Fancy staying at a hostel where zebra roam freely and wilderbeest run through the forest? Santa Paloma Guest Farm is one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets.
Located about 15km outside East London, this family-run game reserve offers guests the chance to experience a real slice of Africa – and it’s well worth the bumpy drive.
Santa Paloma Guest Farm, East London - South Africa hostels - Fabulous Travel Guide
Spend the afternoon hiking through the outback, go fishing in the river or enjoy a guided game drive with owner Jacques and spot zebra, wilderbeest, impala, waterbuck and even monkeys.
Spot impala during a game drive at Santa Paloma game reserve
Still hungry for more? Take a dip in the gorgeous swimming pool, brave the 17m tree climb or simply cosy up by the fire and get to know the family – you’ll feel at home in no time!
Enjoy the swimming pool at Santa Paloma Guest Farm
Accommodation & directions
Santa Paloma Guest Farm offers guests simple dorms with ensuite, beautiful private rooms, camping or self-catering accommodation. Food can be arranged or you can make use of the well-stocked kitchen.
Category: Africa, East London, 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.