Eastern Cape Inland
The Hottentot word for this place "Karoo" (a thirstland) perfectly describes this arid area of low rainfall, meagre vegetation and haunting rock outcrops. It's a remote, moody and lonely - but absolutely extraordinary – landscape and any time spent here will have you touching parts of your soul you don't often access.
Reserves include the Addo Elephant Park, Shamwari (where the Big Five can be seen), the Karoo Mountain Zebra Park, the Karoo National Park, the Valley of Desolation, the Fish River Valley and the Amatola Reserve. It’s a region of huge and magnificent contrasts and contains some of South Africa’s most beautiful and least visited sites. So get off the beaten path and discover some of our favourite spots.
The Baviaanskloof Wilderness is a World Heritage Site containing 7 of South Africa's 8 biomes! It is the 3rd largest nature conservation area in South Africa with Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Mountain Zebra and Cape Leopard. 200 heritage sites have been located estimated only to represent only 10% of those in existence!
Addo Elephant Park
Begun with a mere 2 000ha and 11 elephants and now covering 165 000 hectares with 470 elephants roaming its plains, the Addo Elephant National Park has been home to a growing number of ellies for the past 70 odd years. The Park’s next most important inhabitant is the dung beetle who lives in dung beetle heaven.
Lion and hyena were re-introduced to Addo 18 months ago.
A malaria free wilderness area where the Big Five roam.
Kilometres of wilderness blanket the gently rolling hills of the Eastern Cape where conservationists have tacked together farms to recreate Africa as it was 200 years ago. The result is a magnificent tapestry of free roaming wildlife where elephants crash through the veld, buck wheel and gallop on the grasslands, birds celebrate blue skies and lions intone a nightly lullaby.