We list five places to experience the unparalleled beauty of the Eastern Cape, with a selection of luxury lodges and tented camps that you can find only amid South Africa's stunning natural landscapes.
Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge
Discover tranquillity along the lush banks of the Great Fish River at Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge. With nine spacious suites boasting floor-to-ceiling glass doors and private plunge pools, guests can immerse themselves in the breathtaking wilderness views. When you feeling a little adventurous, indulge in game drives, nature walks, and big game safaris before relaxing in the lodge's comfortable living spaces.
Address: Heatherton Towers, Fort Brown District, Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, Eastern Cape, 6140, South Africa
T: +27 46 603 3400
Lalibela Game Reserve Inzolo Lodge
Experience seclusion and opulence you can only get at Lalibela Game Reserve's Inzolo Lodge. The lodge has four intimate chalets that offer panoramic views and luxurious amenities, including private balconies and unique enclosed showers.
Situated off the N2 National Road, the lodge provides a perfect retreat for wildlife enthusiasts and luxury seekers alike.
T: +27 41 581 8170
5-Star Bush Lodge
Escape to the tranquillity of 5-Star Bush Lodge, discreetly nestled in the reserve's bush. Each tented or thatched suite offers expansive views of the sky, with luxurious amenities, while the main lodge features elegant dining and lounge areas. Guests may also enjoy twice-daily expeditions and stargazing evenings by the outdoor fireplace.
Address: Off N2 between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
T: +27 (0)41 450 5658
Gorah Elephant Camp
Immerse yourself in luxury at Gorah Elephant Camp, situated in the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park. Indulge in panoramic views, private decks, and gourmet dining experiences. With activities like game drives and nature walks, guests can explore the park's natural wonders while enjoying unparalleled comfort.
Address: Addo Heights Road, Addo National Park, 6105, Eastern Cape, South Africa
T: +27 (0) 42 235 1123/4
Shamwari Sindile Tented Camp
Embark on a journey of luxury and serenity at Shamwari Sindile Tented Camp amid the African wilderness. What sets it apart, is the elevated tents that offer stunning views of the Bushman's River, while the dining area and bar maximise reserve vistas. After some dining and tours, indulge in a safari spa experience, rejuvenating both body and soul in the unspoiled Eastern Cape landscape.
Address: Shamwari Private Game Reserve, Paterson, 6130, Eastern Cape, South Africa
T: +27 (0) 42 203 1111