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  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration:  2 days (approx.)
Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight safari trip from Cape Town! With an expert game-ranger guide at your side, set out on a game drive to see Africa’s Big Five in the Klein Karoo, and then tour a working ostrich farm. After staying overnight at your choice of budget, 3- or 4-star accommodation in Oudtshoorn, visit an African elephant reserve and tour Cango Wildlife Ranch – home to some of the world’s most endangered animals.


  • 2-day Western Cape safari tour from Cape Town
  • Travel along the scenic Route 62 road to the Klein Karoo region
  • Spot Africa’s Big Five on a game drive, riding in a 4x4 vehicle
  • Tour a working ostrich farm and ride an ostrich (if you dare!)
  • Experience an African elephant back ride and walk trunk-in-hand with one of the largest mammals walking the earth
  • Overnight 3- or 4- Star quality accommodation with daily breakfast included or budget accommodation

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What You Can Expect

2-Day Western Cape Safari from Cape Town: Big Five Game Drive and Cango Wildlife Ranch

Visit the Cango Wildlife Ranch

Day 1: Cape Town – Klein Karoo
Leave the bright lights of Cape Town behind and travel to the Western Cape by luxury minibus, enjoying dramatic scenery along Route 62 to the Klein Karoo -- a desert-like region in the heart of South Africa. The journey takes between five and six hours, so there will be plenty of stops en route at roadside restaurants and cafés. After your journey through the landscape of rugged plains and towering cliffs, reach Oudtshoorn – the region’s principle town.

Your day continues to the Cango Wildlife Ranch on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn to see some of the world’s most endangered animals, such as Bengal tigers and white lions. Internationally recognized as the Western Cape’s most prestigious zoological park, the ranch is also home to big cats, snakes, crocodiles and more. After a tour, you’ll have roughly two hours to spend at your leisure. At your own expense, you can arrange to touch a python, or stroke a cheetah or tiger cub. There’s even a Nile crocodile cage diving experience for the fearless!

Leaving the ranch, your tour continues to a working ostrich farm. Learn about these flightless birds – the tallest and heaviest in the world – and stand in a nest to see their massive eggs up close. These birds’ powerful legs and bulky bodies make them capable of carrying humans – you’ll have the chance to try riding one if you’re brave enough!

Your evening is spent at leisure back in Oudtshoorn, so either relax at your accommodation or head into town to discover the nightlife and local restaurants on your own.

Overnight: 3-star Cul de Sac Guest House in Oudtshoorn or 4-star Buffelsdrift Game Lodge in Oudtshoorn or budget Backpackers Paradise Lodge

Day 2: Klein Karoo – Cape Town (B)
After an early breakfast at your accommodation, meet your guide and set off to meet the African elephants at a nearby game reserve. Under the watchful eye of your guide, get up close to these huge yet lovable creatures – easily the largest animals walking the earth today. Learn about their background and behavior while walking trunk in hand.Experience the once in a lifetime experience of an elephant back ride!

Then head straight into the action on a 2-hour game drive to tick off Africa’s famous Big Five: African elephants, Cape buffalos, lions, leopards and rhinos. The term ‘Big Five’ was coined by big game hunters who used it to refer to the most difficult animals to hunt on foot; today, it represents some of the most elusive and exciting animals to see on safari. With your experienced and knowledgeable game-ranger guide, hop aboard your 4x4 vehicle to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitats on a private game reserve. In addition to the animals that make up the Big Five, you’ll also see giraffes, kudus, zebras and wildebeests, to name a few!

You’ll then be driven back to Cape Town, where your tour ends.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

It was simply great! From the guides to the Lodge and, of course, the big 5.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

The safari was fantastic! It was a fairly long drive to get there, but was so worth it once arriving. Going to the zoo portion of it was impressive. I got to see animals that I normally wouldn't see here in the States (lemurs, tigers, cheetah, etc...) Riding an elephant was a highlight as well as an ostrich...lol. Our guide Maudi was patient, knowledgable and flexible. On the way back we'd decided we spend some time at the beach. Swimming in the Indian Ocean is an experience that must be had if not already. I was quite satisfied. (And sorry again for spilling the milkshake in the van Maudi...)

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