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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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Best game drive of our visit!

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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Surrey
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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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Dublin Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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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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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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Address: Address: PO Box 105 | Paterson, Port Elizabeth 6130, South Africa
Phone Number: 042 235 1436
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Port Elizabeth

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