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in search of a safari whilst based in cape town?

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in search of a safari whilst based in cape town?

please help, off to cape town for two weeks in june.

whilst there we'll be doing the shark dive, but we would love to do a safari again.

would love to do the big five safari but at a lost as to know which safari parks are the closest to cape town to accomodate this.

if we need to fly to joburg not a prob.

any help would be a great help.

also if anybody has done the great white dive then any advice and tips on this would be brill!!!!

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1. Re: in search of a safari whilst based in cape town?

I'm afraid the Cape doesn't offer much game viewing. Options would be Aquila Game Reserve or Sanbona. Both are fairly close to Cape Town.

I'd suggest you rather go to Kruger, or if you want Malaria-free, then the Waterberg/Makalali region near Joburg, or Addo and surrounds in the Eastern Cape near Port Elizabeth.

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2. Re: in search of a safari whilst based in cape town?

Hi - you might want to conside the Addo Elephant area near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape - non-malarial. I would recommend you consider a visit to Bushman's Kloof. It's sort fo the anti-big five, with the reintroduction of local species into the Cedarberg north of Cape Town. They are very luxurious, and there is fantastic San rock art on the property. There is a very nice coastal park accessible on the drive up.

Also - remember to visit a Jackass penguin colony while in the area, either in Simonstown or farther along towards Hermanus near Betty'sd Bay.

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