5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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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.

Highlights

  • 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!)
  • 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 stroke a cheetah. 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 Hlangana Guest Lodge in Oudtshoorn or budget Backpackers Paradise Lodge or similar accommodation types

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 feeding them and experience the once in a lifetime experience of an elephant back ride (own expense)!

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 June 2015

tour guide was good. got to see soooooo many animals. rode an elephant, walked with lions and touched cheetahs. best part of my trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Had an amazing time the tour guide was really good. Loved it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This 2 Day Safari was amazing.Our tour guide,Andrew, was so well informed and did everything to make our voyage interesting and informative.While the safari and visit to the Wildlife Park were amazing and we got to see quite a number of different species of animals,the lion walk and elephant ride were the highlight of the trip.Thanks Viator and to Andrew for such an amazing time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great safari. Well thought of scheduling. Thank you.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

I HAD THE BEST TOUR GUIDE EVERRRR! I hope that I remain life long friends with Isaac, he was so funny, knowledgeable and great to be around. The tour was amazing and something you must do if you come to Cape Town, I got a chance to face my fears and walk with lions, I also got to ride an elephant and feed ostriches. If I could give this 10 stars I would.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

It was an amazing 2 days. Our Guide Isaac was also amazing and made us feel important as we were on our honeymoon. We saw and achieved a lot in those 2 days. Worth every penny.
The only downside was the Optional extra of the Lion Walk which we found to be too staged.
The highlight of our trip was the Elephant walk which my husband was so looking forward to. The guides on the different activities were excellent and made sure everyone enjoyed myself.
But going back to Isaac, he was so professional, patient and also made sure we were all well looked after. Great sense of humour and very acknowledgeable. Please tell him we say Hi, and we will remember him.
We will certainly use Viator again, as you get value for money and a good service. Many thanks for the memories.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

This was a fantastic tour and you really get a lot for your money. Our guide Andrew was amazing and helped make it a memorable experience. The drive is a little long, but there are fun stops along the way and the scenery is beautiful. I enjoyed all of the activities and it is hard to pick a favorite because each experience is so unique. I can tell you that nothing we did was disappointing. There were 5 of us in our group ranging from mid 20s to mid 30s in age and we chose the budget accommodation Back Packer's paradise. The staff was friendly and the rooms were basic, but well kept. This place has a great atmosphere and fun little bar on the premises. If you don't mind a communal bathroom for one evening pick this place! They have meals on site that are not included, but very affordable. They cook over a wood fire and make fresh bread in house too. Pick this Safari and I guarantee you won't regret it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

The tour was fantastic. Definitely got our money's worth for everything we did. Probably one of the best choices we did during our vacation in Cape Town. Andrew, our tour guide, was probably one of the best tour guides we had for any tour we did during our stay. There were 5 of us in our group and we all loved him. He absolutely went above and beyond to make sure that we were comfortable and content with the tour. Both the 2 day tour and Andrew were amazing.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Amazing 2 days. The optional extras are definitely worth doing (lion walk and the close encounters) Fully recommend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

A fantastic trip, although the drive is fairly long the scenery is lovely which made the journey seem much quicker. 3star accommodation was comfortable clean and quiet with a nice breakfast. The game reserves we stoped at were stunning and the animal encounters were amazing. The elephants were a definite highlight. If you don't have much time and you are mad on animals this trip is great as it's varied and really packs in some great activities.

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