Cape Town Safaris

Only a 2-hour drive from the city, your Cape Town safari can either be a day trip or overnight venture. Private game reserves are situated in the Klein Karoo and Montague, boasting beautiful African landscapes, with 4-and 5-star safari lodge options. Staying slightly longer may allow you to maximize your Cape Town safari experience giving you more time to traipse the landscape with expert guides in search of African wildlife. The game reserves in close proximity to Cape Town are by no means as populated or superior as the game reserves up country, but they still offer a great Big 5 Cape Town safari experience with a selection of African wildlife roaming freely in the reserves.

 

In addition to 4×4 game drives and guided walking safari’s on a Cape Town safari, there is an overwhelming host of other activities to enjoy. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, quad biking are but a hand-full of adventures waiting for outdoor enthusiasts. With close proximity to the multi-cultural Mother City, extravagant wildlife, and luxurious accommodation, we recommend including a Big 5 Cape Town Safari in your travel itinerary to travellers with limited time to venture up country.

Malaria:

Malaria

Cape Town and the Western Cape are malaria-free safari areas.

Location:

Cape Town Safari Location

The game reserves closest to Cape Town are situated in the Klein Karoo and Montague, located a 2 to 3 hour drive from Cape Town’s city centre.

Getting there:

Cape Town Safari Travel

The game reserves are a 2 to 3 hour drive from Cape Town on scenic highways.

Wildlife:

Wildlife

Cape Town’s private game reserves are not as populated or superior as those of the Kruger National Park and the rest of the country, however, they still offer a great Big 5 safari experience with a variety of African wildlife roaming freely in natural reserve territory. On a Cape Town safari you will have the oppertunity to see big African cats, rhino, plenty of elephant, Cape buffalo, giraffe, zebra, varieties of magnificent antelope, hippo, and warthog to name but a few.

Game Drives:

Cape Town Game Drives

Game drives on a Cape Town safari are approximately 2.5 hours long and take place twice a day in the morning and afternoon. The game drives are taken in open 4×4 safari vehicles and are accompanied by a knowledgable ranger, sharing with you a wealth of knowledge about the animals. Afternoon game drives are usually complimented with a sundowner stop in a remote location.

Highlights:

Cape Town Safari Highlights

  • The region boasts incredible natural beauty from mountains and rivers, to vast wild plains.
  • The region offers family safaris, honeymoon safaris, backpackers, and solo travellers.
  • Cape Town safaris are best suited to travellers who may not have time for long journeys to the remote north of the country but still wish to experience the African wild and witness the Big 5.
  • There are a host of activities to enjoy in close proximity to the city so you can combine a safari with many other adventures.
  • Take part in Big-5 games drives as close as a 2 hour drive from Cape Town city centre.
Safaris Down South - Cape Town Day Safari

One Day Safari Tour

Aquila Private Game Reserve

All ages

From $ 179 per person per night

Best-price guarantee

Includes transport, game drive, breakfast, lunch…

Safaris Down South - Sanbona - Gondwana Family Lodge

Gondwana Family Lodge

Sanbona Private Game Reserve

All ages

From $ 403 per person per night

Best-price guarantee

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals, beverages…

Safaris Down South - Inverdoorn - Safari Lodge

Inverdoorn Safari Lodge

Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve

All ages

From $ 148 per person per night

Best-price guarantee

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals…

Explorer Camp

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

+16 years

From $ 326 per person per night

Best-price guarantee

Includes all safari activities, meals, beverages…

Safaris Down South - Aquila - Safari Lodge

Aquila Safari Lodge

Aquila Private Game Reserve

All ages

From $ 128 per person per night

Best-price guarantee

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals…

Safaris Down South - Sanbona - Tinley Manor

Tinley Manor

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

+13 years

From $ 403 per person per night

Best-price guarantee

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals, beverages…

Safaris Down South - Inverdoorn - Kuganha Tented Camp

Kuganha Tented Camp

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

+16 years

From $ 393 per person per night

Best-price guarantee

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals…

Safaris Down South - Sanbona - Dwyka Tented Lodge

Dwyka Tented Lodge

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

+16 years

From $ 454 per person per night

Best-price guarantee

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals, beverages…

Can't Find What You Looking For?

Visiting such a diverse country necessitates some expertise to determine which area, lodge and transport will suit you best. Whether you are a family, couple or traveling solo, we’ll guide you to the perfect place for an incredible safari experience

logo

Let's start planning

Have Any Questions? Contact Us!

Location on the map