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The glorious Eastern Cape

The glorious Eastern Cape

When you own a travel company, you need to travel!  Liz and I are off to the Eastern Cape today so we thought we'd give you some safari ideas for this utterly splendid part of the world.

The Elephant House is a most unusual safari option.  It's a large and beautifully decorated, owner-managed four-star guesthouse just outside of Greater Addo Elephant Park.  The website does not do the place justice at all so please don’t judge it by that!

It’s not actually within a reserve, so you don’t get that immersive safari experience that you’d get elsewhere. However, you do get to choose when you go on game drives and also you can, if you like, self-drive through Addo without a guide (in fact this is a very popular thing to do – the roads are tarred and in good condition).

Many of our clients like this option as they don’t then feel ‘obligated’ to go on the guided game drives twice a day because they are not included in the daily rate: perhaps one afternoon they’ll just go for a drive along the coast instead or visit a historic town like Grahamstown (or just laze by the pool!). 

Prices start at a very reasonable ZAR2 375 (US$195) per room per night B&B.

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We’re an ethical private travel planning company focused on Southern Africa.

We offer ready-made and also customised holidays and journeys across this unique region of the world.

When our clients travel with us, they are assured that their travel spend is directly supporting local African companies that offer sustainable products and services, both in terms of people and planet.


Our logo is an image of a skull found in the Rising Star Cave System in Gauteng, South Africa in 2013. It was named ‘homo naledi’, meaning ‘human of the stars’.

The cave system has so far given rise to the remains of over 15 individuals, making it the largest hominid fossil remains site ever discovered.

Travelling to Southern Africa is truly a return to the source of humankind, to Where It All Began.

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