One of the Eastern Cape’s biggest draw is its Malaria Free game reserves. Most of the reserves boast the Big 5 in easy-to-see habitats and offer a variety of safari activities ranging from game drives and river cruises to horseback and walking safaris. The accommodation ranges from rustic tented camps to 5-star lodges.

Selected Game Lodges in the Eastern Cape

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Amakhala Safari Lodge, Amakhala Game Reserve

Four star rated Amakhala Safari Lodge in a valley of indigenous bush at the northern boundary of Amakhala Game Reserve, offers the three-day Tuskers Package which, along with activities on Amakhala offers a game drive into Addo Elephant National Park.

African tribal design-inspired owners and artists, Mike and Justine Weeks’ meticulous attention to detail is reflected in the fine African beadwork and handcrafted designs that are evident throughout this prestigious lodge. This thatched lodge with its unique safari huts and signature stone-capped roof tops, offers all the comforts of a luxury lodge and is an undisturbed retreat where you can regenerate your soul and tune into the sounds of nature. The view from the safari huts and lounge area is of the waterhole where monkeys come to play and antelope and zebra to quench their thirst.

Bayethe Tented Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve

Bayethe Lodge offers the ultimate in luxury tented accommodation.

“By-ye-ti” or, “I salute you”, is the warm African greeting carried on the fresh valley wind at this tented paradise. Allow nature to blanket you in the seductive tented accommodation of Bayethe Lodge. The refined tents are shrouded by the rich vegetation, providing privacy and a feeling of seclusion with views of the African bush.

Hillsnek Safari Lodge, Amakhala Game Reserve

HillsNek Safari Camp is positioned in a secluded corner of the Amakhala Game Reserve in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, South Africa. This intimate family-run lodge is set on the banks of the Bushman’s River with a breath-taking vista of rolling African plains. HillsNek Safari Camp offers an unprecedented safari experience where privacy and personalized attention is the hallmark of every stay.

The main lodge and luxury tented chalets are elevated on an expansive of wooden decks that command panoramic views of the open plains. Discreetly positioned to ensure privacy and tranquillity, all rooms are complete with an en-suite bathroom and romantic outside bush shower. The lodge sets the stage for unforgettable African sunsets followed by evenings enjoying bush-inspired cuisine and celebrating all that is ‘safari’. HillsNek Safari Camp is ideal for families, small groups or those seeking a truly romantic retreat and is available as an exclusive-use lodge on request.

Kariega Main Lodge, Kariega Game Reserve

Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool. - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/lodges/4-main-lodge#sthash.IESA3YWh.dpuf
Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool. - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/lodges/4-main-lodge#sthash.IESA3YWh.dpuf
Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool. - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/lodges/4-main-lodge#sthash.IESA3YWh.dpuf
Two beautiful rivers make this game reserve in South Africa completely unique. Guests can complement their safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/#sthash.XQxuPRZu.dpuf
Two beautiful rivers make this game reserve in South Africa completely unique. Guests can complement their safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/#sthash.XQxuPRZu.dpuf

Two beautiful rivers make this game reserve in South Africa completely unique. Guests can complement their safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle

Two beautiful rivers make this game reserve in South Africa completely unique. Guests can complement their safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/#sthash.XQxuPRZu.dpuf

Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool.

Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool. - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/lodges/4-main-lodge#sthash.IESA3YWh.dpuf

Kariega River Lodge, Kariega Game Reserve

Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool. - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/lodges/4-main-lodge#sthash.IESA3YWh.dpuf
Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool. - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/lodges/4-main-lodge#sthash.IESA3YWh.dpuf
Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool. - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/lodges/4-main-lodge#sthash.IESA3YWh.dpuf
Two beautiful rivers make this game reserve in South Africa completely unique. Guests can complement their safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/#sthash.XQxuPRZu.dpuf
Two beautiful rivers make this game reserve in South Africa completely unique. Guests can complement their safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/#sthash.XQxuPRZu.dpuf

Two beautiful rivers make this game reserve in South Africa completely unique. Guests can complement their safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle

River Lodge is one-of-a-kind. 10 spacious, air conditioned and tastefully appointed thatched suites meander along the banks of the Bushman’s River, offering the most discerning of guests luxurious peace and tranquility. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, relax at the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river. Unique features include excellent river fishing and canoeing.

Nestled on the banks of the Bushman’s River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 game reserve to the sea. Our optional daily boat cruises ferry our guests through the quaint village of Kenton-on-sea to its picturesque and user friendly beaches.

Two beautiful rivers make this game reserve in South Africa completely unique. Guests can complement their safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/#sthash.XQxuPRZu.dpuf

River Lodge is one-of-a-kind. 10 spacious, air conditioned and tastefully appointed thatched suites meander along the banks of the Bushman’s River, offering the most discerning of guests luxurious peace and tranquility. Inside the Lodge guests can find a quiet spot in one of the lounges, page through a book in the library, relax at the pool or take in the view from the magnificent deck which overhangs the river. Unique features include excellent river fishing and canoeing.

Nestled on the banks of the Bushman’s River, this Lodge is unique in that it connects a Big-5 game reserve to the sea. Our optional daily boat cruises ferry our guests through the quaint village of Kenton-on-sea to its picturesque and user friendly beaches.

- See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/lodges/2-river-lodge#sthash.EkzD79rE.dpuf
Kariega Main Lodge offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool. - See more at: http://www.kariega.co.za/lodges/4-main-lodge#sthash.IESA3YWh.dpuf

Kariega Ukhozi Lodge, Kariega Game Reserve

Two beautiful rivers make this game reserve in South Africa completely unique. Guests can complement their safari experience with a boat cruise down the Kariega River sighting abundant river birdlife, or take a kayak onto the river for a quiet paddle.

Ukhozi Lodge truly captures the romance and intimacy of Africa. Nestled in the bush you will discover 10 superbly appointed air-conditioned luxury suites crafted from log, each with a private plunge pool and deck offering panoramic views of the valley. The Lodge boasts unique African-style lounges, restaurant and boma with an outdoor pool. Here, guests can unwind in front of warm log fires, enjoy sumptuous cuisine or simply share experiences of the African bush.

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge is intimate, relaxed, stylish and trendy.  Emblazoned with the vibrant colours and textures of the African people, you could be forgiven for thinking you were in a funky cosmopolitan penthouse, until you step outside that is... Blessed with breathtaking views over an Acacia, Aloe and Spekboom-studded valley, this chic lodge with a laid-back vibe offers the perfect wildlife experience for the young at heart.

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

One of the greatest gifts Africa offers is the sense of space. At Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge, the vastness of this wild continent is truly all around you.

Watch majestic kudu meander down to the river from the Lodge’s expansive viewing decks, or observe playful Cape clawless otters swimming in the cool waters below from the comfort of your private balcony. Set along the lush green banks of the river after which it is named, this luxurious lodge has nine suites with private bathrooms, indoor & outdoor showers, personal in-room bar, private veranda and plunge pool and a large viewing deck at the main lodge.

Everything here takes place on a grander scale, but it is the attention to detail and expansive, unmatched vistas that keep visitors coming back year after year.

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve is a renowned conservation and community success story, offering a sophisticated safari experience for the conscientious traveller.  The reserve comprises just 22 rooms split across four small luxurious lodges, providing understated luxury and one of the highest land to guest ratios in South Africa.  The 22,000 hectares of prisitine wilderness is home to the famous Big 5 as well as a diverse number of smaller  and more unusual species.

Quatermains Camp, Amakhala Game Reserve

Quatermain's Safari Camp accommodation is located on the Amakhala Game Reserve between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown in the malaria free Eastern Cape of South Africa.

The camp is the culmination of two decades of passion and experience in the safari industry. Quatermain's 1920's Safari Camp is an intimate and rustic, 3 Star graded, expedition style tented camp with en-suite bathrooms. Game drives are conducted on the award winning Amakhala Game Reserve and on the world renowned Shamwari Game Reserve, the latter by a private and exclusive arrangement.

The ethos behind Quatermain's is to offer guests the opportunity to experience the romance of those early safaris coupled with five star game viewing. Small and intimate, Quatermain's Camp offers the very best that an African safari can; authentic tented accommodation, candlelit dinners, warm fireside company and exciting safari drives.

Sarili Lodge, Shamwari Game Reserve

Sarili Lodge is situated in the southern region of the Shamwari Game Reserve.  Sarili is a friendly, family-orientated safari lodge offering magnificent views and fantastic game viewing.  Sarili lodge offers contemporary comforts perched above the Bushman’s River, overlooking the grassy plains of ancient Africa. The lodge is a private oasis for family, groups and friends. This environmentally friendly lodge provides the perfect combination between a colonial and bush experience.

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