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Wildlife Viewing & Safari

There are many opportunities to get to know the South African wildlife closer and take a guided safari. Experience the Knysna elephants close up or visit one of the many wildlife sanctuarys and animal encounters.

From July till December is Whale Season along the coast line if South Africa and you will find lots of oppotunities to view whales. There are viewpoint were you can watch them from the shore or you book a whale watching boat trip or cruise.

Ocean Odyssey Whale and Dolphin Charters will give you a unique whale watching experience. They have a official whale watching permit and are the only vessel that allows them to approach whales up to 50 meter.

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The Knysna Elephant Park is situated off the N2 between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay, approx. 15 km from Littlewood Garden. The Park offers the exciting opportunity to get close to the Knysna Elephants and learn a lot of these gentle giants that live in a controlled, free-range environment.

"Be touched by an Elephant" 

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Sanctuary for Primates

Monkeyland – Distance to Littlewood Garden approx. 45 km (60 minutes by car).

Monkeyland is a primate sanctuary and the worlds first free roaming multi-specie primate sancturay. On guided dafaris you can see a variety of primates, ranging from Gibbons of Asia to the Lemurs of Madagascar and the experienced ranger will tell you a lot about these animals.

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Wildcat and Wildlife Awareness Centre

Distance from Littlewood Garden, approx. 45 km (60 minutes by car) at the Crags behind Plettenberg Bay.

Visitors are taken on a 90 minute guided tour that offers a unique Wildcat Experience and you will see Cheetahs, a Leopard, African Wild Cat, Servals, Caracals and watch Meerkats. Watch the Blue Cranes dance and get to know the Marabou Storks. For the more adventurous Tenikwa offers a walk with cheetahs through the indigenous forest and fynbos.

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Learn about snakes

Lawnwood Snake Sanctuary – Distance from Littlewood Garden, approx. 60 minutes by car

Lawnwood offers hourly informative and interactive tours for all ages with over 100 snakes and other reptiles to see. They also cater for snake phobic as well as for the snake lover

Open daily from 9.00 am till 5.00 pm.

Contact Details:

           Tel: +27 (0)44 534 8056
    Mobile: +27 (0)82 667 6588

    Web: Snakepark


Guided Safari Tours

Distance from Littlewood Garden approx. 35 km (45 minutes by car). Plettenberg Game Reserve spread out over more than 2.200h in the hills above the Garden Route coastline in front of the Tsitsikamma Mountains.
Day Visitors can get a unique Safari Experience in this malaria-free environment with a 4x4 guided tour or on a horse back safari.

The reserve is home to more than 35 species of game, including lion, rhino, giraffe, hippo, crocodiles, buffalo, a large variety of antelope and even wild dogs.

The experienced guides will tell you a lot about the lokal Flora and Fauna.

Contact Details:

           Tel: +27 (0)44 535 0000/1
    Mobile: +27 (0)84 449 1275 

Web: Plettenbergbay Game Reseve

Guided Safari Tours

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve and Safari Park – Distance from Littlewood Garden approx 90 minutes by car

Situated between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean the 3.000 ha Botlierskop Private Game Reserve gives a unique South African Safari experience in malaria-free surrounding.There are 26 different species of animals and more than 200 bird species that can be viewed. There are 4 of the "big 5" animals and the reserve is home to Buffalo, Giraffe, rare Black Impala, Mountain Zebra, Eland, Elephants (trained), Lions (in a 100 ha enclosure) and more.

Day visitors can enjoy a wide range of activties:

   - 4x4 Guided Game Drives in the morning and afternoon
   - Horseback Safaris
   - Elephant Back Ride
   - Elephant Feeding
   - Guided Bush Trail
   - Botlierskop Bush Spa
   - Waling with African Lions
   - Fishing

Contact Details:

           Tel: +27 (0)44 696 6055

    Web: Botlierskop Game Reserve


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