Insider's Guide to Cape Town

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

Get the
Inside Scoop

Privacy Policy

Call (888) 651-9785

Special Offer

Book by May 22 to save 10% off our previously offered price!

Spend two days in the Western Cape getting to know area wildlife on an overnight safari tour from Cape Town. Head out on a safari drive in the Klein Karoo to look for Africa’s famous ‘Big Five’ with the help of a knowledgeable guide and ranger. Tour a working ostrich farm to see the big birds up close. Visit an African elephant reserve and see a number of endangered animal species at the Cango Wildlife Ranch. Choose from budget, 3- or 4-star accommodation in Oudtshoorn.

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
  • Overnight 3- or 4- Star quality accommodation with daily breakfast included or budget accommodation

Recent Photos of This Tour

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

Read the Itinerary for a full description.

Itinerary

Day 1: Cape Town — Klein Karoo
Begin your two-day adventure in the Western Cape with a drive from Cape Town in a luxury minibus. Travel on one of the area’s most scenic drives, Route 62, to end up in the relatively arid region of the Klein Karoo and the town of Oudtshoorn. The drive takes roughly 5-6 hours, during which there are numerous stops to stretch, snap photos and get something to eat.
Not far from Oudtshoorn, stop at the Cango Wildlife Ranch to see some extremely endangered animals, including white lions and Bengal tigers. This highly-regarded zoo is home to crocodiles, big cats, snakes and much more. Add to your experience with optional activities like Nile crocodile cage diving or petting a cheetah (own expense).
Next, visit a working ostrich farm to learn about the big birds. Then enjoy an evening of free time in Oudtshoorn, where you can relax in your accommodation or explore the town’s dining and nightlife options.
Overnight: 4-Star or 3-Star Guest House B&B or Backpackers budget accommodation option in Oudtshoorn

Day 2: Klein Karoo — Cape Town
Fuel up with an early breakfast at your accommodation, then join your guide for a visit to a game reserve to see African elephants. Enjoy a unique opportunity to get up close to these gentle giants, while your guide looks on (own expense).
Next, hop in a 4x4 vehicle for a 2-hour safari drive to seek out Africa’s ‘Big Five’ — lions, leopards, rhinos, Cape buffaloes and African elephants. While the phrase ‘Big Five’ originally referred to animals hunters decided were hardest to hunt on foot, today it represents some of the most exciting animals to see on a game drive. Your expert guide and ranger will help spot wildlife, and in addition to the ‘Big Five’ you may see zebras, wildebeests, giraffes and much more.
At the conclusion of the game drive, you’ll be driven back to Cape Town, where the tour ends.

Customer Reviews

dabhursin United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

We were able to see the big 5 animals. We were so close to all the animals. The elephant walk was incredible. Feeding the elephants and having an elephant give you a hug was incredible! This was worth the money.

Leah K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had a great time, with nice up close views of the animals. Our driver, Maurtie was extraordinary, he made a long ride fun and enjoyable, can't say enough good about him. The extra elephant feeding is a must, nothing like it!

Craig D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Well what can I say - this tour was the best thing I have ever done.

I visited South Africa for five days with work and decided to spend the three nights i had to myself in Cape Town. First of all - the most amazing city I have ever visited !

I was picked up on time and after picking up the other people, we set off along the beautifully scenic garden route stopping off to do a 4x4 safari for a couple of hours and then do a lion walk. The lion walk was the highlight of the tour. Walking with the kings of the jungle is just something I will never forget.

An overnight stop in Oudtshoorn pronounced 'oates-urgh-in' in a comfortable family run b and b was done then the ostrich farm, elephant ride amazing also and then the wildlife ranch followed before arriving back at my hotel for 6.30pm.

Everything mentioned in the itinary was done and for the price, is something i would recommend to everyone. Truly unforgettable and a great way to see the sights outside of the city which are breath taking.

Finally, a special mention to the tour guide Andrew. A top bloke who made sure everyone was ok. Didn't intervene and allowed people to get on with what they wanted to do. I was on my own and he made me feel very welcome. Deserved the big tip I gave him. If you read this mate, again, it was awesome to meet you.

Tessa A

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!

caseyleigh54

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

J Kenneth R Canada

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.

Charlene T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great safari. Well thought of scheduling. Thank you.

tiffanynoraj

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.

cupcake

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.

Natalie L

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.

Special Offer
$187.58 Save $18.75

From USD $ 168.83

View price calendar

Low Price Guarantee

Select Travel Date

Enter Total Number of Travelers

Please note: After your purchase is confirmed we will email you a link to your voucher.
What's this?

Tour code: 5600WILDLIFE2D

Advertisement
Advertisement

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message