A beautiful 3 day safari near Port Elizabeth, where you will see both the large population of elephants in the Addo Elephant National Park and the lions in the Schotia Game Reserve. You will also be able to spot many more wild animals! You spend the night in the Schotia Game Reserve where you will experience the true Africa feeling in the middle of the bush. Romantic fires, a beautiful starry sky, the sounds of the wild animals around you and delicious dishes from the African cuisine. You are offered delicious African meals and the game drives are also included.
Addo Elephant National Park is a good place to approach the largest mammal on land, the elephant. The park offers a large population of elephants at home, but also lions, hyenas, buffalo, black rhinos, zebras and various types of antelopes can be spotted during game drives. There are also around 150 different bird species, 600 different species of plants and the endangered dung beetle in the park. Addo Elephant National Park started in 1931 with only 11 elephants, now the population has grown to more than 600 elephants. As it can get very hot in the park, you will be driven around in a comfortable minibus with air conditioning. You only ride on the official paths during this safari, this makes it difficult to see the elephants after rainfall as the giants hide in the woods.
Schotia Game Reserve is the oldest private game viewing reserve in the Eastern Cape and offers the best opportunity to see lions in the wild, but also many other wild animals. Because the park is not that big you can be sure to spot its animals.
The safari in an open 4×4 safari vehicle starts in the afternoon because at the end of the day / evening you have the best chance of seeing lions. You can also find white rhinos, elephants, zebras, giraffes, crocodiles and many types of antelopes. You leave the beaten track to approach the wildlife closer. In the evening you can enjoy a delicious traditional African dinner buffet around a campfire at the beautiful open lapa.
Both game parks are malaria free.
|Schotia Private Game Reserve|
|Schotia Private Game Reserve|
You check in at the main office of the Schotia park around 14:30 – 15:00. While enjoying a cup of coffee or tea you will meet your ranger and everything will be prepared to give you a wonderful safari. Your ranger will look for giraffes, rhinos, zebras, ostriches and the many antelopes. After a short coffee / tea / soft drink stop, the exciting part starts: the search for the lions !! However, the ranger will also search for hippos and other nocturnal animals.
After a morning game drive you can enjoy a delicious breakfast. You will then be taken to the Addo Elephant National Park. You will get a tour through the park in a minibus, where you will look in particular for the elephants and the buffalo. The guide gives you a good idea of the life of the elephants in the park and can answer all your questions. Lunch will be taken before you are brought back to Schotia Park.
A second afternoon / evening safari is on the program where you can search for the animals that you have not seen so far. Who knows, you might experience a “kill”! In the dark you will return to the open Lapa where you can once again enjoy a delicious dinner. You will be taken to your accommodation for another night in the bush. You will surely sleep well after a long and impressive day in the African nature.
This small-scale lodge has 8 rooms, all located in a historic farmhouse. The small rooms have a double bed or two single beds, a shower and a sink. You share the toilet with 4 other rooms. These rooms can accommodate up to 2 people.
Orlando Tented Camp
Those looking for a more authentic safari experience can choose to spend the night at an additional cost in the Tented Camp, located in the Orlando Outspan in the Schotia Private Game Reserve. The tents have a queen-size bed or two single beds and a bathroom with a bathtub and an outdoor shower a few meters outside your tent. Fall asleep with the roar of lions in the background! The tents are suitable for a maximum of 2 people.