South Africa is a popular tourist destination for visitors from all over the world wanting to see its rich plethora of wildlife, plant life and bird species. Jeffrey’s Bay is situated along the Garden Route in the Eastern Cape. This area boasts lush forests and valleys, vast expanses of coastline and thick bushveld. Such a diverse range of landscapes and natural environments have succeeded in attracting an equally broad spectrum of animals and birds to these parts. Visitors to Jeffrey’s Bay and the surrounding areas will delight in spotting these different creatures, making for a perfect family holiday destination.
The Lombardini Game Farm is within a few minutes’ drive from the heart of Jeffrey’s Bay, nestled in the brush of the Seekoei River Valley. This farm offers a range of accommodation, from self-catering cottages to luxurious Bed & Breakfast rooms, creating the sense of a true African getaway. Visitors are urged to take a game drive through the enclosure to spot some of the beautiful fauna and flora residing here. Game drives are conducted in open-top vehicles to ensure that your view of the wildlife is never broken, guaranteeing a satisfying experience. Its close proximity to Jeffrey’s Bay means that Lombardini Game Farm is a convenient and accessible choice. www.lombardini.co.za
Port Elizabeth in Nelson Mandela Bay is less than an hour’s drive from J-Bay. This metropolis is home to two fantastic game farms in particular, the Seaview Game & Lion Park and Kragga Kamma Game Park. Seaview is 25 kilometres from PE’s city centre and is home to a variety of animals, including giraffes, lions, cheetahs, ostriches, crocodiles, monkeys, zebras and many buck species. The big cats are certainly one of the favourite attractions, and cubs are frequently seen. The lion enclosure allows visitors to walk almost the full circumference, able to spot these powerful cats eating, playing, or snoozing in the shade of one of the trees. Kragga Kamma also boasts an array of exciting animals, and even a tame cheetah that loves to be petted. Rhinos, buffalos and a host of other wildlife stroll around the car as visitors take self-guided game drives along the navigable park. Both of these venues boast a tea garden and souvenir shop to ensure that memories of your trip will last indefinitely.
The Addo Elephant Park is just outside Port Elizabeth and about an hour and a half from Jeffrey’s. This park has been around for decades and is home to almost 500 African Elephants. In addition, visitors will spot lions, warthogs, ostriches, kudu, springbuck, giraffes, zebras and countless other species. The park is extensive. You may elect to take your own vehicle, or to participate in a formal game drive, conducted in open vehicles by a qualified guide or game ranger. There is accommodation available at the park, as well as a camping ground.
South Africa has much to offer in the way of game viewing. Jeffrey’s Bay is conveniently located and within a short drive from many popular hotspots, making it a fantastic base from which to explore much more of the Garden Route and Eastern Cape.