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Eastern Cape, South Africa

South Africa’s unique position affords visitors with a multitude of options to suit all needs and requirements. The country’s subtropical region is ideal for supporting the exciting Big Five wildlife we all love and revere, and is also entirely malaria free. There are numerous private game reserves offering an array of accommodation from tented camps to lodges and each offers 2 game drives a day so you can witness the animals at first light and then again later in the day as afternoon turns to dusk. During the day relax by the pool, read-up on the local flora and fauna or just kick back with a good book and enjoy the serenity. From Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Waterberg and Pilanesberg there are plenty of options that combine with a lovely Garden Route or Cape Winelands holiday.

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  • Hole in the Wall Beach in Coffee Bay, Eastern Cape - South African Tourism

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  • Elephants bathing in a water hole in Addo Elephant National Park near Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

  • Cape Recife Lighthouse in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

  • Scenic view in Tyhume Valley of the Amathola Mountain Range in Hogsback, Eastern Cape

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

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  • 25℃
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  • 21℃
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  • 25℃
  • 6
  • 6
  • 7
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  • 6
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  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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For over 30 years Intrepid Travel has been taking travellers around the globe, creating positive change through the joy of travel. That’s over 30 years of adventures, of changing the way people see the world, on small group tours with like-minded Intrepid people.

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Riviera Travel is the UK’s leading luxury river cruise & tour company with over 38 years’ experience in crafting worldwide tours, luxury river cruises, rail holidays and UK tours. Their commitment to quality & thoughtfulness has earned them a coveted Which? recommendation.

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Visions of Africa will guide you through discovering your dream holiday. The team have vast experience in creating the most perfect safaris and self drive trips tailored to your specific requirements. Speak with their experts about beginning your journey to this amazingly diverse continent.<...

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Hotels

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5* Gorah Elephant Camp, Eastern Cape

Experience the adventure and romantic mystique of the authentic African safari of centuries past. Gorah Elephant Camp is a luxurious tented camp, with a gracious manor house overlooking a waterhole teaming with game in the heart of the Addo National Park.
Gorah is the only private concession and Camp situated in the middle of the famous Addo Elephant National Park, home to the densest population of elephants on earth. Gorah is malaria-free and has the Big 5.

Our Rating: Unique & Fabulous

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