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Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve

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Address: | Paterson, Port Elizabeth 6130, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 42 235 1436
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Great safari experience close to Port Elizabeth

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... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This is the kind of thing that everyone should do at least once in a lifetime. Although smaller and with less number of animals as compared to other reserves, the customised services they offer are a pleasant surprise. First, I do recommend to stay over for at least one night, otherwise you'll do everything in a hurry. We stayed for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Afternoon safari lasting over 8 hrs interspersed with refreshments and dinner followed by early morning gorgeous safari prior to breakfast. Edward our guide was fantastic, v informative & absolutely passionate about the animals on the reserve.we were able to see lions day and night with their awesome growl . Elephants, warthogs, zebras, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, to name just a few.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We did the three night stay with a visit to Addo Elephant Park. Amazing! The guides were knowledgeable and gave us an insight into life in South Africa. Accommodation is beautiful, food is awesome. I highly recommend booking in here!!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

We stayed here with two adults and one child (9). Our feelings were mixed but overall very positive. In some ways, Schotia, is like a large zoo. It is not a huge park, and the animals are accustomed to people/vehicles. In many cases the animals, although South African, would not naturally be here. As such, you do not have that... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Excellent. Perfectly organized, great guides, no format speech, owners helped serve dinner and they packed my breakfast to go when I had to leave early.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I stayed for two nights in the Outspan Tented Camp (glamping luxury!) on this beautiful private game reserve. This was the 2-night Tooth and Claw package. I cannot rate this game reserve and the people who own and run it highly enough. I was so fortunate in arriving on a Thursday - I had my own private game ranger, Ryan... More 

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