Schotia Safaris Game Reserve
Last Updated: May 2018
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- Longitude: 25.902779
- Latitude: -33.578857
About Schotia Safaris Game Reserve
Schotia Safaris offer a truely South African Safari expience. Guests enjoy a safari in the Schotia Private Game Reserve in which species such as Elephant, Rhino, Lion, Buffalo, Eland and many more are viewed from the safety of the open vehicle. We also guaranty the sighting of Lion.
Enjoy the beauty of Africa with any one of our tours. Our guides have a vast knowledge of the area as well as the animals which ensures a rewarding experience!
Schotia Tooth & Claw Tour
Schotia is a private game reserve and we can take our guests as close as possible to get the best viewing of rhino, hippo, giraffe and the king of the beasts, lion! We try to show our guests as much as possible on a drive and concentrate on the popular sightings rather than 'the birds and the bees'.
This is a four hour guided game drive in an open Land Rover with a short refreshments and toilet break at the halfway point. After an amazing experience where you will view more animals than you thought possible, enjoy a delicious dinner which is prepared over an open fire. A short, spotlit nightdrive providing the possibility of more nocturnal animals completes your experience as we return to our reception area.
Addo Morning Trip
Addo Elephant National Park was proclaimed in 1931 to provide a safe haven for the few wild elephants who survived government-sponsored culling to remove them in the early 20th century.
Today the elephants number in their hundreds, thanks to the efforts of the National Parks Board and a unique vegetation type - subtropical thicket, or valley bushveld. It is this thick, impenetrable vegetation that has not only provided protection for the elephants and buffalo in the area, but also provided a rich food source, supporting what is now the most dense population of wild elephants on the planet.
Our tour concentrates on finding and viewing elephants, with knowledgeable guides interpreting behaviour and giving a detailed insight into the private life of elephants.
Buffalo sightings are a definite bonus, while you may also be lucky enough to see dung beetles keeping the park tidy!
Thereafter the tour moves on to Schotia Private Game Reserve for some real, up-close game viewing.
** PLEASE NOTE: This trip is an 'add on' and we only offer it as part of a full day package in conjunction with the Schotia Tooth & Claw safari. **
Relax and enjoy yourself. Combine the morning Addo Trip with the afternoon / evening Schotia Tooth & Claw safari to experience the best game viewing the Eastern Cape can offer.
This includes free transfers to and from both reserves, two meals and two guided game drives in an area holding the densest populations of antelope, elephant and lion in South Africa.
Map and Directions to Schotia Safaris Game Reserve
FROM PORT ELIZABETH, take the N2 highway towards Grahamstown. After approximately 48km, take N10 towards Cradock.
FROM GRAHAMSTOWN, take N2 highway towards Port Elizabeth. After approximately 70km, take N10 towards Cradock. Stay on the N10 for approx 5km and turn left onto a dirt road at our road sigh (Schotia Safaris). After 15 meters, turn left into our reception / parking area.
FROM ADDO, take R342 to Paterson and turn right onto N10 highway
FROM CRADOCK / COOKHOUSE, take N10 highway to Paternson. Stay on the N10 for 18km and turn right onto a dirt road at our road sigh (Schotia Safaris). After 15 meters, turn left into our reception / parking area.