Elephant of the Eastern Cape

Untouched, pristine, untamed …..Few places in the world boast such a combination of unrivalled splendour & stark contrasts. Whether you choose to bask in the sunshine on the sub-tropical coastline, ski down the mountain slopes of "little Switzerland" or escape to the wild on safari in one of the malaria free Big 5 game reserves. You will never be disappointed in the Eastern Cape where you can enjoy South Africa's finest beaches where dolphins play in warm waters, game reserves team with wildlife, and people greet with smiles. Explore the province's nine tour routes which offer experiences from lush wilderness, semi-arid plains, unspoilt beaches to snow covered mountains, bushveld and wildlife, to the splendour of rural Wild Coast. A wild combination of unrivalled splendour and stark contrasts - very few places in the world can rival the magic of the Eastern Cape. Whether you choose to bask in the longest hours of sunshine on the 800km's of sub-tropical coastline, enjoy malaria-free Big 7 game-viewing, bungee jump off a 216m bridge or experience the warmth of ubuntu in the townships - the Eastern Cape is bound to fulfil your wildest expectations of South Africa. A million hectares of malaria free game reserves include the Addo Elephant National Park, as well as numerous private and upmarket reserves offering the 'big five" experience.

ADDO NATIONAL PARK - one of the world's great conservation success stories and embraces one of the highest concentrations of big game in Africa and offers some wonderful game viewing opportunities. In addition to the famous elephants of Addo there are also lion, buffalo, black rhino, hyena, jackal and a variety of antelope species. Of the smaller animals the surricates and the flightless dung beetle are of great interest. Over 150 species of birds have been recorded in the area.