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

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Cape Town is a great base from which to explore the stunning surrounds in the rest of the province. Whether you want to go on safari, visit the Cape Winelands, or just take in the amazing scenery the Western Cape has to offer, there’s plenty to see and experience no matter your interests. Here are our five favourite excursions from…

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,…

If you’re looking for an adrenaline fix, you’ve come to the right city. From shark cage diving to abseiling down the iconic Table Mountain, there’s enough adventure to keep your heart rate up for your whole trip. Here’s a list of the very best adventure activities in Cape Town! Sail the open sea Enjoy the sun and fresh sea breeze on…

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…

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.

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.

Join the Seal Snorkeling experts for a unique marine wildlife adventure. Plunge into the crisp waters of the Atlantic Ocean and snorkel with the Cape Fur seals at Duiker Island, home to about 8000 of these friendly creatures.

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 ...

Our facility has been in existence for 30 years, and currently comprises of over 90 different species of animals. We’re open 365 days of the year and visitors can enjoy guided tours, both educational and enlightening, interaction with a number of animals, crocodile cage diving in season, walkabouts and an unwinding breakfast or lunch at one of our restaurants. KidZone…

A family-run business in operation since 1996, the Cape Point Ostrich Farm is found a mere 400m from the entrance to the Cape Point. This Cape Town ostrich farm has guided tours around the grounds with knowledgeable staff educating visitors about this, the largest flightless bird in the world.

For everything ostrich, you are bound to find no better than the Cape Town Ostrich Ranch. Located just a mere 20 minutes from the city centre, this ostrich farm in the Cape offers 45-minute tours in English, Afrikaans, German and French, exploring grounds that boast more than 200 birds.

The Cape Whale Coast is situated in the Overberg and only 90 minutes from Cape Town International Airport.

De Hoop Nature Reserve is a mere three hour drive from Cape Town - located in the Overberg Region near the southern tip of Africa, on the world renowned Garden & Whale Routes and an ideal stopover en-route from the Cape Winelands to Plettenberg Bay.

A wildlife rehabilitation, conservation, education and eco-tourism centre located just outside Stellenbosch in the winelands. Specialising mostly in raptors, this family-friendly venue invites visitors to sit in on falconry training and displays, learn about vultures and secretary birds and chat to our experienced handlers.

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