Wildlife

With its beautiful natural surroundings, Cape Town is the ideal spot for nature and wildlife lovers.

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Cape Town might not be the first location that comes to mind when considering a safari, but it is possible to have an encounter with South Africa’s big game not far from the Mother City. Cape Town might not be the first location that comes to mind when considering a safari, but it is possible to have an encounter with…

Adventure tourism is a booming business and Cape Town is the go-to place for travellers looking for their adrenaline fix. From shark cage diving to abseiling down Table Mountain, the Mother City is the adventure capital of the world and she is waiting for you to cut loose. Here are our top 10. ZIP-LINE ADVENTURE There is arguably no better…

Think “adventure in Cape Town” and your first thoughts will probably be along the lines of shark cage diving, hiking up Table Mountain and kite surfing in Blouberg. Now, along with a helicopter flip around the Atlantic, there’s a new activity to add to your adventure bucket list. Just 20 minutes out of the Cape Town city bowl, in the…

Whether you are looking at ticking-off some seriously rare birds from your life-list, or just want to enjoy a casual outing spotting some beautiful feathered creatures – Cape Town is an amazing destination to do just that. Did you know that the Cape Sugarbird, yes that bird that locals casually spot whilst rambling through the fynbos, is actually a very…

Wedged between the Langeberg and Outeniqua Mountains in the Klein Karoo, Aquila Private Game Reserve offers a luxurious yet adventurous Big Five experience.

Few other accommodations in the Cape offer as complete an outdoor experience as De Hoop Nature Reserve. With the sea, sand dunes, the Potberg Mountains and the vlei, De Hoop offers up a tasting platter of the South African landscape. This area, rich in biodiversity and rare species of Fynbos, forms part of a World Heritage Site.

Just over two hours from Cape Town, Inverdoorn Game Reserve is home to 29 different species of free-roaming wildlife, including cheetah, rhino, the rare Cape Barbary Lion, buffalo, giraffe, hippo, letchwe and oryx. Whether you’re just visiting for the day, or staying for a while, Inverdoorn provides an experience that’s impossible to forget.

Get face-to-face with one of Africa’s gentle giants at one of the Elephant Sanctuary’s three elephant parks in Plettenberg Bay, Hartbeespoortdam and Hazyview. During your elephant encounter, you’ll be able to touch their rough grey skin, walk hand-in-trunk, feed them and even go on an elephant ride.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is set between the mountain and the sea, showcasing incredible plant and marine-life on the Southern tip of Africa. This eco-friendly paradise offers 5-star luxury accommodation and views of Walker Bay, home to the Marine Big Five: whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins.

If you’re travelling along the renowned Route 62, one of your must-see stops is Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Sanbona lies in the Little Karoo, between Montagu and Barrydale, just shy of 3 hours from Cape Town, but worth every second behind the wheel.

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