If you have just arrive into Cape Town off a cruise liner, then the most natural thing for you to want to do is a Cape Town Safari. The terrain near Cape Town doesn’t lend it self to game reserves with Lions, Leopards, Elephant, Rhino it is uniquely spectacular. Cape Point Nature Reserve offers dramatic scenery, a funicular ride, shipwreck trails and more.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Garden Route Game Lodge and Gondwana Private Game Reserve are the three closest game parks. Still at 4-5 hours drive away you would be best to overnight there or in the vicinity of the park. It may be possible to see the Big Five. The drive will be worth it when you see the spectacular rhino for the first time in the wild or maybe it will be lion or a lanky Giraffe bending down to drink.
Kruger National Park makes for a fantastic getaway on a Cape Town Safari. Fly directly from Cape Town to Hoedspruit in about two hours and be amongst some of the most incredible wildlife in the world. Here you can see hippos playing, elephants, black and white rhino. lions, leopard, giraffes, zebra and more just driving around in a 4×4 with an experienced guide. One moment you were in Cape Town hustle and bustle, next you are hearing and smelling nature in a five star game park.
Cape Town has a huge amount to offer but to head of the beautiful city and travel the garden route or taste wines in picturesque Stellenbosch with be a highlight too. Take a Cape Town safari journey for a couple of days to experience more of what South Africa can offer.
If you are short on time while in Cape Town, maybe you have just come off a cruise or have a couple of days to spare, then the best way to maximise your time would be to use the expert services of a Cape Town safari company. You can then prioritise your time to include the sights that you want to include, wether it to learn more about the history, to sample some of the incredible wines and foods that Africa offers, to do some adrenaline activities like hiking, shark cage diving, travelling along the beautiful Garden route, the choice is yours.