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Blaauwkrantz Non Hunter Activities

While the hunters are out hunting, Blaauwkrantz will ensure that non-hunters see the area if they wish not to accompany the hunting party. Non-hunters are to pack dark khaki / camouflage clothing if they will be joining the hunting party. Day trips can be arranged for:

  • Shopping in Port Elizabeth
  • Addo National Elephant Park, 40 minutes drive from lodge, was established in 1931 to save the Eastern Cape Elephant and Cape Buffalo from extinction. Addo is now home to over 400 elephants and offers an unbeatable opportunity to view these amazing giants of Africa. Addo is also home to a large variety of birds (185 species), the black rhino, a numerous variety of buck species as well as the unique flightless dung beetle.
  • Various private game reserves to view the Big Five in open vehicles, situated within an hours drive from our lodge. Blaauwkrantz Safaris offers unequalled game viewing in conditions suited to the traveller.
  • Day trip with a private tour guide to Addo &  Schotia Game Reserve includes a night drive is very worthwhile and a great photographic opportunity.
  • The historical town of Graaff-Reinet, 1.5 hours drive from the lodge, is situated in the middle of the Karoo Nature Reserve, and was found in 1786. You will find over 300 national monuments in Graaff-Reinet, which is more than you'll find in any other town in South Africa
  • Enjoy a breathtaking part of The Garden Route, where you can see mountains, indigenous forests, deep gorges, coastline of cliffs and sandy beaches. You can also view ancient yellowwood trees, fynbos plants and birdlife.
  • Bayworld in Port Elizabeth on the beachfront has an exceptional aquarium with daily dolphin displays, tropical house and a museum.
  • Port Elizabeth is in Algoa Bay and every year whales are familiar sights along the coastline which is not to be missed, sightings include the Southern Right whale, which mates and calves between July and October each year in the sheltered Algoa Bay.
  • The historic town of Grahamstown where, the annual arts festival attracts a wide South African and international audience. This is the home of the Xhosa people whose culture and colourful beadwork is of great interest.
  • One of the biggest amusement parks in Port Elizabeth is the Boardwalk. Lots of fascinating sights to see, but the main one will probably be the casino. In the boardwalk there is also a games room, shops and restaurants. After sun set the city transforms into a sea of lights and a variety of nightlife. Evening entertainment includes beachfront pubs and cocktail bars.
  • Visit the beautiful gardens in the area.
  • Visit various cheetah, lion & crocodile sanctuaries in the area
  • Visit a reptile & raptor center.
  • Elephant-back Safari in the Addo Elephant Park.
  • Horseriding in the Addo Elephant Park
  • Golfing - 10 courses within an hour's drive
  • Surfing - 45 minutes away
  • Scuba Diving - 45 minutes away
  • Deep Sea fishing - we offer for Yellowfin tuna. Fish between 10-85kg (20-200lbs) are the norm. There are also plenty of other game fish including Skipjack / Bonito, Dorado and even Marlin. Fishing is done at a 30-40 miles drop-off, off the continental shelf. Heavy or light tackle can be used for fishing, the choice is yours. April - July are the months when these fish are around. For those who would like to do bottom fishing, surf fishing, bass fishing or back-line trawling for Salmon and Garrick off an inflatable, is a light tackle challenge not to be missed.
  • Limited bird hunting is available during certain times of the year.

Beachfront Condo's

We have two beachfront condos along the main beaches of Port Elizabeth, these may be made use of as pre or post safari accommodation. They are situated within walking distance of top restaurants, beaches, shopping and entertainment.

Garden Route

To complete your safari experience, we can recommend good tour guides to take our clients on guided trips along the scenic 400-mile garden route from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. Along the way clients visit the coastal town of Plettenberg Bay & Knysna, the Ostrich farms of Oudtshoorn, experience cage shark diving diving in Gansbaai and stop over in the winelands of Stellenbosch. Set aside at least 3 days for this breathtaking trip and to spend a few days seeing the sights of our magnificent mother city, including Table Mountain, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the penguin colony of Cape Point.