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Eastbourne
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on the afternoon and evening game drive as the final thing we did before flying home. It was a pretty cold and occasionally rainy, which probably meant we saw fewer animals than had it been nice and warm, but this did not significantly detract from the experience. The chap who drove us around was totally obsessed with giving...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not going to lie when planning my trip to South Africa the one think I was looking forward to doing was going on a safari and getting to see the big 5 specifically the lions. We only stayed one night, I was actually worried we weren't going to see everything, but wow schotia safari exceeded expectations. We basically got to...

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2Thank Jamel D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ty did a great job showing us all of the animals and was extremely knowledgeable about everything you need to know. Highly recommend him as a guide! The food the reserve served was also incredible. Highly recommend traveling in Ty's rover. I'm considering going back this year!

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4Thank timothy b
New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time in South Africa and we wanted to find a quality Safari that also affordable enough for us to stay overnight and take in the full experience. After searching online for a while, we decided on Schotia since it was a little off the beaten path and had glowing reviews. By far one of the best...

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2Thank SeanFH
Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We spent one night here and saw lots of animals and the accomodation was lovely. We stayed at the impala lodge. Although it has no electricity I think this is a much nicer option. The food was plenty but average. If you are looking for somewhere to see lots of animals in a short period of time then this is...

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4Thank David A
Mossel Bay
Reviewed 25 February 2017

I visit Schotia as often as I can as it is one of my favourite places in Southern Africa. The reserve is big enough that you have a real feel of the wilds of Africa and yet small enough that you get to see a large part of it in your drive. The topography is superb. I love the trees...

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1Thank FionaAyerst
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 24 February 2017

We booked the tooth and claw safari with 4 game drives (3x Schotia, 1x addo) and a overnight stay in the tent: what a great adventure! We had a great ranger (Edward) and saw 4 out of the big 5. Even in the private game park it felt like the animals had a great life and we really liked that...

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2Thank npijnenburg
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We did night sleepover option Including Addo National park. The sleepover option gave us this beautiful opportunity to enjoy their Bush Lodge. To begin with we were picked up on time from our hotel in PE to report to reception for check-in. Jenny did our smooth check-in and asked us to lock our bags as they will be directly put...

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2Thank Nins_12
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Came with family, including 5 and 8 year olds, to do tooth and claw safari (afternoon/evening tour in open jeep 2:30-8:30). We were all thrilled!!! The rangers are funny and knowledgeable, the animals abundant. We got up close and hilariously personal with zebra, giraffes, elephant, various antelope, even rhinos and hippos and lions!! The ranger was able to answer all...

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We returned to enjoy the Tooth and Claw Safari (also done in 2013) and opted for an overnight stay in Warthog Lodge. Great experience, another excellent guide, enjoyed seeing black-maned lion again, the rhinos with their rejuvenated horns, and most especially the elephant characters! Dinner was once more delicious and hugely enjoyable but the hippo are still camera shy! Warthog...

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Additional Information about Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve

Address: PO Box 105, Paterson, Sundays River Valley 6130, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Paterson
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
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“No idea, did not stay there”
Whizzybill, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Definitely worth staying overnight! Having a night drive and not having to rush everywhere makes a huge difference!”
SeanFH, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms are in the bush and are amazing”
FionaAyerst, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We loved Warthog Lodge!”
JBC0301, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in a tented private camp.”
cachris, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
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