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.
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.
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.