Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight safari trip from Cape Town! Travel off the beaten track to interact with wildlife and immerse yourself in the African bush. The Garden Route and Klein Karoo offer the perfect backdrop for a wildlife encounter. Youll also visit the ostrich capital of the world and get a chance to try local delicacies, giving you a taste of authentic South African culture. This trip offers guided safaris in two prestigious private game reserves, a guided bush walk safari as well as a chance to walk alongside orphaned elephants. Visit the ostrich capital of the world and get a chance to try local delicacies for a taste of authentic South African culture. 2-day Western Cape safari tour from Cape Town Travel along the scenic Route 62 road to the Klein Karoo region Spot some of Africas Big Five on a game drive, riding in a 4×4 vehicle Overnight 3- or 4- Star quality accommodation with daily breakfast included or budget accommodation
Day 1: Cape Town
Stop At: Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium), Vlei Road, Cape Town Central 8051 South Africa
Begin your two-day adventure in the Western Cape with a drive from Cape Town in a luxury minibus. Your journey today will begin as you leave the silhouette of Table Mountain behind and trade it for the lush green scenery of the Garden Route. Youll soon understand where this forested paradise area gets its name from, and why it is one of the most loved areas in the country. On your first stop of the day, spot some of Africas wild animals from the back of an open 4×4 vehicle in Botlierskop, a malaria-free private game reserve near Mosselbay. Search for giraffe, white rhino, kudu, lion, elephant, zebra and wildebeest, to name a few. This scenic drive takes roughly 1 to 2 hours, during which there will be numerous stops to stretch, snap photos and get something to eat. Just when you thought your bush experience couldnt get any better, youll hop off your safari vehicle for an up close and personal encounter with nature on a 30-minute tranquil bush walking safari, following your field game ranger as you track wildlife through the coastal renosterveldt and Cape fynbos. The scenery during the next 50 miles changes dramatically from green to dusty dull greys as you reach the relatively arid region of the Klein Karoo and the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn. Then enjoy an evening of free time in Oudtshoorn, where you can relax at your accommodation, book an optional traditional braai (barbeque) dinner (own expense) or explore the towns dining and nightlife options. Choose to overnight at one of the following: 4-Star Buffelsdrift Game Reserve or similar or 3-Star Yamkela Guest House or budget Backpackers Paradise accommodation in Oudtshoorn
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4-Star Buffelsdrift Game Reserve or similar or 3-Star Yamkela Guest House or budget Backpackers Paradise .
Day 2: Klein Karoo
Stop At: Klein Karoo Ostrich Emporium, 15 Rademeyer Street, Oudtshoorn 6625 South Africa
After breakfast, jump straight into the thick of the Klein Karoo bush this morning as you set out on an open topped 2-hour 4×4 safari drive to seek out more of Africas Big Five rhinos, Cape buffaloes and African elephants at Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve. Your expert guide and ranger will help spot wildlife, and in addition to some of the Big Five you may see zebras, wildebeests, giraffes just to name a few. Those seeking a meaningful nature experience can join rangers on an optional Elephant Bush Walk to have the opportunity to walk alongside three rescued elephants in their natural environment (own expense). Learn about these gentle giants, under the watchful eye of the elephant guides youll stroll with these impressive creatures easily the largest land mammals on earth. End off a seemingly perfect day with a drive along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world! Capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, rugged Karoo plains during this 3 to 4 hour journey before arriving in Cape Town by late evening.
Duration: 8 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at 4-Star Buffelsdrift Game Reserve or similar or 3-Star Yamkela Guest House or budget Backpackers Paradise.
Commences in:Cape Town Central, South Africa
City:Cape Town Central
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