Cape Town Day Safari Options

Cape Town

Day Safari Options

Cape Town Day Safari Options & Tours

Cape Town

Cape Town firstly has to be be one of the top tourists destinations while traveling to South Africa. Previously known primarily for Table Mountain, Peninsula Tours and Wine Tasting, the area now boasts numerous Safari destinations on the outskirts of the city. Travel time from city center to the various safari parks vary and may take upto 3,5 hours. Various day Cape Town Safari options are available and make for some exciting day tours. 

Day Safari Options

Day Safari Options include the likes of a Safari combined with the likes of wine tasting or alternatively a city tour of Cape Town. Numerous safari or tour operators include transfers to and from the various safari parks and will gladly include add-ons that may include a whole host of options. Please note that not all of the safari parks offer Big 5 wildlife sightings due to the various fauna and flora found in the area. 

Cape Town Day Safari Options

Going on Safari while in the Cape Town area, what should one take along and what could one expect while out on safari ?

Going on Safari may be just one of the greatest outings one may ever experience, witnessing the various types of wildlife in the bush. So what should one take along on a day safari?

  • Definitely do not forget the camera, extra memory cards and if possible battery
  • Binoculars if possible
  • Hat, sunblock, backpack, zip lock bags for lenses, windbreaker (water proof if possible)
  • No need to wear Khaki clothing, believe it or not the wildlife really don't care that much
  • Please do not buy new shoes without wearing them in a bit prior to your safari

What to expect ?

The weather in Cape Town can be quite warm during the summer months and chilly during winter, so make sure that you are aware of which season it is prior. Open Game Drive Safari's are conducted in modified 4x4 vehicles, they are therefore not closed and be a bit chilly in the morning's. It is custom for the safari operator to ensure that all vehicles have blankets for those early morning drives. Should you be participating on a early morning drive then take a warm jacket along. 

It is custom to stop somewhere in the bush usually with some fantastic vantage point and enjoy pipping hot coffee or tea just the perfect time to exchange some magnificent photo's with your colleagues or get some additional info from your guide. 

Should this be your first day Safari then you are in for a real treat, the wildlife then bush and the sense of calmness is magical. 

Cape Town Day Safari Reserve Operators

Inverdoorn Game Reserve

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Inverdoorn Game Reserve, a mere 2,5 hours from Cape Town offer Big 5 Day Safari's from Cape Town on a daily basis. Please note that prior bookings are essential. 

Tel: +27 (0)214 220 013

Aquila Private Reserve

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Aquila Private Reserve, a mere 2 hours from Cape Town offer Big 5 Day Safari's from Cape Town on a daily basis. Please note that prior bookings are essential. 

Tel:  0861 7373 783

Cape Town Day Tours


Table Mountain Day Tours


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Table Mountain Day Tours, various options are available from early morning to sunset day trips. As one can imagine Table Mountain Day Trips are incredibly popular one has to ensure that prior bookings have been made. 

Tel:  +27 (0)21 424 0015

Whale Watching Day Tours


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Whale Watching Day Trips Hermanus, one has the option of witnessing these amazing and incredible creatures via boat or land. Season starts June to mid December

Tel:  +27 (0) 82 353 0550

Shark Cage Diving Tours

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Looking for some adventure while in Cape Town then why not take to the Ocean and witness the mighty Great White Sharks while in Gansbaai

Tel:  +27 21 671 4777

More Cape Town Day Tour Options

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Cape Tours Day Safari's and Tours

The city sight seeing tour bus is a great way to find your bearings around Cape Town and the surrounding area. Hope on and off at any number of locations and also gets you to the Table Mountain cable car station.


We had a great hike to the top of Lions Head, together with the enormous crowds who go there for full moon. It was quite an experience watching the sun go down and straight after turn around to see the moon on the other side

A must if you visit Cape Town as the views are spectacular. It’s well worth purchasing your tickets in advance as there can be a lengthy queue both for tickets and to get on the cable car.