There’s more to South African wildlife than the celebrated Big Five. From big to small, meat eater to ant eater, primate to reptile … our animals are wild, varied and abundant. Explore the animal world of southern Africa, because the more you know about the animals, the more interesting it gets to watch them. Click on a tour below for more information
The following safari camps are within easy reach of Cape Town by car but will require you to spend at least ONE night outside of Cape Town:
Garden Route Game Lodge (3-4 hours by car)
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve (3.5 hours by car)
Gondwana Game Reserve (5 hours by car)
Botlierskop Private Game Reserve (5 hours by car)
Gondwana and Botlierskop are accessible by air. You can book flights to the city of George which reduces your car/driving time to about 45 minutes.
The Pilanesberg National Park is the fourth largest national park in South Africa and is set high in the Pilanesberg mountain range, neighbouring the Sun City complex, close to Johannesburg and Pretoria.
Hermanus is a bustling retirement centre, two hours by car South East of Cape Town. It is internationally respected as one of the most impressive places in the World to watch whales from the shore.
Driving to the Kruger National Park is especially impressive in the Summer Months when the landscape is green and lush. You miss so much by flying there.
Situated only two hours from Cape Town just beyond the fruit and wine town of Worcester. The Aquila Private Game Reserve is a perfect day out for FIRST TIME safari tourists. It is ideal for people in a hurry, or for family with young children, and the drive to the Park and back takes you through magnificent mountain scenery and extensive vineyard landscape.
St Lucia village is a village that is surrounded by the biggest Estuary in South Africa, the Indian ocean and a Game Reserve
There are other impressive Safari Lodges in the KZN area, included Phinda and Thanda. Both of which we would highly recommend.
A visit to the Khwattu Nature Reserve less than 90 minutes from Down Town Cape Town, will allow you to see small herds of Eland, other antelope, and birds, in a setting overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, with Table Mountain in the Distance.
This protected area is part of a Swiss-funded programme to invest and protect the history and culture of the San people, who were the first people of Southern Africa. This group of people has been dispersed across Southern Africa over the past 400 years, chased northwards by the Khoi and advancing Dutch Settlers. They have also borne the brunt of diseases imported by the early settlers.
A visit to the sanctuary will give you an insight into the culture, heritage, knowledge and modern-day life of the San of Southern Africa.
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