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From Cape Town: Western Cape 2-Day Glamping Wildlife Safari

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Activity provider: Hotspots2c Tours
Multi-day trip

From Cape Town: Western Cape 2-Day Glamping Wildlife Safari

Activity provider: Hotspots2c Tours

From US$ 470.98 per person

Travel off the beaten track on a Western Cape glamping safari trip. Stay at a luxury tented game lodge in Oudtshoorn and enjoy 4x4 drives and chances to see wildlife like lions, elephants, rhinos, and more.

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


  • Get a front row seat to spot local wildlife in action on two 4x4 safaris
  • Glamp in style at Buffelsdrift Private Game Reserve
  • Follow orphaned African elephants on their trek to the waterhole
  • Follow a ranger as you look for wildlife on a guided bush walk on safari
  • Road trip along Route 62's semi-desert country plains with quirky pit stops along the way
Full description

Day 1: Botlierskop - Oudtshoorn(Travel about 450km excluding safari drives)

Depart Cape Town or Stellenbosch early in the morning and trade the silhouette of Table Mountain for the scenery at the starting point of the lush Garden Route region. Enjoy the scenic route along the way to the 3,500-hectare Botlierskop private game reserve. Located in a malaria-free area, the reserve is home to an abundance of wildlife including four of the Big Five, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, and more than 200 bird species.

Spot some of the wild animals native to the region from the back of an open-top 4x4 vehicle and keep your eyes peeled 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 the 2-hour game drive, it's time for an up close and personal encounter with nature on a short bush-walking safari. Hop off the safari vehicle, following your game ranger as you look for wildlife through the coastal Renosterveldt and Cape Fynbos. After an hour's journey, you'll reach Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, just outside Oudtshoorn town – an unexpected safari oasis that wows from the first glimpse. In the heart of the Klein Karoo, luxe canvas tents are decked out with all the creature comforts, including a beautiful claw-footed bath, rustic outdoor shower, and an inviting king-sized bed.

Wooden balconies overlook the dam where hippos wallow languidly in the glassy water. On the horizon line, giraffes snack on the tops of tall trees as the sun dips below the horizon. Take in the calm veld surroundings as you lounge at the pool deck amongst giant aloe vera, framing your perfect view of the birds and game that visit the water's edge at sunset. Day 2: Buffelsdrift - Route 62

(Travel about 400km excluding safari drives)

After breakfast, venture off into the Klein Karoo bush for an 2-hour 4x4 bush drive to seek out more of the local wildlife. Your ranger will help spot wildlife and share some of nature’s secrets while teaching you about the region’s fauna and flora. 

Get close to nature and discover insects, plants, and smaller mammals. Look out for buffalo, giraffes, kudu, porcupines, and meerkats. Join elephant guides on an optional Elephant Observation Nature Walk (at extra expense) to have the opportunity to follow three rescued elephants as they roam freely in this natural habitat in the Cango Valley overlooking the nearby waterhole. Learn about the gentle giants under the guidance of the elephant guides as you observe them, ask questions, and take photos of African elephants in nature. End the day with a drive along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world. Soak in the beauty of the high mountains, twisting passes, and rugged Karoo plains, during the return journey before arriving in Cape Town or Stellenbosch by late evening.

  • Pickup and drop-off from Cape Town and Stellenbosch central regions
  • Qualified English-speaking Local Guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Accommodation
  • 1x Breakfast
  • Botlierskop 4x4 Safari Game Drive
  • Buffelsdrift 4x4 Bush Drive
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned (can be purchased on tour)
  • Optional Elephant Educational Nature Walk (about R600 per person and can be purchased on tour)
  • Personal travel insurance
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasions, run in reverse order
  • According to availability at time of booking, you may be refunded or move you to the closest available date if accommodation is sold out.
  • Some optional activities are subject to weather conditions and can only be booked and paid for on the tour
  • Minimum age is 12 years. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
  • If you select the Private Tour option your tour will run exclusively for you; you will have a private local guide and exclusive transfers during the tour
  • If you select the Small Group option you will join a set itinerary with other customers that booked the same tour
  • Bedroom allocation with the Small Group option includes 4-star accommodation with an ensuite bathroom. 2 people booking together will share a private room. A single person booking separately, or the extra person in an uneven group booking will stay in a single private room
Customer reviews

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4.6 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Sehr freundlicher und gut organisierter Tour Guide namens Denver! Er liebt seinen Job.

January 12, 2023


September 29, 2022

Die Fahrt dauerte ca. 6 Std, länger als angegeben, ich fand den Bus bisschen zu eng für die lange Fahrt, denn man konnte sich nicht so richtig entspannen. Zwar genießt man die schöne Szenerie, es empfiehlt sich Kopfhörer und Musik auszupacken. Die Safari fand ich nicht so wahnsinnig spannend, da die Autos bei der ersten Tour sehr groß sind und nicht jeder dieselbe Chance hat, alles zu sehen. Je nach dem, ob man links oder rechts sitzt. Im Großen und Ganzen war ich zufrieden für die 2 Tage.

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January 20, 2020


Product ID: 248992