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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--saw absolutely everything!

Any misgivings about deciding to go with a private reserve over a place like Addo or even Kruger disappeared on the first drive--we saw lions, rhino, elephants, wart hogs, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wow! What an amazing experience. Our ranger, Carl was absolutely awesome and could have taken us on an all-nighter had we not been so bushed, excuse the pun, from all our team building activities from earlier in the day. Beautiful animals to see, delicious meal, amazing staff... the list goes on. Can't wait to take my son there

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Any misgivings about deciding to go with a private reserve over a place like Addo or even Kruger disappeared on the first drive--we saw lions, rhino, elephants, wart hogs, and much more. Given that we may never do anything like this ever again, we wanted to be sure we saw everything we wanted to see, so we booked two nights... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a real awesome experience if you are a real animal lover when my day began I went to ADDO elephant park with Alan tours then went on the game drive in the afternoon this was the pinnacle of the day I saw every animal you could only dream of seeing our guide Christo knew his stuff and you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We had a two night stay which included a trip to Addo. Our bush lodge was wonderfully comfortable. We knew it was small, but that worked perfectly for us. We really got one on one attention. Kurt our guide was great. He did his best to get us to the game and allow us to get the pictures we wanted.... More 

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We have been on many game drives during our visits to South Africa. This was by far and away the best. You truly are up close and personal with the animals, being seated in open backed landrovers, with no barriers between you and them. Our guide, Christo, was brilliant - just the right amount of dry humour with excellent game... More 

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Schotia is one of our favourite private game reserves. The staff are super and always full of fun. The rangers go out of their way to find the animals and are very knowledgable. The evening meal in the lapa with the roaring fire and stars overhead is the highlight of the day.

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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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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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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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