Non Hunting Activities
- Transport: Day Trips
- Other Traveling: $0.60 per km
- Food & Beverages: Included
- Addo National Elephant Park: Visit 1 person – $150
- Additional person: $50
Daniell Cheetah Breeding is situated about 30 minutes from Induna Safaris, and is really worth a stop over.
The Breeding project was established in May 2001 and started with just three cats. It has since grown with breeding, purchase and swapping of animals.
The aim of this project is to play a part in the conservation of Cheetah’s (Acinonyx jabatus), the re-establishment of pure gene lines, as well as educating people to the importance of conserving this amazing species.
The cheetah project offers a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience where visitors do not only get an interesting, personalized tour, but actually get to interact with the animals.
Visitors are encouraged to touch the cheetahs and have photographs with some of them. We believe this opens people’s eyes to the importance of the Cheetah’s conservation.
Graaff Reinet is situated in the Karoo Heartland, and is mostly well known for the Valley of Desolation. It is a product of erosion and volcanic forces over thousands of years, which has created a sheer face that reaches 120m from the valley floor. It really is a very rewarding site; the vast stretch of space spreading out in various directions is breathtaking.
The town of Graaff Reinet is historical with many beautiful churches, and museums, with some awesome architecture. – www.graaffreinetmuseums.co.za
One of the famous museums is the Reinet house, which was built in the beautiful Cape Dutch Style. It boasts a huge rhino horn that is used as a door stop and that was used in this very house in the early 1900’s. It is also home to a famous porcupine house, a house that has been made out of only porcupine quills. It’s also well known for the doll collection.
Graaf Reinet has the Herbert Ruther art museum, where you can view some valuable contemporary South African art, in a building that used to be a Dutch Reformed Mission Church.
Click here for further information on Graaff Reinet. – www.graaffreinet.co.za
This is a luxury spa that is nestled in the Sundays River Valley, where one’s senses are all indulged in absolute relaxation. Sundays River is known for its Citrus farming, and is very lush with beautiful orchards all over.
Induna Safaris takes guests to Casa Mia for a day of extreme pampering.
Click here for Casa Mia’s website. – www.casamiaspa.co.za
Addo Elephant Park is about 45 minutes from Induna Safaris, so it is ideal for a day trip. Addo boasts the big 5, and is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa, it is the largest malaria free game park in South Africa. At the moment it is home to approximately 400 elephants.
You can choose to either be escorted around the park by us, or if you wish we could arrange for you to have a formal game drive with one of the parks guides.
We usually leave early in the morning, and then have a drive around the park seeing what we can spot, have lunch there and then go out again in the afternoon. It is a must see if you are in the Eastern Cape.
Click here to find out more about Addo National Park. – www.addoelephantpark.com
Addo National Elephant Park Visit
- 1 person – $150
- Additional per person – $50
Port Elizabeth is the closest city to Induna Safaris lodge; we are situated about 120kms from PE. We offer day trips to PE, which encompass a variety of activities, depending on each individual’s preference, there is so much to do and see that we sometimes end up going to PE twice!!!
Here are some links below to give you an idea of what PE has to offer. We will then customise a tour for you, and go to the sites that you wish to see. – www.nmbt.co.za
Historical Port Elizabeth – Port Elizabeth has a very diverse population, and has been so since its beginning, thus making the history of Port Elizabeth, a treasure chest of different ethic origins. One of the best ways to experience historical PE is to take the Donkin Heritage trail, where 47 places of interest are linked, some of which are:
- The Campanile- which is a monument erected to commemorate the arrival of British settlers in 1820.
- The No 7 Castle Hill Museum- where the Victorian era is elegantly preserved and displayed.
- The Donkin Reserve
- The Lighthouse Building
- The City Hall- which was built between the years 1858 and1862, and which demonstrates some spectacular architecture within the city of Port Elizabeth.
This is just mentioning a few of the interesting spots one will be taken to on the tour.
Port Elizabeth has a number of history – rich museums around the city that offer excellent information on the lives that were lived in the old PE. The South End Museum offers one a close up look at the segregation of the ethnic groups within Port Elizabeth when the Apartheid era came into being.
There is also wonderful socio – cultural tours that you can take that are extremely informative with regards to the ethnic groups of PE.
Arts and Cultural – Port Elizabeth has numerous museums and galleries to offer some one wanting a look at the past and present lives of South Africans. You can experience the Xhosa culture in many different ways in PE, but the best experience is to take one of the township tours on offer.
You will be taken into a historically known township, where you will see many traditional sites, and the tour ends off with everyone having a drink one of shebeens – which is what the bars in the townships were called during Apartheid when it was illegal to sell liquor in the townships.
Around the city of PE there are many different centres that have African arts and crafts on display, these range from within shopping centres to roadside hawkers that are often selling very interesting homemade crafts.
The Beaches and Wildlife of Port Elizabeth – The PE area boasts 40km of magnificent beaches. Most of the beaches are fantastic swimming beaches and are patrolled by lifeguards during summer season. On the Maitland side of PE, there are some very spectacular sand dunes that are often used for sand boarding.
Port Elizabeth is home to the Seaview Lion Park, where one gets a chance to get up close to the big cats. If they have cubs at the time, they allow the public to play with them, which can be quite an exciting experience.
Kragga Kama Game Park is also on the outskirts of Port Elizabeth, and this has a great variety of animals, that roam free, but are easily accessible from ones vehicle, one is almost always guaranteed to see the animals.
Port Elizabeth is proud to have its own Oceanarium, where they have daily dolphin shows, and many other aquatic life on display. Next door to this they also have a reptile park, which has recently been re opened.
Shopping and Entertainment – PE offers her visitors a wide selection of shopping options. There are a few magnificent shopping centres, with a large variety of shops and food malls. You could choose to do your shopping in outdoors in the outside markets, where one can buy fresh produce, and many different kinds of African crafts, all sorts of goodies to have a look at.
At the Boardwalk on the Beach front there is a Casino, which is surrounded by restaurants, bars and a cinema.