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Wildlife wonders in the Eastern Cape
1Big 7 Destination
2Addo Elephant National Park
This park started off with just 11 elephants and now has an elephant population of 450 African elephants This exquisite park has been dramatically expanded and now extends from inland mountains to the coast near Port Elizabeth.
3Shamwari Private Game Reserve
4The Tsitsikamma Forest
The Tsitsikamma section of the Garden Route National Park is renowned for its protected forests and exquisite birds including the Knysna turaco and the oystercatcher as well as creatuers like the Cape clawless otter, the tiny blue duiker antelope, and dolphins.
5Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area
6Mountain Zebra National Park
7Camdeboo National Park
The rugged landscape of this national park incorporates the Valley of Desolation and has a unique eco-system. There are plenty of creatures to be found including the bat-eared fox, meerkat, vervet monkeys and Cape mountain zebra.
9Great Fish River Reserve
10Mkhambathi Nature Reserve
Ever seen a waterfall drop directly into the sea? Here you can. Ever seen eland and wildebeest wander along the coast? This is the place. There's a Cape vulture colony, rare animals like the blue duiker, and plant species that grow only here, like the palm afte which this reserve is named.