Our Garden Route Getaways page brings you the best of what this popular holiday destination has to offer. Stretching along the coast of South Africa from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape, the Garden Route has something for everybody. Warm hospitality, stunning scenery and countless adventures all come together on the Garden Route. Enjoy whale watching in Hermanus before moving on to a safari in the Eastern Cape. Take in a spot of wine tasting in Franschhoek or sip on a sundowner atop the Knysna lagoon. However you choose to experience the garden Route, you can rest assured that there will be a wide selection of comfortable accommodations in which to lay your head. We maintain close relations with many accommodation owners along the Garden Route. From boutique hotels to 5-Star safari lodges, we’ve visited them all and recommend only the best.
Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or prefer a slower pace, Garden Route Getaways has got the perfect itinerary for you.
The Amakhala Private Game Reserve offers a wonderful and unique safari experience that is sure to enthral. Set in the malaria-free Eastern Cape, in the Greater Addo area, this expansive Big 5 reserve provides an excellent getaway for the whole family! Amakhala has a selection of stunning safari accommodation ranging from ultra luxurious to chic yet affordable. A popular lodge is the 5-star Bukela Game Lodge, a secluded and lavish accommodation that makes for the perfect honeymoon destination. If you are keen to get closer to nature and experience a true a comfortable, stylish and rustic bush adventure. Safari activities such as game drives and bush walks ensure close encounters with the Big 5 and plenty of other wild game animals. Explore the excellent Eastern Cape bushland at Amakhala! Visit our Amakhala page for more information and enquire today!
Botswana is one of the most beautiful African countries filled with breathtaking scenery and some of the most fascinating wildlife known to man. Explore the never ending red sand dunes of the Kalahari Desert, the Makgadikgadi Pans where the largest salt pans in the world reside, the mighty Chobe River, and, of course, the excellent and vast Okavango Delta. The Delta is perhaps Botswana’s most famous attraction and the place where most animals gather, providing excellent safari opportunities. Set alongside the Delta and the Chobe are some of Botswana’s most luxurious accommodations. Relax and rejuvenate in amazing lodges such as the lavish Chobe Safari Lodge, the earthy Khwai Tented Camp and the grand &Beyond Xudum Okavango Delta Lodge, a truly plush getaway with a remarkable view. Botswana is waiting to be explored by you! For more details you can hop over to our Botswana page and contact us with any enquiries you may have.
The beautiful city of Cape Town is known as one of the best cities in the world and is certainly one of the most extraordinary places in South Africa. Cape Town is blessed with breathtaking natural scenery, stunning wildlife, and world-class facilities, truly becoming the envy of every other city. Guests could enjoy a cable cart ride up to the incredible Table Mountain, offering you a view over the entire city and the historical Robben Island peaking from afar, which you can visit by ferry and where you can view struggle leader Nelson Mandela’s former prison cell. Cape Town is also home to some of the most amazing beaches including Camps Bay, Clifton, Bantry Bay and Sea Point, where guests can enjoy some top accommodation as well as a buzzing night life. The Cape Winelands consist of a few wining villages just outside of Cape Town – a popular stop for those looking for the ultimate scenic adventure. Popular and luxury accommodations include the ultra-plush The Falcon in Camps Bay, Rickety Bridge Winery in Franschhoek and the Grand West Casino and Entertainment Complex. Head over to our Cape Town site for more details and book your holiday today!
Our Cruise Safaris site is the perfect collection of boat cruises along some of Africa’s vastest and most stunning rivers. These beautiful tours are filled with excellent wildlife viewing on the river banks, making for a memorable and thrilling journey. The tours take place on a stylish houseboat which is spacious and luxurious, providing a comfortable journey throughout. Popular tours include the Zambezi Queen and the Chobe Princesses, travelling to stunning destinations such as The Chobe and Zambezi River, Lake Kariba and the Ecuador and Galapagos Islands. Guests are sure to see some excellent wildlife including hippo, various species of buck, elephants, big cats and a plethora of bird life. Your cruise safari starts here, on our Cruise Safaris page, where you will find all the information you need to ensure you have a stunning getaway.
East Cape Tours is our home page and as our main domain we offer you everything that you would need in South Africa in one convenient spot. We offer a range of stunning guesthouses, hotels, and lodges scattered across South Africa, all of which provide world-class lodging ensuring you have a fantastic and memorable holiday. We cover affluent areas in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth and surrounds, bringing you a blend of safari excellence, country getaway and world-class city living. We also have some of the best game reserves available to you, including the Hluhluwe Game Reserve, a vast reserve set in the heart of Zululand, KwaZulu-Natal. Guests can book an excellent Big 5 safari at Hluhluwe or at any of our other reserves. We are South African Specialists, which means that we are able to guide you to the best places in South Africa and our personal relationship with accommodation owners allows us to offer you the best rates available! Our East Cape Tours site is testament to that, browse through our selection of destinations and accommodations and contact us today!
There is no better way to discover the beauty of Africa than on a custom safari! Join us on a thrilling trip of Southern Africa, with trips to the stunning countries of Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and of course South Africa! We have specialised itineraries that suit everyone’s budget, promising a truly memorable getaway! Our popular packages include our Garden Route and Safari package which takes guests through Cape Town, Franschhoek, Knysna, Addo and the rest of the glorious Eastern Cape. If you are planning a gorgeous scenic getaway, then our Zimbabwe Package is for you! Explore the magnificent Victoria Falls in all its glory and enjoy some excellent safari and adrenaline activities around the Falls. We promise world-class lodging at the best accommodations specially chosen for you! Enjoy absolute exclusivity in Africa with East Cape Tours! Visit our East Cape Tours UK page today for a selection of our packages available.
Our Game Reserve Specials Page is a convenient page for those searching for the best safari deals available! We have created a space where you can find every safari deal you are looking for in a range of different destinations, including the Amakhala Private Game Reserve, Madikwe Game Reserve, Pumba Private Game Reserve, Shamwari, and of course the world-renowned Kruger National Park as well as specials in Kenya, Botswana, Zanzibar, Zimbabwe and so much more! Simply browse through our site to find your dream African holiday! We offer you superb luxury lodging as well as excellent safari adventures, whether you’re looking for a family getaway, a lavish wedding or a romantic honeymoon, we have what you need! Book with East Cape Tours today for the best deals available!
Gorilla Tracking is a truly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and an experience that will be etched in your memory for a very long time. Gorilla tracking most commonly take place in Rwanda and Uganda and can turn any trip into something extraordinary. Guests will have the opportunity to observe these stunning creatures in close proximity and move with them as they wander through the thick forest. The treks are usually 4 hours and conducted by a trained guide who knows the area well. We offer some excellent Uganda and Rwanda Gorilla Tracking packages especially designed for you to experience the best and most memorable trip. Some of our popular packages include the 14-day Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari as well as a 4-day Gorilla and Chimpanzee Trek in Rwanda. Head over to our Gorilla Tracking site where you will find all the tour information you will need, and contact us today to start planning your once-in-a-lifetime holiday!
Kenya is a stunningly beautiful country with plenty to offer. Enjoy some of the best landscapes in Africa and some luxury accommodation. The most popular Kenyan destination is the vast Masai Mara National Reserve, a huge game reserve that has plenty of lavish accommodation and is the prime place to witness the Great Migration, an annual gathering of thousands of wildebeest and zebra crossing the Serengeti. Accommodation in the Masai Mara National Reserve, especially in an area where the migration can be observed, is exclusive, and truly one of the most fascinating safari experiences anyone could have. Popular accommodations include Little Governor’s Camp, a 5-star safari camp set near the edge of the reserve. Another stunning camp in the reserve is the Mahali Mzuri, a tented safari camp owned by Sir Richard Branson. Other well-known areas include the Samburu National Reserve and the stunning Mount Kenya. Join us on a luxury Kenyan safari! Browse through our Kenya page now and contact us today for the best deals!
The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and is renowned worldwide for its mass concentration of fascinating wildlife, including the Big 5, as well as its private game reserves and luxury accommodation to suit everyone. Guests will be sure to enjoy a thrilling and lavish safari getaway in one of the most sought after locations in Africa! The Thornybush Game Reserve is perhaps one of the most well-known private reserves in Kruger and has a plethora of beautiful safari lodges including Thornybush Game Lodge and the River Lodge. Kruger offers a selection of excellent safari activities including game drives conducted by trained guides. Close encounters with the Big 5 and other animals are guaranteed and we recommend you bring along a good camera! For more recommendations and information, have a look at our Kruger site where all Kruger private game reserves and lodges can be found!
Madagascar is a unique island set just off the southeast coast of Africa and is an increasingly popular tourist destination. The main island getaways in Madagascar takes place in Nosy Be, a bustling city that makes for the perfect tropical escape! The large island has plenty of beautiful hotels and beach lodges that offer luxurious lodging as well as excellent beach activities for you to enjoy. Nosy Be is the perfect destination for couples on a romantic getaway, families and friends – the island has plenty to do for everybody, and a buzzing night life. If you are eager to skip the crowds there are plenty of smaller islands that are not as busy but just as great as Nosy Be. Madagascar is also a wonderful place to enjoy nature, the island is known to be the home of lemurs and these fascinating and friendly creatures are always ready to put on a show for you. Travellers will also be amazed at the diverse amount of flora and bird life that can be found deep in the dense tropical forest. Enjoy an island holiday with a twist in Madagascar! Browse through our fantastic Madagascar page and choose your favourite destination and accommodation and book your dream holiday with East Cape Tours!
The Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the biggest game reserves in South Africa and is located a mere 3 hours from the busy city of Johannesburg. The reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife including the Big 5 and guests will feel so immersed in nature it will be hard to believe a city is just a few hours away. Madikwe is known for its excellent accommodation options and one of the most popular is the Etali Safari Lodge, a stunning thatched hideaway that is suitable to any type of tourist. If you are travelling with your family, the Morukuru Family Lodge is the perfect place for you! The lodge is spacious enough for a large family and there are plenty of activities available to keep the children busy. Madikwe has stunning bushveld where guests are more than sure to encounter some of Africa’s best and wildest animals.
Mauritius is the perfect island destination for those yearning for a luxurious tropical escape. The island is set in the Indian Ocean and is a true paradise on earth. There are several main attractions in Mauritius including the endless ocean and golden sandy beaches. Guests will enjoy an array of activities including scuba diving and snorkelling where the diverse and colourful marine life can be observed. There are several fascinating shipwrecks littered along the coast which make for some excellent views. There are plenty of world-class entertainment as well as historically and culturally important sites that can be visited. Mauritius is a renowned honeymoon destination, and with its glorious beaches, stunning blue sky and romantic atmosphere it is hard to see why. There are plenty of gorgeous hotels and lodges available that offer guests a wonderful holiday. Our Mauritius site has everything you need to plan your dream holiday! Book your trip now!
If you are looking for a truly unique holiday getaway that evokes the sense of a tropical island, then Mozambique is the perfect destination for you! Mozambique is diverse and beautiful, with stunning coastlines that stretch for miles and excellent wildlife viewing opportunities, making it the perfect holiday for a range of tourists. If you’re planning a trip to Mozambique, one of the best places to go would be the stunning Bahia Mar Hotel and Conference Centre – an excellent 5-star resort that brings the best of Mozambique to you! With breathtaking views of the islands ahead and the turquoise ocean you will feel as if you don’t have a care in the world! There are plenty of incredible sights to see, including the bustling beach city of Pemba and Mozambique Island, a small island just off the coast of Mozambique that once served as an important trading port and is now a hub of culture and historical architecture. There are also plenty of national parks and nature reserves for those wishing to have a safari getaway. Our Mozambique page is filled with everything you need to know to ensure you have a unique and fantastic getaway!
Namibia is one of the most beautiful Southern African countries, and has a range of diverse sights, landscapes and wildlife just waiting to be explored. Namibia has always been a popular tourist destination for those who wish to travel to Africa and it’s no secret why the country is as popular as it is! Namibia has something for every type of tourist, from fascinating wildlife to lavish lodging and the most breathtaking views. If you’re interested in a safari adventure, we highly recommend a trip to the Etosha National Park, a renowned game reserve with a vast variety of diverse animals including the endangered black rhino. The park has a selection of luxury safari lodges providing guests with a comfortable base from which to enjoy the African bushland. The Fish River Canyon is another spectacular attraction – the canyon offers a fantastic view for guests to soak in as well as various lodging and activities. Namibia is also famous for its sand dunes including the stunning Dune 45, a 148m sand dune perfect for hiking up. Other popular attractions include Sossusvlei, Swakopmund and Skeleton Coast. We have set up a beautiful Namibia Getaways page where guests will find everything they need concerning this fascinating African country!
A Photographic Safari is a wonderfully unique experience that is perfect for both professional and amateur photographers. You will have the opportunity to observe and photograph some of Africa’s most fascinating creatures, all under the guidance of professional wildlife photographers. The photoshoots take place in some of the most amazing places in Africa including South Africa, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Tanzania. Guests are not only treated to excellent wildlife in renowned game reserves across Africa, but also luxury lodging that is fit for royalty. Imagine having the chance to photograph the Big 5 in the Kruger National Park or Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, the magnificent Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and the mighty Chobe River and Okavango Delta in Botswana, and the vast Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Our specially designed Photographic Safaris page has all the information you will need for a wonderful getaway! Browse through our selection of excellent packages, including a Sabi Sands Photo Safari, a Masai Mara Exclusive Safari, a Best of Zambia Photo Safari and much more! For more information, have a look at our Photographic Safaris page now!
The Pumba Private Game Reserve is a luxury safari getaway situated in the malaria-free Eastern Cape region. The reserve promises lavish accommodation with breathtaking views of the bushveld and a plethora of fascinating wildlife including rare white lions that draw crowds from far and wide. Pumba offers two stunning lodges, the Bush Lodge and the Water Lodge – both are uniquely designed and beautifully appointed with magnificent views. The Msenge Bush Lodge is a five-star accommodation that is comprised of stand alone, private glass and thatch chalets that are luxuriously decorated. The lodge also has stunning wedding facilities, ensuring you have a unique and exquisite big day. The Water Lodge is a stunning 5-star lodge, comprising of stone and thatch chalets in an idyllic bush setting. The rooms are beautiful and spacious and come equipped with a private viewing deck. The main lodge includes a vast viewing deck, a beautiful pool that overlooks the river, a bar and a lounge area. Pumba offers top range safari activities to suit the whole family. View our Pumba page for more details!
Enjoy an authentic holiday like never before aboard a luxury train, slowly meandering through the stunning countryside in a relaxing and incredible journey. The most popular railways operating are Rovos Rail, The Blue Train and the Shongololo Express. Stepping aboard one of these trains is like stepping into yesteryear – the plush furniture and luxury carriages are as comfortable as any lavish hotel and the train has a distinct vintage atmosphere. Whether it’s Rovos Rail, The Blue Train, or the Shongololo Express, you are guaranteed absolute comfort and luxury with delicious meals on board and stops at some of the most fascinating attractions Southern Africa has to offer. Enjoy a wonderful trip with your family or a unique and romantic holiday – we have packages and tours to suit everyone! Browse through our specialised Railway Getaways page for all the information you need and book your one-of-a-kind holiday with East Cape Tours today!
The stunning Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve is situated right near the Kruger National Park. Because of the unfenced borders between Sabi and Kruger, there is no shortage of animals and guests will be treated to unrivalled views of the vast South African bushland. The beautiful bush is the perfect setting for an excellent safari holiday, and Sabi Sands has the perfect selection of luxury accommodation for you. One of Sabi’s most popular lodges is the beautiful and absolutely luxurious Ulusaba, an exclusive Richard Branson-owned accommodation. Ulusaba is comprised of three distinct lodges, Rock Lodge, Cliff Lodge and Safari Lodge. Rock Lodge is set on a koppie that overlooks the stunning reserve; Cliff Lodge is a stand-alone private villa that is situated right next to Rock Lodge. Safari Lodge is about 500m away from Rock and Cliff Lodge and offers a family-friendly getaway! All Sabi Sand accommodations offer excellent wildlife views and safari activities that take place in the area as well in the Kruger surrounds. Our exclusive Sabi Sands site has all the details you will need to plan a memorable trip.
A safari is truly something special and a safari with your loved ones even more so. At East Cape Tours, we specialise in safari adventures and we are on hand to provide you with all the information you need! We have designed an excellent Safari Getaways page that has everything you’re looking for, neatly selected for you to choose from. Browse through endless safari packages, destinations and lodges that are suitable to a range of travellers! Whether you’re travelling with a significant other on a romantic holiday or your family on a memorable getaway, we have the perfect holiday for you! Discover South Africa in absolute style with East Cape Tours – join us on journeys across this excellent country! Our Safari Getaways site also has some FAQs, the ultimate “What you need to pack for a safari” list and other interesting and helpful advice to ensure you have a truly memorable getaway!
The Seychelles is a beautiful archipelago situated in the Indian Ocean and one of the most popular island holiday destinations. The islands are renowned for weddings, honeymoons and romantic getaways. The most popular islands are Mahe, Praslin and La Digue where most of the beautiful hotels, beach lodges and facilities are. If you are looking for more than a tropical trip, the stunning Morne Seychellois National Park on Mahe Island is the place to visit! The national park is comprised of various diverse habitats as well as the highest peak on the island, absolutely perfect to hike up and take in the breathtaking view at the top. Most of the smaller islands are used exclusively as a holiday resort providing you with a luxury trip fit for royalty. Our Seychelles page is packed with information about the islands, accommodation and interesting facts, providing guests with everything they need to book a wonderful holiday that won’t be soon forgotten.
Experience a tour of some of the most amazing South African cities and towns with a very distinctive twist! South African Beer Tours brings you fantastic craft beer routes throughout South Africa, stopping at some of the best and most unique breweries to try some hand-crafted beer. Craft beer is a bubbling trend that is becoming more and more popular, so join us for an excellent journey any beer lover would appreciate! Our popular craft beer tours include the 11-day Jo’burg and KwaZulu-Natal Craft Beer Tour, the 15-day Garden Route Craft Beer Tour and the expansive and exclusive 28-day Natal Craft Beer Tour. Guests will enjoy excellent scenery and activities, lavish lodging and of course some of the best craft beer South Africa has to offer! Contact us for more information, and have a look at our stylishly designed South African Beer Tours Page for all the information you need!
Tanzania is one of the most fascinating and beautiful countries to explore, boasting unbelievable natural landscapes, including a whopping 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Guests are sure to never be bored in this stunning African country! If you enjoy an incredible safari adventure, Tanzania is definitely the place for you. The Serengeti National Park runs through Tanzania where a plethora of wildlife can be found, including the incredible Big 5. As well as the Serengeti National Park, there is also the renowned Kilimanjaro National Park, where Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro, can be viewed in all its glory. The annual Great Migration, which sees thousands of zebras and wildebeest move across the Serengeti can be witnessed in only two places on earth, Kenya and Tanzania, and there are plenty of stunning accommodations that offer front row seats to this phenomenon. Book your trip to Tanzania today and experience a safari holiday like no other! View our excellent Tanzania page for all the details and some interesting information about this excellent African country. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Zambia is a truly beautiful African country that provides an exciting and memorable holiday for all types of travellers! There is plenty to do and see in Zambia to ensure that your African adventure is one you will never forget. Zambia is most popular for its share of the majestic Victoria Falls, which is truly a sight to behold. Zambia is home to plenty of other waterfalls besides the Victoria Falls, including the Kalambo Falls, the Nyonge Falls and the Chipembe Falls amongst others. Trips to see these incredible waterfalls are becoming increasingly popular amongst tourists. As well as this, you can enjoy plenty of excellent safaris in fantastic game reserves, viewing some of the most amazing wildlife imaginable. Zambia has amazing accommodations as well, ensuring a comfortable getaway. Our Zambia page is dedicated to providing you with all the information you need in order to plan the perfect holiday. Contact us today for more details.
Zanzibar is a stunning cluster of islands just off the coast of Tanzania and a popular honeymoon destination. The islands are stunningly beautiful and guests are sure to enjoy a culturally enriching tropical getaway. Immerse yourself in the history of the island with a trip to Stone Town, the world’s only functioning ancient town. The town has stunning old architecture and pays homage to the Arab and Swahili influence from ancient trading times. There are plenty of luxurious accommodations within Stone Town as well as further away on the pristine beaches. Other fantastic adventures include a stunning Spice Tour, where guests have the opportunity to learn about the ancient spices and island culture. Zanzibar is truly an incredible destination and our Zanzibar page has everything you would need to ensure a beautiful holiday. Gather your information, contact us and let us start planning your island getaway today!
Zimbabwe is a beautiful African country with plenty of fun and safari adventure to provide for guests! Not only is Zimbabwe the home of the majority chunk of the Victoria Falls, it is also a prime wildlife viewing area with a stunning range of national parks. Popular parks include the Matusadona National Park, the Hwange National Park, the Victoria Falls National Park and the Mana Pools National Park. Most parks in Zimbabwe are home to the Big 5 as well as other unique and distinct creatures. All parks offer a selection of activities including safari adventures as well as certain adrenaline activities such as white river rafting, zip line rides and plenty more activities sure to keep any type of tourist enthralled! For a peaceful and relaxing getaway, a canoe safari is perfect, and offers excellent animal sights as well as a serene atmosphere. Browse our excellent Zimbabwe page today for more details and information, and book your stunning holiday with East Cape Tours today!