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Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve

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Address: | Paterson, Port Elizabeth 6130, South Africa
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+27 42 235 1436
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Prepare for a bumpy ride, but it will all be worth it! Fantastic scenery, wonderful tour coming upon beautiful beasts in natural surroundings, witnessing life in the wild as it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Hazel A
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Prepare for a bumpy ride, but it will all be worth it! Fantastic scenery, wonderful tour coming upon beautiful beasts in natural surroundings, witnessing life in the wild as it should be. Getting up close and personal, photo opportunities galore. Excellent facilities and tour guides/drivers. Elephants, rhinos, lions, giraffes, water buffaloes, zebras, hippos, warthogs, the list goes on. We had... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to see South Africa's big 5. Our ranger, Scott, was excellent. Even though this is a very busy reserve, there is lots of space so it doesn't seem crowded. We did an afternoon game drive, stopped for snacks and then went out again. Then it was time for the BBQ. Good food and a chance... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an afternoon/evening trip to this private game reserve from our accommodation at Hitgeheim, which was a treat. Shout out to our enthusiastic game ranger Donovan who gave us a wonderful range of sightings. Leaving from the central office around 2pm, where free tea and coffees were available, (as were toilets), I was rather nervous that it might be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 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 9 January 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 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 1 January 2017 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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