Western Cape safaris, tours & holiday packages
World-class wineries, scintillating sea scapes and stately Cape Town
Cape Town, the provincial capital of the Western Cape, is a uniquely beautiful city surrounded by rugged peaks, superb wine estates and pretty swimming beaches
The most popular travel focus in South Africa, Cape Town also ranks among the most scenic and rewarding cities anywhere in the world. Founded in 1652, it is the oldest settlement in South Africa, and the CBD – dotted with historic parks, buildings, and museums – has a magnificent harbourfront setting overlooked by the bastion of Table Mountain. South of the city centre, the dramatic Cape Peninsula is lined with characterful small towns and serene beaches set below a wild mountainous spine that terminates 60 kilometres away at the sheer cliffs of Cape Point.
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Popular Western Cape safaris
These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates
Experience Cape Town, the lush Cape Winelands and a safari in the Kruger National Park and you'll fall under South Africa's spell
A few days in and around Cape Town is the perfect way to round off a safari to other parts of South Africa, whether you fancy eating seafood and sipping white wine alfresco on a warm summer evening, hiking to the beauty spots of the Cape Peninsula and Garden Route, or just lazing around on the beach.
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The Cape Peninsula lies at the epicentre of the world’s smallest and most botanically diverse floral kingdom, characterised by a unique heath-like vegetation known as fynbos. Thousands of plant and animal species are endemic to the region, among them the beautiful king protea, the Cape mountain zebra and the Cape Sugarbird.
There’s some thrilling marine wildlife viewing on offer too, from the chaotic penguin colony at Boulders Beach and the seal colony offshore of Hout Bay to the world’s best land-based whale-watching at the seaside resort of Hermanus, 120 kilometres to the east.Cape Town is the culinary capital of South Africa, and the province as a whole is served by excellent seafood and other restaurants catering to all tastes and budgets.
It also has more than its fair share of the world’s loveliest wine estates, concentrated around the historic towns of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl, which also serve as showpieces for the region's trademark Cape Dutch architecture. Other key attractions include Robben Island, the UNESCO World Heritage Site where Nelson Mandela and other prominent anti-apartheid leaders were incarcerated, and the stunning stretch of coastline around Knysna and Wilderness, usually and aptly referred to as the Garden Route.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Western Cape
The best time to visit Anysberg Nature Reserve is during late July and early August - when the Mesembryanthemums (vygies, ‘little figs’ in Afrikaans) are bursting into flowers. There are also impressive stands of proteas which occur at… go there.
August is the best time to see the wildebeest migration cross the Mara River. The crossings will continue through September - which is generally your last chance of seeing them cross the Mara River. go there.
Reviews on our Western Cape safaris
All details were covered, all staff and food excellent, service was perfect - would highly recommend for sure.
from United States of America
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from United States of America
The assistance was provided very professionally. Our trip coordinator tried to find the best places considering all our needs and finance. I would definitely recommend Discover Africa to everyone who is going to make a memorable Africa trip!
The tour was excellent. It has exceeded our expectations. The tour Guide and driver were very professional, friendly, and so helpful. It was a trip of a lifetime for me and my husband. I have recommended this company to all my friends, Megan…
Excellent combination of calling to chat about plans and details, followed up with emailing of detailed information. Made all arrangements easy for us from the actual booking to payment procedures, exchange rate recommendations, visa advice,…
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