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Schotia Tooth and Claw Safari

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Great safari day in Addo and Schotia

Great fun day with our guide Carl, we were picked up from our accommodation at 9am, and visited... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
marklh
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What a day. Our guide Carl was so knowledgable. In the morning we visited Addo elephant park... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Extraordinary82311
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Schotia offers one of the best chances to see lions in the wild. This private malaria free reserve close to the Addo Elephant National Park is probably the most densely stocked reserve in Africa, and with over 40 mammal species and approximately...more
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Addo Elephant National Park, South Africa
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We chose to do the full day safari. The first half of the day in Addo and second half doing the Schotia tooth and claw safari topped off with dinner in the Lapa. We were picked up from our lodge at 0900 by Scott who...More

3  Thank Barry M
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 January 2014

We had the misfortune to have an afternoon/ evening safari during December. There were 88 people on our drive and it was more like a convoy than a safari. If you have never seen a wild animal then this might be for you, otherwise do...More

5  Thank Lynn T
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All reviews open fire the reserve excellent viewing private park evening meal was great both parks bed and breakfast complimentary drinks wrap up warm addo park excellent guide evening drive an amazing trip short period of time white rhino his knowledge land rover
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Reviewed 3 days ago

you're almost guaranteed to see all the animals on their list. However, it is technically a zoo as they import the animals and the park is rather small. So you don't really see the animals in their actual habitat. but the guides are great and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great fun day with our guide Carl, we were picked up from our accommodation at 9am, and visited Addo Elephant Park in the morning, Carl made sure everyone on either side of the vehicle had a chance to see the animals, he ha a good...More

Thank marklh
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a day. Our guide Carl was so knowledgable. In the morning we visited Addo elephant park, followed by lunch then the drive to scotia. We saw lions; a young female and a young male; giraffes, hippo, rhino’s, impala, crocodile and others. The evening meal...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic safari great we had a great guide definitely a must-see 10 out of 10 place to go at the end of the tour we then had a barbecue meal which was fantastic and then a night-time drive back to the entrance we stayed at...More

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in SA for a limited amount of time, and you are not going to Kruger, this could be a good find. For us however, this felt overly organized, expensive and commercial. The park is small and there are lots of animals to...More

2  Thank carolinebI3510SB
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an experience! We were reluctant at first because it was raining in the morning. Decided to go afterglow and got lucky someone had cancelled. Christo was our guide and he was great, funny, knowledgeable and kind. We saw all of the big ones, and...More

Thank Susi G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The game drive in this private park was magnificent. It was very well organised and our ranger, Zane, was very well informed. The drive started at 15h00 and ended at 21h00. At about 17h00 we stopped for refreshments and later on we had a wonderful...More

Thank Tiets65
Reviewed 28 September 2018

A private reserve which was smaller than the abutting Addo park and presumably this gave the opportunity to corral the animals for viewing by skilful management but our guide assured us the density of animals on both sites was equal; nevertheless we saw the big...More

Thank OLDGIT71
Reviewed 24 September 2018

If you have limited time or patience and are desperate to see lions and rhino, chances are you may not succeed at Addo National Park, but in little Schotia, right next door, you are almost guaranteed to see the creatures you're keen to see. Nice...More

Thank SwissMs
Reviewed 15 September 2018

Our group had an amazing trip on this safari tour - while not as large as some of the bigger safaris, it showed a great variety of animals over the course of a few hours. The supper and bonfire at the end of the night...More

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natechung
28 September 2017|
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Response from annebB398XW | Reviewed this property |
It is a nature reserve so there are parts that are more bumpy but not really jolting. But the drivers are very helpful and you can certainly ask them to take this into consideration.
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barbarajcamp
10 January 2017|
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Response from Napanangka | Reviewed this property |
This is to young for a safari but write directly to Ella at Schotia. She will explain everything to you.
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