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(Why you should) choose Bellevue for your next safari near PE - Bellevue Forest Reserve
Looking to experience a life-changing safari near PE? If you live in the Port Elizabeth area, be sure to visit our forest reserve soon!
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(Why you should) choose Bellevue for your next safari near PE

You’re LONGING for a bush break. Dreaming of the perfect combination of wide, open spaces, bursting with biodiversity, wildlife, birds, serenity, peace and quiet with a touch of adrenaline.

You are probably thinking of somewhere in the deep north-east of Africa, somewhere with a name that is known by millions – because that has to be the best option, right?

No! Not that there is anything wrong with the ‘famous’ game reserve destinations, but…. everyone goes there. So, the downside is that they can be crowded, expensive and often hard to get the accommodation or budget option that suits you.

Be different. Be clever. Don’t follow the crowds – rather, allow us to let you in on a secret from those in the know. The best place for your next African safari is in the Eastern Cape of South Africa! Ready for a safari near PE you’ll struggle to forget?

Here, at the family-owned private Bellevue Forest Reserve, we can offer EVERYTHING that better known destinations have, with a whole lot more.

Less than an hour’s drive from PE (the affectionate term for Port Elizabeth, now renamed as Gqeberha – but don’t worry, most of us can’t pronounce it either!) it feels like you’re a million miles away from the thronging masses. 

Up in our misty hills, densely coated in richly diverse and stunningly beautiful indigenous Albany thicket, resides a full complement of African wildlife from aardvarks to zebras. Views from heaven and bountiful birdlife add to the heady cocktail that spells escape.

Based at our elegant, luxurious but affordable accommodation at Elephants Lodge, or under a galaxy canopy in our unique Stargazer Camp, we can tailor almost any type of trip around your dream safari expectations. 

From our own full ‘Big Five’ wildlife experience on the Reserve, day trips to the nearby world-famous Addo Elephant National Park, marine safaris, outstanding guided birding excursions, helicopter flips, indulgent spa treatments, sundowner escapes, celestial night walks, veterinary buffalo encounters or guided giraffe walks… there is no dream that we won’t try and bring to life for our valued visitors.

And did we mention that we are malaria-free? Or that we have arguably the best climate in southern Africa? (No being driven mad or sharing your peace and quiet with bloodsucking mosquitoes or tsetse flies, because we all know how THAT can ruin a holiday).

Do yourselves a favour and dig a little deeper. Let Bellevue’s passionate staff help you to explore the stunning Eastern Cape. We guarantee you will thank us for opening your eyes to a whole new, wonderful side of Africa.

Looking forward to hosting you soon!

Loodt