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Schotia Tooth and Claw Safari

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Address: Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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Description: Schotia offers one of the best chances to see lions in the wild. This...
Schotia offers one of the best chances to see lions in the wild. This private malaria free reserve close to the Addo Elephant National Park is probably the most densely stocked reserve in Africa, and with over 40 mammal species and approximately 2000 animals, can offer consistently good game viewing throughout the year.
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Great family experience

We had an amazing guide, Karl - he was patient and entertaining and we managed to see everything we wanted to see except for the elusive hippos.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing guide, Karl - he was patient and entertaining and we managed to see everything we wanted to see except for the elusive hippos.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

You get a very cool little tour, get up close and personal with animals you'd have a very hard time seeings. Would definitely go back.

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Askim, Västra Götaland, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We combined this Safari with the ADDO , We was driven around in a small jeep, during the day in very large area. The park is divided in two parts. One with Lions and one without. Our driver was able to find all the important animals. Then it was dinner in the bush. It was a protected area but in... More 

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Devon
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is very much a business with prices to match. The evening meal is adequate but the drinks are limited. The guides will try to find all the animals especially the lions. When we were there the male lion was walking by the fence separating the reserve from Addo Elephant park and the two male lions in the park were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We arrived for our safari and after some drinks and biscuits we were on our way. The first major sighting was a group of impala, then a mum and baby giraffe (about 5 weeks old). Then some red hartebeest followed by rhino. A car ahead of us accidentally disturbed the male and female rhino as they were resting and we... More 

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

It is always a pleasure to visit Schotia Safaris. From the moment you arrive you are welcomed with open arms. The staff and the guides go out of their way to accommodate you and there is always fun to be had on the vehicles. The guides ensure that you see the best of the animals. The highlight of the day... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We went to this safari. If you are in Africa you should do a safari after all. We went there at 15:00. Our ranger (Kurt) was well prepeared to answer all questions coming up. It was a long ride with the car and we have seen....Giraffes/hippos/Rhinoes/Warthogs/Elephants......and the highlight was when a lion was eating a warthog (poor pumba). All this... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Very good experience - very profesional and the rangers that guides the safari are very experienced and entusiastic. We enjoyed the safari very much and the dinner after is cosy with a fire in the middle.

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Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

My rating: Wildlife: 3* Everything else: 1* In the morning we visited Addo Elephant park and in the afternoon we decided to take a game drive in Scotia. You are “welcomed” in a big reception room. There are some drinks and cookies but there was nobody to welcome you and to explain the programme. You are given the name of... More 

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WEST MIDLANDS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We had already been to Addo Park the day before. Although enjoying the day, we did not get to see lions and rhinos. We had visited from the UK and were disappointed, as we did not want to spend day after day hoping to catch them at Addo. Schotia is a privately owned, smaller game reserve. The rangers say that... More 

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