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South African Wildlife and Safari 2-Day Tour from Cape Town

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Go wild with an overnight trip from Cape Town. Venture off the beaten track in search of Africa's Big Five and encounter wildlife at private game reserves. Enjoy daily game drives, a bush walk safari and walk with orphaned elephants.

Highlights

  • Spot some of the Big Five animals on two 4x4 safari game drives
  • Follow a game ranger as you track wildlife on foot during a tranquil walking safari
  • Stay overnight at Oudtshoorn, a quirky country town in the heart of the Klein Karoo and the ostrich capital of the world
  • Try local delicacies at a 'braai' (similar to bbq) dinner, giving you a taste of authentic South African culture

Description

Day 1: Cape Town to Oudtshoorn Travel route around 450 km Leave Cape Town early in the morning and trade the silhouette of Table Mountain for the lush green scenery of the Garden Route. The first game reserve visited is about 5 to 6 hours driving away (subject to weather and traffic conditions), but the route is scenic with a few photo and rest stops along the way. The 3500ha Botlierskop private game reserve is located in a malaria-free area and home to an abundance of wildlife including four of the Big Five, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, well over 26 different species of animals, and more than 200 bird species. Spot some of Africa’s wild animals from the back of an open-top 4x4 vehicle and particularly keep your eyes open for lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino sightings. Leopards are nocturnal hunters, evasive and not contained by fences so it's unlikely to see them during these game drives.  After this approx. 2-hour game drive it's time for an up-close and personal encounter with nature on a short tranquil bush walking safari. Hop off the safari vehicle, following your game ranger as you look for wildlife through the coastal Renosterveldt and Cape Fynbos.  A short 1-hour drive to the next stop to end your day in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. Either head to town to enjoy a restaurant meal or taste local delights, such as an ostrich kebab during an optional 'braai' (similar to BBQ) dinner under the Klein Karoo's twinkling starry skies. This overnight safari trip includes a choice of overnight lodging in Oudtshoorn. Subject to availability, the options are: 4-star Buffelsdrift lodge or 3-star Yamkela guest house or budget Paradise Backpackers. Day 2: Oudtshoorn to Cape Town (B) Travel route around 420 km After breakfast, jump straight into the thick of the Klein Karoo bush this morning as you set out on an open-topped 2-hour 4x4 safari drive to seek out more of Africa’s wildlife at Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve. Your expert guide and ranger will help spots wildlife and shares some of nature’s secrets while teaching you about the region’s fauna and flora. This bush drive focuses more on getting back to basics and close to nature as the reserve is not home to many big game species. Join rangers on an optional Elephant Bush Walk to have the opportunity to walk alongside three rescued elephants on their morning stroll to the nearby waterhole (own expense). Learn about these gentle giants, under the watchful eye of the elephant guides as you walk along these impressive creatures – easily the largest land mammals on earth. End off the 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 5.5-hour journey (with extra rest stops and subject to traffic) before arriving in Cape Town by late evening.

Includes

Round trip transfers from/to accommodation in Cape Town CBD Qualified local driver-guide Transport in luxury minivan Accommodation for 1 night - as per package selected 2-hour 4x4 Garden Route Game Drive 2-hour 4x4 Klein Karoo Bush Drive 30-minute Bush Walking Safari 1x Breakfast
Lunch, dinner, and drinks Personal insurance Gratuities Optional South African 'braai' dinner (±R90 per person) Optional Elephant Bush Walk (±R405 per person)

Important Information

  • The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasions, run in reverse order
  • According to availability at time of booking, accommodation will be in the mentioned hotel or in one of a similar standard and star rating
  • Some optional activities are subject to weather conditions and can only be booked and paid for on the tour
  • Minimum age is 12 years. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • Leopards are nocturnal hunters, evasive and not contained by fences so it's unlikely to see them during these game drives
  • Double and twin rooms require a minimum and maximum of 2 customers per room

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