2-Day Western Cape Big 5 Safari and Route 62 from Cape Town

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.

Highlights

  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Get up-close to native wildlife
  • Led by a local guide

 

Pricing information

Inclusions:

  • Overnight Accommodation
  • Local English-speaking professional tour guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 4x4 Botlierskop Safari (±2,5 hour)
  • 4x4 Buffelsdrift Bush Safari (±1,5 hour)
  • Bush Walking Safari (±30 min)
  • 1x Breakfast

 

Exclusions:

  • Lunch, dinner and drinks, unless specified
  • Traditional braai dinner ( approximately R90 per person)
  • Elephant Bush Walk experience ( approximately R405 per person)

 

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • According to availability at time of booking, accommodation will be in the mentioned hotel or in one of a similar standard and star rating
  • The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasions, run in reverse order
  • The exact arrival time in Cape Town on day 2 cannot be guaranteed as it is subject to weather and traffic conditions

 

$500 per person sharing*

Day to day 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. Your journey today will begin as you leave the silhouette of Table Mountain behind and trade it for the lush green scenery of the Garden Route. You’ll soon understand where this forested paradise area gets its name from, and why it is one of the most loved areas in the country.

On your first stop of the day, spot some of Africa’s wild animals from the back of an open 4x4 vehicle in Botlierskop, a malaria-free private game reserve near Mosselbay. Search for giraffe, white rhino, kudu, lion, elephant, zebra and wildebeest, to name a few. This scenic drive takes roughly 1 to 2 hours, during which there will be numerous stops to stretch, snap photos and get something to eat.

Just when you thought your bush experience couldn’t get any better, you’ll hop off your safari vehicle for an up close and personal encounter with nature on a 30-minute tranquil bush walking safari, following your field game ranger as you track wildlife through the coastal renosterveldt and Cape fynbos.

The scenery during the next 50 miles changes dramatically from green to dusty dull greys as you reach the relatively arid region of the Klein Karoo and the ostrich capital of the world, Oudtshoorn.

Then enjoy an evening of free time in Oudtshoorn, where you can relax at your accommodation, book an optional traditional ‘braai’ (barbeque) dinner (own expense) or explore the town’s dining and nightlife options.
Choose to overnight at one of the following: 4-Star Buffelsdrift Game Reserve or similar or 3-Star Yamkela Guest House or budget Backpackers Paradise accommodation in Oudtshoorn.

 

Day 2:

Klein Karoo — Cape Town (B)

After breakfast, jump straight into the thick of the Klein Karoo bush this morning as you set out on an open topped 2-hour 4x4 safari drive to seek out more of Africa’s Big Five ­–rhinos, Cape buffaloes and African elephants at Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve. Your expert guide and ranger will help spot wildlife, and in addition to some of the ‘Big Five’ you may see zebras, wildebeests, giraffes - just to name a few.
Those seeking a meaningful nature experience can join rangers on an optional Elephant Bush Walk to have the opportunity to walk alongside three rescued elephants in their natural environment (own expense). Learn about these gentle giants, under the watchful eye of the elephant guides you’ll stroll with these impressive creatures – easily the largest land mammals on earth.

End off a seemingly perfect day with a drive along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world! Capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, rugged Karoo plains during this 3 to 4 hour journey before arriving in Cape Town by late evening.

Local Operator Information:

Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Ticket. Our Product Managers select only the most experienced and reliable operators in each destination, removing the guesswork for you, and ensuring your peace of mind.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Ticket Info:

You can present a paper or electronic ticket for this activity, or you can simply present the Lead Traveler”s Photo ID. Our local operator has your reservation on file and only requires proof of identity (valid photo ID for the Lead Traveler).