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

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You don’t need a wardrobe to find Narnia—it’s right here at the tip of Africa. Although our squirrels, dassies, baboons, and seals don’t say much, they are just as magical. Here’s a look at some of the urban wildlife you’ll find in and around Cape Town. Dassies The rock hyrax (Procavia capensis) is the cute (or sometimes slightly unsettling) mammal that…

Going on safari is a must-do experience when visiting Africa. While Cape Town’s mediterranean climate doesn’t lend itself to the traditional African bush experience, the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo – are but a couple of hours’ drive from the city centre.  Here’s a look at five places where you can see the big five. Aquila…

Located just outside Cape Town, the Aquila Private Game Reserve is home to the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape Buffalo – and a variety of other big game, a luxury spa and four-star accommodation, but the experience runs deeper than all of its admittedly impressive offerings. From family-friendly experiences to close encounters with lions and rhinos,…

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 – diving with seals. Just 20 minutes out of the Cape Town…

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

Plunge into the crisp waters of the Atlantic Ocean and snorkel with an entire colony of around 15 000 Cape Fur Seals with Animal Ocean.

Feel the rush of an authentic holiday in the Mother City when you go shark cage diving in Cape Town with Apex Shark Expeditions. Apex continuously upholds the ethos of respect and admiration for these magnificent creatures through a safe and educational experience.

Avian Leisure should be the first stop for bird watching in Cape Town for all those twitchers planning on a trip to the Mother City. You may even spot some other remarkable wildlife such as the big five; leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant and lion on our tailor-made safaris.

Birds of Eden is an avian sanctuary and protected piece of paradise that sits under a two hectare dome, the largest in the world. The uniquely tall and massive dome offers a safe oasis to over 3500 birds in a gorge of indigenous forest. While you’d be visiting Birds of Eden to see the birds, the sanctuary also offers other ...

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