- Eastern Cape
Paterson, lying almost midway between the addo Elephant Park and Shamwari, with its six grain silos marking the skyline was named after its founder, John Paterson and lies in the foothills of the Zuurberg Mountains, in the middle of game reserve country.
Just over an hour's drive from the popular beaches of Port Elizabeth and the Sunshine Coast, with no fear of malaria or having to drive thousands of kilometers, Paterson is a favourite stopover for game viewing enthusiasts wanting a true taste of the 'bushveld'.
Valley bushveld (thicket) is endemic to this part of the world, which supports a larger number of insects, birds and animals than any other on earth, so it’s little surprise that the area is given over to so many private game reserves, all of which offer one a chance to experience the beauty of the Greater Addo.
Lodges, game farms, old-style farmhouses, stonewalls and thatch are the order of the day and go hand-in-hand with the tranquility and silence of star-studded night skies, broken only by cicadas and calls of night animals.
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