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Wildlife Safari Tours from Cape Town

Wildlife Safari Tours from Cape Town

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

Aquila Game Reserve Wildlife Safari from Cape Town

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Spend a full day at the Aquila Game Reserve, the closest one to Cape Town, on this safari tour. Get excited to see the ‘Big Five’ game animals and endangered species such as the ‘Aquila’ Black Eagle on this worry-free trip, which includes pickup at your Cape Town city center hotel. This is one of the easiest safari tours near Cape Town, on a private game reserve in a malaria-free area.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$170.13
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US$170.13
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Big-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town

Big-Five Safari Full Day Guided Private Transfer from Cape Town

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Spotting the Big Five—lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo—is a priority for many visitors to South Africa and this tour is ideal for those with limited time. Travel from Cape Town by private vehicle, enjoying views of the Breede River, Hex River Wine Valley, and Table Mountain along the way, then join a group safari drive at a private game reserve and enjoy some incredible wildlife-watching opportunities.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$125.86
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US$125.86
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2-Day Glamping South African Wildlife Safari Small Group Tour from Cape Town

2-Day Glamping South African Wildlife Safari Small Group Tour from Cape Town

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See South Africa's wildlife on with this overnight glamping safari adventure trip from Cape Town. Overnight at 4-star Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, resting at the foothills of the majestic Swartberg mountains in one of their secluded, free-standing luxury tents – overlooking a nearby waterhole. Glamping in style with this unique bushveld experience in the heart of the Klein Karoo. Travel along the scenic Route 62 and keep a lookout to spot most of Africa's famous Big Five animals with two included 4x4 game drives at popular Western Cape game reserves, a guided walking safari as well as a chance to walk alongside orphaned elephants. Overnight in the ostrich capital of the world and get a chance to try local delicacies, giving you a taste of authentic South African culture. This small group tour is led by a local tour guide and ideal for couples, group of friends, families or solo travelers that only have a weekend to see the local wildlife.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$404.77
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US$404.77
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2-Day Wildlife and Safari Small-Group Tour from Cape Town

2-Day Wildlife and Safari Small-Group Tour from Cape Town

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Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight safari trip from Cape Town!  Travel off the beaten track to interact with wildlife and immerse yourself in the African bush. The Garden Route and Klein Karoo offer the perfect backdrop for a wildlife encounter. You’ll also visit the ostrich capital of the world and get a chance to try local delicacies, giving you a taste of authentic South African culture. This trip offers guided safaris in two prestigious private game reserves, a guided bush walk safari as well as a chance to walk alongside orphaned elephants. Visit the ostrich capital of the world and get a chance to try local delicacies for a taste of authentic South African culture. 
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$234.01
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US$234.01
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Wildlife Safari, Olive, Beer and Wine Tasting Day Tour from Cape Town

Wildlife Safari, Olive, Beer and Wine Tasting Day Tour from Cape Town

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Combine a game drive, a craft beer tasting, and a wine tasting in a single tour from Cape Town. Planning this multi-stop excursion independently may seem daunting, but this tour arranges all the details in advance. Enjoy the scenery while a driver navigates up the West Coast to Buffelsfontein, where you'll embark on a guided game drive. Visit both the Darling Breweries and the Groote Post Wine Estate to taste local wines and beers without worrying about a sober ride back to Cape Town.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$196.06
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US$196.06

5-Day Garden Route with Addo National Park Small Group Tour from Cape Town

5-Day Garden Route with Addo National Park Small Group Tour from Cape Town

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See the best of South Africa’s scenic Garden Route—with visits to Addo Elephant National Park, Wilderness, Jeffreys Bay, and Oudtshoorn—during this 5-day trip from Cape Town. Join your expert guide on hikes through lush forests and canoe rides through picture-perfect water. Visit nature reserves to see some of Africa’s endangered species. Kick back and soak in the sun on soft, sandy beaches. This tour offers the perfect mix of guided and self-directed activities.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$480.67
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US$480.67
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3-Day Garden Route Highlights with 4x4 Safari Small Group Tour from Cape Town

3-Day Garden Route Highlights with 4x4 Safari Small Group Tour from Cape Town

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Spend three days exploring South Africa’s famed Garden Route from Cape Town, stopping at all the best highlights the area has to offer. Adventure awaits you over the next three days. Choose to join an elephant bush walk and meet three orphaned elephants, walk along forest footpaths, and hop in a canoe to float along the river, keeping an eye out for the abundant birdlife.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$303.58
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US$303.58
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Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town

Marine Big 5 Adventure from Cape Town

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Enjoy a 2-hour boat trip from Gansbaai to see great white sharks, whales, Cape fur seals, penguins and more. Visit the ominously-named Shark Alley to see if there are any great whites feeding on seals. Head to other parts of the ocean to look for whales and African penguins, as well as seabirds on Geyser Rock and Dyer Island. With experts on hand, you won’t miss any of the majestic marine wildlife on display.
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  • 9 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$163.17
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US$163.17
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2-Day Private Western Cape Wildlife Safari Tour from Cape Town

2-Day Private Western Cape Wildlife Safari Tour from Cape Town

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Experience the best of the Western Cape wildlife on a private overnight safari trip from Cape Town. With personal attention from your private guide, visit two game reserves along the Garden Route to see some extremely endangered animal species. Enjoy a unique up-close meeting with African elephants at a private game reserve and look for some of Africa's ‘Big Five’ during a safari game drive. Choose from 3- or 4-star lodging in Oudtshoorn.
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  • 2 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$600.83
Price varies by group size
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US$600.83
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Wild Life Safari Private Transfer To Aquila Reserve excluding entrance fees

Wild Life Safari Private Transfer To Aquila Reserve excluding entrance fees

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Trade the urban jungle of Cape Town for a safari amidst real wild animals during this 9-hour private safari excursion. Travel by private vehicle to a game reserve to search for ‘Big 5’ animals like rhinos, lions, leopards, elephants and buffalo, plus other creatures like giraffes, hippos and cheetahs, observing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. On the way home, stop by a winery for a tasting and cheese pairing.
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  • 10 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$126.43
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US$126.43
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Inverdoorn Safari Tour from Cape Town Including Lunch

Inverdoorn Safari Tour from Cape Town Including Lunch

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Get into the wild and seek out Africa's Big Five on this safari tour from Cape Town that includes lunch. You'll venture into the Inverdoom Nature Reserve, 2.5 hours outside of the city, and explore the South African landscapes in an open-air 4x4. A professional guide will be on hand to help spot wild animals and share interesting facts and information about the country's most spectacular creatures.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$203.02
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US$203.02
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3-Day Private Garden Route Highlights Tour from Cape Town

3-Day Private Garden Route Highlights Tour from Cape Town

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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 paradise on the southeastern coast of South Africa. Adventure awaits you over the next three days. Choose to join an elephant bush walk where you’ll get to meet three orphaned elephants, walk along forest footpaths and hop in a canoe to float along the Wilderdess National Park, keeping an eye out for the abundant birdlife. Face your fears as you hurtle off the world’s highest bridge bungy, or visit a 100-year old tree in the thick of the Tsitsikamma forest. Enjoy a 4x4 safari with a game ranger as you set out to spot some members of Africa’s Big Five, and connect with nature on a tranquil bush walk amongst the animals in a private game reserve. An action-packed itinerary with free time for you to partake in optional activities scheduled or venture off and have your own adventures in the nearby area.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$898.09
Price varies by group size
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US$898.09
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Full Day Guided Safari from Cape Town

Full Day Guided Safari from Cape Town

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Go on safari to see the Big Five — lion, elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros — on a 12-hour day trip from Cape Town. Travel just 2.5 hours outside the city to the Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve, where you'll range around in a 4x4 vehicle helmed by an experienced game ranger. After your safari, dig in to a buffet lunch unwind by the pool (summer) or around a cozy fire (winter).
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  • 12 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$225.66
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US$225.66
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5-Day Private Garden Route Tour from Cape Town including Addo National Park

5-Day Private Garden Route Tour from Cape Town including Addo National Park

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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, Tsitsikamma National Park and Oudtshoorn — on this private tour, round-trip from Cape Town. Explore the coastal paradise with your very own guide: hike in old-growth forests, see endangered animals in wildlife reserves, canoe through pristine waters and relax on white-sand beaches. A combination of guided tours and optional activities allows you to tailor this trip to your taste for adventure. Hotel accommodation with breakfast included.
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  • 5 days
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,492.60
Price varies by group size
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US$1,492.60
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Big 5 Aquila Safari Tour

Big 5 Aquila Safari Tour

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Explore the Aquila Game Reserve on this full-day game drive, giving you the best possible chance of spotting Africa's Big 5. With a tracker/guide at the helm, travel through the wild landscape in open safari vehicles, learning about the animals through in-depth commentary. You'll also get included breakfast, lunch, and leisure time; which makes for an all-inclusive experience.
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  • 8 hours
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US$386.75
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US$386.75


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