Inverdoorn rhino and buffalo

Cape Town Big Five Safari & City Stay Package

Tour Length4 days
Priced from pps $590 R8390 £450 519 A$830 C$789 NZ$858 Full pricing info
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Summary of this Short Stay Budget Package

  • Starts & ends in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Accommodation Guesthouse / B&B
  • Transport 4x4 Vehicle / Microbus
  • Wildlife Big 5, Wildlife Conservation Experience & More
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Quick Itinerary Overview

Experience the best of the beautiful Western Cape on two full day tours, spending three nights at one of the unique and charming Sweetest Guesthouses in the vibrant Sea Point suburb of Cape Town.

Take a full day wildlife safari to a prime Big Five game reserve near Cape Town, game viewing in an open 4x4 safari vehicle with an expert game ranger. While on safari at the malaria-free Inverdoorn Game Reserve you visit the Lion Preservation Project, have a tasty lunch and relax at the lodge, enjoying the pool or cosy fireplace. The second fantastic day tour takes you to the picturesque highlights of the dramatic Cape Peninsula coastline and on to the scenic Cape Wine Route for wine and cheese tasting, a cellar tour and a visit to the historic town of Stellenbosch.

This short Cape Town Tour Package mixes the thrill of encountering Africa's big game in the wild, with the bliss of sipping fine wines in the idyllic Cape Winelands and taking in the spectacular sights of the rugged Cape Peninsula - a rare and delightful find at an affordable price!

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Itinerary for this Tour

This Cape Town Safari & City Package entails:

  • One airport transfer (to or from the airport)
  • Three nights of B&B accommodation in Cape Town
  • Full Day Inverdoorn Game Reserve Safari
  • Full Day Cape Peninsula & Winelands Tour

Big Five Safari to Inverdoorn Game Reserve

This Cape Town Package includes a full day safari to the Big Five Inverdoorn Game Reserve, located two and a half hours' drive from Cape Town.

We set off for Inverdoorn early in the morning, departing from the guesthouse in Sea Point between 06h15 and 07h00. Leaving the city in our air-conditioned transfer vehicle we drive into the Cape Winelands, admiring the scenic landscapes in the soft early morning light. Continuing into the Klein Karoo we pass through the famous Ceres Valley, with its lush fruit orchards and vineyards stretched out at the foot of the lofty Boland Mountains. Beyond the fertile Ceres Valley lies the semi-arid Klein Karoo, a beautiful and remote region south of the Swartberg Mountains in the Western Cape.

Soon we arrive at the acclaimed game reserve, where welcome drinks are served. Then we board an open 4x4 safari vehicle for our rewarding two-hour game drive in the 10 000 hectare wilderness area. This game-rich reserve is home to all of the famous Big Five of Africa (buffalo, elephant, rhino, lion and leopard) - one of the few places to see the Big Five in the Western Cape of South Africa.

Inverdoorn also hosts cheetahs, jackals, hippos, zebras, giraffes and numerous kinds of plains game, such as eland, gemsbok, kudu, impala, springbok and wildebeest. In addition to the over 1200 wild animals at Inverdoorn, numerous local and migratory bird species have been spotted. These bird species include African fish eagles, black-breasted snake eagles, giant kingfishers, Cape vultures, Cape eagle owls, flamingos, ostriches, secretary birds, sacred ibis, black stork and jackal buzzard, amongst many.

Get up close to the free-roaming wildlife and birds inhabiting this malaria-free game reserve as you explore in the open safari vehicle. Out in the bush, your professional guide can tell you about the amazing animals, birds and plants of the region.

Your day safari in Inverdoorn includes lunch under the trees or in the boma (open-air style) restaurant. During the day we also visit the Lion Preservation Project at Inverdoorn, to discover more about these majestic big cats and the conservation work being done to ensure their survival. If time allows you may get to walk with the resident giraffes, at the game ranger's discretion. In between the game viewing highlights you are free to cool off in the pool, or sidle up to the fireplace in winter.

Inverdoorn Game Reserve Safari includes:

  • Travel via Cape Wine Region, Ceres Fruit Valley & Klein Karoo
  • Welcome drinks at Inverdoorn Game Reserve
  • Open vehicle 4x4 game drive (two hours)
  • Walk with giraffes (time allowing & at game ranger's discretion)
  • Visit Lion Preservation Project at Inverdoorn
  • Lunch in boma restaurant or under the trees
  • Leisure time at the pool or beside the fireplace
  • Return to Cape Town via Huguenot Tunnel

Cape Peninsula & Cape Winelands Tour

Explore both the famous Cape Wine Route and the coastal highlights of the Cape Peninsula in one day! Your Cape Peninsula & Cape Wine Route Day Tour takes you to the beautiful Stellenbosch area and along the stunning coastline of the Cape of Good Hope. In the morning you are collected from your Sweetest Guesthouse between 08h00 and 09h00.

Half of the day is spent sightseeing along the rugged Cape Peninsula coastline, tracing the Atlantic Ocean from Sea Point around Cape Point to False Bay. This incredible drive takes in the best of Cape Town's white sand beaches, quaint seaside villages, dramatic coastal cliffs and wild natural areas hosting the unique Fynbos vegetation of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

For the second half of the day we drive out to the historic, university town of Stellenbosch, set in the idyllic Cape Winelands. We explore Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in the country, to see its historical sights and national monuments, as well as the quaint shops and art galleries along its oak-lined streets. Our tour of the charming town is combined with a wine tasting tour at a local wine estate - a real highlight in the top wine-growing region of South Africa. At the wine farm near Stellenbosch we also take a tour of the wine cellar, browse the wine shop and do some cheese tasting, in addition to sampling the fine wines.

At about 5h30 you are dropped-off back at your Sweetest Guesthouse in Sea Point. Spend your last night relaxing at the guesthouse or dine out in the city of Cape Town, where culinary delights abound.

Cape Peninsula Tour Highlights:

  • Atlantic Seaboard - Clifton and Camp's Bay
  • Twelve Apostles Mountains & Llandudno Bay views
  • Hout Bay village & Chapman’s Peak Drive
  • Noordhoek seaside & ostrich viewing
  • Cape Point & Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve
  • Boulder's Penguin Colony (optional)
  • Simon’s Town & Kalk Bay village
  • Muizenberg & False Bay coastline

Cape Wine Route Tour Highlights:

  • Stellenbosch town tour
  • Wine tasting at a local wine farm
  • Wine cellar tour & wine shopping
  • Cheese tasting

Cape Town Tour Accommodation

On this short Cape Safari, Winelands & Peninsula Tour you get to choose between three accommodation options with Sweetest Guest Houses in Sea Point, on the Atlantic Seaboard. You pick one of the three guesthouse and let us know which one you prefer to stay at on this tour. All three are located in Sea Point, near the famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and city centre.

Option 1: Sweet Lemon Boutique Bed & Breakfast

This stylish B&B is located in the lively Sea Point area along the Atlantic Ocean, just around the corner from Cape Town’s bustling city centre.

Sweet Lemon Boutique offers six comfortable rooms characterised by wooden floors, inviting beds with crisp linen and unique décor in vibrant retro styles. Plush fabrics, fresh colours, natural elements, classical vintage furniture, chandeliers and tasteful artworks combine to create a chic, yet bohemian beach atmosphere.

The private garden and pool area are ideal for unwinding and the communal dining room features a long table for social mealtimes, surrounded by trendy bric-a-brac and old-school ornamental touches. The ambience is laid-back and the service is attentive and personalized, making for a delightful stay in Cape Town.

Option 2: Sweet Orange Guesthouse

This elegant B&B lies in vibrant Sea Point, a stone’s throw away from the sea and a short drive from both the city centre and the V&A Waterfront.

Built in the early 1900’s this classic colonial-style guesthouse provides a grand and peaceful haven with a leafy garden and refreshing pool. High ceilings, polished wooden floors and large windows add to the opulent character of the six spacious rooms in this lovingly restored Victorian-era home. Each light and airy en-suite room has its own unique character and charm, featuring antique pieces of furniture, a flat screen TV and a range of amenities.

Interesting objects and old-fashioned ornaments adorn the charming kitchen-dining area adding character and colour to this cosy communal area. Guests enjoy warm hospitality and superb service in style and comfort at the calming Sweet Orange Guesthouse.

Option 3: Sweet Olive Guesthouse

The Sweet Olive Guest House is also situated in the happening Sea Point district of Cape Town, close to the Atlantic Ocean.

A stay at this one-of-a-kind B&B is a whole new experience – the interiors are a striking amalgamation of retro-influenced modern elements mixed with chic South African décor and character filled Cuban-style furnishings. The engaging and energetic ambience of this creatively decorated guesthouse offers a vivid visual experience coupled with all the comforts of a memorable stay. The five en-suite rooms are fitted with large beds and various amenities; along with flat screen TV’s.

A big table welcomes guests to the bright and cheerful dining and kitchen area, where the eclectic and arty design theme is carried through. A sparkling pool and outdoor patio are tucked away in the reed-enclosed garden for some secluded rest and relaxation in the sunshine.

The attentive and friendly service completes the already unforgettable experience of staying at the captivating Sweet Olive Guest House.

Included Breakfast at Sweetest Guesthouses

Full continental and English/European breakfasts are served at the Sweetest Guesthouses until 11h00 each day. Guests enjoy breakfast spreads in the lovely gardens or at the long tables in the charming indoor dining areas of the guesthouses. These breakfast feasts consist of fresh fruits, homemade muesli, pancakes, platters of cold meats, various cheeses and tasty cooked dishes, including eggs made to order, bacon, sausages, tomatoes, potatoes and other mouth-watering options.

Please Note:

If the guesthouse that you select is full at the time of your booking, then accommodation will be at one of the other two guesthouses instead. The guesthouses are located in the same area, offering the same standard of service and level of comfort, each with its own charm.

Upgrade Option:

There are also two upgraded accommodation options available for this tour. Guests can upgrade to the 4-star Sweet Ocean View Guesthouse, or for those travelling as a family or group, there is the option of staying in private accommodation at Sweet Berries Holiday Houses. Prices for the upgraded accommodation options are available on request.

Child Policy

This tour does take children.

Children under the age of three are not allowed on game drives. Babysitting services are provided at R75 per hour for children unable to join game drives.

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