If you want to experience a Cape Town Big 6 Safari, you will need at least two vacation days for this adventure in South Africa. You will be able to experience the Great White Shark in Gansbaai and the Big 5 in the Karoo on one day trip. Both trips can also be booked separately. Self-drive will save you some costs.

Big 6 Safari – Day Tours into the Wildlife of the Western Cape

Cape Town Safaris in South Africa

Big 6 Safaris Cape Town

2 Day Safari – Shark Diving & Big 5 Safari

Price per person – 2 tours total price:

Self-drive trip: from ZAR 3.580. As of 01.01.2019 from ZAR 3.830

With transfer from Cape Town: from ZAR 5.260.

As of 01.01.2019 from ZAR 5.560

Please note:

  • Divers and non-divers both pay the same rate.
  • We only collect our guests in the near vicinity of Cape Town!
  • With some luck you will be able to see whales between June – November!
  • We are not able to guarantee specific wildlife on our Water & Land Safaris.
  • The Shark Tours are especially weather-dependant!
  • Divers to not need a diving certification.

 

White Shark Safaris

 

Due to the risk of injury to small children we do not allow children on our Safaris. The reason for this safety measure is that there is always a chance of high waves on our ocean trips and large potholes on land safaris. Sometimes it can be a challenge to hold on yourself, so for children on board it is definitely not secure.

Adventure Day Nr 1 – Shark Diving

On the day of the trip you will be collected from your accommodation in the early morning. We drive in the direction of Somerset West and the Overberg Region. After about 1.5 hours we will have arrived in Hermanus – the Whale Capital of South Africa. A mere 50km away is the sleepy coastal town of Gansbaai. Few would know of this place if it were not the breeding ground of the Great White Sharks. You will be able to enjoy a light breakfast and after the briefing you adventure can begin! The boat is let into the water and we can get on board.

 

Shark Big 6 Tours

 

The journey to the Great White Sharks begins and depending on the weather we have a smooth-sailing trip. Usually we will drive to an underwater channel at Dyer Island. The captain chooses an anchor spot and after a short while the shark cage is let into the water. We will provide you with a diving suit, and as soon as the first sharks are close, your diving safari begins.

Depending on the weather and shark location, we will stop diving after about 2 hours and start our journey back to the harbour. You will be able to enjoy a small lunch afterwards and you will also have the opportunity to purchase a video of the diving experience.

If you have come as a self-drive driver and visit South Africa in the whale season, then you should visit the nearby town of Hermanus and do some whale spotting from the raised rocky coast. Humpbacks and other whale species, even Orcas, visit Walker Bay.

For all holiday makers who booked a transfer with us, the trip from Gansbaai Harbour returns to Cape Town.

Big 5 Safaris – Elephants, Lions, Rhinos, Buffalo & Leopards

 

Big 5 Safaris

 

Adventure Day Nr. 2:

Your wildlife excursion starts in the early morning. We take the N1 highway in the direction of Stellenbosch and Paarl. After about 2.5 – 3 hours we will have reached the animal paradise Inverdoorn.

The game reserve is known to have the most wildlife in the Western Cape, and the animals are kept in a species-appropriate manner. Besides the Big 5 you will also see and observe hippos, cheetahs, zebras, many different antelopes and a lot of giraffes. Our main focus, however, are the Big 5 - elephants, lions, buffalos, rhinos and leopards.

Special Features:

The leopard hunts at night so he his rarely spotted during the day. If however another leopard threatens his territory, he will also be active during the day.

At the start of your Safari you will be greeted by the guide. Snacks and drinks will be available, and shortly after you will be assisted by our staff to the 4x4 off road vehicle. Our great Big Safari begins and we drive over hill-and-dale. You will be able to see a lot of wild animals, and we are sure that the safari day will be a huge success. The fresh air will surely make you hungry, and a lunch awaits all guests when you return. Drinks are available but not included in our rates.

If you are self-driving then you are welcome to stay on at the reserve and visit the pool area. All guests that have booked our transfer will continue on our trip back to Cape Town.

 

Caoe Town Day Tours

 

We are certain that the two adventure days will be a wonderful experience for you. There is nowhere else in the world where you can see the biggest land animals and the king of all marine predators – the Great White – in two days. There are in fact only three places in the world where you are almost guaranteed to see the Great White sharks!

We would like to inform you that there is also an option of a Safari with an overnight stay. The Inverdoorn Game Reserve offers chalets, luxury chalets, an Ambassador Suite, budget guest rooms and a new luxury tent camp.

Please feel free to contact us for the room rates.

We look forward to receiving your inquiry.

Your Cape Town Safari Team

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