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Crown River Safari is located centrally between the coastal city of Port Elizabeth and smaller coastal towns of Port Alfred and Kenton, as well only a 20min drive to Grahamstown, well known for Rhodes University and The National Arts Festival.

Acivities such as Canoeing/Kayaking, Pigeon Clay Shooting, Target Shooting, Game Drives, Boat Cruises, Guided Hiking and Fishing is available on our property


Activities & Attractions in our surrounding areas:


Big 5 Game Drives & Daytrips 

Addo Elephant Park provides Big Five viewing opportunities and is within an hour‘s drive of the Lodge.

Crown River Safari is situated in close proximity to five Big 5 reserves which offer good to excellent open vehicle game viewing of the highest standard in Africa!

Game drives



Boat Cruises (River & Deep Sea) 

Boat Cruises



Deep Sea, Fresh Water, Rock & Surf Fishing

Fresh water fishing is available on the 5km river front around the lodge. The Bushman’s and Kariega rivers offer tidal river fishing.

Rock, surf and deep sea fishing are available along the pristine beaches and deep sea fishing is also offered from Port Alfred - a 45 minute drive away.


Elephant Interaction, Predatour Tours & Cheetah Interaction

Greg Cheetah



Splendid opportunities, whether historical or natural abound. Crown River Safari, the bordering State Reserve, the tidal Kariega and Bushman Rivers and sea side resorts of Port Alfred, Kenton on sea, Riet River and Kasouga, offer creative opportunities for the keen photographer.

The Addo Elephant and Alexandria State Forest Reserves provide additional not-to-be-missed excursions less than an hour from the lodge



Tubing, Canoeing, Water-skiing, Scuba Diving & Watersports

Canoeing 1


Zipline, Giant Swing, Canopy Tours, Bungee Jumping

Addo superman zip line


Scenic Routes

Meander your way through the small coastal towns that mark the Garden Route, with the warm Indian Ocean never far from you. The route takes you over some breath-taking rivers and ravines, while taking in the tall Yellowwood forests and green canopies.

garden route tours


Horse Riding

Zuurberg Mountain Village Horse Riding


Whale, Dolphin & Penguin Island Cruise, Penguin Cruise



Golf Courses

There are 6 top rated golf courses within 30 to 90 minutes drive of Crown River Safari Lodge. Playing any of these eighteen holes will provide challenges but ensures views to replenish the soul.



Guided Birding & Hiking Trails 

Crown River Safari boasts magnificent views of beautiful Yellowwood trees supporting large Crown Eagle and Hammer Kop nests. During October, November and December the nest provides views of parent birds feeding one or two fluffy white chicks. Approximately 400 different bird species frequent the area and will provide hours of viewing pleasure. Guests have the possibility of seeing a Fish Eagle diving and lifting prey from the water, while they relax and enjoy refreshments from the porch at the lodge.

We offer Guided Birding Tours: Tim Cockcroft is probably best known in local circles for his ability to recognise bird calls and, in some cases, calling them out of the bush for people to see. Whether he is leading a private outing, a bird club outing, or just part of the group, his skills are put to good use. Some have even dubbed him the “Bird Whisperer”. He is a registered FGASA guide and is available for tours.

Tim Cockcroft Birding


Spa Treatments & Massages

Relax with a private massage or spa treatment of your choice 

Spa Treatments

We customize packages


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