Seaview Predator Park, Eastern Cape


Nestled in the leafy suburb of Seaview, just a hop, skip, and a jump (or a 30-minute drive, if you’re less inclined to hop or skip) from the airport and…

Nestled in the leafy suburb of Seaview, just a hop, skip, and a jump (or a 30-minute drive, if you’re less inclined to hop or skip) from the airport and the sandy toes-inducing beaches of Port Elizabeth, lies a place so wild, so thrilling, it’s like stepping into a scene from your favorite animal documentary – only this time, the popcorn’s real, and the animals might just popcorn back. Enter the Seaview Predator Park, the Friendly City’s crowning jewel and your passport to adventure, animal style.

What’s On the Menu? Lions, Tigers, and Bears? Oh My!

Well, not bears (this isn’t Goldilocks), but lions, tigers, cheetahs, and panthers, oh yes! Plus, a sprinkle of zebra, a dash of wildebeest, a pinch of giraffe, and a whole lot of “Did that lynx just wink at me?” The Seaview Predator Park is like the ultimate zoo, minus the boring bits. Here, the wild cats lounge in spacious enclosures, thoughtfully wrapped in the least obtrusive electric wiring money can buy – because nothing says “I’m a predator” like a fence that politely suggests, “Please don’t eat the guests.”

And for those who prefer their wildlife a little less carnivorous, the park offers free-roaming herbivores. That’s right, take a self-drive tour and get up close and personal with nature’s lawnmowers – just remember, no petting the giraffes, no matter how much they neck.

Dine Among the Beasts

Feeling peckish? The park’s coffee shop and restaurant have got you covered. With a menu that caters to both the young and the young at heart, and views that compete fiercely for your attention (park or ocean? Life’s full of tough choices), it’s the perfect spot to fuel up for more animal antics. And for those who like their meals with a side of adrenaline, the barbecue and picnic area is conveniently close to the predator enclosures. Because nothing enhances the flavor of a burger quite like the soft growl of a lion in the background.

A Wild Coastline Like No Other

But wait, there’s more! Seaview isn’t just green and gorgeous; it’s perched on the wild side of the PE coastline, offering visitors a front-row seat to the Eastern Cape coastal scrub and its furry and feathered inhabitants. And if you’re lucky, you might catch the aquatic acrobatics of dolphins or the majestic migration of whales between August and December. Now, if only we could teach the dolphins to jump through hoops on cue…

Why Seaview Predator Park?

Because where else can you play “I spy with my little eye” with a cheetah, have a giraffe photobomb your family picture, and enjoy a latte while a panther contemplates the meaning of life a few feet away? Seaview Predator Park isn’t just a trip to the wild side; it’s an unforgettable journey where the memories are as lasting as the footprints you’ll leave behind (figuratively speaking, of course; please stick to the paths).

So, pack your binoculars, leave your gazelle costume at home (trust us on this one), and come down to Seaview Predator Park. It’s wild, it’s wacky, and it’s waiting for you. Just remember: here at Seaview, the predators might be behind fences, but the adventure knows no bounds!


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