About Paterson

Paterson is situated in Greater Addo, in the Eastern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Eastern Cape DestinationsPaterson, Greater Addo

In the foothills of the Zuurberg Mountains, bang in the middle of game reserve country, lies the little village of Paterson - named after its founder, John Paterson. Not quite midway between Shamwari and the Addo Elephant Park, you would be right to assume it an obvious stopover for game viewing enthusiasts, just off the N10 en route to Cradock - its six grain silos a significant mark against the skyline otherwise dominated by thicket.

Just over an hour’s drive from the beautiful beaches of the Sunshine Coast and Port Elizabeth, this part of the world is popular for those wanting a true taste of the ‘bushveld’ without the fear of malaria or having to drive thousands of kilometers to experience bushveld country. 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 measure of the day and go hand-in-hand with tranquility and the silence of star-studded night skies, broken only by cicadas and calls of night animals.

Why not overnight? Find Accommodation in Paterson

Bukela Game Lodge

Hotel / Game Lodge

Bukela Game Lodge

Treat yourself to a visit at Bukela Game Lodge. This 5 Star Game Lodge is situated in the malaria free Big 5 Amakhala ... more

Woodbury Lodge


Woodbury Lodge

Woodbury Lodge is spectacularly set on against a cliff above the Bushman’s river valley on the Amakhala Game Reserve ... more

The Bush Lodge

Hotel / Game Lodge

The Bush Lodge

Riveting once-in-a-life time game viewing experiences, including sunset river cruises make for an exceptional safari ... more

Reviews of Paterson

There's not much Paterson - one main road and a huge informal settlement. Still, the surrounds are pretty and it's close to Addo and Shamwari...

Grace, George

SA-Venues.com Travellers' Rating

Good for an hour or two

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