Activities in the local area
The Eastern Cape area offers many interesting and varied excursions within easy access (about one hours’ drive) of the Lodge which are offered and arranged as extras through Ikamva Safaris:
Established in 1931 to save the African Elephant and Cape Buffalo from extinction, Addo is now home to over 600 elephants. The park can exclusively claim to be the only national park in the world to conserve the “Big 7” – the Big 5 as well as the Southern Right Whale and the Great White Shark off the Algoa Bay coast.
Situated in the nearby town of Cradock, the park was originally proclaimed to save the dwindling mountain zebra population. It now boasts over 700 zebra as well as endangered black rhino and cheetah.
Established in 2001, the aim of the project is in the conservation of the Cheetah and re-establishing pure gene lines. Guests have the opportunity to enter a cheetah enclosure as part of the cheetah walk tours.
Elephant Back Safaris
Experience the adventure of riding these magnificent animals and enjoying the beauty of the environs from up on high.
Valley of Desolation near the historical town of Graaff Reinet
The Valley of Desolation in Graaff Reinet is a majestic sight. The piled dolerite columns viewed against the backdrop of the plains of Camdeboo, are the product of the volcanic and erosive forces of nature during the Jurassic Period and date back over 100 million years.
Schotia Private Game Reserve
Schotia Private Game Reserve offers a late afternoon and evening game drive when the animals are most active, which ensures excellent viewing. This is especially true when viewing lions which are generally nocturnal hunters and you may get the opportunity of watching them going for a kill.
Shopping in Port Elizabeth
Shopping excursions to Port Elizabeth can be arranged.
Fishing trips to nearby Port Alfred on the Indian Ocean can be organised.
Fly-fishing in the many beautiful mountain streams and dams can be organised with the local professional fishermen.
Somerset East’s beautiful golf course is situated in the lee of the majestic Bosberg mountain.
Wellness and Spa treatment
These treatments can be arranged within an hour’s drive from the lodge.