WILDLIFE, NATURE & PARKS
There are many national parks and private game reserves in and around Port Elizabeth. Bli cooperates with local tourism agencies and operators, and can easily book excellent tours, safaris and more adventures to see African wildlife.
Discover the Big Seven at Addo Elephant National Park. The park is located in the thick bushveld of the Sundays River and is home to more than 400 elephants, 280 Cape buffalos, black rhinos and many more. You can book daytrips, guided safaris or tours with your own vehicle.
Schotia Safaris is the oldest private game reserve in the Eastern Cape, bordering the eastern side of Addo Elephant National Park. It is one of the most densely stocked reserves in Africa with around 2000 animals and therefore offers good game viewing throughout the year. Book a guided day trip in conjunction with Addo and enjoy best game viewing in the two reserves, a delicious dinner and a spotlight nightdrive.
Enjoy a tour through the Kragga Kamma Game Park with your own car or on a guided safari tour. The park is only a 30-minute drive from school and is easily accessible by road.
Get to know cheetahs at the Daniell Cheetah Project, located in the Karoo semi-desert, and a 60-minute drive from school. Interact with their cheetahs and visit many other African cats.
Monkeyland was the first open reserve for different monkey species worldwide. Join a guided safari and see monkeys, lemurs, gibbons and other primates in their habitat and the forest.
Birds of Eden is the world's largest free flight bird aviary. There are 3500 birds and more than 280 species, with a focus on African birds.
The Cape Recife Nature Reserve is a 9km circular walking trail and coastal reserve in Port Elizabeth. From the Roseate Tern Trail, you see beautiful unspoiled beaches, natural dunes, ledges, a light house, an old military lookout and a hide to watch birds. Or you can also visit SAMREC/SANCCOB, the local marine rehabilitation and education center for birds and watch the penguins being rehabilitated.