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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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Love the hands on family owned touch

Excellent. Perfectly organized, great guides, no format speech, owners helped serve dinner and they packed my breakfast to go when I had to leave early.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Palm Springs, California
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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent. Perfectly organized, great guides, no format speech, owners helped serve dinner and they packed my breakfast to go when I had to leave early.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

I stayed for two nights in the Outspan Tented Camp (glamping luxury!) on this beautiful private game reserve. This was the 2-night Tooth and Claw package. I cannot rate this game reserve and the people who own and run it highly enough. I was so fortunate in arriving on a Thursday - I had my own private game ranger, Ryan... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Their Tooth and Claw half day safari is worth its while. Nice informed safari guides. Dinner at the end with free drinks on the house and campfire was an icing on the cake

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Hellevoetsluis, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This may we did our day game drive with this organisation and they are great! Started after pick up at our guesthouse in ADDO park and after the lunch in the private reserve. Especially the private tour is great., the guide(we had Christo) shows a lot and tells a lot and takes his time. To make the day complete you... More 

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Blue Springs, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

This is a chance to see plenty of animals including lions, elephants, and rhino. Romantic private African thatch roof cabins available. Good food and three very informative game drives.

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Belfast, Northern Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

We did the Addo Elephant Park drive in the morning followed by a very interesting game drive with Scott at Schotia. The game drive was highly enjoyable with Scott who was extremely proficient and entertaining at the same time. At the end of the afternoon we had a lovely dinner. The game drive itself was great and we saw a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

Great value evening/night game drive. Schotia is a smaller game park which means you have a fair chance of getting up close to the animals. Edward, the guide, was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions, the dinner at the Boma was great and really warming on a chilly night. I would highly recommend doing the evening drive and while... More 

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Thank Jane P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

I chose this game reserve as I thought if it had been owned by the same family for some time they would know where the animals were to be found on the reserve. I was right. The reserve is not too big so the area is soon covered and they know the animals well. We was also treated to a... More 

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I've travelled game reserves before, self-drive, and have been lucky some times, but with Schotia, the rangers in the different vehicles communicate with each other so assisting each other to give their guests a great experience! With knowledgeable Scott Rollo as our host/ranger/driver, we saw Elephant, buffalo (fleetingly) Rhino and Lions (including some mating behaviour!) as well as 14 other... More 

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Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Schotia was probably my 5th Safari here in SA. And it was probably the very best one. you can't compare it to Addo as this is not a national park but a private game reserve. The bonfire at night after driving and spotting animals through the dark is a superb ending of a perfect day.

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