Schotia is a private game reserve and we
aim to take our guests as
close as possible to get the best viewing of rhino, hippo,
giraffe and the king of the beasts, lion! We try to show our
guests as much as possible on a drive and concentrate on the
popular sightings rather than 'the birds and the bees'.
This is a four hour guided game drive in an open Land Rover with a short refreshments and toilet break at the halfway point. After an amazing experience where you will view more animals than you thought possible, enjoy a delicious dinner which is prepared over an open fire. A short, spotlit nightdrive providing the possibility of more nocturnal animals completes your experience as we return to our reception area.
Addo Morning Trip
Addo Elephant National Park was proclaimed in 1931 to provide a safe haven for the few wild elephants who survived government-sponsored culling to remove them in the early 20th century.
Today the elephants number in their hundreds, thanks to the efforts of the National Parks Board and a unique vegetation type - subtropical thicket, or valley bushveld. It is this thick, impenetrable vegetation that has not only provided protection for the elephants and buffalo in the area, but also provided a rich food source, supporting what is now the most dense population of wild elephants on the planet.
Our tour concentrates on finding and viewing elephants, with knowledgeable guides interpreting behaviour and giving a detailed insight into the private life of elephants.
Buffalo sightings are a definite bonus, while you may also be lucky enough to see dung beetles keeping the park tidy!
Thereafter the tour moves on to Schotia Private Game Reserve for some real, up-close game viewing.
** PLEASE NOTE: This trip is an 'add on' and we only offer it as part of a full day package in conjunction with the Schotia Tooth & Claw safari. **