Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve

At Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve we have just the right accommodation to suit your needs.  We cater for everyone from families looking for a little adventure to couples longing for a romantic weekend getaway or those wanting to enjoy some tented privacy.

Family Lodge

After the day’s safari with the family, enjoy the “African Feel” at our family friendly bush lodge with bunk-beds and a double bed. Set within dense subtropical thicket this rustic-brick and thatch lodge has the comforts you would expect of a top class reserve – en suite shower/bathroom with running hot and cold water, coffee/tea making facilities and a real fire to welcome you on colder evenings.

What they do lack is the trappings of the modern world – satellite TV, 24 hour room service and electricity (don’t worry – we can still charge cameras and batteries for you)!

Lamps will be lit for you in the evening and the rooms are serviced daily.

Orlando Lodge

For those who would prefer electricity, we now have eight rooms available in Orlando Lodge, a converted dairy within the original farm’s homestead. The rooms have a double bed (although two of the rooms can be in a two-single-bed format), ceiling fan for warmer evenings and electric blanket in the bed to keep you cosy on a cold winter’s night.

The rooms are also equipped with tea and coffee facilities, an en-suite shower and wash basin. Each row of four rooms shares a toilet.

Orlando Tented Camp

Get the old romantic African experience at the Orlando Tented Camp.

There are 3 private tented camps with a total of 4 tents. One camp offers two tents of which one has two single beds and the other a queen bed.

The tented camps offer complete freedom as every encampment is safely nestled in private clusters of bush, leaving our guests surrounded by luscious greenery, trees, singing birds, antelope and the roaring of the lions giving it’s natural uninterrupted feel.

Each tented camp has been built with great personal attention to every detail, from old style donkey boilers, luxurious private bathrooms with views of the beautiful landscape and outdoor showers.

Honeymoon Safari Suites 

For those wanting some exclusivity and privacy, enjoy one of our Honeymoon Safari Suites.  These rustic-brick and thatched lodges are set within dense subtropical thicket within Schotia Private Game Reserve.

Enjoy the comforts you would expect of a top class reserve – en suite shower/bathroom with running hot and cold water, coffee/tea making facilities and a real fire to welcome you on colder evenings.

Eating Out

Dinners are held at our authentic African styled lapa area, where our guests can enjoy the welcoming ambiance of a camp fire. The traditional South African meals are sure to satisfy the taste buds after a hard day of game viewing.

Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve has a huge open air lapa, reputedly among the largest in South Africa. It has reed and sneezewood walls and is open to the African skies, except for the outer ring where a traditionally thatched roof covers the dining tables and bar area.

Inside the lapa there are several large ‘Schotia’ trees and a roaring log fire. Dinner is usually a mix of safari cuisine and traditional South African cooking, the exact menu depends on what is available on the day.


Room / Unit Features
  • Electric Blanket(s)
  • En Suite Bathroom
  • Tea & Coffee
On Site Features


    Schotia Safaris is the oldest private game reserve in the Eastern Cape of  South Africa,  bordering the eastern side of Addo Elephant National Park.

    Enjoy your safari in South Africa on this malaria free reserve, which is probably the most densely stocked reserve in Africa, and with over 40 mammal species and approximately 2000 animals, can offer consistently good game viewing throughout the year.

    Schotia was the first reserve in the Cape Province to have free roaming lions and we can almost guarantee sightings of these magnificent animals on every Schotia Tooth & Claw game drive.

    The Eastern Cape Private Game Reserve is owned, managed and run ‘hands on’ by the Bean family, who are now in their sixth generation and have owned the original farm, Orlando, since the early 1800’s.

    With over 25 years of experience in the safari business, Peter and his team have created a unique, relaxed and truly South African Safari experience at Schotia.

    Schotia Private Game Reserve is located just a short drive from Port Elizabeth, Addo, Port Alfred or Grahamstown.

    On-site Activities (For more information contact the establishment directly)






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