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Close encounter with wildlife
Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
Get up-close to native wildlife
Led by a local guide
A safari-filled 2-day tour gives you unforgettable opportunities to experience some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife and rescued elephants in their natural habitat. This overnight safari trip includes round-trip transportation via deluxe minivan, overnight lodging in either 3- or 4-star guesthouse or budget backpackers accommodation, a visit to Botlierskop Private Game Reserve for a guided 4x4 safari and a tranquil bush walking safari with an expert game-ranger at your side. Learn more about the diversity of the African bush and wildlife as your knowledgeable ranger shares nature’s secrets and teaches you about the region’s fauna and flora. Your next wildlife encounter takes you to Buffelsdrift Game Lodge for another open topped 4x4 safari to search for more of the Big Five. Then, choose to partake in an optional Elephant Bush Walk as you learn more about three charismatic orphaned elephants. End off your experience with a drive through the rugged Karoo plains of South Africa’s famed Route 62.
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 English-speaking professional tour guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
4x4 Botlierskop Safari (±2,5 hour)
4x4 Buffelsdrift Bush Safari (±1,5 hour)
Bush Walking Safari (±30 min)
Lunch, dinner and drinks, unless specified
Traditional braai dinner ( approximately R90 per person)
Elephant Bush Walk experience ( approximately R405 per person)
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
Near public transportation
Be aware that this tour drive to Oudtshoorn, about 4 to 5 hours from Cape Town. If you do not have plenty of time in South Africa, this tour is ideal for customers who can't visit Kruger National Park for the authentic safari experience.
Most travelers can participate
Your centrally located Cape Town hotel
Between 7am and 8am - You can verify the exact pick-up time set for your specific pickup address with the local supplier a day before the tour departs.
Returns to original departure point between 8pm - 10pm