2-Day Western Cape Safari from Cape Town: Big Five Game Drive and Cango Wildlife Ranch

2-Day Western Cape Safari from Cape Town: Big Five Game Drive and Cango Wildlife Ranch information and booking

2 days
Departs from
Your centrally located Cape Town hotel
Returns to
Returns to original departure point between 8pm - 10pm
Time of departure
Between 7am and 8am - You can verify the exact pick-up time set for your specific pickup address with the local supplier a day before the tour departs.

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Tour description provided by Viator

Go wild in the Western Cape on an overnight safari trip from Cape Town! With an expert game-ranger guide at your side, set out on a game drive to see Africa’s Big Five in the Klein Karoo, and then tour a working ostrich farm. After staying overnight at your choice of budget, 3- or 4-star accommodation in Oudtshoorn, visit an African elephant reserve and tour Cango Wildlife Ranch – home to some of the world’s most endangered animals.

What's included

  • Local guide
  • 2-hour big 5 game drive
  • Ostrich farm tour
  • Cango wildlife ranch entrance fee
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Breakfast included if 3- or 4-star accommodation chosen
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Animal encounters at cango wildlife ranch
  • Cheetah encounter ( approximately r230 per person)
  • Diving with crocodiles ( approximately r340 per person)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Elephant feeding experience ( approximately r350 per person)


Day 1: Cape Town – Klein Karoo
Leave the bright lights of Cape Town behind and travel to the Western Cape by luxury minibus, enjoying dramatic scenery along Route 62 to the Klein Karoo -- a desert-like region in the heart of South Africa. The journey takes between five and six hours, so there will be plenty of stops en route at roadside restaurants and cafés. After your journey through the landscape of rugged plains and towering cliffs, reach Oudtshoorn – the region’s principle town. Your day continues to the Cango Wildlife Ranch on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn to see some of the world’s most endangered animals, such as Bengal tigers and white lions. Internationally recognized as the Western Cape’s most prestigious zoological park, the ranch is also home to big cats, snakes, crocodiles and more. After a tour, you’ll have roughly two hours to spend at your leisure. At your own expense, you can arrange to stroke a cheetah. There’s even a Nile crocodile cage diving experience for the fearless! Leaving the ranch, your tour continues to a working ostrich farm. Learn about these flightless birds – the tallest and heaviest in the world. Your evening is spent at leisure back in Oudtshoorn, so either relax at your accommodation or head into town to discover the nightlife and local restaurants on your own. Overnight: 4-Star or 3-Star Guest House B&B or Backpackers budget accommodation option in Oudtshoorn
Day 2: Klein Karoo – Cape Town (B)
After an early breakfast at your accommodation, meet your guide and set off to meet the African elephants at a nearby game reserve. Under the watchful eye of your guide, get up close to these huge yet lovable creatures – easily the largest animals walking the earth today (own expense). Then head straight into the action on a 2-hour game drive to tick off Africa’s famous Big Five: African elephants, Cape buffalos, lions, leopards and rhinos. The term ‘Big Five’ was coined by big game hunters who used it to refer to the most difficult animals to hunt on foot; today, it represents some of the most elusive and exciting animals to see on safari. With your experienced and knowledgeable game-ranger guide, hop aboard your 4x4 vehicle to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitats on a private game reserve. In addition to the animals that make up the Big Five, you’ll also see giraffes, kudus, zebras and wildebeests, to name a few! You’ll then be driven back to Cape Town, where your tour ends.