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Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve

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Address: | Paterson, Port Elizabeth 6130, South Africa
Phone Number: 042 235 1436
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Amazing safari experience!

We booked the 2 night tooth and claw experience @ Schotia and it was amazing!! The first day we had Justin as our ranger (the son of the owner) and he gave us so much information... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Louise H
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We booked the 2 night tooth and claw experience @ Schotia and it was amazing!! The first day we had Justin as our ranger (the son of the owner) and he gave us so much information and was so passionate about the park and the animals. We also did a great night safari and found the Elephants and Rhinos. Our... More 

Thank Louise H
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited them for day visit, started with a Refreshment, in kind of a Camp. And then we went on game drive. It's a well kept farm for the animals, from what I could experience. And after the drive we had a good dinner. Thanks to all employees there. The business is a family run business. I think it is... More 

Thank Ravi K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for 1 night at Schotia. We started with the afternoon safari and it was stunning. Great experience! After the afternoon safari we had a little break by the bonfire which was great and then dinner with our group and ranger. After dinner we started our night safari which was amazing. Even though we could not find the hippos,... More 

Thank Chey_89
Seoul, South Korea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was recommended to me from a tour guide friend. I'm glad I went. The guide was awesome, the animals are close but don't maul you to death, and it was something I'd do again.

Thank Bob K
Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just came back from south africa, me and 5 Argentinian friends. Arrived with no expectations as everyone told us best safaris were at kruger park, but scothia was really great!. We were so lucky to have Carl as our guide, cause he done everything he could for us to see the most animals we could, even at night! We... More 

Thank Maria P
Oegstgeest, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At 10am our ranger Nicky picked us up and at 10pm he brought us home at our lodge. Nicky was an excellent ranger with a great sense of humor. We had a morning game drive in Addo Elephant Park. After lunch an afternoon drive in Schotia followed by a nice braai dinner and a moonlight drive. Nicky kept explaining to... More 

Thank Guus T
New York City, New York
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked a safari for 9 people very last minute and luckily Schotia was able to accommodate. Everything from the service to the food was excellent. Our guide Igna was very informative and knowledgeable about the animals and also great at interacting with everyone on the safari. The reserve isn't the largest compared to other parks but you never got the... More 

Thank CCS8838
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Certainly a highlight of my family's trip to South Africa. Loads of animals, great guide, fun meal. We are glad our guest house manager encouraged us to spend an afternoon/evening at Schotia!

Thank todmcdonald
Somerset East
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

The package included 3 game drives (including a night drive), dinner and breakfast. The park is quite beautiful and has a HUGE amount of game - usually seen from up close. We had a dinner (warthog stew) in an outdoor dining room - with a great atmosphere - ditto breakfast. The guides were excellent. As a South African, I'm actually... More 

Thank BigboySomersetEast
Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

There are not enough beautiful words in my vocabulary to be able to describe Schotia and more so the staff! My father took myself, my teenage daughter and 7 month old son to show us a slice of South Africa - and it didn't disappoint. We stayed in the tented camps which were magically lit at night by the historical... More 

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