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Spot lions at Schotia Private Game Reserve

[ 4 ] August 4, 2011 | Alison Adey

Looking for an unforgettable safari experience in South Africa? Schotia Private Game Reserve near Port Elizabeth is a great choice.

This park actually guarantees lion sightings and is thought to be ‘the most densely stocked reserve in Africa’ with over 2000 animals. So if you’re desperate to see the Big Five then Schotia is a a safe bet.

Lioness and her cubs at Schotia safaris - Safaris in South Africa - Fabulous Travel Guide

Lioness and her cubs at Schotia safaris - Safaris in South Africa - Fabulous Travel Guide

What to expect

As well as lions, this reserve is home to hundreds of game species including zebra, wilderbeest, hippos, giraffes, monkey, springbuck and even crocodiles – so expect an afternoon packed full of adventure!

Giraffes at Schotia Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Giraffes at Schotia Private Game Reserve in South Africa

Tours usually take place in an open-top Land Rover and last around 4 hours. Blankets are provided for the evening drives – but it’s always book to wear gloves and take a warm jacket. TOP TIP Take a spare camera battery!

Booking your tour

Addo/Schotia full day tour: Our favourite tour includes a morning drive through Addo Elephant Park, followed by an afternoon/evening drive through Schotia. Price includes lunch, drinks and a delicious dinner around the bonfire.

Tooth & Claw: Enjoy a 4-hour guided game drive in an open Land Rover where you’ll spot lions, giraffe, rhino and hippo. Afterwards, feast on a delicious buffet dinner prepared on open fires.

We want to say a big thanks to Peter de Witt for making our tour unforgettable! Get more information about tours or email schotia@intekom.co.za to make a booking.

Looking for more animal adventures in South Africa? Go cage diving with Great White sharks for an adrenaline rush you’ll never forget! Follow us on Twitter for more travel updates.

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Category: Adventure, Africa, Animal Lovers, Fun stuff!, Port Elizabeth, Safaris, South Africa

About Alison Adey: I was previously Channel Editor for IPC's Homes network (Housetohome.co.uk; Idealhomemagazine.co.uk; Livingetc.com and Homesandgardens.com) but I bid them a fond farewell in December 2010 to embark on this trip. I also worked for Nowmagazine.co.uk as a features writer for two years. View author profile.

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