Big 7 Safaris is a unique experience from Port Elizabeth. Here we combine a boat cruise to view the rich diversity of marine life in Algoa Bay with the wide variety of wildlife to be found in the Addo Elephant National Park.
We start the day when we embark on a marine safari in Algoa Bay, searching for Whales, Sharks, Penguins, Seals and Dolphins. After about 3 to 3.5 hours on the water we return for a light lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch we board the Land Cruiser or similar vehicle for the short drive to the Addo Elephant National Park for an afternoon searching the plains and thickets for the traditional members of the BIG 5. Here we find Buffalo, Lion, Black Rhino with the shy Leopard and of course the nearly 700 free roaming African Elephants but it isn't just about the Big 5. There are many other species to be found to entertain and educate you into the ways of the wild, keeping you fascinated for the day. Animals such as the unique Zebra, the massive Eland which can be found in large herds, the elegant Kudu, the most common of the antelope, the bulls with their magnificent spiralled horns. Warthog abound, as does a rich and diverse birdlife with many reptiles to be seen in the warmer weather.
There are a number of Big 7 Safari options available, where you can choose to overnight for 1, 2 or 3 nights or more in the Park in a variety of different habitats and accommodation options. This enables us to take advantage of the stunning scenery and exciting game viewing in the BIG 5 area or travel to the remote Woody Cape dune fields and coastal forests or cross the rugged Zuurberg Mountains on a challenging 4 x 4 route; A true Eastern Cape wilderness experience!
Quite last minute we booked the Big 7 tour with Alan tours and we are happy that they could accommodate us....After lunch we then drove to Addo and there we had the greatest day! We saw so many animals....The perfect day! Would definitevly recommed if you have only 1 day in PE or Addo and want to see much. Didn't feel rushed
Big 7 Safari/ Henrik, April 2019
We took the big 7 tour which started with an amazing marine experience, when we were lucky enough to witness a bait ball which attracted hundreds of Gannets, Dolphin and some Bryde whales! Then on to Addo elephant park where we saw elephant close up as well as families gathering around water holes, lions shortly after a kill, lots of Zebra,
Big 7 Safari/ Carol, January 2018
One of the best days of our holiday We took the Big7 tour with Alan Tours as a way to finish up a magical holiday in South Africa and honestly could not have had a better, more magical day. Sharing in the guides' genuine passion and enthusiasm for the wildlife .....
Big 7 Safari review on Tripadvisor/ reviewed by Derek
I’m still at awe from my previous visit in Port Elizabeth, seeing most of the Big 7 and more! We were able to see Humpback whales, Dolphins, Penguins, Ostriches, Zebras, Buffaloes, Kudu, Eland, Bushbuck .....
Big 7 Safari review on Tripadvisor/ Leslie, August 2019
Fantastic start to our trip! Fantastic from start to finish. Alan is a wonderful guide, full of great information about all of the animals encountered throughout the day on top of great local insights. The trip itself felt well planned ..