Capetown Safari

Tips for a Fun and Safe Cape Town Safari

South Africa is famous for its game exploration opportunities. Where should you go, what should you see and how can you get adequately prepared for a Cape Town Safari? Keep on reading to find out. Capetown Safari Where to go?
The options are numerous – just choose the one that resonates with you the most:

  • Sanbona Wildlife Reserve: the reserve is located a four-hour drive away from Cape Town.

  • The available facilities include a campsite and three lodges for accommodation.

  • The semi-desert environment has created some beautiful areas and you can see all of Africa’s big five here.

  • Aquila Safari: the game lodge is located a two-hour drive away from Cape Town

  • and it once again presents opportunities to acquaint yourself with the big five of Africa’s animal world.

  •  Safaris, game drives, biking tours and horseback riding are all available.

  • Gondwana Private Game Reserve: located close to Mossel Bay, Gondwana Private Game Reserve

  • is recognized for luxury accommodation and excellent opportunities to explore Africa’s wildlife.

  • Garden Route Game Lodge: the Garden Route is a must-see in South Africa.

  • The reserve gives you a wonderful opportunity to explore its beauty.

  • Buffalos and zebras can be spotted from the luxurious chalets that the game lodge is known for.

                                 Capetown Safari

What to Pack for a Cape Town Safari
When going on a safari in South Africa, you should have the right clothing and a few essential pieces of travel gear. Lightweight cotton clothing in white or beige is an absolute must in the heat. You’ll also need comfortable hiking shoes, sunscreen, quality sunglasses, a waterproof jacket, a wide-brimmed hat, a medical kit, a camera, binoculars, a GPS and charging gear. All of these should be packed in a quality tourist backpack that’s lightweight and ergonomic in design.

What to do on Safari Day To make the most of the opportunity, you have to get up early on the day of the safari. Some of the national parks and preserves in South Africa start welcoming visitors as early as 5:30am. Depending on the season, there’ll be some queuing at the gates and you don’t want to waste a lot of time there. Field guide books are usually available and you should definitely get one.

These feature tons of explanations and tips that will help you make the most of the day. Make sure that you’re properly hydrated throughout the day. Rest camps are available in most of the wildlife reserves but you shouldn’t count on them for hydration throughout the experience.

The final thing to keep in mind pertains to your health. Some reserves are considered malarial area. Thus, you should talk to a physician before leaving for South Africa. Malaria prophylaxis is a necessary precaution, especially if you are visiting a place like Kruger Park during the rainy season.

                       Related Links & Videos below

                      Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Clanwilliam Western Cape

Franschhoek Western Cape

Garden Route Western Cape

Hermanus Western Cape

Lambert's Bay Western Cape (Bird Island)

Overberg Western Cape

Paarl Western Cape

Safari Professional Planners

Stellenbosch Western Cape


"Contact Us" for Capetown Safari Questions and Help

Return to Home Page