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Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve

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Mossel Bay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit Schotia as often as I can as it is one of my favourite places in Southern Africa. The reserve is big enough that you have a real feel of the wilds of Africa and yet small enough that you get to see a large part of it in your drive. The topography is superb. I love the trees...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked the tooth and claw safari with 4 game drives (3x Schotia, 1x addo) and a overnight stay in the tent: what a great adventure! We had a great ranger (Edward) and saw 4 out of the big 5. Even in the private game park it felt like the animals had a great life and we really liked that...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We did night sleepover option Including Addo National park. The sleepover option gave us this beautiful opportunity to enjoy their Bush Lodge. To begin with we were picked up on time from our hotel in PE to report to reception for check-in. Jenny did our smooth check-in and asked us to lock our bags as they will be directly put...

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Came with family, including 5 and 8 year olds, to do tooth and claw safari (afternoon/evening tour in open jeep 2:30-8:30). We were all thrilled!!! The rangers are funny and knowledgeable, the animals abundant. We got up close and hilariously personal with zebra, giraffes, elephant, various antelope, even rhinos and hippos and lions!! The ranger was able to answer all...

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We returned to enjoy the Tooth and Claw Safari (also done in 2013) and opted for an overnight stay in Warthog Lodge. Great experience, another excellent guide, enjoyed seeing black-maned lion again, the rhinos with their rejuvenated horns, and most especially the elephant characters! Dinner was once more delicious and hugely enjoyable but the hippo are still camera shy! Warthog...

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Kalmthout, Belgium
Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

What an experience. We stayed in warthog lodge. Brilliant. Just around the corner was a Pool with three hippo's and 2 nice crocs. Also an elephant came to have a mudbath during the night. We saw loads of animals. Even some who are rare to find according to our ranger. He was amazed too. When we found the Lions they...

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cachris
Reviewed 20 November 2016

This was great experience from start to finish. This was our 2nd visit to Scotia and this time we brought friends with us. We stayed in their tented private camp. Each camp is surrounded by luscious greenery and thick thorn bushes! After our afternoon safari (where we saw so many animals) we were taken to a large Boma (thatched eating...

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Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Totally blown away- we got really close to most of the animals. We saw the lions, hippo, giraffes and rhino up really close. The meal is great and they even give you afternoon tea. Very civilised. We loved every bit of this safari. Our guide was Niekie and he was great.

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Came here to see lions and do the tooth and claw tour with an overnight stay in a lodge in Schotia. All I can say - do it!! It was so with it and worth the money. We got so close to the lions and all the other animals and everyone we met was really nice and trying to give...

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

my wife and I went on the Schotia safari 6 oct 2016. It was most excellent. Our best experience in our 2 weeks trip in South Africa. The tour guide Christo was really good. He found all the big 5 game and we had up close encounters with them.

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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Schotia Safaris Private Game Reserve

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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