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Book with peace of mind with Africa A-Z - PROVIDING EXCEPTIONAL AFRICAN SAFARIS AND TOURS SINCE 2004 (Free, no-obligation quotes)  
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Addo Elephant National Park - Being a malaria-free game reserve and it's proximity to The Garden Route, has resulted in increased safari seekers visiting this Game Reserve and making it the perfect family safari destination - children are welcome in most of the lodges.

 
The Greater Addo Elephant National Park is situated about 72km's from Port Elizabeth and is the only game reserve where the Addo Elephant is still found. Known as the 'valley of elephants and roses', the park was established to save this elephant from extinction and is now the most concentrated elephant reserve in Africa.

Addo is home to the 'Big 5' (elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard and lion). Bird watching is also excellent.
 
The boundaries of the Addo Elephant National Park have grown and many exclusive private game reserves now form part of the Greater Addo Elephant National Park. Some of these are Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Pumba Game Reserve, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve etc.
 
The Shamwari Private Game Reserve is situated in verdant bush along the Bushmans River, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, a pleasant drive from Cape Town and forms a natural extension to the famous Garden Route.

Shamwari Game ReserveShamwari has received numerous international awards for conservation and offers various activities such as Ranger School, Field Guide Training and is home to 2 Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries. This incorporates a museum and educational facility whose goal is to create an awareness of the horrific way in which wildlife is exploited in captivity around the world. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is a luxury big five African Safari destination with seven different lodges to choose from.
Shamwari is the ideal wedding, honeymoon and conference destination with a lodge perfect for your requirements.

Pumba Private Game Reserve stretches over an area of 6790 hectares, which makes it the third largest privately owned Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, covering 5 of the 7 South African Vegetation Biomes, resulting in amazing diversity of Flora and Fauna waiting to be discovered by you.

The vegetation is a mixture of the unique and dense Eastern Cape Valley bush veld favoured by elephants and browsing antelope. The open plains bound with an abundance of grazing antelope and the endangered White Rhinoceros.

Lioness and Cubs at Pumba Game ReserveNestled in the heart of the malaria-free Eastern Cape, this hidden gem offers the ultimate in African Safari luxury – combined with luscious awe inspiring bush, grasslands, and of course, the formidable Big Five. Just when you think you have seen them all…there is one more beauiful species for you to see at Pumba Private Game Reserve. The endangered and majestic White Lion…they will take your breath away.

Pumba Private Game Reserve offers luxurious Five Star accommodation at one of two intimate and enchanting lodges.

Pumba Pivate Game Reserve is Malaria-free and offers visitors the chance to experience the wonders of Africa – from the graceful giraffe to the seldom seen leopard, and the very rare White Lions – 45 species of mammals and other small game. For the bird lovers and twitchers the nearly 317 species occurring in our geographical region will never fail to delight you.

Pumba is approximately 105km's from Port Elizabeth.

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve: Situated at the heart of the malaria-free Eastern Cape province, Kwandwe is within easy reach of South Africa’s spectacular coastline and provides the perfect beginning or ending to a journey along the famed Garden Route. The wide open spaces and tranquil scenery belie the area's turbulent history, and relics of the area's rich historical and cultural legacy can be found both on the reserve and nearby.

Kwandwe Game ReserveKwandwe itself consists of 22 000 hectares (54 400 acres) of a hauntingly beautiful but previously neglected part of the African continent where the area’s natural wildlife has been painstakingly restored.

A conservation victory, Kwandwe is home to thousands of animals, including lion, black and white rhino, buffalo, elephant and cheetah, as well as Africa’s famous Big Five. Meaning “Place of the Blue Crane” in Xhosa, Kwandwe is a haven for a population of these rare, highly endangered birds (South Africa’s national bird). The Reserve also provides sanctuary for other threatened species, such as the Knysna woodpecker, Cape grysbok, black wildebeest, crowned eagle and black-footed cat. A biological melting pot of various vegetation types, the Reserve boasts a spectacular display of winter flowering aloes from June to August. Kwandwe flanks both the north and south banks of the Great Fish River, which meanders for 30 km (19 miles) through this pristine, private wilderness.

The distance from Port Elizabeth to Kwandwe is 160 km (100 miles) and can be comfortably covered by road in an hour and 45 minutes.

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