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Addo Elephant Park and Schotia Private Game Reserve

Port Elizabeth

Activity Description

This full day trip includes a half day game drive through the Addo Elephant National Park and a Big 5 safari at a the privately owned Schotia game reserve, including a night game drive.

Pick ups available in Port Elizabeth and Addo.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year around
WherePort Elizabeth
WeatherAll weather conditions
What to WearBe prepared for all weather conditions.
Things to BringCamera, sun protection, comfortable walking shoes
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed


Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


All transport
Big 5 Safari in the Addo Elephant National Park
Afternoon Game Drive
Evening Game Drive
Dinner, snacks and drinks

ExclusionsGuide Tips


- Pick up in Port Elizabeth from 09h00

First Half

09:00 – 14:00
- Transfer from pick up point to Addo Elephant National Park.
- Rest room and curio shop stop.
- Guided tour through Addo Elephant Park looking mainly for elephants, buffalo and other antelope.

13:00 Lunch
- The game drive through Addo Park is done in a closed vehicle as it is a government reserve and we are not permitted to do open Vehicle game drives in the park.
- Your Game drive on Schotia is done in an Open Vehicle.

Second Half

14:45 Check in at Schotia HQ Office. Tea/ coffe / juice and biscuits available on arrival.

15:00 Commence with guided game drive. Your ranger will look for Giraffe, Rhino, Zebra, Ostrich and numerous antelope that abound on Schotia.

16:30 There will be a short refreshments and toilet stop.

16:45 The most exciting part begins. i.e. looking for Lions !! Rangers also look for Hippo and nocturnal animals!

19:00 you will return to our Lapa to warm up around the fire.
- A scrumptious buffet dinner will be served followed by desert, tea and coffee
- Guests usually depart from the Lapa at about 20:45 and enjoy another 10 – 15 minutes night viewing as far as the slide entrance gate to Schotia.

Customer Reviews

It vas very good! The guide had a vast knowledge - FELIPE CERQUEIRA

Excellent trip and a wonderful day!!!! - Alexandra Boehm

Your service and the guide were excellent. We enjoyed the full day safari with you. The Scotia reserve was too small for our taste. - Mats Agrell

We had the most amazing day. We were picked up from our Airbnb just after 9 in a mini bus and driven by a very knowledgeable and friendly host, who gave us lots of interesting information on route. Once there he knew the places to look to find the animals and we drove around and saw Elephants, Zeebra, Ostrich, lots of Wart Hogs who looked so cute. We were then taken to a great safe picnic area where our host laid out the most delicious lunch of meats, salad, cheese, pickles, amazing fresh bread and fruit. Also plenty of fruit juice. We then made our way to the other side of the part and saw more animals on route. We were then taken to Schotia Private Game Reserve, where we boarded an open top Defender with three rows of seats. Here we saw lions, Rhino, Elephants, Hippo's, buffalo. It was an incredible experience as the animals came right up to the defender. It was incredible, my husband and I have done safari's before years ago and never have we got so close to them! This experience was capped off by a wonderful dinner in a camp type venue which was superb. We did alot of research to find the right Safari and I am so pleased to say this was absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend Afroventures Tours & Safaris, their service was brilliant. Thank you for such great memories. - Jacqueline Sandford

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