Waking up in the Safari Lodge opulence at Amakhala Game Reserve is something you should experience.
We arrived here, yesterday.
We enjoyed a game drive, beautiful supper & stunning conversation.
It is early morning.
We’re off to see some more game.
We encounter the magnificent male Lion & Mnoni, our Ranger bursts with knowledge.
This is a big 5 reserve.
The German family with whom we share the experience comment on the intimacy of it.
How privileged we are to encounter the game in their natural surroundings, yet up close & personal.
There’s a tower of Giraffes.
A beautiful herd of ‘Rooibok’.
We see black wildebeest, Kudu, Rhino.
All of it accompanied by interesting facts & great information.
The wind is cold.
The experience is stunning.
After the game drive there’s opportunity to warm up with a shower & a breakfast spread.
Then it is time for goodbyes & heading home.
We’ve tasted so much & yet we’ve tasted only a glimpse of what the Adventure Province offers.
The Eastern Cape is a magnificent destination, often forgotten by even the people who live here.
Not on the main routes for many international tourists, yet it offers travelers an awesome experience.
We’ve only encountered tourism operators who are passionate about the service they provide & every single international tourist we’ve met, on this trip & on previous trips say the same.
They say: wow! I am so glad we made time to come to the Eastern Cape. The experience was authentic. It gave us a taste of Africa we did not get anywhere else. Without it, our African trip would’ve been incomplete.
And after spending a little bit of time in our Adventure Province, they all say they’re coming back.
Perhaps, if we who are fortunate enough to live right here, see with new eyes, start tasting in new ways – perhaps then the excitement of our wonderful bit of world will be infectious.
Walking away from this experience, I know this: the Eastern Cape is an amazing place to spend time, it is more than worthwhile to explore.
From Cintsa East, through East London, down the coast past Kidds Beach, Hamburg, via Bathurst, down to Port Elizabeth & up into the Karoo to places like Graaff Reinet & Nieu Bethesda – it leaves us breathless.
It makes us more.
So this is my encouragement to you: if you live in the Eastern Cape, explore it. You’ll discover it is so much more than the little bit of world you inhabit.
If you’re from another part of Southern Africa: come! You’ll taste our country in a way you did not know existed.
If you’re from Europe, the Americas or the United Kingdom: come, come! You’ll be able to taste Africa, like nowhere else, in a malaria free environment. You’ll experience the authenticity you long for in an extremely safe environment & you’ll go home wishing you had more time to adventure with us.
So? Are you up for it?
We look forward to hosting you, to showing you life like you did not know it existed.
Come taste our Africa.