Safaris from Cape Town

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 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 in the Greater Kruger and Eastern Cape, but they still offer a great Big 5 safari experience with a wide selection of African wildlife roaming freely in the reserves.

 

In addition to 4×4 game drives and guided walking safari’s there is an overwhelming host of other activities to enjoy. Hiking, mountain biking, wine-tasting, horseback riding, and paddling 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 highly recommend including a Big 5 game reserve expedition in your Cape Town travel itinerary.

Malaria:

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

Location:

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

Getting there:

By Road

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

 

Flying

Scheduled charter flights and helicopter transfers from Cape Town can be arranged to the reserves. Air transfers are weather dependent.

Wildlife:

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

Highlights:

The beauty of a Cape Town safari lies in its proximity to Cape Town’s cosmopolitan city, coastal adventures, and Winelands tours. You can also enjoy quad bike safaris, horseback safaris, and beautiful hiking trails in the wild.

Reason to go:

  • The region is diverse and perfect for 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.
  • The region boasts incredible natural beauty from mountains and endless oceans, to vast wild plains.
Safaris Down South - Cape Town Day Safari

One Day Safari Tour

Aquila Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R3210 per person per night

Includes transport, game drive, breakfast, lunch…

Safaris Down South - Sanbona - Gondwana Family Lodge

Gondwana Family Lodge

Sanbona Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R7000 per person per night

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals, beverages…

Safaris Down South - Inverdoorn - Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge

Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R2660 per person per night

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals…

Explorer Camp

Sanbona Private Game Reserve

+16 years

From R5860 per person per night

Includes all safari activities, meals, beverages…

Safaris Down South - Aquila - Safari Lodge

Safari Lodge

Aquila Private Game Reserve

All ages

From R2300 per person per night

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals…

Safaris Down South - Sanbona - Tinley Manor

Tinley Manor

Sanbona Private Game Reserve

+13 years

From R7000 per person per night

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals, beverages…

Safaris Down South - Inverdoorn - Kuganha Tented Camp

Inverdoorn - Kuganha Tented Camp

Sanbona Private Game Reserve

+16 years

From R7060 per person per night

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals…

Safaris Down South - Sanbona - Dwyka Tented Lodge

Dwyka Tented Lodge

Sanbona Private Game Reserve

+16 years

From R7880 per person per night

Includes 2 game drives per day, meals, beverages…

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