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Category Building Blocks Safari and Nature Western Cape

What are Building Blocks?

South Africa Specialist also offers you the opportunity to set your own journey along with tools like our Building Blocks. The building blocks you can book separately, but can also fit perfectly into a tailor-made tour and / or your individual travel plans. If you like to make your own entire journey on the Internet, this is also possible on our website. Like as if you are your own travel agent!

If you need advice then there is an expert team to assist. If you would prefer that we put together the trip for you, please let us know your wishes, then we will gladly assist. In most cases this gives a price advantage. You will find that we have the best value for money and you can use our very attractive purchase rates!

The below Building Blocks are placed in numerical order by trip duration (number of days). Tours of 7 days and more can be found under the relevant category in the left menu bar (car trips, safari trips etc.). Trips of one day can be found under "excursions and activities".



2 day safari to Inverdoorn Game Reserve (ER 040)

Highlights:

Safari's, Big Five, Luxury accommodation, Cheetah interaction possibility

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability (24 & 25 December closed)
Accommodation: 4-5 star Iziba Game Lodge or Luxurious Tented Camp
Transport: Safari with a 4x4 Land Rover
Starts in: Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve
Ends in: Inverdoorn Private Game Reserve
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages at Iziba Safari Lodge, at least 16 years old at Kuganha Tented Lodge

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Inverdoorn is about 3.5 hours’ drive from Cape Town and covers an area of 10 000 hectares. Hundreds of birds live in the area and over 1200 animals of 28 different species including lions, cheetahs, wildebeests, zebras, rhinos, buffalo, giraffes, steenbok, impala and caracals. The reserve has a cheetah rehabilitation program and you can admire these beautiful animals upo-close.

You stay at the beautiful Iziba Safari Lodge or the Kuganha Tented camp located in the reserve. The accommodations are spacious, beautifully decorated, have private (roof) terraces and are of 4-5 star quality. All meals and two game drives are included.

 

Price from ZAR 2.963,00 prices are p.p.

2 day safari in Aquila Game Reserve (ER 013)

Highlights:

Aquila Game Reserve, horse riding - quad bike safari (to be booked extra) & Big 5

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Luxury Cottage, Standard Room, Premier Room, Luxury Family Cottage (for 4 to 8 people), Premier Cottage
Transport: Game drives with an open 4x4 safari vehicle.
Starts in: Aquila Private Game Reserve
Ends in: Aquila Private Game Reserve
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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If you visit the Western Cape and want to go on safari, this is an ideal safari park just two hours' drive from Cape Town. The Aquila Game Reserve has the entire Big Five and many other large and small wild animals. You can also choose to make a safari by horse or quad bike through the Game Reserve.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in the African boma restaurant or in good weather in the open lapa. You will stay in tastefully decorated cottages, entirely in a safari atmosphere.

Price from ZAR 1.776,00 prices are p.p.

2 day safari to the Garden Route Game Lodge (ER 066)

Highlights:

2 safaris' (morning & evening), a tour to the Reptile Centre.

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Lodge (central building) Chalet (free standing) Suites (free standing)
Transport: Safari with a 4x4 Land Rover
Starts in: Garden Route Game Lodge
Ends in: Garden Route Game Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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The Garden Route Game Lodge is located about 3.5 hours' drive from Cape Town near Mossel Bay in a malaria-free Private Game Reserve. During the safari (included), you can see a variety of animals including lions, buffaloes, rhinos, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, zebras and many types of antelopes. ** The elephants were born in captivity and are in a separate area. Besides the safari you also visit the reptile center.

You will stay in a luxury lodge, chalet or suite decorated in safari-style and you can enjoy a delicious African dinner and breakfast.

Price from ZAR 1.346,00 prices are p.p.

3 day safari at Botlierskop Private Game Reserve (ER 023)

Highlights:

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve, Safaris, sundowners between the wild animals & safari by horse

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Luxury safari tent with bath/shower & toilet
Transport: Game drive with a 4x4 safari vehicle
Starts in: Botlierskop, Mossel Bay area
Ends in: Botlierskop, Mossel Bay area
Countries: South Africa
Ages: from 6 years old

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Even if you stay in the south of South Africa during your vacation, you have the ability to create a beautiful safari. The Botlierskop Private Game Reserve is located near Mossel Bay in the heart of the famous Garden Route. The wild population includes lions, buffaloes, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, zebras and the rare black impala. The location of the reserve is brilliantly placed between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean. You will stay in luxurious safari tents.

Price from ZAR 5.575,00 prices are p.p.

3 day luxury safari at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve (ER 045)

Highlights:

Game drives & relaxation retreat

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve Lodge
Transport: Game drive with a 4x4 safari vehicle
Starts in: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Ends in: Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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Also in the Western Cape is a Big Five safari possible! Visit the beautiful and soothing Sanbona Wildlife Reserve and stay in one of the wonderful luxury accommodations. Game drives are always under the guidance of a personal game ranger and the group will not exceed six people.

Delicious meals are prepared at the lodge for you and you can relax at the poolside or at the Relaxation Retreat where a variety of treatments.

If you stay 3 nights at this lodge between 1 June and 14 December 2017, you will receive a 10% discount. Please ask us for a quote.

Price from ZAR 10.823,00 prices are p.p.

3 day safari at Buffelsdrift Game Lodge (ER 007)

Highlights:

Safaris & activities in the Oudtshoorn area

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: luxury tents
Transport: Game drive with a 4x4 safari vehicle
Starts in: Buffelsdrift, Oudtshoorn
Ends in: Buffelsdrift, Oudtshoorn
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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Buffelsdrift is a private Game Reserve, located near Oudtshoorn and perfect for a safari if you love holidays in the south of South Africa. During the safari, you can see buffalo, hippos, rhinos, giraffes, antelopes and more than 200 bird species. In the reserve there are also some tame elephants, and you can admire these giants up close. The location of the reserve, at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains, gives wonderful views. The luxury tents where you stay are located at a waterhole where the wildlife comes to drink regularly. Enjoy the excellent cuisine of the restaurant amidst the African bush. Besides the safaris in the reserve there are also activities in the vicinity included in this package.

Price from ZAR 2.506,00 prices are p.p.

3 day safari package at Bushmans Kloof (ER 135)

Highlights:

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve, Sunset game-drive & Rock Art excursion

*Please click on map for location overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability, excluding holidays / events
Accommodation: 5 star Bushmans Kloof
Transport: Game/nature drive with an open 4x4 vehicle
Starts in: Bushmans Kloof
Ends in: Bushmans Kloof
Countries: South Africa
Ages: From 8 years old

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A stay in Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a guarantee of total relaxation surrounded by the beauty of African unspoiled nature. It is situated at the foot of the beautiful Cederberg, 270 kilometres north of Cape Town, an area rich in rock figures from the Bushmen.

Enjoy spa treatments, walks through the beautiful reserve, game drives, sporting activities, culture and the excellent cuisine of this 5-star accommodation. This package is a relaxing mini vacation while traveling through South Africa.

You stay 3 nights at Bushmans Kloof and pay for only 2 nights, valid from 1 May to 31 August 2018 (please ask us about the conditions).

Price from ZAR 6.850,00 prices are p.p.

3 day package at Sanbona in the Explorer Camp (ER 117)

Highlights:

Bush walks & staying in the Explorer Camp

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Between October and end April, starting days on Friday
Accommodation: canvas tent with stretchers, Explorer Camp
Transport: not included
Starts in: Sanbona Welcome Lounge
Ends in: Sanbona Welcome Lounge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: From 16 years old

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Three days enjoying the wonderful Sanbona Wildlife Reserve with this safari package. During the bush walks with your excellent guide, you will look for big and small game and learn more about the natural and cultural history of this piece of the Karoo. This unique walking safari is perfect for those looking for adventure and the authentic atmosphere of camping in the bush between the wild.

Price from ZAR 8.203,00 prices are p.p.

3 days of enjoying peace and nature in pure luxury at Madi Madi Karoo Safari Lodge (ER 113)

Highlights:

Luxury accommodation near Oudtshoorn, game drives, boat cruise on the Kammanassie River, bushwalk, horse riding & spa

*Please click on map for start location overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: 4 star lodge, choice of luxury suite, superior cottage and executive cottage
Transport: Own transport, games drive with a 4x4 safari vehicle
Starts in: Madi Madi Karoo Safari Lodge
Ends in: Madi Madi Karoo Safari Lodge
Countries: South Africa
Ages: From 6 years old

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For those who visit the province of Western Cape during a holiday in South Africa, this property is a must for that "once in a lifetime" feeling. Whether you're here to celebrate a special milestone (such as a wedding anniversary), or just want to treat yourself, on something special, Madi Madi will capture your heart! This exclusive property is located in a secluded valley surrounded by nature and consists of luxury suites and cottages. In this beautiful landscape you are guaranteed to rest. Animals that can be spotted during game drives include: buffalo, giraffes, zebras, wildebeest, jackals and several anthelope.

Price from ZAR 3.412,00 prices are p.p.

3 day Pop-up Camps package in De Hoop Nature Reserve (ER 006)

Highlights:

De Hoop Nature Reserve, whale watching, hiking, biking & beach

*Please click on map for the location of the reserve.

Departure: Daily based on availability (valid from 29 September  15 November 2017)
Accommodation: De Hoop Tented Camp
Rental Car: Not included
Starts in: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Ends in: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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Three days of enjoying the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape. This camp is open a limited time of the year. It is located at the water in the reserve a great place for those who love nature and peace.

Price from ZAR 2.344,00 prices are p.p.

3 day package at Oue Werf Country House & Manor in Oudtshoorn (ER 003)

Highlights:

Oudtshoorn, Wine Tasting & visit to an Ostrich Farm

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Oue Werf Country House & Manor
Transport: Not included
Starts in: Oudsthoorn
Ends in: Oudsthoorn
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages (from 18 years for the wine tasting)

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Enjoy a 2 night stay at the historical Oue Werf Country House & Manor including one Wine Tasting at Karusa Wine Cellar and a visit to The Cango Ostrich Farm. Your stay is based on breakfast and dinner. (1 x dinner at Oue Werf Country House and 1 x dinner via Orchard Coffee Shop & Deli   literally in the orchard - weather permitted)

Price from ZAR 1.411,00 prices are p.p.

3 day self-catering stay at De Hoop Nature Reserve (S 029)

Highlights:

De Hoop Nature Reserve, hiking, cycling, whale watching (seasonal)

*Please click on map for location overview.

Departure: Special valid from 1 May - 31 July 2018
Accommodation: Self-catering cottage
Car type: Not included.
Starts in: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Ends in: De Hoop Nature Reserve
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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Stay in a self-catering cottage within the beautiful De Hoop Nature Reserve with a great discount. Here you can enjoy hiking and cycling along the coast and between the Fynbos forest and on the way you can see eland, zebra bontebok and other animals and birds. From late May to November, you also have the chance to see whales swim offshore. This is the perfect destination for a family, friends group or loved ones who want to enjoy nature. You can prepare meals in your cottage or make use of the restaurant.

The price depends on the number of people. Click on 'read more' for more information and a full price overview. Maximum occupancy is 6 people.

Price from ZAR 300,00 prices are p.p.

4 Day trip from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town via nature and wildlife parks via Outlook (ER 074)

Highlights:

Hermanus, Cape Agulhas, Knysna, Garden Route, Addo Elephant N.P, Stellenbosch

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability.
Accommodation: En-suited chalets
Transport: Tour minibus with airconditioning
Starts in: Port Elizabeth
Ends in: Cape Town
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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See a lot in a short time? This 4-day trip with a guide / driver gives you the opportunity to discover the best of nature in the Western Cape and a piece of the Eastern Cape. You start in Port Elizabeth from where you go to the Addo Elephant N.P. to search for the Big Five. Then visit the coastal town of Knysna on the Garden Route and then the southernmost point of the continent Africa: Cape Agulhas. On the last day you make another stop in Hermanus and Stellenbosch. You can look around while you are safely driven around.

Price from ZAR 9.703,00 prices are p.p.

4 day package at Kagga Kamma Private Nature Reserve (ER 035)

Highlights:

Cederberg, bushman rock art, guided nature walks, delicious meals, game drives, quad biking, spa

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: Hut suite, cave suite, premium / honeymoon cave suite or sleeping in the outdoors (weather dependent)
Transport: Nature/Game drives with a 4x4 safari vehicle
Starts in: Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve
Ends in: Kagga Kamma Private Game Reserve
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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Kagga Kamma is a unique private nature reserve located in the beautiful Cederberg a 3-hour drive from Cape Town. Unwind in the unique property, alongside the pool, in the spa and of course in the midst of the beautiful nature.

 

In this former Bushmen habitat, there are still many Bushmen rock paintings to admire, some of these rock drawings are no less than 6000 years old. You can take several walks to see these rock paintings. You can also learn more about stars and planets, quad biking, nature / games drives and admire the sandstone rocks with their bizarre shapes.

** Activities are weather-dependent.

 

Price from ZAR 7.860,00 prices are p.p.

4 day Bushmans Kloof package (ER 136)

Highlights:

Rock Art excursions, Sunset game-drives & Spa

*Please click on map for location overview.

Departure: 1 September 2017 - 19 December 2017, 6 January 2018 - 30 April 2018, 1 September 2018 - 19 December 2018 (excluding Holidays / Events)
Accommodation: 5 star Bushmans Kloof
Transport: Safaris with an open 4x4
Starts in: Bushmans Kloof
Ends in: Bushmans Kloof
Countries: South Africa
Ages: Minimum 8 years old

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A stay in Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat is a guarantee of total relaxation surrounded by the beauty of African unspoiled nature. It is situated at the foot of the beautiful Cederberg, 270 kilometres north of Cape Town, an area rich in rock figures from the Bushmen.

Enjoy spa treatments, walks through the beautiful reserve, game drives, sporting activities, culture and the excellent cuisine of this 5-star accommodation. You stay 3 nights, including meals.

Price from ZAR 14.138,00 prices are p.p.

5 day trip from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town along nature and wildlife parks via Outlook (ER 075)

Highlights:

Hermanus, Cape Agulhas, Knysna, Garden Route, Addo Elephant N.P, Stellenbosch

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: en-suited chalets
Transport: Minibus with air-conditioning
Starts in: Port Elizabeth
Ends in: Cape Town
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages

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Traveling with a guide means that you do not have to think about anything yourself and therefore enjoy all the new and beautiful places that you will see on the way. This journey starts in Port Elizabeth from where you drive to the Addo Elephant National Park. Here you go in search of the Big Five during safaris. Then through to the coast, you will visit the Knysna surrounded by green forests and the southernmost point of Africa: Cape Agulhas. Enjoy South Africa's coastline and nature. On your way to Cape Town you will make another stop in Hermanus and Stellenbosch.

Price from ZAR 12.122,00 prices are p.p.

5 day Cape to Addo Safari African Spirit with Outlook (ER 0751)

Highlights:

Hermanus, Cape Agulhas, Tsitsikamma N.P., Sibuya

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability
Accommodation: en-suited chalets/suites
Transport: Minibus with air-conditioning
Starts in: Cape Town
Ends in: Port Elizabeth
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages (evening game drive in Addo from 6 years and older)

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Led by a professional guide you will discover the highlights of the Garden Route in five days. You sleep on the southernmost tip of the African continent and you will stay in a beautiful lodge overlooking the treetops at Tsitsikamma and the trip ends with the adventure at Sibuya Game Reserve.

6 day tour via Oudtshoorn, Addo Elephant N.P., Knysna and Agulhas via Outlook (ER 076)

Highlights:

Hermanus, Cape Agulhas, Knysna, Addo Elephant N.P., Oudtshoorn, Stellenbosch, Garden Route

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability, min 2 people
Accommodation: En-suited chalets
Transport: Minibus with air conditioning
Starts in: Cape Town
Ends in: Cape Town
Countries: South Africa
Ages: All ages (evening game drive in Addo from 6 years old)

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This building block will introduce you to some highlights of the province of Western Cape and with the Addo Elephant National Park in the Eastern Cape where you can spot the Big Five. You start in Cape Town, visit Oudtshoorn inland where you will see a lot of agriculture, beautiful mountains, ostriches and the Cango caves. Then on safari in Addo and to Knysna located on the coast and surrounded by green forests. On your way back to Cape Town you will stop in Hermanus and Stellenbosch.

Price from ZAR 14.550,00 prices are p.p.

6 day Garden Route & Winelands Wonder with Springbok Atlas (ER 161)

Highlights:

Klein Karoo, visit to a "platteland" school, Oudtshoorn, Knysna, Hermanus, Winelands & Cape Town. In 2016: Game drives in a private game reserve

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Click on "read more" for selected dates
Accommodation: Choices between 3 & 4 star accommodations
Transport: Minibus
Starts in: Cape Town
Ends in: Cape Town
Countries: South Africa
Ages: from 8 years and older

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This 6 day tour of the Western Cape departs from Cape Town and takes you through the Cape Winelands and the hospitable Klein Karoo before you come through the Outeniqua Pass to the beautiful Garden Route. Via a coastal route with panoramic views you will return to Cape Town. You travel in international company in a minibus with a driver and a choice of 3 or 4 star accommodations.

Price from ZAR 14.259,00 prices are p.p.

6 day Extraordinary Kruger National Park & Cape Town combo (ER 269)

Highlights:

Game drives in the  Kruger National Park & Cape Town

*Please click on maps for route overviews.

Departure: Daily on availability (except 28 December - 6 January)
Accommodation: Krugerpark lodge in a standard room and The Cape Milner in a standard room (more luxurious rooms available at extra cost).
Transport: Not included
Starts in: Mluwati Concession, Kruger National Park
Ends in: Cape Town
Countries: South Africa
Ages: From 13 years old

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In the Kruger Park you'll spend two nights in a luxury lodge of your choice. During the game drives you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and you have a chance to spot the Big 5. All meals and a selection of beverages are included in your stay in the bush. On the third day you are leaving the bush for the city life of Cape Town. While staying three nights or more at the luxury 4-star Cape Milner Hotel you can explore the versatile 'Mother City' on your own.

Price from ZAR 11.700,00 prices are p.p.

6 day Extraordinary Cape Town & Welgevonden Game Reserve package (ER 268)

Highlights:

Game drives in the Welgevonden Game Reserve & Cape Town

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: On Sundays based on availability
Accommodation: Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway in a standard room & The Cape Milner in a standard room.
Transport: not included
Starts in: Welgevonden Game Reserve
Ends in: Cape Town
Countries: South Africa
Ages: from 13 years old

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In the malaria free Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo province you stay two nights at the exclusive 5 star Clifftop Exclusive Safari Hideaway Lodge. During the game drives you can enjoy the beautiful scenery and you have a chance to spot the Big 5. On the third day you are leaving the bush for the city life of Cape Town. While staying three nights at the luxury 4-star Cape Milner Hotel you can explore the versatile 'Mother City' on your own.

6 day trip with chauffeur in Cape Town and Hermanus incl excursions (ER 022)

Highlights:

Cape Town, City Tour, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Hermanus, Hemel & Aarde tour OR visit to Cape Agulhas

*Please click on map for full route overview.

Departure: Daily based on availability (valid from 1 August 2017 - 15 December 2018)
Accommodation: 4 star lodge & 5 star boutique hotel
Transport: Included (Airport / hotel transfers and excursions)
Starts in Cape Town
Ends in Cape Town
Countries: South Africa
Ages: From 10 years old

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Visit the 'Mother City': Cape Town! Come and enjoy a half-day City Tour, visit Table Mountain with the cable car and enjoy the beautiful Cape Point nature reserve with its rugged coastline. After that, the trip continues to Hermanus where you can have tour of Hemel & Aarde or visit Cape Agulhas, the southernmost point of the African continent. Named excursions are included in the price as well as transfers, so you can just sit back and relax.

Price from ZAR 30.900,00 prices are p.p.