This fun overnight safari tour takes you to the gorgeous Garden Route and two popular private game reserves that are home to an array of animals, including 3 of the Big 5. Enjoy game drives in open safari vehicles and a leisurely bush walk. An exciting op
. Enjoy game drives in open safari vehicles and a leisurely bush walk. An exciting option is a guided educational walk with three hand-reared elephants.
We spend the night at a charming backpackers lodge in the historic town of Oudtshoorn which is known as the ‘Ostrich Capital of the World”. Oudtshoorn is located in the Little Karoo which is world-famous for it’s delicious lamb and ostrich meat. Treat yourself to a meal at a popular restaurant in town and sample an authentic Karoo meal.
Accommodation is subject to availability
Backpackers Paradise ǀ Budget-friendly accommodation in Oudtshoorn
Backpackers Paradise provides excellent budget-friendly accommodation in the heart of the “Ostrich Capital of the World”. It offers all the amenities you’d expect from a quality backpackers establishments. This includes free Wi-Fi, coffee shop, lounge/bar, guest kitchen and splash pool as well as a variety of room choices from private en-suite rooms to shared dorms.
Guests are collected from a pre-arranged pick-up point in Cape Town. We set off along the famous Route 62 and wind our way through the Cape Winelands region to the Garden Route District. It’s a 4 to 6-hour journey with leisure breaks along the route.
Our first stop is Botlierskop Private Game Reserve which lies on the outskirts of Little Brak River. The town lies on the rugged coastline between Mossel Bay and George. Hop onto a 4x4 open safari vehicle and enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of the game reserve with an experienced game ranger.
The 4 200-hectare game reserve is in a malaria-free area and is home to lion, buffalo, rhino, giraffe, wildebeest, mountain zebra, eland and black impala. Botlierskop is flanked by the magnificent Outeniqua Mountains and the sparkling Indian Ocean.
The game drive is broken for a leisurely bush walk. Your game ranger will share his vast knowledge of the coastal fauna and flora and get you closer to animal sightings.
The day ends with a scenic drive inland from Klein Brak River to Oudtshoorn. Settle into your accommodation and then treat yourself to an authentic Karoo meal at one of the popular restaurants in town.
Overnight at Backpackers Paradise in Oudtshoorn.
Includes: No meals
Wake up early for hot beverages and rusks before departing on a 2-hour sunrise game drive in an open safari vehicle. You’ll explore Buffelsdrift private game reserve which is home to an array of animals including 3 of the Big 5 (elephants, rhino and Cape buffalo).
Buffelsdrift is located 7 kilometres from Oudtshoorn and is surrounded by the magical Swartberg Mountains.
For something exciting, you can join a guided educational walk with three orphaned elephants (not included in the rate). Bulelo, Jabari and Malaika were saved after their parents were killed by poaches and hand-reared at Buffelsdrift. It’s a chance to interact with these gentle giants on a leisurely walk.
We take the scenic Route 62 for the return journey to Cape Town. We stop enroute for a refreshment break and arrive back in the city between 17h00 and 18h00.
Optional activities (excluded in the rate):
Departs: Monday, Thursday and Saturday
There is no central meeting point for this tour. A transfer service will collect you from your Cape Town accommodation.
Collect: Between 06h00 and 07h00
Drop-off : Between 15h00 and 16h00
Children must be 10 years and older to join this tour and are charged as adults.
The itinerary can run in reverse or a different order.
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