CAPE TOWN SAFARI GUIDE
Cape Town is a city that proves you can have it all. Whether you want endless sandy beaches, world-leading vineyards, Africa’s best restaurants or unique nature, Cape Town’s got it.
South Africa’s oldest city is awesome! Of course, having a dramatic setting and the Atlantic Ocean lovingly hugging the coast helps. You can’t walk far without coming across markets selling African crafts, independent art galleries, fascinating museums or some of the continent’s best restaurants. The city centre has lots to keep you interested. Many tourists stay in the city below Table Mountain. The V&A Waterfront is always buzzing with visitors and locals enjoying the shops and restaurants.
Outside the city, the Cape vineyards offer a glimpse into another world. A landscape lined with vines, historic wine estates and towns such as Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek. So, no matter if you’re after chasing the beauty of this city or sipping a gorgeous wine among the casks of a Stellenbosch wine estate, Cape Town can be uncorked, savoured and enjoyed time and time again.
In this travel guide, we will look at:
- Introducing you to Moriti’s Cape Town to Kruger National Park safari as well as how you can customise your own tour
- Where Cape Town is located and how to get there from Johannesburg and Kruger Park
- The best time of year to travel to Cape Town as well as the best seasons for activities and wine tasting
- An honest guide to the best activities in and around the city as well as Cape Town safari options if you choose not to visit Kruger National Park
- The best areas to stay in Cape Town that are safe and action-packed
- My honest opinion on whether Cape Town is a safe destination for you and your family
We love Cape Town and it is a firm favourite with all our guests. Moriti have put together some authentic options for you. A set safari including Kruger Park and also, the option to customise a tour around Cape Town. Add in a safari to one of our choice reserves and you are set if you are under pressure time and budget-wise. As always, I am always here to answer any questions, that is always free of charge.
Cape Town is located on South Africa‘s west coast, just off the very tip of Africa. An easy two-hour flight from Johannesburg where the majority of international flights land, it’s easy to get to where the action is fairly quickly. Daily flights all over South Africa to destinations like Kruger National Park are easy to organise and happen daily. It is also pretty simple to get to Victoria Falls from Cape Town as well making it the perfect location to start or end a safari.
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Cape Town is not the number 1 tourist destination in South Africa for no reason. There are loads of things you and your family and friends can amuse yourselves with. To experience it, you need at least a week in this paradise. Here is our top list, brace yourself!
Believe me, this is a very small list as there are hundreds of cool and quirky experiences in and around Cape Town.
We get asked a lot about doing a safari from Cape Town. There are quite a few options close to the city, but I would be remiss if I went into detail as they are very busy and not very authentic. Yet, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a winner and is worth a visit. Other authentic options down the Garden Route and into the eastern Cape include:
- Kariega Private Game Reserve
- Shamwari Private Game Reserve
- Amakhala Private Game Reserve
Of course, flying to Kruger National Park or into Zimbabwe or Botswana would be the number one choice, time and budget considered of course. Moriti’s various, hand-crafted and popular options can be found above on our Cape Town Safari tab.
Moriti can also tailor-make a safari option for you while you are in or around Cape Town. This is a very cool option for guests concerned about Malaria as the reserves along the Garden Route and in the Eastern Cape are malaria-free.
The V&A Waterfront
The Waterfront is where I put our guests. It is on the harbour and has plenty of things to do and see. The big plus is that from there, you can get to many of Cape Town’s attractions either via a bus tour or taxi/Uber. On a clear, beautiful night, there aren’t too many places on earth as beautiful.
Clifton and Camps Bay
These sister neighbourhoods are largely made up of flashy houses and mansions overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. This is where you’ll find the whos-who of Cape Town, and where celebrities often choose to stay. Don’t let that put you off though: it’s entirely possible to find affordable accommodation here, and well worth it for the views alone. The beaches are often busy and for good reason. The sea on this side of the mountain is cold, but the wide, sandy beaches make for excellent sun-bathing, volleyball, and people-watching.
If you are looking at getting out of the city and the hustle and bustle…