Cape Safaris

Frequently Asked Questions


What are Cape Safaris?

Cape safaris are wildlife adventures that take place in one of the many game reserves and national parks located in and around Cape Town, South Africa. These safaris offer the opportunity to see a wide variety of African wildlife in their natural habitats, including the famous “Big Five” (lions, leopards, elephants, buffalos, and rhinos) as well as giraffes, zebras, antelopes, and many more. Each of these reserves offers unique landscapes and wildlife, as well as different types of accommodations ranging from luxury lodges to budget-friendly campsites. Cape safaris can be tailored to suit different interests and budgets, with options ranging from day trips to multi-day excursions. Game drives are typically led by experienced guides who provide insights into the animals’ behavior and the local ecology. Other activities that may be included in a Cape safari itinerary include guided walks, birdwatching, and cultural visits to local communities.


What is the average duration of Cape Safaris?

The duration of Cape safaris can vary depending on the type of safari and the specific itinerary. Some safaris are designed as day trips, while others may last for several days or even weeks. A typical safari lasts around 3 to 5 days, allowing you to experience multiple game drives and explore different areas of the park.


What is the best time of year for Cape Safaris?

The best time of year for Cape safaris depends on your preferences and what you want to see. In general, the dry winter months (May to September) are considered the best for game viewing, as animals tend to congregate around watering holes and are easier to spot. The summer months (November to February) can be hot and humid, but they offer the opportunity to see newborn animals and lush green landscapes.


What types of accommodations are available on Cape Safaris?

Cape safaris offer a range of accommodation options to suit different budgets and preferences, from luxury lodges and tented camps to budget-friendly chalets and campsites. Some accommodations are located within the national parks themselves, while others are located just outside the park boundaries. Many lodges and camps offer amenities such as swimming pools, spas, and restaurants.


What is the cost of Cape Safaris?

The cost of Cape safaris can vary widely depending on the type of safari, the duration, and the level of luxury. A budget safari can cost around ZAR 2,000 to ZAR 4,000 per person per day, while a luxury safari can cost upwards of ZAR 10,000 per person per day. It’s important to research and compare different tour operators and accommodations to find the best value for your budget, and to book well in advance to secure availability.