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2-Day Glamping and South African Wildlife Safari Small Group Tour from Cape Town

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    Day 1: Cape Town - Oudtshoorn

    Stop At: Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, Gonna Kraal Road Little Brak River, Mossel Bay 6053 South Africa
    Leave Cape Town early morning for the scenic journey to Oudtshoorn. Leave the silhouette of Table Mountain behind and trade it for the lush green scenery of the Garden Route.

    Your first encounter with wildlife is about 4-hours away from Cape Town and the journey includes rest and photo stops. 

    Start with a ± 2,5 hour safari game drive at Botlierskop private game reserve and from the safety of an open-top 4x4 vehicle, the ranger points out wildlife as he searches for most of the Big Five animals (Lion, Elephant, Buffalo, Rhino) in the 3500ha private game reserve – located in a malaria-free zone. It's home to an abundance of wildlife including giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, rare black impala and more than 200 bird species.

    Just when you thought your bush experience couldn’t get any better, hop off the safari vehicle for a tranquil bush walk, following your game ranger as you track wildlife through the coastal renosterveldt and Cape fynbos.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Pass By: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn, 6620, South Africa
    After a short ±1-hour journey you'll reach Oudtshoorn and Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - an unexpected 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 the most 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 surrounds by lounging at the pool deck amongst giant aloe vera, framing your perfect view of birds and game that visit the water's edge at sunset.

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Oudtshoorn at 4-star Buffelsdrift Lodge Luxury Tents

    Day 2: Oudtshoorn - Cape Town

    Stop At: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities, Cango Caves Road, Oudtshoorn 6620 South Africa
    After breakfast, jump straight back into the thick of the Klein Karoo bush to find even more wildlife as you set out on another 4x4 safari  (1,5 hours) to search for buffalo, elephant, kudu, zebra, wildebeest - just to name a few. You could spot porcupine, caracals, meerkats, aardvark, honey badgers and foxes and the experience feels even more intimate in the open-air jeep. Rangers use their local knowledge to ensure you get the best out of the bush game drive; so don’t be surprised if they jump out of the jeep and pick up a tortoise or a lizard for the ultimate show and tell. This "bush drive safari" focuses more on getting back to basics and close to nature as the reserve is not home to many big game species.
    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Oudtshoorn, 6620, Western Cape, South Africa, Oudtshoorn, 6625, South Africa
    End off the day with a drive back to Cape Town along Route 62, the longest wine route in the world! Capture the beauty of high mountains, twisting passes, rugged Karoo plains before arriving in Cape Town by late evening.

     

    Accommodation is subject to availability - we can only inform you soon after booking confirmation if tents are available.

    This tour is part of a group tour offering customers a selection of accommodation options to choose from.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick up from any guesthouse, backpackers or street address within 10km radius of Cape Town or Stellenbosch central. If your hotel is not listed, simply select "my hotel is not listed" on the drop-down menu and inform your address.
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Duration
    2 days
    Return Details
    Returns to your original departure point between 8pm - 11pm
    Inclusions
    • 1x Breakfast
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Local English-speaking professional tour guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • 4x4 Botlierskop Game Drive
    • 4x4 Buffelsfrift Bush Drive
    • Botlierskop Walking Safari
    • Entry/Admission - Botlierskop Private Game Reserve
    • Entry/Admission - Buffelsdrift Game Lodge - Activities
    Exclusions
    • Optional Elephant Bush Walk Experience (about R395 per person)
    • Gratuities
    • Lunch, dinner and drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 6 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Minimum age is 12 years
    • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult
    • According to availability at time of booking, accommodation will be in the mentioned hotel or in one of a similar standard and star rating
    • Leopards are elusive, solitary and largely nocturnal by nature, and so are rarely seen on Big Five game drives
    • The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasions, run in reverse order
    • According to availability at time of booking, accommodation will be in the mentioned hotel or in one of a similar standard and star rating
    • The exact arrival time in Cape Town on day 2 cannot be guaranteed as it is subject to weather and traffic conditions
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed August 26, 2019

    Was worth the 2 day experience, too much drive but really easy with Nev (Siyabulela). He will explain you each detail of the region and also fun stories. He made us the trip much more enjoyable. We could see 4 out 5 of the Big5...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank albertosalvad4
    Hotspots2c, Guest Relations Manager at Hotspots2c, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

    Thanks man for this great 5-star review. Yeah, the 4hour return trip to the safari game drive location is pretty far, but so well worth it. Wow - 4 out of Big 5 animal sights are amazing! Thanks again for recommending our 2 Day Wildlfie...More

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