Eastern Cape Holidays

If you adore relaxed and serene escapes, Eastern Cape holidays encapsulate the very best of South Africa’s natural beauty, history and culture, away from the busier regions of South Africa. With its diverse coastlines, picturesque seaside towns, lush-green forests, rugged mountainscapes and idyllic beaches, the Eastern Cape is a place where you can relax, indulge and enjoy a multitude of exciting outdoor adventures.

Explore the Eastern Cape

Embark on an Eastern Cape safari where you can experience breathtaking encounters with wildlife. Eastern Cape game reserves are some of the best in South Africa, with ranger-led game drives at Kariega or Amakhala, you can experience South Africa’s big 5. Pumba Private Game Reserve is home to a flourishing pride of free-roaming white lions and Shamwari Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre focuses on rehabilitating unwell, injured or abandoned animals, so they can be released back into their natural habitat.

The Greater Addo Elephant Park is the largest national reserve in South Africa, with the densest population of elephants in the world. Observe herds of elephants as they feed and interact, whilst an experienced tour guide teaches you about the flora, birdlife, ecology, history and geology of this national park. After an exhilarating day of sightseeing, retreat to a luxury safari lodge, complete with private pool, and eat dinner al fresco under the stars.

For a change of scene, drive the world-famous Garden Route from Eastern Cape to Cape Town. Pass through pretty seaside towns such as Plettenberg Bay and Knysna before exploring the city. Give our Destination Specialists a call today to discuss your perfect Eastern Cape itinerary.

Destination Highlights
  • Take the Garden Route scenic drive from Cape Town to the Eastern Cape and explore the very best of South Africa’s incredible coastlines.
  • Enjoy mile upon mile of glorious golden sand beaches, lapped by the Indian Ocean and interrupted only by sheltered bays and enticing lagoons.
  • Visit some of the best malaria-free game reserves in Africa. With luxury safari lodges and expert guides, have the experience of a lifetime on an Eastern Cape Safari.
  • Come face to face with South Africa’s big 7. Search for lions, leopards, buffalos, elephants, rhinos, whales and the great white shark.

Time Zone

GMT +2 hours

Flight Time

Approximately 11 hours and 30 minutes direct to Cape Town from London Heathrow, operated by British Airways. Indirect flights are available with South African Airways, Emirates, Qatar and KLM via their hubs.

Currency

ZAR - South African rand

Visa Information

British citizens do not need to obtain a visa for South Africa for stays of up to 90 days. However, strict entrance policies apply for passengers travelling with children under the age of 18.

Language

English is widely spoken

Health Information

Some special vaccines are required for travel to certain areas of South Africa. We recommend that you speak to your GP about the latest medical advice as soon as you have booked your trip.

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