Multi-day trip

From Cape Town: South African Wildlife Safari 2-Day Tour

Activity provider: Hotspots2c Tours
Multi-day trip

From Cape Town: South African Wildlife Safari 2-Day Tour

Activity provider: Hotspots2c Tours
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From US$ 240.59 per person

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Go wild with an overnight trip from Cape Town or Stellenbosch to Oudsthoorn. Venture off the beaten track in search of Africa's Big 5 and spot wildlife at private game reserves with daily 4x4 drives.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Meet your driver at your accommodation in Cape Town or Stellenbosch.
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Try to spot some of the big five animals on a 4x4 safari game drive
  • Track smaller wildlife on a short guided bush walk during a safari
  • Visit Oudtshoorn, a quirky country town in the heart of the Klein Karoo
  • Have the option to follow and observe rescued elephants in their natural habitat
Full description
Day 1: Botlierskop, Oudtshoorn

(Travel about 450km excluding safari drives) Leave Cape Town or Stellenbosch early in the morning and trade the silhouette of Table Mountain for the lush green scenery of the start of the Garden Route region. The first game reserve visited is about 6 hours driving away (subject to weather or traffic), but the route is scenic with a few photos and rest stops along the way. The 3500ha Botlierskop private game reserve is located in a malaria-free area and home to an abundance of wildlife including four of the Big Five, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, well over 26 different species of animals, and more than 200 bird species. Spot some of Africa’s wild animals from the back of an open-top 4x4 vehicle and particularly keep your eyes open for lion, elephant, buffalo, and rhino sightings. Leopards are nocturnal hunters, evasive and not contained by fences so it's unlikely to see them during these game drives.  After this approx. 2-hour game drive it's time for an up-close and personal encounter with nature on a short tranquil bush walking safari. Hop off the safari vehicle, following your game ranger as you look for wildlife through the coastal Renosterveldt and Cape Fynbos.  A short 1-hour drive to the next stop to end your day in Oudtshoorn, the ostrich capital of the world. Either head to town to enjoy a restaurant meal or taste local delights, such as an ostrich kebab during an optional 'braai' (similar to BBQ) dinner under the Klein Karoo's twinkling starry skies. Overnight in Oudtshoorn as per your stay package selected: Uthando Backpackers (Dorm or Saver package) or Yamkela / 88 Baron van Reede guesthouse (3* Comfort) or Buffelsdrift lodge (4* Deluxe package) .

Day 2: Oudtshoorn, Route 62

(Travel about 420km excluding safari drives) After breakfast, jump straight into the thick of the Klein Karoo bush this morning as you set out on an open-topped 2-hour 4x4 bush drive to seek out more of Africa’s smaller wildlife at Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve. Your expert guide and ranger will help spot wildlife and share some of nature’s secrets while teaching you about the region’s fauna and flora. This bush drive focuses more on looking closer to see details of nature as the reserve is not home to many big game. Join elephant guides on an optional Elephant Observation Nature Walk to follow three rescued elephants in their natural habitat near the waterhole (at extra expense). Learn about these gentle giants, under the watchful eye of the elephant guides. As you observe these lovable creatures you can take photos and ask elephant-related questions. End-off the day with a drive along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world! Capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, and rugged Karoo plains during this about 5 to 6 hour journey ( subject to including extra rest stops) before arriving in Cape Town or Stellenbosch by later evening (about 8 to 9pm).

  • Pickup and drop-off from Cape Town and Stellenbosch central regions
  • Friendly qualified local driver guide
  • Shared Transportation in a minivan with air-con (Exclusive transfers in tour vehicle for private tours)
  • Accommodation with bedding for 1 night (as per package selected)
  • 1 Breakfast
  • Botleirskop 4x4 safari game drive (about 2 hours)
  • Buffelsdrift 4x4 bush drive (about 2 hours)
  • Short guided bush walk safari (about 15 min)
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned (available to purchase)
  • Optional activities like the Elephant Nature Walk (available to purchase for ±R600)
  • Personal travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Windbreaker
  • Towel

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • - The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasions, run in reverse order
  • - According to availability at the time of booking, accommodation will be in the mentioned accommodation or in one of a similar standard and star rating.
  • - Pickup time is usually between 6am to 7am on the morning of departure. An email will be sent confirming the exact pick-up time a day before the tour departs
  • - Some optional activities are subject to weather conditions and can only be booked and paid for on the tour
  • - Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • - Leopards are nocturnal hunters, evasive and not contained by fences so it's unlikely to see them during these safari drives.
  • - Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, the animals roam freely in large reserve camps.
  • - Not that 4x4 drive is a safari Game Drive with the focus on trying to find as many of the big 5 animals possible. The other 4x4 drive is called a Bush Drive and focus on smaller wildlife and plants.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 133 reviews

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We had a wonderful 2day trip and I was overwhelmed by all the beauty. Buffelsdrift as well as well as Botlierskop are wonderful places and both worth to stay for a longer time. I definitely would recommend the Elephant experience at Buffelsdrift although it comes extra (600 ZAR) because it‘s very touching to come so close to these gentle giants. At Botlierskop we had an amazing situation with cheetahs and elephants. You‘ll never forget your first game drive. Although the way from Capetown to Outshoorn is pretty long, the way on the route 62 is worth it. With Paul we had an excellent driver and learned a lot about Southafrika.

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January 28, 2023

This was one of the best experiences of my life. Our tour guide JP is simply the best guide you could wish for on a tour like this. He made sure that we as guests were always happy, he was more than happy to answer all our questions regarding all these amazing animals that we saw on that weekend and also all our questions regarding this amazing country which I definitely plan on visiting again in the future. We saw all the animals that I at least wanted to see, including rhinos, zebras, giraffes, buffaloes, elephants, water bucks, and of course lions! And all of them in a distance of 4-20 meters! It was fantastic! Thank you very much JP and Hotspots2c for providing me this experience! I will definitely do it again!

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March 1, 2020

Very well organised tour and safari. The tour guide JP was really great, gave us a lot of information and we had some great conversations along the way. In the first safari we saw a whole lot of animals, including the 4 of the big 5 that lived there. Then we had some ostrich kebab and some beers at the hostel. The guys there were super nice. Next day we met some elephants and got to feed them, which was like SUPER WOW, elephants are giant, amazing and super smart. The second safari wasn't so succesfull regarding the big animals (we saw them but from a bigger distance) but then again, they're wild animals, you don't always get to stand almost next to them. Still saw two rhinos, a lot of giraffes, mountain zebras, antilopes, water bulls and others. .We headed back through route 62 which was amazing, had a stop at a super restaurant and got home in the afternoon. For me it was a game changer experience, since I've already been in 1 day safaris, but the whole driving, sleeping, eating and

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February 26, 2020

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