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Reviewed 9 January 2011

It's a privilege to be able to see lions, rhinos, hippos, zebras, etc etc etc in their own habitat. The highlight was being able to get up close to a pride of lions, not once but three times (we were safely in a big jeep of course). George, our ranger, was very knowledgeable, helpful and confident - he totally enhanced...

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 December 2010

The whole experience was amazing. We were picked up in PE for a 2 day package.We'd had a problem with our airline tickets and Igna was fantastic allowing us use of pc and phone to sort this out. All the staff were great, Edward was a brilliant guide and tracked down the animals when they were determined to hide !!...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2010

If you are travelling the Garden Route this a great safari to do. You see the big 4 (plus more!) at Schotia then get taken to Addo to see the elephants. We stayed overnight, and were picked up at 2pm in Port Elizabeth, and dropped back at 4pm the next day. Everything ran like clockwork, we saw loads of wildlife...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2010

We did a one night, 4 game drive safari including a trip to Addo - which we wish we could have spent another day in! We were warmly welcomed on arrival and although it was raining, we were given waterproof ponchos and blankets for in the covered land rover. We were still dressed in layers and having had warm to...

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London
Reviewed 22 November 2010

My girlfriend and I spent a night at Schotia including the Addo Elephant excursion. For most of our stay our guide was George. George is fantastic - he is clearly passionate about nature and enjoys sharing his passion with guests. We could not have asked for a better guide. We stayed in the Impala rondavel. I thought it was very...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 November 2010

Schotia Safaris was one of the highlights of our trip to South Africa. We had a fantastic guide, Etienne who went out of his way to ensure we got to see all of the animals (lions, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, zebra, wilderbeast and all manner of antelope) in amzing settings. We did the 2 night stay which included the trip to...

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Stafford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2010

Game drive after game drive with George, our unflagging, dedicated and helpful host/ranger. Great accomadation in Warthog. Food OK but not Fine Dining. Great value and would reccomend without hesitation

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Berlin
Reviewed 21 October 2010

It as our last day on a three-week South Africa tour - and a highlight. Four game drives in a program starting a 3 pm and lasting till next morning ten o'clock plus coffee break, dinner and breakfast. Very comfortable hut in the middle of the game park. My wife had a bit trouble sleeping because the lions were roaring...

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1Thank HerthaBSCBerlin
Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 6 October 2010

i had the most amazing time at schotia. everyone is very nice and knowledgable. we saw everything we came to see and had a lot of fun. the meals were great and we were sad to leave. all of the staff are incredible.

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 20 July 2010

We selected Schotia as we were in Port Elizabeth for the World Cup and wanted to go on a safari with our two young kids. Most places don't allow young kids to go on the game drives, thanks to TripAdvisor we learned of Schotia. We spent two nights in the Springbuck Lodge which was so wonderful. Our entire family was...

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Address: PO Box 105, Paterson, Sundays River Valley 6130, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Sundays River Valley > Paterson
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve Hotel Port Elizabeth
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