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Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve

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Address: PO Box 105 | Paterson, Port Elizabeth 6130, South Africa
Phone Number: 042 235 1436
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The complete Safari Experience! Highly recommended!

We had a wonderful experience and would recommend this reserve to anyone who is enthusiastic about wildlife and would like to see 4 of the Big 5. Our guide, Kurt was clearly very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Ficksburg, South Africa
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Surrey
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Our two biys, 4 and 7 LOVED this and we were amazed at how intrigued they were. They were a bit disappointed with the sight of fences as we'd told them the animasl were wild and through the afternoon drive we did seem to cover the same ground several times. That said, we saw lots of animals and a good... More 

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Ficksburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We had a wonderful experience and would recommend this reserve to anyone who is enthusiastic about wildlife and would like to see 4 of the Big 5. Our guide, Kurt was clearly very knowledgable and very good at his job. He was able to answer all our questions and his sense of humor and energy made it a pleasurable game... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Booked the tooth and claw safari that started at 3PM, included a barbeque dinner, and a night drive. We had Blake as our driver / guide and he was a hoot! First we stayed away from the other vehicles. Then he was able to get the rhinos to do the snort / dance / charge for us and that was... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This was our first time on game drives/reserve and we loved it. We had such an amazing time with Justin on our drives with Schotia. He was really knowledgeable and friendly, went out of his way to show us interesting things and made our experience really special. We stayed overnight in the Outspan tent. It was a brilliant experience. Our... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We saw 4 of the Big Five in the reserve. Our guide, Malcolm, was very knowledgable. The full day offered good adventure, good company and good food!

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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This was our second trip to Schotia Safaris, and it was as wonderful on this second trip as it was the first a couple of years ago. It is an easy drive from Port Elizabeth, and everything about it was catered for. We booked the all-inclusive one-day package with Addo option. This includes an afternoon game drive with a "tea... More 

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Manchester, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

My husband and I had planned a 2 week holiday to Cape Town and the Winelands but wanted a couple of days on safari. We didn't have the time to fly up to Kruger so I researched all the private game reserves on the Eastern Cape. They all appeared to offer similar packages but Schotia was by far the cheapest... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Not sure what to expect but it proved to be nearly 4 hours of Safari excitement. Elephants, rhinos, giraffe, hippos, zebras and we even witnessed the end of an ostrich 'kill' by lions. An amazing day which was ended with a wonderful fireside meal and free ber, wine and soft drinks. Awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

knowledgeable guide, felt safe even in unsavoury conditions, saw so many animals, brilliant atmosphere for supper in the wild.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Having never been on a safari of any sort, we really had no idea of what to expect. All we hoped for was that we would get to see the big five up close. Well, this has to be the highlight of our already fantastic South African holiday. An absolutely amazing day. We started the morning at the Addo National... More 

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