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Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve

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Address: | Paterson, Port Elizabeth 6130, South Africa
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Excellent private game park

We had a fabulous afternoon here, seeing all of the big 5 except leopards (park is too small to have both lions and leopards), and also giraffes, hippos, zebras and many more. Was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a fabulous afternoon here, seeing all of the big 5 except leopards (park is too small to have both lions and leopards), and also giraffes, hippos, zebras and many more. Was extremely well organised and the included dinner was delicious. Our guide's name was Christo and he was awesome, you could tell he truly cared about the animals... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our first safari experience and we saw animals very near to the trucks almost immediately. In fact I never would have expected to be as close to the lions in an open sided land rove! Our guide Donavan was absolutely excellent. The whole thing was very well organised (worth knowing there is a nice farm shop/restaurant five minutes... More 

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hong kong
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We opted for a half day tour. Starting at 4pm, you register and straight away welcomed with snacks and cold/hot drinks. We started the tour at 3pm sharp with Andrew. If you have to go, go with Andrew. Obviously passionate about wild life, he explains all species, their habitat, their behaviour and anecdotes with such passion. It's incredible. We have... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of four (two adults and two kids, ages 8 and 9) stayed for the three day, two night safari package and had a great time! Plenty of game drives to see so many animals and also had a great drive at Addo (saw 200-300 elephants at a watering hole-amazing!). Super up-close encounters with lions, elephants, giraffe, thinks, and... More 

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Port Elizabeth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This game park should be on your bucket list. Once you have set foot through the from gate your day starts. Such knowledgeable staff,they know each animal and know all their hiding places. It is truly an experience that you would never forget.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This was by far the highlight of our trip! Our Guide Ty was knowledgeable about every subject and went into great details to show us how everything worked together in the bush. We saw Hippos, Giraffes, Rhinos, Lions, Springbok, you name it! The best advice I can give is that you stay over night and bring something warm for the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We went to see the lions primarily but the stars of the show were the giraffes and elephants. It is a different experience to Addo in that it felt less natural with the lions in a large enclosed area. The rangers were very honest about this and I left with an impression most wildlife is managed in Africa. However, it... More 

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Thank Michael K
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We had a two day safari booked. The day started with an afternoon safari and we were lucky for two reasons. One - we were the only two who stayed in their tents so we had a private safari and Two - we had Nic as the ranger. Nic goes above and beyond to make your stay and safari unforgettable!... More 

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Isle of Wight, UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Well organised, small game reserve. We stayed over night. There is a mixture of accommodation and we stayed in the Orlando lodge. Quite basic, rustic even. Shower & sink in the room but shared loo outside (shared with 4 rooms, web site tells you is shared doesn't say its outside). No lock on room or loo. Bed comfy. We had... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing very close up views of rhinos, elephants, hippos and lions. Our guide, Dale, was very knowledgeable and took care to give our small group of eight people plenty of time to ask questions and take photos. We also saw many different antelopes and birds as well as giraffes, buffalo and crocodiles. The safari drive was interspersed with afternoon tea,... More 

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