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Garden Route Tours, Parks of South Africa

The Garden Route provides a handful of top quality game parks and reserves where one can enjoy an authentic South Africa safari experience. Our advertised Garden Route Tours provide optional safaris of this kind and you can also request one of the specific wildlife parks if you have one in mind.

Traveling north in South Africa travelers must keep in mind that malaria medicine and many extra hours of travel is required, not to mention the extra costs. The Garden Route is a perfect choice to still experience the wildlife without having to travel far distances into malaria areas. Explore the parks along The Garden Route for quality parks and wildlife tours.

Most of our Garden Route Tours head inland towards the Klein Karoo and Oudtshoorn, the Ostrich capital of the world. The Garden Route is divided from the Karoo via the Outeniqua mountains. The Great Karoo of South Africa is a vast and unforgiving landscape of which the Karoo National Park is but a small portion. Being the largest ecosystem in South Africa, the Karoo and Garden Route is home to a fascinating diversity of life, all having adapted to survive in these harsh conditions. Karoo National Park is dominated by the lofty Nuweveld Mountains and rolling plains, where many species that originally occurred here now occupy their former ranges and can be viewed on wildlife tours. The Karoo National Park and Garden Route has a wide variety of endemic wildlife. Many species have been relocated to their former ranges - such as black rhino and buffalo, as well as Cape mountain zebra. Over 20 breeding pairs of black eagle find sanctuary within the parks list of species. During our Garden Route Tours one can experience this wildlife if requested to do so.

Pumba Private Game Reserve is located in the malaria-free Eastern Cape along The Garden Route and is a mere 1 hours drive from Port Elizabeth and 15 minutes from the historical Grahamstown, while, for those interested in golf tours, the Gary Player design Golf Course at Alicedale is only 30km away. With its 5 star game lodge luxury, guests have every opportunity to enjoy the ultimate essence of South Africa luxury and style at one of the country's top parks. The luxurious Pumba Water lodge comprises of 12 stone-walled, thatched, waterfront cottages all opening onto a private timber deck with outdoor shower and plunge pool overlooking the Kariega Lake and game drinking water or splashing around. The new Msenge Bush Lodge offers 11 chalets in the thick bush also with all 11 bedrooms opening up onto a timber deck with outdoor shower and plunge pool overlooking roaming game.

Schotia Safaris is one of the oldest parks in the Eastern Cape, bordering on the eastern side of the famous Addo Elephant National park found along The Garden Route of South Africa. This malaria-free reserve is probably the most densely stocked reserve in Africa with over 40 mammal species and approximately 2000 animals. Schotia was the first reserve in the Cape Province to have FREE roaming lions. Lion sightings are guaranteed on the afternoon Game drive - known as the TOOTH and CLAW game drive. Schotia has a huge open air lapa, reputedly the largest in South Africa. It has reed and sneeze-wood walls and is open to disguise, except for the outer edge where the dining tables are arranged. This outer ring is covered in thatch. Inside the lapa there are several huge Schotia trees and a log fire. Dinner is usually a mix of Safari cuisine and traditional South African cooking. The menu depends on what is available the day. Schotia is a short 35 minute drive from Port Elizabeth and one of the most popular parks to visit during our Garden Route tours.

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