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Cape Town might not be the first location that comes to mind when considering a safari, but it is possible to have an encounter with South Africa’s big game not far from the Mother City. Cape Town might not be the first location that comes to mind when considering a safari, but it is possible to have an encounter with…

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. Just 20 minutes out of the Cape Town city bowl, in the…

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.

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 ...

The Cango Wildlife Ranch has an uncanny knack for making exciting things even more exciting. Spot a man-eating Nile Crocodile as he camouflages himself as a log, or take it up a notch and cage dive with him.

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.

Just one hour outside Cape Town, the Fairy Glen Private Game Reserve is the closest wildlife lodge in the Cape to the city centre. Stay in either standard or luxury chalets and fall in love with an authentic safari experience.

Set on a private game reserve against the backdrop of the Langeberg mountain range, the Garden Route Game Lodge is home to both travellers and the Big Five. You’ll find this spectacular retreat just 3½ hours’ drive along the scenic roads from Cape Town. Satisfy all your senses with luxury accommodation, open-air safaris, and incredible dining, all at the Garden ...

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is set between the mountain and the sea, showcasing incredible plant and marine-life on the Southern tip of Africa. This eco-friendly paradise offers 5-star luxury accommodation and views of Walker Bay, home to the Marine Big Five: whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins.

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.

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