Evening scene across the bushveldt from Ecca Lodge suite at Kwandwe South Africa

Eastern Cape


If you are travelling to South Africa with your family and would like to take your children on safari, the Eastern Cape is ideal – it’s malaria-free.

Having said that, if you’re not travelling with children, the fabulously luxurious safari lodges are perfect for adults too!

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The Eastern Cape gets on average between 7 to 8 hours of sunshine a day throughout the year. Winter temperatures range between 7 to 20 degrees whilst summer temperatures can be expected to reach anywhere between 16 to 26 degrees. The Eastern Cape can be considered to have a good, temperate climate that rarely reaches the extremes.

When to travel


View across Hout Bay and Chapmans Peak for the Biking in Cape Town
Tour Cape Town, Garden Route and culminate in a safari on the incredible Kwandwe Private Game Reserve.

Where to stay

Pool at night Melton Manor at Kwandwe Lodge South Afric

Magnificent luxury private lodge in a vast game reserve. This is the ultimate private residence for your safari in the Eastern Cape. Famous for great...

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge suite ext evening south africa

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Lodge near river at Great Fish River Lodge South Africa

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Experiences in eastern-cape

Lion sitting in front of Game Viewer at Kwandwe South Africa

Situated along South Africa’s eastern coastline is the Eastern Cape province, renowned for being a world-class, malaria-free safari destination. In the heart of the Eastern Cape...

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