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Best Safari Tours Near Cape Town (Full-day & Overnight)

Cape Town Safari Tours

Across the undulating landscapes of Southern Africa, the majestic Big 5 await your discovery on a truly African safari. And what could be better than a safari in cape town!

Know before you book:

  • Pack sunscreen as the African sun is harsh
  • Crowded during peak season
  • Being a tourist destination, it can get quite pricey

Highlights:

  • Get the opportunity to spot the Big 5 in their natural habitat
  • Enjoy the unique African landscape
  • Drive in an open top 4×4 safari vehicle

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On the hunt to meet the world-renowned lion, leopard, rhino, African elephant and Cape Buffalo on a Big 5 Safari? Your African dream begins here.

Best Time to Go on Safari in Cape Town

There is no best time of year to go on a South African safari, however, there are times of year to suit everyone’s preferences. Cape Town summer takes place between November and February. During this time it gets very hot during the day – this often means that the animals sleep during the sweltering days. During winter it tends to be cold but it’s easy enough to keep warm during the day.

When going on safari tours, we always recommend going in the early morning or in the evening. This is when you can expect to see most animal activity.

Price of Safari Tours near Cape Town

The price of safaris generally ranges from $50 USD to $1400 USD depending on the length of your stay and the varying tiers of luxury on offer. Take a look at the list below to compare the prices of the best safaris near Cape Town.

Safari Options And Prices

South African Safaris Near Cape Town

With a wide array of tours available, you are sure to pin down the best safari near cape town for your upcoming trip to the Mother City. It’s time to enjoy your moment under the beautiful African sun.

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Cape Town Safari Tours By Day

As the first sign of the African sun as it starts to streak across the sky, your daytime safari itinerary options begin. You set the pace with a choice of a morning, afternoon or sunset tours.

Morning Safari Tour:

Early Morning Safari and Breakfast at Aquila Private Game Reserve

What we liked: This short but sweet Cape Town safari tour gets you up bright and early to enjoy the best part of the day, and the African sunrise.

If time is of the essence, then a short but sweet five-hour trip to Aquila Private Game Reserve in the Southern Karoo is just what you need.

Wake with the wildlife and begin your early morning safari around 7 am with a hot cup of tea or coffee and a firm South African favorite in hand – the Ouma rusk.

Keep a watchful eye for the ever elusive Big 5, as you are guided by an experienced ranger on a 2-3 hour game drive. A pre-packed continental breakfast warms the belly before heading back.

INCLUDES:
  • Welcome drinks
  • 2-3 Hour game drive
  • Pre-packed breakfast
  • Leisure time
  • Aquila labyrinth access
  • Swimming pool access

EXCLUDES:
  • Spa treatments
  • Return transfers to reserve
  • Quad bike safari
  • Horseback safari

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Afternoon Safari Tour:

Late Morning Safari and Lunch at Aquila Private Game Reserve

What we liked: This late morning start allows you to have a lazy morning before heading out on your Cape Town day safari tour.

Who says that only the early bird gets to catch the worm? For the late-risers, kick off starts from 12 pm for seven blissful hours at Aquila Private Game Reserve.

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch before setting out on a 2-3 hour game drive at the hands of an experienced ranger at Aquila. Let their knowledge and stories about your surrounds excite and enthrall you as you spot the abundant local wildlife.

Perhaps the Aquila labyrinth, a game of giant chess, or a little rest and relaxation poolside is the perfect way to close off the day? Otherwise, be sure to catch the scheduled departure tour back to Cape Town at 4 pm.

INCLUDES:
  • Welcome drinks
  • 2-3 hour game drive
  • Breakfast and lunch buffet
  • Leisure time
  • Aquila labyrinth access
  • Swimming pool access

EXCLUDES:
  • Spa treatments
  • Return transfers to reserve
  • Quad bike safari
  • Horseback safari

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Sunset Safari Tour:

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Sunset Safari drive at Aquila Private Game Reserve

What we liked: Enjoy an incredible Aquila sunset safari and see the animals at their most active.

As the blazing African sun starts to subside, the animals begin to venture out from their shady hiding spots at Aquila Private Game Reserve, in seek of nearby watering holes. That’s where this drive takes the cake…

After a refreshing beverage and snack, hop aboard an open 4×4 safari vehicle where an experienced ranger will guide and beguile you with stories of your surrounds over a 2-3 hour game drive.

Why not arrive earlier and reserve your spot at the spa to enjoy the sauna, steam room or heated pool before your 3 pm meet and greet?

INCLUDES:
  • Welcome drinks
  • 2-3 hour game drive
  • Leisure time
  • Aquila labyrinth access
  • Swimming pool access

EXCLUDES:
  • Spa treatments
  • Return transfers to reserve
  • Quad bike safari
  • Horseback safari

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Full-Day Safari (Self Drive from Cape Town)

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Full-day tour with lunch at Inverdoorn Nature Reserve

What we liked: The opportunity to walk beside gentle giraffes during your one-day safari from Cape Town makes this a truly unique experience.

Just a scenic two-hour drive from Cape Town, meet at Inverdoorn Nature Reserve at 10 am for a full day immersed in nature.

Savor a welcome drink before settling into a game drive aboard a purpose-built open-air 4WD game viewing vehicle where your knowledgeable and experienced ranger will take care of the rest.

Watch the arid Karoo horizon for the spotting of one of the 1200 species on the reserve and if time allows, you may even get to walk with gentle giraffes before settling in for lunch!

INCLUDES:
  • Welcome drinks
  • 4WD game drive
  • Lunch
  • Leisure time

EXCLUDES:
  • Return transfers to reserve
  • Additional drinks

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Full-Day Safaris (Return Pick-Up From Cape Town)

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Full-day tour from Cape Town at Inverdoorn Nature Reserve

What we liked: Enjoy a full-day safari experience near Cape Town.

Get transported to an otherworldly landscape as you head towards the Klein Karoo. Enjoy the natural environment of the Big 5 in all its arid, African glory with this full-day tour just two hours from Cape Town.

Upon arrival, you can enjoy a welcome drink before heading out for a 2-hour game drive aboard an open 4×4 safari vehicle. On board, you will have the chance to spot elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and the African buffalo.

The added bonus? Stop along the way to experience walking with the giraffes, all before returning for lunch in the Boma-style restaurant.

INCLUDES:
  • Return transfers in air conditioned vehicle
  • Welcome drinks
  • 4WD game drive
  • Lunch
  • Leisure time

EXCLUDES:
  • Additional drinks

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Full-day tour from Cape Town at Aquila Private Game Reserve

What we liked: Live in the lap of luxury for a day while enjoying extravagant meals and taking in spectacular views of African wildlife.

After a 2.5 hour drive from Cape Town, breakfast awaits at the impressive Aquila safari park near Cape Town, for a full-day of spotting the Big 5 and soaking up the African sun.

An experienced ranger will guide you over a 2-3 hour game drive aboard an open 4×4 safari vehicle. Here you will have the opportunity to spot not only lion, leopard, rhino, elephants and the African buffalo but also the bountiful species of birdlife and other game.

A buffet lunch greets you on arrival back to the lodge, after which you have until 4 pm to enjoy the facilities. Squeeze in a relaxing massage before the shuttle departs at 4 pm, returning to Cape Town in the early evening.

INCLUDES:
  • Return transfers
  • Welcome drinks
  • Breakfast and lunch buffet
  • 2-3 hour game drive
  • Leisure time
  • Aquila labyrinth access
  • Swimming pool access

EXCLUDES:
  • Spa treatments
  • Quad bike safari
  • Horseback safari

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Cape Town Safari Tours, Overnight Stay

Slow it down to a more comfortable pace and extend your safari to an overnight stay. Gaze up at the African night sky in prime stargazing territory, far from the interference of the bright city lights. Here are our recommendations for the best overnight safari near Cape Town.

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2-Day Safari Experience, stay at Garden Route Game Lodge

What we liked: On this 2-day safari from Cape Town, you’ll get the chance to experience not only an incredible safari but also visit many other tourist attractions in the area.

Departing from Cape Town, your two-day safari experience will lead you on a scenic journey to the southernmost tip of Africa.

The picturesque coastal road winds you through Betty’s Bay and on to the most famous whale watching spot in the world, Hermanus, before reaching the Cape Agulhas lighthouse. A stop at the lighthouse draws the dividing line between the cold Atlantic and warm Indian Oceans. This stop also marks the continuation of the journey on to the Garden Route Game Lodge, where a Big 5 open-air sunset safari drive and buffet dinner awaits you.

Rest easy after an adventurous day in one of the 4-star wooden chalets, before waking for an early morning game drive to see the animals begin to stir for the day. Breakfast and a visit to the reptile park complete this short-yet-sweet getaway, before returning to the Mother City around 7 pm.

INCLUDES:
  • Return transfers
  • Guide
  • 2 Game drives
  • 4-star accommodation for one evening
  • Breakfast
  • >Dinner
  • Reptile Park
  • Visit Betty’s Bay, Hermanus and Cape Agulhas

EXCLUDES:
  • Drinks
  • Lunches
  • Lighthouse entry fee


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Addo Safari Tours

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3-Day Addo safari tour (One way)

Looking for spontaneity? An incredible experience awaits on this customizable 3-day tour from Cape Town to Jeffrey’s Bay.

What we liked: On this great 3-day safari from Cape Town, you’ll get the chance to see far more than just the big 5!

Day 1

The first stop in your journey is to the ‘Ostrich capital of the world’, Oudtshoorn. Choose between an afternoon at the Cango Endangered Wildlife Ranch for a guided tour and a dip with a crocodile (in a cage of course!) or head to the Cango Caves to experience a once in a lifetime guided tour of the ancient cave system.

Extend the one hour tour by another thirty minutes and enjoy the novelty of squeezing yourself through the myriad of nooks and crannies the cave system has to offer. With names like ‘The Coffin’ and the ‘Devil’s Post Box’, you are in for a thrill.

Settle in at the laid-back coastal town of Sedgefield for the night.

Day 2

After a drive to the Crags in Plettenberg Bay, pay a visit to the Elephant Sanctuary for an interactive experience with mighty African elephants, or get up to some monkey business at the Monkey Sanctuary, the world’s first free roaming primate sanctuary.

Not enough? Perhaps a plummet of 216 meters from the world’s highest commercial bungee jump will get the heart pumping, before winding down for a tranquil forest walk through the Tsitsikamma National Park.

On the other side awaits the Storms river swing bridge, where you can pause and take in the view before moving on to the well-known surfer’s town of Jeffrey’s Bay for the evening.

Day 3

Make the most of your morning in one of the world’s most renowned surf spots and take up a lesson on the waves, or perhaps a retail fix at the many surf factory shops in the area is more to your liking. Another more inland adventure may be on the cards, with a trip to the Addo Elephant National park, where you can enjoy a morning game drive amongst majestic African elephants.

INCLUDES:
  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Tsitsikamma National Park entry
  • Cango Caves OR Cango Wildlife ranch entry fee
  • Addo Entrance
  • Game drive with a guide

EXCLUDES:
  • Optional extras


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5-Day Garden Route and Addo safari tour (One way)

Enjoy some of the highlights of the Western Cape on this action-packed, customizable five-day tour from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth.

What we liked: The fact that you can choose your own adventure makes this a great Cape Town touring experience.

Day 1

From a collection in Cape Town, day one puts you on route to the southernmost tip of Africa. A visit to the endangered African penguins in Betty’s Bay is followed by a scenic drive to Hermanus, where an array of shops, artworks, and restaurants will entertain you for the afternoon.

Whale watching is also on the cards between the months of July to November, as is the opportunity for an optional half day of shark cage diving. The day concludes at the meeting point of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in the Cape Agulhas, to settle in for the evening at Struisbaai.

Day 2

Take in the sights of Route 62 on track to the Klein Karoo, where the day kicks off and ends in Oudtshoorn. The ‘Ostrich Capital of the World’ is a great place to purchase beautiful handcrafted ostrich leather goods and is in close proximity to the Cango Caves.

Enjoy an afternoon exploring the ancient cave system with an experienced guide, or simply kick back and indulge in a sampling of local wines from the region.

Day 3

After breakfast travel over the Outeniqua Mountain Pass on route to the Wilderness National Park. An action-packed day begins with canoeing up the Touw River, surrounded by lush indigenous forest and abundant birdlife.

From there a 2-kilometer boardwalk hike reveals a cascading waterfall and rockpool where you can kick off your shoes and enjoy a dip.

The next stop is lunch and shopping in the heart of the garden route, Knysna. Travel up to the Knysna Heads to take in the views to either side, the Knysna River estuary to one side and the Indian Ocean to the other.

Wind down for the day at the coastal town of Sedgefield, perhaps with a little sand between your toes at one of its beaches before settling in for the night.

Day 4

After breakfast, Tsitsikamma National Park awaits, with a stop at Bloukrans Bridge where you can tap into your adventurous side with a 216-meter high bungee jump along the way. Hike, swim or take a wander across the suspension bridge upon reaching Tsitsikamma for the afternoon.

Leave the Garden Route behind and turn in for the night at the beautiful Avoca River Cabins, located in citrus and rose growing region within the Sundays River Valley.

Day 5

Get ready to visit the densest population of African elephants on earth, and home to the Big 5, at Addo Elephant National Park.

The 28,000 hectare reserve is teeming with life and offers plenty of opportunities to spot the many animals that call it home, while taking an optional 2-3 hour drive. The tour concludes with a drop off in Port Elizabeth at a location of your choice.

INCLUDES:
  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Accommodation (backpacker or guesthouse options)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily (excluding day 5)
  • Local wine tasting
  • Cango Caves adventure tour
  • Canoeing and hiking in the Wilderness National Park
  • Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park
  • Game viewing safari in Addo Elephant National Park

EXCLUDES:
  • Lunches
  • Bungee jump
  • Game drive at Addo

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6-Day Garden Route and Addo Safari (Return)

A little bit daring and a whole lot more relaxing, this popular return tour from Cape Town covers all the highlights of the garden route and beyond.

What we liked: On this 6-day tour you’ll experience not only a wildlife safari but also all the highlights that the beautiful garden route has to offer.

Day 1

Leave Cape Town in the rearview mirror and head towards Hermanus, the whale watching capital of South Africa. A stop at Betty’s Bay is a welcomed opportunity to meet the colony of endangered African penguins in their cozy seaside habitat.

Pass through Hermanus for a spot of lunch and shopping, perhaps even a lucky whale sighting between the months of July to November. Continue onward to the southernmost tip of Africa, Cape Agulhas, to witness the meeting point of the cold Atlantic and warm Indian oceans.

Day 2

Head to the ‘Ostrich Capital of the World’, Oudtshoorn, where an afternoon lies in wait for exploring the ancient cave system at Cango Caves, or simply spend some time sampling local wines.

Day 3

With breakfast out the way, a trip over Outeniqua Mountain Pass leads to an afternoon of canoeing between the lush indigenous vegetation along the Touw River at Wilderness National Park. Explore the surrounds a little more on a 2-kilometer boardwalk hike that opens up to a cascading waterfall, where you can enjoy a dip in the inviting rock pool below.

Next stop, Knysna. Lunch and leisurely shopping lead on to a trip up to the Knysna Heads, where a remarkable viewpoint parts the Indian Ocean and Knysna River estuary to either side. Relish in the sun, sand and ‘vitamin sea’ while relaxing on one of the beautiful beaches nearby in Sedgefield for the remainder of the day.

Day 4

No garden route trip is complete without visiting the Tsitsikamma National Park for a hike, swim or walk across the suspension bridge. A quick stop on route at the world’s highest bungee jump bridge, Bloukrans, is an opportunity to tick off an item on your bucket list. But this one may just be for the daring few.

Day 5

With 2-3 hours at Addo Elephant National Park, there is plenty to do on this 28,000-hectare reserve, including the option of a game drive. Head back to the heart of the garden route to settle in for the evening in either Wilderness or Mossel Bay.

Day 6

After breakfast, stretch out on one of the beaches at Mossel Bay and soak up the sun or get your heart rate up on a hike along St. Blaize trail, contouring along the cliffs from the St. Blaize Lighthouse. If you aren’t quite ready for the tour to end, you could indulge in an optional tandem skydive or sandboarding adventure before returning to Cape Town.

INCLUDES:
  • Transport
  • Guide
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast and dinner daily (excluding day 6)
  • Local wine tasting
  • Cango Caves adventure tour
  • Canoeing and hiking in the Wilderness National Park
  • Wilderness viewing safari in Addo Elephant National Park
  • Hiking in Tsitsikamma National Park

EXCLUDES:
  • Lunches
  • Bungee jump
  • Game drive at Addo
  • Tandem skydiving
  • Sandboarding

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Unique Safaris In Cape Town

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Horseback Safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve

What we liked: This could be considered one of the best one-day safari tours from Cape Town. Spend the afternoon riding a majestic animal through the African landscape.

Saddle up and get ready for a half-day safari with a difference. Keep a watch for the iconic Big 5 as you stalk game through the exquisite Aquila Private Game Reserve by horseback.

Make the 2.5-hour drive there from Cape Town, or pre-book a seat on the scheduled shuttle to begin the day bright and early at 9 am, with a welcome drink and breakfast.

After your 1.5 hour horseback safari with an experienced guide, the afternoon is yours for a spot of lunch and leisure time. Why not make the most of the time available and add on a spa treatment to unwind and reflect on the activities from the day.

If you want a little more fun in the sun, relax beside the pool, explore the Aquila Labyrinth or play a game of giant chess. No horse riding experience is necessary but age and weight limitations do apply.

INCLUDES:
  • Welcome drinks
  • Guided horseback safari
  • Breakfast and lunch buffet
  • Leisure time
  • Aquila labyrinth access
  • Swimming pool access

EXCLUDES:
  • Spa treatments
  • Transfers


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Quad Bike Safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve

What we liked: A unique way to experience the African bush. Feel closer to nature and to the wildlife that surrounds you during your tour.

Embrace your wild side and venture out into 10,000 hectares at Aquila Private Game Reserve on a quad bike safari, led by two qualified rangers to guide and enlighten you on the journey.

Make the 2.5 hour drive yourself from Cape Town or pre-book a seat on the scheduled transport, to meet for a welcome drink and breakfast at 9 am. Spend 1-2 hours cruising around the conservancy before meeting back for lunch and some leisure time. Some age and weight limitations may apply.

Perhaps a dip in the pool or a visit to the Aquila Labyrinth are just what you need before heading back to Cape Town.

INCLUDES:
  • Welcome drinks
  • Guided quad bike safari
  • Breakfast and lunch buffet
  • Leisure time
  • Aquila labyrinth access
  • Swimming pool access

EXCLUDES:
  • Spa treatments
  • Transfers

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Cycling Safari at !Khwa ttu and West Coast National Park

What we liked: See the wildlife around you behaving naturally as you silently glide through the African bush unnoticed.

A short one hour meander from Cape Town along the picturesque West Coast brings you to the Buffelsfontein Game & Nature Reserve, where you will spot four of the famous Big 5 over some 1600 hectares of reserve.

Ease into a 1.5 hour guided game drive on board a safari vehicle to kick off the day, before getting up close and personal with the giraffe, zebra, oryx and of course the members of the Big 5 by bicycle at the neighboring San-!Khwa ttu. Two well-marked routes on the cycling trail offer adventure for all levels of experience.

Conclude the afternoon with a leisurely lunch and another cycle through the West Coast National Park before returning to Cape Town.

INCLUDES:
  • Bikes, equipment and helmets
  • Return transfers from Cape Town (V&A Waterfront)
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Professional Guides
  • Admission fees to reserves, parks and attractions
  • Morning cycle safari in private game reserve
  • Afternoon ride through West Coast National Park

EXCLUDES:
  • Special customized equipment


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2-Day Safari and Wildlife Glamping at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge

What we liked: On this 2-day safari from Cape Town, you’ll get the opportunity to live in luxury while still enjoying the African bush.

Hit the Route 62 departing from Cape Town and gear up for a glamping experience in Oudtshoorn.

A 4.5-hour drive brings you to the Botlierskop private game reserve, with the Outeniqua Mountains as a backdrop. A safari game drive on board a 4×4 safari vehicle places you in prime position to spot the Big 5, before continuing on to Oudtshoorn.

The understated elegance of Buffelsdrift Game Lodge lies in wait for a relaxing evening, cocooned inside a luxury canvas tent at the heart of the magical Klein Karoo. Set close to the nearby watering hole and surrounded by African fynbos, enjoy a soak in a claw foot tub before easing into your king size bed.

Set off after breakfast the next morning into the Klein Karoo bushveld on a 4×4 safari. You can also choose to take a stroll with the gentle giants Jabari, Malaika and Bulelo, three orphaned elephants who now call the reserve home. A drive along the Route 62 takes you back to the Mother City.

INCLUDES:
  • Return transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • 2-hour 4×4 Garden Route Game Drive
  • 2-hour 4×4 Klein Karoo Bush Safari
  • 30-minute Bush Walking Safari
  • 1 x Breakfast

EXCLUDES:
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks
  • Elephant Bush Walk

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Return Full-Day Sea Safari from Cape Town to Gansbaai

What we liked: On this full-day safari you’ll be able to indulge in a truly unique experience that allows you to see the most beautiful marine wildlife.

Escape the city for a one-day adventure safari of a different kind.

Take in the beautiful natural scenery while heading along the coastline to Gansbaai. Watch the African penguins waddling around at Stony Point or pay a visit to Harold Porter National Botanical Garden.

Set between the mountain and sea, the Botanical Garden boasts waterfalls, amber pools, nature trails, and exquisite cultivated natural fynbos.

Onward to Gansbaai, enjoy taking in the majestic beauty of De Kelders and the lengths of pristine beaches before arriving in Walkers Bay for a 2-hour marine Big 5 sea safari aboard a purpose built sea safari boat.

After working up an appetite, lunch in Hermanus concludes the afternoon with the opportunity to browse the many market stalls and boutique shops to pick up a special memento.

The drive back presents the perfect excuse to make a pit stop at the well loved Peregrine Farm Stall in Grabouw, with a wide selection of quality local produce and the most delicious sweet and savoury pies to enjoy on the hour long ride home.

INCLUDES:
  • Return transfers
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees

EXCLUDES:
  • Lunch

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If you’re looking for other half-day tours or full-day tours in Cape Town, be sure to check out our other tours!

46 Comments
  1. This tour was a great experience. It was an incredible introduction to South Africa for my husband and I. The activities are exciting and enjoyable. We really liked that you can customize the trip to suit yourself through the various options available. The lodging accommodations were charming and welcoming with excellent hosts. Our tour guide, Andrew, was the best. He was friendly and knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the Garden Route and South Africa through him. I highly recommend this tour as a must do for any visit to Cape Town.

  2. The tour itself was excellent. However, I have never had such a dangerous driver, ever, on a tour. He constantly tailgated and overtook on the inside at speed. I was sitting on the left and could see other drivers yelling at his idiocy. I didn’t feel safe with him at all.

  3. All the activities we did were fun and well organised and our tour guide zee was amazing. The places we stayed were both very nice! It was my birthday on tour and see went out of his way to make sure my day was one to remember. Would recommend this tour and this company to all my friends! Thanks!

  4. Great adventure tour walk with elephants, crawling around caves, bungy jump, short canoe trip on the river not wildlife or bush viewing -mainly a holiday camp area, game drive, beach and super varied scenery of the Garden route and of cause Zee our guide was great even treated us to some shots. spoiled us and really looked after us highly recommended

  5. The trip was awesome. Our guide was fantastic. The dorms are really good. All the things we did during the trip were worth the experience. You will definitely regret not doing it. Do not take the heritage tour during the visit to cango caves. Take the adventure tour, it will be difficult but much more enriching. Go for the walk with the elephant. You get to feed the elephants, hug them and take pictures with them. Definitely go for the bungee jumping. It is the highest bungee jumping in the world. Its breathtaking. You will have to pay for the elephant ride and bungee jumping separately, but do not miss it.

  6. This tour was comparable to other Garden Route tours offered by different companies. Our guide, Issac, was a great guide, and most importantly a very safe driver. You get to see the best of the route.

  7. The tour was great and professionally conducted. Our tour guide Uriel was very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. We had booked into bed and breakfast accomodation rather than the backpackers accomodation. I felt what we were charged extra for the accomodation was a bit over the top.. But the tour itself was very well done and well managed.

  8. Arrangement of accomodation was good, inclusive of good spread of breakfast. Experience of the elephants were up close and unforgetable. Game Reserve allowed me saw a variety of animals and sometimes really close up. Nice calm kayaking experience. Highly recommended !

  9. Excellent tour! Every detail was so organized and we got to do a lot of activities for only 3 days time. Our guide GG was awesome- he made it fun snd took good care of us. Do the adventure tour at the caves- it’s intense but so much fun! My favorite part was the elephant walk. Saw a lot of animals on the safari too. Our hotels were really nice- they were actually more like bed and breakfasts. We opted for the 3 star private accommodation and definitely got our moneys worth. All in all a great long weekend trip!

  10. It is a remarkable trip for me. I have a really good time in safari and elepahnt walk section. Our tour guided Nevel is very nice and helpful. This make me have a good impression about Cape town.

  11. we went to inverdoorn and had ample time to see the animals during our tour. Loved the cheetahs. Didn’t get to see any leopards, which are nocturnal and difficult to spot anyway.

  12. long ride. not really worth it. it’s rather a zoo. food was average

  13. Inverdoorn offered an generally enjoyable experience the animals, facilities and hospitality at the reserve are great. If this is your first trip to Africa and Cape Town is your only destination then this is a good option for an encounter with the famous animals, as well as a great photo opportunity! Be sure to select your seat in the safari vehicle wisely, legroom is at a premium! When selecting this tour it is important to consider the transfer by the tour operator. From pick-up it took over four hours to get to the park. This in itself is ok, however in my opinion the guide was over-preoccupied with the threat of bad traffic and timings of the day. It became very apparent that the advertised option of enjoying the pool facilities at the resort wasn’t an option due to the driver wanting to get back on the road as soon after lunch as possible – despite then stopping at a winery and shop on the way back. If you have a good amount of time in Cape Town and you really want to see some of the animals then this is probably worth a day of your trip.

  14. Excellent trip, our driver Cornelia, was very polite courteous and helpful in explaining the sights enroute to the preserve. The games preserve is extensive and the drivers would bring their vehicles close enough for excellent viewing.

  15. Great experience. A chance to catch many animals in their natural environment. The guide was very well informed.

  16. Waste of time and money. Safari no chance more rumble in the scrubland. Completely disappointed with the whole day . Have to agree with other reviews its an open zoo with rescued animals behind fenced enclosures. Booked through Viator a TripAdvisor company so thought the day would run smoothly at least. Transport turned up late and the 12 seater minibus absolutely chocker full with passengers and luggage. Very cramped and uncomfortable 5 hr journey and even the driver got lost on the way. Bundled onto the safari bus no drinks/snacks as promised. Only got a 2 hr safari as a result of the driver getting us lost on the way as lunch is set at 1pm with no exceptions. Did not see half the animals as promised by the Ranger-no rhino or giraffe? Disappointed with the reserve very short on animals 2 elephants, 3 lions and 2 cheetahs for example. All animals rescued from other sources not wild. Lunch was a disappointment, if you don’t like salad. Had to pay for soft drinks when we had not been given any on arrival as advertised. Sat around bored after lunch waiting for the journey back when we could have extended our safari time earlier. Overall a very disappointing day-not worth the money or time. Would I recommend-definitely NO.

  17. Two important aspects of the tour were great: animal sightings and the buffet lunch. The only negative was the speed at which the guide drove. It was terrifying and at one point I thought I would be sick. Another passenger was so tossed about that she binoculars flew off. It was as though the driver was rushing from one animal location to another to ensure we saw the big 5. Frankly ‘d would be OK with seeing less and driving at a reasonable pace.

  18. If one does not have sufficient time or money to take a real safari at one of the national parks, this one day tour to Invendoorn game reserve will do. We got to see quite a few animals, although no rhinos as we had been promised. I wish we could have spent more than just 2 hours and 20 minutes on the jeep inside the game reserve, considering the long drive to and from the game reserve.

  19. Preis-/Leistungsverhältnis hat leider nicht ganz gestimmt, da sich unser Guide wenig Mühe gegeben hat so nah wie möglich an die Tiere heran zu kommen. Löwen haben wir beispielsweise garnicht gesehen, was sehr schade ist, da uns diese am meisten interessiert haben. Das inklusive Frühstück war in Ordnung.

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    Anita – South Africa November 13, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Ein tolles Erlebnis

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    a GetYourGuide customer – Australia November 12, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Excellent, very enjoyable morning

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    Christoph – Switzerland November 11, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Great Opportunity to get an overview of the Cape Region Our tour guide Gerhard Pretorius gave us lots of interesting information about the areas we travelled through. He was very carefully planning our days, arranging restaurant visits, tour activities and re-confirming accommodation. He kept everyone well informed about the schedule. Our group was getting along very well with each other so all of us had dinner together with the tour guide every night. The restaurants proposed by the tour guide were all excellent and very special. Most likely, someone travelling individually on the Garden Route would not find these nice places. Since this was a combination of Garden Route and Wine Tour, we changed bus and tour guide in Stellenbosch. Our new tour guide Moudi and the new group were also very pleasant and again we all had a good time having dinner together. All the activities were exactly as advertised and we enjoyed them very much.

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    Kara – South Africa November 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Great Day- Lovely Employees-awesome animals First of all- the people who work there are awesome, very nice, funny and talk very good/ clear and slow English for people who cant understand it so good. I liked the fact that they leave the animals alone as they are want to live. (Like not feeding them to get them to the truck of stuff like that) The tour guide we had was awsome. He made really good jokes and told us a lot about the animals. I would always recommend you guys

  24. Very well organised Great guide! We had Devon and he was very polite friendly helpful and patient. The tour was well setup and apart from the leopard we saw all the animals! Defanatly recommended

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    a GetYourGuide customer – South Africa October 31, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Was left stranded at accommodation as they just didn't turn up. Was not contacted to let me know I wasn't going to be picked up. Absolutely terrible experience with getyourguide. Would not recommend to anyone.

  26. really enjoyed the hiking and canoeing. all physical activities

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    Esteban – Costa Rica October 25, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Deben contactar a la compañía para coordinar el transporte el día anterior ya que tuve problemas con eso, por lo demás el safari no es tan lejos solo 2h y vale la Pena , deliciosa comida y hermosos animales .

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    Dakari – South Africa October 10, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Wonderful!!!!

  29. As other reviewers already said, the tour felt like driving through a big zoo. Animals were fed to ensure they're where they're supposed to be. The 'welcome drink' did not happen.

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    a GetYourGuide customer – Germany August 30, 2018 at 12:00 am

    einmaliges Erlebnis,die big 5 in relativ "freier" Wildbahn" zu sehen Reiseleitung kompetent und endlich konnten wir uns auch mal auf Deutsch unterhalten. Vor Ort war leider keine Leopardenbesichtigung möglich,Gründe unbekannt. Der Safariguide war sehr bemüht uns alle Tierarten zu zeigen und am Schluß es auch geschafft,nach vielen Bemühungen uns auch die Löwen zu zeigen

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    Noah – Netherlands August 8, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Fantastic safari at inverdoorn This was my 2nd and best safari so far in South Africa .

  32. Escolhemos pelo transfer com guia falando português, a guia era angolana, muito divertida assim como o motorista mas este era do Kongo, não falava português pareceu viagem em família, com muita risada

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    a GetYourGuide customer – Singapore July 17, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Not real safari It's fine if you want a taste of safari near capetiwn but be well prepared that you might not be able to see all the big 5. Requested for halal food which they said OK but once we got there they have no idea. It's more of a conservation project so i guess it's worth the money to help out in the sense .

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    Sandrine – France May 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Magnifique Belle réserve à l'état sauvage, bel établissement très propre. Nous avons pu apprécier les animaux au réveil. 2 Éléphant, 1 girafe, 2 lions et lionnes, des zèbres, des rhinocéros, des hippopotames, des Springboks, des autruches, 1 Buffalo,des gnous Et des impair. C'était bien de les voir évoluer en liberté bien qu'en réserve pour les protéger des braconniers. Merci.

  35. Nice tour My guide Ferne was really nice and funny. Her voice is really nice and clear. She managed everything really well. I was in a group with 10 other tourists. So there were not too many people. We had lots of fun. I stayed in the Backpacker's with own room and bathroom. They were all really lovely. But of course sometimes you get jealous when you see the B&B rooms. Ferne allways tried to get us to the accommodation before sunset, so we can see the beautiful area around it. Usually, when we had a longer way to drive, she stopped every 1,5 to 2h to get us a little break and stretch our legs. We were really lucky in the Addo Elephant Park. We saw many elephants and they were really close. And we saw some lions too! I really can recommend this tour and the company. We needed a new bus after a stone smashed a window, so we had a regular stop at the pinguins and after we came back, the bus was exchanged already. So they are really organized.

  36. Great tour with Ferne, great tour guide.

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    a GetYourGuide customer – South Africa April 7, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Awesome! Really good experience. A bit of a trek to get to, as google has an pin location in the town of Ceres, which is incorrect. But even though we arrived late, we managed to join the rest of the tour. Rangers worked really hard to show all the animals. Lunch was poor, vegetarian options were limited. Also note drinks are additional costs and not included in the lunch! Overall great value for money!

  38. We book our trip for Thursday and they send an email for changing the date because of the weather, which it's ok because we now about the wind and stuff you can have in Cape Town. Today was supposed to be they day, and we called because they didn't came to pick us up, and they say they changed the activity time from 7 to 11!!! We woke up at six for nothing and without advice. Today we are having the trip and I hope it's very good and nice for writing a new and better review. The good thing is that the tour operator answered the phone and explained us the situation.

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    Ornella – Switzerland March 24, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Super Mit dieser Tour waren wir sehr zufrieden. Eigentlich haben wir um diese Jahreszeit nicht damit gerechnet noch welche Wale zu sehen, nicht so wir hatten tatsächlich Glück und haben 2 Wale beobachten dürfen. Die Boots-Crew der Firma war vorbildlich. Sehr um uns 6 Teilnehmer besorgt. Wir wurden gut informiert und betreut. Sehr zu empfehlen. Besten Dank.

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    Demetrios – Germany February 9, 2018 at 12:00 am

    We loved it If you want to see all big five of them then this is what you need to book. It’s a shelter that means that guides know most of the time were all animals reside.

  41. Mahtava reissu. Erittäin osaava opas/kuski. Ajomatkat hauskoja, samassa kyydissä pari Hollantilaista naista, Amerikkalainen ja Chileläinen ja me kaks Suomesta. Nauroimme paljon. Safarilla näimme ihania eläimiä, maistelimme oliiveja, viinejä. Kävimme karkkitehtaalla, olut panimossa. Ihana reissu

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    Richard – United States June 30, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Fantastic ! Exciting ! well organized and saw so many animals ! It started with an on time pickup at our timeshare at 6:30 A.M. in a Mercedes. After a 2 hour drive we arrived at the lodge, which was magnificent, for a fabulous huge buffet. We boarded an open truck with a canopy cover and drove onto the reserve. Within several minutes we came upon several hippos sunning them selves near a body of water. Soon, the driver pulled up next to a pride of lions, 2 males and 3 females, We stopped on the average 5 to 10 feet from the animals as the driver explained their habitat and many interesting comments about them, The driver was terrific. During the 2 and 1/2 hour safari, as we observed the following close up, a rhino mother with a baby along side, zebras, wilderbeast. springbok, giraffes. elephants as we drove along. Ostrich as they were feeding. The driver stopped frequently so we could observe the animals. It was thrilling. ! A Great experience that we will never forget. Highly recommended.

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    Alicia – Berlin, Germany May 5, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Amazing day! We had the best tour! Having Ian as a our tour guide more felt like spending the day with a friend. It was our first Game Drive and we loved it. Willie, who took us on en route, really loved his job and his animals. Beer and wine tasting were super nice as well. Would totally book again.

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    a GetYourGuide customer – Jena, Germany March 26, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Perfect Pretty good guide!

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    Sabrina – acre, Israel August 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Excellent tour, great people and a great great guide. Excellent tour, great people and a great guide. So many beautiful places and beautiful landscapes. Highly recommend

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