, luxurious and exclusive getaway. Accommodation consists...

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Long Lee Manor
Shamwari Game Reserve

Long Lee Manor was originally built in 1910 and offers a distinctive Colonial experience. This restored Edwardian Manor House offers guests comfort, congenial service and delicious cuisine in the...

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Riverdene Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Riverdene Lodge is a colonial-style lodge with nine luxury rooms (7 of which are inter-leading), a rim flow pool, supervised playroom, spacious green lawns and a jungle gym facility, making it a...

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Sarili Lodge
Shamwari Game Reserve

Sarili Lodge is an environmentally friendly, private thatched villa with a spacious deck overlooking the Bushman's River with expansive views of the plains in the southern region of the reserve...

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Bush Lodge
Amakhala Game Reserve

Bush Lodge is situated against a backdrop of aloes and indigenous fauna and flora at the top end of an open valley in the reserve. Accommodation is in 5 luxurious tented en suite rooms...

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Ecca Lodge
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Set in thick vegetation overlooking a dense valley, Ecca Lodge offers a fantastic view onto an escarpment of steep shale cliffs. Accommodation is in six spacious and contemporary suites...

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Great Fish River Lodge
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Great Fish River Lodge is set along the banks of the river after which the lodge is named. From the lodge’s expansive viewing decks, guests can observe kudu making their way down through the...

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Melton Manor
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Melton Manor is a sole-use safari villa that sleeps up to 8 people with views of the river and mountains in three different directions. It is perfect for family holidays or parties of friends...

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Uplands Homestead
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Uplands Homestead is a restored farmhouse set in a remote and tranquil valley, available for the sole use of families or parties of up to six. Accommodation is in three spacious bedrooms...

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Lentaba Lodge
Lalibela Game Reserve

Lentaba Lodge is located in Lalibela Game Reserve on a hillside overlooking a waterhole. Lentaba sleeps 16 people in eight secluded thatched chalets, placed where indigenous gardens merge into...

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Mark's Camp
Lalibela Game Reserve

Mark’s Camp is situated on a wide valley in Lalibela Game Reserve overlooking a waterhole. The lodge is built of stone and thatch and sleeps up to 20 guests in four individual chalets and four...

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Tree Tops
Lalibela Game Reserve

Tree Tops is a tented camp located in Lalibela Game Reserve overlooking a deep ravine. The five luxury safari tents are set on thatched platforms at "tree top" level and are joined by...

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Elephant House
Addo Elephant National Park

Elephant House is an exclusive 8-bedroom lodge situated near the main entrance to Addo Elephant National Park in Sundays River Valley. The building is a colonial farmhouse with thatched roofs...

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Gorah Elephant Camp
Addo Elephant National Park

Gorah is the only private concession in Addo Elephant Park and Gorah Camp is situated in the middle it, home to the densest population of elephants on earth. Accommodation consists of 11...

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Riverbend Lodge
Addo Elephant National Park

Riverbend Lodge is situated within a 14,000 hectare private concession flanked by the Zuurberg Mountains in Addo Elephant National Park. Accommodation consists of 8 luxurious suites...

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Karoo Lodge
Samara Private Game Reserve

The Samara Reserve encompasses the southern flank of the Sneeuberg mountain range and Karoo Lodge is located below the escarpment. The lodge is a lovingly restored homestead reflecting its...

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The Manor at Samara
Samara Private Game Reserve

The Manor at Samara is for the exclusive use of up to 8 guests in ultimate luxury and total privacy making it ideal for families or small groups travelling together. Guests at the Manor have a...

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Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve
The Wild Coast

Oceana Beach & Wildlife Reserve is the only wildlife reserve on the beach in South Africa. The reserve is malaria free and offers exclusive and luxurious accommodation with incredible views...

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Settlers Drift
Kariega Private Game Reserve

Settlers Drift (5-star) is located in a remote and untouched part of the Kariega wilderness, offering a unique tented safari combined with 5-star luxury.  The lodge consists of 9 spacious tent...

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Amakala Hlosi Game Lodge
Amakhala Game Reserve

Hlosi Game Lodge is a small 14-room game lodge in Addo, near the city of Port Elizabeth offering rich wild life game-viewing and luxurious game lodge ...

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River Lodge
Kariega Private Game Reserve

River Lodge (4-star superior) is a unique lodge built on the banks of the Bushmans River and comprises 10 superbly appointed spacious thatched suites.  Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet...

ITINERARY IDEA

Day 1 - 4: Cape Town & Surrounds

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Against the dramatic backdrop of Table Mountain, the world famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is South Africa’s most popular tourist attraction. The Waterfront Village is favoured by families for many reasons that include the location of the village, its luxurious standing, services, facilities and the appeal of the village’s proximity to the V&A Waterfront. The Two Oceans Aquarium is within walking distance, offering hours of entertainment and a family-friendly restaurant with a supervised play area, allowing mom and dad a chance to rest! There is often a musical or theatrical production happening at the amphitheatre in the Waterfront to entertain the kids, movies in the shopping centre, boat trips and much more.

Day 5 - 7: Garden Route

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

With breath-taking panoramic views of mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a luxurious pristine paradise showcasing the splendour of the Cape Floral Kingdom and the incredible marine life of the southern tip of Africa. The reserve has 2500 hectares of space to explore, and with specially created activities for children of all ages including swimming pools, horse riding, nature walks and drives, tailored menus, games and family orientated rooms, there is plenty to keep visitors, big and small entertained.

Day 8 - 9: Garden Route

Meal Basis: Bed & Breakfast

Perfectly set on a secluded country estate, near Knysna’s famous lagoon on the Garden Route, Knysna Hollow is the perfect base from which to explore the area. There are a number of dedicated family chalets and a wealth of activities within easy reach.

Local activities include water sports on the Lagoon, visits to the surrounding forests in search of elephants, canopy tours and whale watching. Alternatively, families will find plenty to do on the estate including swimming pool, outdoor games and expansive gardens to explore.

Day 10 - 12: Lalibela Game Reserve

Meal Basis: Full Board plus Activities

Lalibela Game Reserve is located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, close to Port Elizabeth and Addo, which means it is not only malaria free, but spans 5 ecosystems, resulting in a breath-taking diversity of flora and fauna. The reserve consists of 7,500 hectares and is home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo & leopard) as well as other predators like cheetah, hyena, jackal there are also vast numbers of plains game such as zebra, giraffe, warthog, impala, wildebeest, blesbuck and various other antelope species.

Mark’s Camp sleeps up to 20 guests in four individual chalets and four family chalets. It is a family friendly lodge welcoming children of all ages. A special children's programme of activities is offered at this camp which includes special activities, children's game drives and meals.

The properties in this itinerary are family orientated.

This itinerary is a guideline, Africa & Beyond tailor every trip to your individual specifications including all accommodation, flights, transfers & activities, please contact us to discuss your ideas.

 

ABOUT EASTERN CAPE

A wild combination of unrivalled splendour and stark contrasts – very few places in the world can rival the magic of the Eastern Cape.

Whether choosing to bask in the longest hours of sunshine on the 800kms of sub-tropical coastline, enjoying malaria-free Big 7 game-viewing, bungee jumping off a 216m bridge or experiencing the warmth of ubuntu in the townships – the Eastern Cape is bound to fulfil the highest expectations of South Africa.

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