2-Day Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

Organized by
2-3 days
Everybody welcome
From 10 years-old and up
From€230

Get up-close and personal with the South African wildlife thanks to the expert game expert who'll accompany you throughout the 2 day tour.

Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight safari trip from Cape Town! Travel off the beaten track to interact with wildlife with an expert game-ranger at your side, set out on a game drive through a malaria-free reserve in search for Africa’s Big Five.

Day 1: Cape Town – 4x4 Safari – Oudtshoorn

Start with a morning pick-up from your accommodation in Cape Town or Stellenbosch ( usually between +/- 6 and 8am) Your journey will begin as you leave the silhouette of Table Mountain behind and trade it for the scenery of the Garden Route. The private game reserve is approximately 450 km (5 to 6-hour journey) from Cape Town and will include extra rest stops.

On arrival, you will spot some of Africa’s wild animals from the back of an open 4x4 vehicle in a malaria-free private game reserve. Among the dense coastal renosterveldt landscape and Cape fynbos, search for giraffe, white rhino, kudu, lion, elephant, zebra and wildebeest, to name a few. The game drive is led by an experienced game ranger sharing his knowledge of the local wildlife; including antelope species, birdlife and insects.

For an immersive bush experience, you may have time to hop off the safari vehicle (if weather allows and it is safe to do so) for a closer encounter with nature on a quick and tranquil guided (±5min) bushwalk focussing on smaller wildlife, birds or insects while the game ranger shares knowledge about the endemic plants of the area.

End your day with a journey through the landscape of rugged plains and towering cliffs to reach Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world, situated in the semi-desert Klein Karoo. You’ll spend the evening here at leisure.

Day 2: Oudtshoorn - Karoo Region - Cape Town

A morning bush drive in an open-aired 4x4 at Buffelsdrift, a private game reserve on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, starts your day off with some fauna and flora. With the wind in your hair and a private ranger at the wheel, you’ll learn about the arid landscape and the wildlife that call it home. You could spot buffalo, giraffe, rhino, kudu, porcupine, caracals, meerkats, aardvark and the experience feels even more intimate in the open-air jeep. Rangers use their local knowledge to ensure you get the best out of the bush; so don’t be surprised if they jump out of the jeep and point out a tortoise or a lizard for the ultimate show and tell.

Those seeking a close encounter with Mother Nature can join qualified elephant guides on an optional Elephant Observation optional activity in a natural setting. See three rescued elephants, Jabari, Malaika and Bulelo, as they roam freely in their natural habitat next to a nearby waterhole. You are free to take pictures and ask the guide as many questions as you like about elephant conservation or other interesting ellie facts.

End off the day with a drive along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world! Along this famous country road, you'll capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, rugged Karoo plains, vineyards and orchards. End with a drop-off at your Cape Town or Stellenbosch accommodation between late afternoon and early evening.

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Practical information

Meals:

Some meals and drinks are not included; giving travellers the ideal opportunity to experience typical South African cuisine at local eating spots.

A vegetarian food option can be ordered on request and you can advise us in advance of any food allergies.

Regrettably other dietary requirements - including lactose intolerant, vegan, gluten-free, halal cannot specifically be offered on group tours and it is best to plan ahead and budget accordingly to bring or buy your own meal replacements.

Accommodation
You will share a dormitory in a hostel with the rest of the group.

Activity requirements

Children of 10+ years of age are allowed to join if travelling with a parent or adult (charged as adults)

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a fare-paying adult or legal gaurdian and be booked in private rooms. Children under 18 years of age are not allowed to book in backpacker dorm rooms.

Families with small children or infants under 10 years of age can be booked on an exclusive ‘family-friendly’ tour package with exclusive transport.

Special terms

Please be advised that there is not a specific pickup address. Pick-up times range between 6 am to 8 am and are given a day before the tour is scheduled. Please make sure to regularly check your emails.

* The exact itinerary is subject to change and may on occasion run in reverse or different order to fit with availability of activities.

Meeting point:
Pick-up is offered from Cape Town or Stellenbosch (to be communicated with your instructors upon booking)
Spoken languages:English
Included
  • Friendly local English-speaking tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off transfer service
  • 1 night accommodation
  • 1x Breakfast is included
  • Entry fees & Activities as listed
Excluded
  • Elephant bush walk
  • Drinks and some meals
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Flight Tickets
  • Optional activities are not included but also not compulsory (can be booked on the day)
Do not forget to bring
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen and sun hat
  • Jacket for cooler evenings
  • Beach towel and swimming costume/shorts

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