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Eastern Cape

Eastern Cape holidays

Introduction

The Eastern Cape is an area of outstanding beauty, with a pristine coastline, untouched bush and plenty of sub-tropical forests. The Eastern Cape's game reserves - such as Kwandwe, Shmwari, and Amakhala - are a malaria-free viewing terrain home to Africa's Big Five, while the coast is a playground for South African surfing. Port Elizabeth is perhaps the best known of the Eastern Cape's cities, an undiscovered gem with an undeveloped coastline and plenty of attractions.

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Cape, Wine, Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,180 pp

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– Save up to £140 pp
Book by: 22 November 2017

This is the ultimate introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route's rolling greenery and coastal beauty will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards and whale watching spectacles before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari.

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Top itineraries in Eastern Cape

Cape, Wine, Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari

16-day tailor-made self-drive from £2,180 pp

Special
offer

– Save up to £140 pp
Book by: 22 November 2017

This is the ultimate introduction to South Africa. A spectacular drive along the Garden Route's rolling greenery and coastal beauty will see you link Cape Town’s beachside charms with the country’s finest vineyards and whale watching spectacles before ending with an all-inclusive Big Five safari.

Cape, Wine & Whales

11-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,840 pp incl. flights

Turn out from Cape Town’s welcoming charms, golden-sand beaches and iconic skyline to taste your way through South Africa’s finest vineyards in the endlessly rolling Winelands before discovering the world’s best land-based whale watching in Hermanus.

Best of South Africa

21-day tailor-made self-drive from £5,560 pp incl. flights

This is a comprehensive introduction to South Africa’s myriad delights. Included flight hops, luxury stays and scenic drives along the Garden and Panorama routes will showcase everything from Cape Town and the Winelands to a Big-Five Kruger safari and the mountain beauty of Zululand and Drakensberg.

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Top places to stay in Eastern Cape

Amakhala Safari Lodge, Eastern Cape

Contemporary safari lodge

Stay in a luxury thatched hut, complete with private plunge pool, as you enjoy gourmet dining experiences and ranger-led daily game drives that bring you in among the reserve’s Big Five wildlife. There's also the chance to cruise the Bushman's River while the Addo National Park is right next door.

Great Fish River Lodge, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Contemporary safari lodge

The Kwandwe landscape is dominated by thousands of animal species, including the ‘Big Five’, alongside an array of plants, floras and fauna upon valley Bushveld.

Ecca Lodge, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Contemporary safari lodge

The perfect safari ending to a journey along the Garden Route: Ecca Lodge offers breath-taking views of cliffs, overlooking a dense valley.

Settlers Drift, Kariega Game Reserve

Contemporary safari lodge

Settlers Drift Lodge is located within a remote and untouched part of the Kariega wilderness, overlooking the Bushman’s River within 22,000 acres of pristine African landscapes.

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Where to go in Eastern Cape

Port Elizabeth

The Eastern Cape city of Port Elizabeth is South Africa's fifth largest, an undiscovered gem with a undeveloped coastline and plenty of attractions. Known as the Windy City, Port Elizabeth is a friendly and vibrant destination with great shopping, flea markets, restaurants and entertainment.

Eastern Cape Game Reserves

With an outstanding range of private concessions and award-winning private game reserves and lodges offering the opportunity to spot the Big Five, the Eastern Cape game reserves are a major draw for visitors.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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