The Eastern Cape: a brave new safari frontier
While the Lowveld may hog the limelight for big five safaris, Richard Holmes discovers two new destinations worth the drive in the hills and plains of the Eastern Cape
Ask a keen safari traveller for their dream destination and you can stand by for a roll call of the big hitters. Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Kenya’s Masai Mara. Just about anywhere in Zambia. South Africa’s Lowveld in general, and Sabi Sands in particular. The Kgalagadi, for the intrepid.
I’ve been fortunate enough to visit all of those, and am always surprised that one destination rarely makes the list — a place where I’ve enjoyed some of my most remarkable sightings: the Eastern Cape. ..
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