Experiences

Historically the Eastern Cape is one of the most interesting areas of South Africa, originally the home of the Khoi and San people responsible for the magnificent Rock Art of the Eastern Cape. The Khoi and San were sandwiched between European settlements and expansionism from the Cape in the South and the Xhosa expansionism from the north. The Eastern Cape is known as Frontier Country, as more than a 100 years of war was fought between European Settlers and the Xhosa along the frontier of the Great Fish River. The area produced the internationally recognised statesman Mr. Nelson Mandela who along with Mr F. W. de Klerk brough the New South Africa into being.

The Eastern Cape stretches in the North from the Umtamvuna River Gorge, which forms the boundary of the Eastern Cape with KwaZulu Natal, down the Eastern Seaboard of South Africa, bounded by the warm Indian Ocean, encompassing the beautiful Wild Coast of what has been known as the Transkei, the port cieties of East London and Port Elizabeth and ending in the beautiful Tsitsikamma Forest area of the famous Garden Route near Storms River Mouth and Natures Valley. The Bloukrans river forms the boundary between tehe Eastern and Western Cape and is spanned by the largest single span concrete arch bridge in the world, where, from the northern bank on the Eastern Cape side, the company Face Adrenalin, operate the highest Bungee Jump in the world at 216 meteres.

African Safari Lodge boasts a comprehensive list of local and destination activities to keep even the most adventurous soul captivated and enthralled. However, if you're merely seeking a relaxing, quieter stay, African Safari Lodge is a sure winner.

The list of available activities is vast and continuously growing, with activities for the entire family.

Activities

  • Birding
  • Environmental Family Activities
  • Fresh Water Fishing
  • Game Capture
  • Game Drives
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Photography
  • Relaxing and chilling at the lodge with its magnificent views
  • River Boat Cruises
  • Swimming
  • Working Holidays
  • Beach Horse Trails
  • Big Five
  • Bushman’s River Canoe Trails
  • Cango Caves and Ostrich Farm
  • Diaz Cross Beach Hike
  • Golf
  • Grahamstown Visit
  • Helicopter Flights
  • Hiking Trails
  • Historic
  • Khaya La Bantu Village
  • Mbodla Eco-Heritage Tour
  • Mgwali Cultural Visit
  • Mountain Biking
  • Photography
  • Port Elizabeth Visit
  • Qunu Visit
  • Rock and Surf Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sky Diving
  • St Croix Island or Bird Island Excursion
  • Surfing
  • Woody Cape Hike

Experiences on the African Safari Lodge property

The lodge boasts magnificent views of beautiful Yellowwood Trees supporting large Crown Eagle and Hammerkop nests. Approximately 400 different bird species frequent the area and will provide hours of viewing pleasure. Birding from a land-cruiser or from our comfortable appointed riverboat is on offer as well as guided birding walks.
Fresh water fishing is available on the 5km river front around the lodge and catching Large Mouth Bass will be possible. The Bushman’s, Kowie and Kariega rivers offer tidal river fishing.
Experience the challenge of passive capture or darting animals with a qualified state veterinarian. (Pre-booking is essential.)
Our experienced rangers will guide you safely through the reserve, stopping to identify wildlife and for photos.
Game Drives are available on request in our open land-cruiser or from our comfortably appointed riverboat.
Night drives are also on offer and pre-booking is essential.
African Safari Lodge offers three guided hiking trails on the property of various difficulty and distance, from 4 to 16km trails are available. Besides the value bush and stretches of savannah grasslands, indigenous flora can be seen whilst encountering wildlife crossing paths with Zebra, various species of Antelope, Warthog and many more. A superb hiking experience for both adults and children alike with loads of educational opportunities to enjoy.

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African Safari Lodge can arrange trails for ecellent mountain biking experiences.
African Safari Lodge plays host to an abundance of wildlife, plants, trees, insects, reptiles and breathtaking vistas. Challenge your photographic abilities through a host of activities, such as Game Drives, Boat Cruises or simply relaxing around the lodge. Camera equipment is unfortunately not provided for, so don't forget to pack your handy "point and shoot" camera.

We love to see visitors photos and videos posted on our various social media platform pages, so go ahead and post-away.
Build up experience and expose yourself to the requirements and knowledge of running and working on a sustainable game ranch.

Experiences near African Safari Lodge

Addo Elephant Park provides Big Five viewing opportunities and is within an hour‘s drive of the Lodge. In addition to Addo, there are a few Big Five lodges close to African Safari Lodge and through strong relationships Big Five viewing can be arranged at preferrential rates.

The Bushman’s River Canoe Trail is a self-guided 2 day 26km trail up the Bushmans River from Kenton-on-Sea and back to the Kenton Marina.

The canoe trail is a leisurely but sufficiently testing 13km’s each way, but the prize at the end will pale in comparison to the journey upriver. The river borders the Kariega Game Reserve and previous paddlers have spotted lions and elephant on their journey in addition to plenty of birdlife and game. Accommodation is in a basic wooden hut with Jetmaster braai which sleeps 11 people.
The Cango Caves are located in Precambrian Limestone at the foothills of the Swartberg range near the town of Oudtshoorn - approximately 5 hours from African Safari Lodge. The caves are one of the world's great natural wonders, sculptured by nature through the ages, resulting in fascinating limestone formations in a wide variety of colours. An underground wonderworld. According to legend the caves were discovered in 1780 by a local farmer. Not for the faint hearted, this is a 2-day trip and requires booking in advance.
The Dias Cross Memorial is a provincial heritage site at Kwaaihoek, Alexandria in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa. It can be seen from miles away with its distinctive colors.

In 1945 it was described in the Government Gazette as: A minor road turns sharply off to the right from the main road that leads from Alexandria to Bushman’s River Mouth; it passes Boknes and comes to an end near the coast. About a kilometre further east from the end of the road, beyond the sand dunes, lies Kwaaihoek, also known as False Island, a high promontory that juts out towards the sea. On top of the headland that extends the furthest Bartholomew Diaz, the famous Portuguese navigator and discoverer of the Cape, erected a cross or padrao on 12th March, 1488.

A replica of the cross has been erected on the same bleak, exposed spot.The remains of the original cross erected by Bartolomeu Dias are located at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg

Fresh water fishing is available on the 5km riverfront around the lodge. The Bushman's, Kowie and Kariega rivers also offers tidal river fishing and rock and surf fishing is available along the nearby pristine beaches. Deep sea fishing is also offered from Port Alfred - a 45-minute drive away.

In the river mouths and surfs there is an opportunity to catch big Blacktail, Cape Stumpnose, White Steenbras, Kob and the occassional Spotted Gully Shark during the winter months. During summer, one can find some Shad, Springer and Garrick as well as some shark species.

The species you can catch in the estuary areas are too numerous to mentions but the more common fish you can expect to catch are Sand Steenbras, Cape Stumpnose, White Stumpnose, White Steenbras, Kob, Spotted Grunter, Shad, Garrick, Springer, Rock Cod, Diamond Rays and Ragged Toot Sharks. The rivers and estuaries has good fishing all year around.

There are 6 top rated golf courses within 30 to 90 minutes drive of African Safari Lodge. Playing any of these eighteen holes will provide challenges but ensures views to replenish the soul.
• Belmont Golf Course - Grahamstown
• Bushman’s Sands Golf Course
• Royal Port Alfred Golf Course
• Fish River Sun Golf Course
• Port Elizabeth Golf Course (the 2nd oldest golf club in South Africa)
• Humewood Golf Course (a true links course consistently ranked under the top 10 courses in South Africa)

Grahamstown is not known as the town of Sixty Churches or the City of Saints for nothing. It is steeped in colonial English history filled with historical buildings and churches, and is also a university town - which goes some way to explain its reputation for tolerance and left-of-centre thinking. The town of the annual avant-garde Arts Festival, Grahamstown is also home of the oldest independant newspaper offices (still producing the Grocotts Mail) and was home to author Andre P Brink when he lectured at Rhodes University between 1961 and 1990.

From its galleries, museums, restaurants, pubs and wide, tree-lined streets to its classic old Rhodes University campus, Grahamstown has become a city of diversity, artistic expression and academic exploration. A beautiful and interesting place to explore.

Enjoy a bird's eye view of the coastline and surrounding areas on a helicopter flip thorugh the Eastern Cape. Various trips are on offer from 5min flips over a specific area to hour long flips spanning coastal routes, over game farms and forest.

In addition to helicoprter flips, the area also offer other aircraft options through our relationship with 43 Airschool situated in Port Alfred. The airschool has a fleet of over 70 fixed wing aircraft from Piper single and multi piston engine aircraft thorugh to single and multi turbine engine aircraft.
African Safari Lodge offers three guided hiking trails on the property of various difficulty and distance, from 4 to 16km trails are available. Besides the value bush and stretches of savannah grasslands, indigenous flora can be seen whilst encountering wildlife crossing paths with Zebra, various species of Antelope, Warthog and many more. A superb hiking experience for both adults and children alike with loads of educational opportunities to enjoy.

Oldenburgia Hiking Trail covers an area of 6000 hectares and provides the hiker with a variety of interesting sights and sounds around the Settlers Dam area just a stone's throw from African Safari Lodge. There are varies routes from a 2-day to shorter walks available for the avid hiker.

The Two River Trail is of medium difficulty and is designed for a three or two day getaway. Rich in abundance of birds such as African Crowned Eagles, Knysna Turacos (Lourie), six Weaver specied, Knysna and Olive Woodpeckers, this trail is a must for birders. It meanders through bush along river banks under a natural canapy of trees including Euphorbias, Yellow woods, Milkwoods, Sneezewoods and many more. Antelope such is Bush Buck, Mountain Reed Buck, Blue an dcommon Duiker, Grysbok and Kudu can be seen.

Woody Cape Hiking, which is in the Alexandria dune field, about 40km from African Safari Lodge, is considered to be the best example of bare coastal dune field, often referred to a dune sea. It offers a unique and extraordinary wilderness resource which only a few other landscapes in South Africa provide. It is the largest and least degraded coastal dune field in the southern hemishpere. The dune field imparts a unique experience of solitude, infinity and spacial freedom. Huts are available for the two-day or overnight hikes and the 7km Dassie trail starts at the huts along the breathtaking coastline.

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Famous historic forts originally positioned along the banks of the Great Fish River in order to act as early warning signals and barriers to raiding Xhosa tribes tell their own stories while the local historian regales with anecdotes of battles fought and won, embroidering the views of various resident tribes and long-established settlers.

On the various horse trails along the coast you will experience some of the best riding ever. You will be guided over spectacular landscapes of wide open beaches that stretch to the horisons or secluded valleys and cliffs nestled in the heart of the Eastern Cape bush. Start your ride along the stunning beach near Bushmans Village. Here you will experience the excitement and freedom of exploring the vast unspoilt space of open shores stretching ahead of you.

There are many small coves and rocky outcrops to explore. On top of one of these headlands we find the Cross (or Padrao) erected by Bartholomew Diaz in 1488, the famous Portuguese navigator and discoverer of the Cape. This ride is an amazing experience and long open stretches allows skilled riders an opportunity to have a gallop, alternatively, try a safe canter on the softer sand if you are inexperienced but adventurous!

Besides the bush and beach rides, a game ride in the Sibuya Game Reserve is also possible and offers a completely different experience and intimacy with the wildlife on the reserve. An experience never to forget.
Khaya La Bantu Cultural Village in the Eastern Cape offers fascinating insight into Xhosa art, craft and culture. Traditionally, the Xhosa are famous for their brightly coloured clothing and textiles, long-stemmed pipes, beadwork and music. More than being simply decorative however, Xhosa arts and crafts are linked to cultural practices and play an important role in social identity.

When you arrive at this cultural village in East London, you will be welcomed with songs and dancing. Your guides will tell you more about the role of dress and costume in Xhosa culture as they show you around Khaya La Bantu Cultural Village. You'll also see first-hand how beading and weaving are used in elaborate outfits in bright colours worn by Xhosa women. These are typically adorned with braiding and beads over a skirt and a colourful headdress that show the stages of a woman's life. Also look out for objects made from wood and natural clays, such as cooking pots, decorative Xhosa pipes, mats and baskets made from reeds and grass.

On a visit to this traditional Xhosa village, you will also meet a traditional healer, learn about coming of age and other rituals that remain important to the Xhosa people and of course, enjoy some locally brewed beer with a traditional meal.
The Mbodla Eco-Heritage Route takes one through some of the towns founded by the 1820 settlers. Here great battles were waged back and forth across the Great Fish River. Now much of this densely forested land is being returned to nature, and its extraordinary beauty is being preserved. The Mbodla Eco-heritage route could begin in Grahamstown, City of Saints.

The official version of how the nickname came about it is because there are many churches in the City. Continue towards the village of Bedford – very Afro-English. Nearby is Adelaide, which has an old, friendly hotel and an excellent country hospital.Another town much loved by tourists is Hogsback, which lies up in the misty reaches near the Amatola Mountains. It's a great destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with forest walks, birdlife, local crafts and log fires for those chilly winter nights, classic Eastern Cape eco-heritage.

Further up the Mbodla Eco-heritage route there is Fort Beaufort with its preserved Victorian-era military buildings. Your journey leads you up into Katberg, another magnificent mountain village.The area is prime Eastern Cape eco-heritage: great for photographic safaris.

World-class private game reserves like Kwandwe and Shamwari are part of the route, showcasing the land's immense biodiversity. Here you can find malaria-free safaris and Big Five bush experiences every bit as enjoyable as their counterparts to the north.
Mgwali village, situated 25 km east of the town of Stutterheim (about 4hours from African Safari Lodge), is one of the oldest settlements in the Eastern Cape. The Mgwali Mission is unique. It is the first mission station in the nineteenth century to be governed by a black man, the Reverend Tiyo Soga.

Here you can experience true Xhosa hospitality – taste traditional food and enjoy the entertainment and true African culture.
Local crafts, traditional garments and woven materials are produced here. Visitors can view a museum of photographs, historical art and crafts depicting local history and customs. An elder in the community explains the traditions and ceremonies while taking visitors on an ox-cart trip around the area to Sangomas (traditional healers), a pipe-maker and numerous artisans making traditional Xhosa pottery and other goods.
Splendid opportunities, whether historical or natural abound. African Safari Lodge, the bordering State Reserve, the tidal Kariega, Kowie and Bushman Rivers and sea side resorts of Port Alfred, Kenton on sea, Riet River and Kasouga, offer creative opportunities for the keen photographer.

The Addo Elephant and Alexandria State Forest Reserves provide additional not-to-be-missed excursions less than an hour from the lodge.

There are sections of Port Alfred that are true to the most seductive postcard settings: long swathes of beaches, a picture-perfect marina with its colourful mansions and slipways and the lazy old Kowie River that meanders inland to the nearby boundaries of Bathurst, the neighbouring village with the slightly hippy medieval vibe.

As it sits plumb in the middle of the Sunshine Coast, Port Alfred enjoys the mild weather of a typically sub-tropical zone. The waters of the Indian Ocean are forgivingly warm and the reefs off Port Alfred provide great diving spots. In fact, if you’re even slightly water-crazy, Port Alfred will have you canoeing up the Kowie, kite-sailing on the beach, signing up with the local dive school for courses, water-skiing on the river, whale-watching from a licensed boat or heading out into deep waters for some ocean fishing.

In fact, with the presence of a number of top game reserves in the area, Port Alfred is now being marketed as a ‘Big Eight' destination, where you might be lucky enough to see lions, leopards, rhinos, buffalos, elephants, dolphins, sharks and whales.

For those with a love of the open skies, there’s South Africa’s premier flight training venue: 43 Air School. This legendary centre has 60 training aircraft, and the same number of flying instructors. This is where future airline-, air force- and commercial pilots come to train in idyllic coastal surrounds.

The latest exciting development in Port Alfred is in Wharf Street, which has become the exclusive shopping centre of the village. Here you encounter a fishery, fruit market, pub, brewery, theatre, restaurant and antique store. Even more outlets and arcades are being built.

Port Alfred has certainly gone from being the ‘loneliest, barrenest village imaginable’ to a rocking little seaport with world-class features.

Port Elizabeth – aka the Windy City, Ibhayi (‘the bay’ in isiXhosa) or the Friendly City – is a coastal hub in the Eastern Cape where locals proudly proclaim that everything lies within 15 minutes’ drive of the airport.

Algoa Bay, the coastal strip of Nelson Mandela Bay, incorporates a 40km stretch of beaches, with protected areas for swimming at Kings Beach, Hobie Beach, Humewood Beach (which has World-Class Blue Flag-status), Pollock Beach and Denville Beach. Fishing, surfing, scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing are enjoyed at less-populated spots such as Wildside, Sardinia Bay, Blue Horizon Bay, Bluewater Bay, Beachview and Schoenmakerskop.

Historical and cultural icons worth visiting in Port Elizabeth include the Red Location Museum, a museum in New Brighton township that portrays ‘both the horrors of institutionalised racism and the heroic efforts of the anti-apartheid movement; the South African Air Force Museum; the Donkin Reserve, proclaimed by city founder Sir Rufane Donkin, where birds, benches, walking paths, an opera house, a lighthouse and a memorial may be seen; and the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum and Prince Alfred's Guard Memorial, both located in St George's Park – the oldest park in Port Elizabeth and home to the St George's cricket oval.

Port Elizabeth is also home to Route 67 – a collection of 67 art pieces celebrating the years Nelson Mandela devoted to public life. It is a mix of visual arts, urban design and heritage, showcasing old Victorian churches; terraced cottages on Donkin Street – where massive silver pipes catch the famous winds of Port Elizabeth and make music; a lighthouse that once guided ships into Algoa Bay; and a large pyramid built by Donkin in memory of his wife.

There is also a large metal cut-out of Nelson Mandela symbolically leading South Africans to vote in the country’s first democratic election. While in the Windy City, you cannot pass the opportunity to visit the city’s multipurpose, multi-tiered Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, an impressive legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Also worth a visit is a 52m tower with 204 steps leading to the top, known as the Campanile Memorial, a monument that stands sentinel over the Port Elizabeth harbour. It was built in 1923 to honour the arrival of 1820 British Settlers.

Another memento of Settler influence is No 7 Castle Hill, built in 1830. This is one of the oldest surviving Settler cottages in the city and encapsulates domestic life of 19th-century middle class, complete with cobbled courtyard and an operational well.

Qunu is a small rural village in South Africa's Eastern Cape Province, 32 km (20 mi) South-West of Mthatha on the road between Butterworth and Mthatha. The previous President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela was born near Qunu in the village of Mvezo next to the M'bashe river. He grew up in Qunu after his father was deposed as the chief of Mvezo. After his retirement, Mandela returned to Qunu.

In his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela describes Qunu as the place where he spent the happiest moments of his childhood. On 15 December 2013, Mandela was buried in Qunu following a state funeral, on his family's property in a spot he personally selected.

Scuba diving in the Eastern Cape is the gateway to a world of indigenous marine life, beauty and colour. Both, Port Alfred 70km and Port Elizabeth 130km from the lodge, have diving facilities should you wish to participate in an underwater experience. There are about 13 dive sites near Port Alfred with a maximum depth of 40m of which one is the Briseis, a wooden ship that sank in 1859.
Freefall over the historical city of Grahamstown in Settler Country surrounded by World renowned Game Reserves. EP Skydivers is the friendliest drop zone in South Africa. Experience the excitement of Skydiving for corporate team building and for those wanting a once off skydiving experience, come and do a Tandem skydive.

St Croix and its two sister islets, Jahleel Island and Brenton Rock - are quartzitic outcrops of the Table Mountain group, almost entirely devoid of soil. They form the base of the largest breeding colony of African Penguins on the planet.

There is another set of three islands known as the Bird Island Group. Collectivley the six islands are considered important becasue they are the only islands along the stretch of coastline between Cape Agulhus and Inhaca Island in Mozambique. Comobined they provide a surfance area of 40 hectares.

Alongside the 22,000 penguins it supports, one can often spot Cape Fur Seals, sharks, dolphins and a variety of seabird life - Cape Gannets, White-breasted Cormorants, African Black Oyster Catchers and Rock Pigeon.

Swimming below the surface of the surrounding ocean are Great White Sharks that prey on the many seals that live on the little island called Black Rocks. There are also many species of whales including the glorious Southern Right Whale. Be sure to be on the look out for Bottle Nose Dolphins and other species of dolphins too.

Penguin and seal viewing can be arranged on request.

The Eastern Cape certainly has its fair share of fantastic surfing spots, from the rugged points of the Wild Coast, to the world-renowned Jeffreys Bay. But one of the province's best kept surfing secrets are the two beaches that are separated by the Port Alfred piers - East and West Beach.

A favourite of world tour surfers such as Kelly Slater and Dane Reynolds as a quiet getaway during the craziness of the Billabong Pro in Jeffreys, Port Alfred's East Beach offers a long right-hander that runs down a perfectly shaped sandbank when the wind and swell conditions are right, emulating the infamous Supertubes in Jeffreys Bay. Local surfers such as Warwick Heny and LunganiMemani have used the idyllic conditions to perfect their surfing, and both have gone on to represent the province at national level.

On the west side of the groins is the appropriately named West Beach, a heaving, wedging left-hander that is not for the faint-hearted… With the prevailing easterly longshore drift, the west pier causes heavy sand deposition and extremely shallow sandbanks at West Beach. The pier itself causes waves to reflect off it, meeting the incoming swells to form a powerful wedge that only experienced surfers should tackle.

The best time of year to catch East Beach firing is in the Autumn and Winter months when early morning land breezes and consistent south westerly swells meet to kickstart the East Beach wave machine. West Beach, however, offers decent waves all year round, but due to the nature of the wave’s temperament, most surfers will still opt for the friendlier East Beach even during the summer months.

One of the best aspects of surfing in Port Alfred is the piers themselves, which allow surfers easy access to the surf as they are able to walk out to where the waves are breaking and jump off the pier. In Port Alfred it is not unheard of to catch your first wave with your hair still dry!

Aside from the two main beaches, there are also several other breaks in the area that are popular with the locals, among them Kleinmond, Riet River and Kellys Beach. So if you’re looking for a peaceful, uncrowded and world-class surfing holiday, add Port Alfred to your shortlist.

The Eastern Cape is also an excellent kite surfing destination. The wind blows regularly along this long stretch of coastline and the city of Port Elizabeth is affectionately known as the Windy City. The combination of warm water and consistent winds makes the Eastern Cape an excellent Kite destination all year round. Beginners often prefer the flat water of the lagoons and lakes whereas advanced Kitesurfers head to the beaches to test their skills in the surf.

Woody Cape is unique in beauty and natural surroundings, 5 minutes walk from the main area one can look out on a beach that stretches for miles and is quite possibly one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The dunes cover a large area and the entire dune field around you is some 120 square kilometres and it misses being classified as a desert by a very narrow margin. It is home to some ancient bushman middens and much of the vegetation in the dune field has been turned to stone due to being covered and uncovered by the dunes multiple times.

Behind the site it is bordered by the rolling green hills of dairy farms and many of the cottages and camping sites enjoy this beautiful view. To complete this jewel nestled in the heart of the sunshine coast there are the pristine indigenous forests of Addo National Park – the Woodycape or Marine Section on the hill behind it with many old yellowood and an amazing variety of birdlife – indeed many of the visitors are keen birders some 274 species live in the surrounding area and coastal habitat.

Guide

All of the attractions on offer in the Eastern Cape are on the doorstep of African Safari Lodge and are there for you, the visitor, to enjoy in the company of our hosts, Llewellyn du Toit and Chamara Dafel.

They are passionate about the Southern Africa in general, and all it has to offer, not only in terms of landscapes, seascapes, vistas, and fauna and flora, but especially the diversity of cultures and people of the Eastern Cape and Southern Africa and the richness of their history.

Additional acitivites Chamara can arrange and facilitate for guests:

  • Visits to Historical Sites in Frontier Country.
  • Visits to Khoisan Rock Art Sights.
  • Visits to fossil sites in the Karoo
  • Historical Talks
  • Estuary Fishing
  • Rock and Surf Fishing
  • Deap Sea Fishing
  • Fly-fishing for Trout and Yellow Fish in the Mountains
  • Flying with 43 Air School.
  • Bungy
  • Access to the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown
  • Visits down the Garden Route to the Cape Winelands
  • Visits to the Wild Coast
  • Visits to Victoria Falls where Brian has lived, and guided the Falls

Essentially we can tailormake whatever experience, withing reason, that our guests would like to enjoy in the Eastern Cape or Southern Africa.

The Eye never forgets what the Heart has seen

No Continent gives you the lasting Memories that Africa does . . .
"Africa changes you forever, like nowhere on earth. Once you have been there, you will never be the same.
But how do you begin to describe its magic to someone who has never felt it?
How can you explain the fascination of this vast, dusty continent, whose oldest roads are elephant paths?
Could it be because Africa is the place of all our beginnings, the cradle of mankind?
Maybe that was what led Karen Blixen to say in OUT OF AFRICA, "Here I am, where I belong".

- Brian Jackman