One of the Eastern Cape's biggest draws is the chance to experience a breathtaking safari. The verdant grasslands of the eastern regions provide ample grazing lands and hunting grounds for some of the continent’s most famous animals, including the big five – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino, and leopard. Unbound by cages, the animal encounters here can be truly transformative. Beyond the national reserves and game parks, you’ll find that the Eastern Cape has an abundance of arresting and diverse landscapes, including the semi-arid Karoo, the mountainous ranges of Drakensberg and Sneeuberge, and the emerald rainforests of Tsitsikamma. Combined with traditional villages and genuine South African hospitality, a luxury holiday to the Eastern Cape can afford you the opportunity to really get to know the wilderness of South Africa with the reassuring guidance of trained professionals. If you want to relax by the coast, the beaches of East London promise warm waters and soft golden sands, and the city itself is home to excellent galleries, museums, and a vibrant dining scene. If you’re looking for world-class surf, then stop by Jeffreys Bay, south of Port Elizabeth, and ride the waves from May to September.