Lions, elephants, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos are high on the wishlist for most visitors to South Africa, but you don’t have to go on a multi-day safari to spot the Big Five. This private full-day tour from Port Elizabeth will maximise your chances of spotting the majestic beasts with a guided visit to the Amakhala Private Game Reserve. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Wildlife at Amakhala Private Game Reserve
Your tour begins with pickup from your Port Elizabeth hotel in time for a 10am (winter) or 11am (summer) departure, and an around 1-hour drive to the Amakhala Game Reserve by private vehicle.
On arrival, join a game drive around the 18,500-acre (7,500-hectare) private reserve and marvel at the views from an open-top safari vehicle. Along the way, look out for wildlife including black wildebeest, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, and antelope, and if you’re lucky, spot the Big 5 – lions, elephants, leopards, cape buffalo, and rhinoceros.
Stop to re-fuel with a delicious 2-course lunch (included) at the reserve’s restaurant, then set sail on a scenic 45-minute cruise along the Bushman's River. Finally, take another drive around a different area of the park to complete your wildlife checklist.
After a full day exploring the park, return to Port Elizabeth, where your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel.