Big 5 Safari Tour – Full Day
Offering Big 5 Safaris two hours from Cape Town makes it easy for you to explore wild animals no matter what your time constraints are.
- Travel via the wine region & Klein Karoo
- Fruit growing region of Ceres
- Welcome drinks on arrival
- Two-hour game drive in open air 4×4
- Walk with giraffes (time permitting & at game rangers’ discretion)
- Visit Lion Preservation Project
- Lunch under the shade of trees or in the Boma-style restaurant
- Relax by the pool in summer or by the fireplace in winter
- Return to Cape Town via the Huguenot Tunnel
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: At your accommodation in Cape Town (hotel, guesthouse)
DEPARTURE TIME: Between 6:15 and 7:00
RETURN TIME: Approximately 18:00
- Welcome drinks
- Game drive
- Extra drinks
LIST OF SAFARI ESSENTIALS:
- WIDE-BRIMMED SUN HAT
- UVA/UVB SUNGLASSES
- SPF 30+ SUNBLOCK
- BOTTLED WATER – ON SALE AT THE LODGE AS WELL
- LIGHT CLOTHING
- COMFORTABLE CLOSED SHOES
- BINOCULARS FOR THE SAFARI
WINE REGION & KLEIN KAROO:
Discover the famous South African Winelands and their beautiful colors along the road. In early morning, the first sunbeams progressively inundate these great stretches of vines. With the mountains in the background, the scenery is stunning.
Sinking inland, circled by mountains range, the Klein Karoo contrasts with the greenness of the vineyards. It is just as beautiful, but in a different way, with semi arids landscapes and a vegetation more yellow and orange. It is today the land of ostriches whereas years ago, elephants, kudus and buffaloes used to stride freely across this area.
FRUIT GROWING REGION OF CERES:
The name of the region of Ceres comes from the Roman goddess of agriculture and you will quickly understand why. The valley is covered with rows of fruit trees producing apples, nectarines, peaches, cherries, and which supply a large part of the fruit juice production in South Africa. This area is even more inspiring during the autumn, when the trees change color to reveal a brown and ochre landscape.
GAME DRIVE IN OPEN 4 X 4:
After a pleasant trip, it is time to meet the South African wildlife at the Inverdoorn Game Reserve! In a 10,000ha area, roam the paths during a two-hour game drive in an open 4×4 with a friendly and experienced guide ranger. Leading you in the bush, he will tell you the story of the famous Big 5 (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos and buffaloes) among zebras, cheetahs and many bird species. So, keep your eyes wide-opened! If you are lucky enough, your guide ranger will also allow you to stretch your legs during a walk with a herd of nice and tall giraffes. Finally, you will have the chance to better understand the commitment of the reserve in favour of the animal protection visiting the Lion Preservation Project. It is a very special moment with the king of animals, creating fabulous memories for young and old alike!
After incredible meetings, you will have the liberty to have a rest in the pool or at the fireplace during the winter before coming back to Cape Town.