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Wildlife Safaris from Cape Town

By Viator, November 2017

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Visitors to Cape Town usually love the city's urban flair, vibrant nightlife, and proximity to outdoor activities, but you may not realize there are great wildlife safari trips you can take from Cape Town, too. Here are some options for heading out on safari.

Full-Day Tours
Even the most time-pressed visitors to Cape Town have the opportunity for an African safari experience, thanks to a variety of day trips from the South African capital. The Aquila Private Game Reserve represents the closest place to the city where it’s possible to see the Big Five—African elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos, and Cape buffalos—as well as the endangered Aquila black eagle and some 70 other bird species. Learn about lion conservation during a day trip to Inverdoorn Nature Reserve, known for its wide variety of free roaming species. Those who prefer the water can spot the Marine Big Five—southern right whale, great white shark, bottlenose dolphin, African penguin, and Cape fur seal—aboard a wildlife-watching cruise.

Multi-Day Tours
Multiple days mean multiple chances to observe South Africa’s varied wildlife, and tours from Cape Town typically range from two to eight days. Along the Garden Route, go hiking through Tsitsikamma National Park, stroll the beaches of Jeffreys Bay, canoe the waters of Wilderness National Park, observe elephants at Addo Elephant National Park, and explore Oudtshoorn, known as the ostrich capital of the world. Shorter itineraries take travelers to Klein Karoo on the Western Cape to see the Big Five and other wild animals.

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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town, Cape Town, null
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Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

4 star rating: Recommended 87 Reviews

Visit the incredible Aquila Game Reserve -- the closest game reserve to Cape Town – on this full-day safari tour! With hotel pickup from your central Cape Town ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $225.02
2-Day Private Western Cape Safari and Route 62 from Cape Town, Cape Town, Safaris
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2-Day Private Western Cape Safari and Route 62 from Cape Town

Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight private safari trip from Cape Town! Travel off the beaten track to interact with wildlife and immerse ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $312.19
$346.87 Save $34.68
Safari Tour from Cape Town Including Lunch, Cape Town, Multi-day Tours
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Safari Tour from Cape Town Including Lunch

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Experience Africa's most noble creatures on their own land at the incredible Inverdoorn Nature Reserve. Travel 2.5 hours from Cape Town to Inverdoorn to ride ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $257.04
5-Day Garden Route Adventure Tour: Addo National Park, Jeffreys Bay, Wilderness National Park and ... 
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5-Day Garden Route Adventure Tour: Addo National Park, Jeffreys Bay, Wilderness National Park and Oudtshoorn

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Discover the highlights of South Africa’s legendary Garden Route – including Addo Elephant National Park, Jeffreys Bay, Wilderness National Park and Oudtshoorn ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $533.65
3-Day Private Garden Route Tour from Cape Town with Game Drive, Cape Town, Multi-day Tours
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3-Day Private Garden Route Tour from Cape Town with Game Drive

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover the beauty of South Africa's famed Garden Route on a 3-day adventure tour with your own private guide. Wander along the Garden Route - a piece of ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $448.27
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3-Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town with Game Drive, Cape Town, Multi-day Tours
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3-Day Garden Route Tour from Cape Town with Game Drive

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 11 Reviews

Spend three days exploring South Africa’s famed Garden Route from Cape Town, , stopping at all the best highlights the area has to offer.  Wander along the ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $346.87
5-Day Private Garden Route Tour: Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Jeffreys ... 
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5-Day Private Garden Route Tour: Tsitsikamma National Park, Addo Elephant National Park, Jeffreys Bay and Oudtshoorn

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Spend five days uncovering the many highlights of South Africa’s Garden Route — including Addo Elephant National Park, Jeffreys Bay, Wilderness National Park, ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $760.46
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Wild Life Safari Tour including Private Transfer To and From Aquila Reserve, Cape Town, Multi-day ... 
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Wild Life Safari Tour including Private Transfer To and From Aquila Reserve

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

On our wildlife safari you will have the opportunity to look for the Big 5, these being: lions, buffalos, elephants, rhino, leopards. Keep an eye out for many ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $415.18
Full Day Guided Safari from Cape Town, Cape Town, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full Day Guided Safari from Cape Town

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

See the Big Five on a safari - only two and a half hours from Cape Town on this full day, once in a lifetime trip!

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $262.15
Big-Five Safari Full Day Tour from Cape Town, Cape Town, Day Trips
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Big-Five Safari Full Day Tour from Cape Town

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience the real heartbeat of Africa on a Private Game Reserve famous for having the Big 5 and a host of other reintroduced safari game. Enjoy the journey ...  Read more

Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Duration: 7 to 9 hrs

From USD $142.31

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