South Africa

3 of the best Safaris near Cape Town

by Paul Joseph  |  Published January 14, 2019

Cape Town is a great base from which to explore the stunning surroundings in the rest of the province. And while the city itself has enough to entertain visitors for weeks if not months, many also use the opportunity to embark on a memorable, thrill-seeking safari while they’re here.

The city’s Mediterranean climate doesn’t lend itself to the traditional African bush experience either. Nonetheless, the Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and buffalo – are but a couple of hours’ drive away. We’ve looked into all of the safaris that are reachable from Cape Town and picked out three of the best. We hope you find our selection useful.