Our Guide to Safari from Cape Town (2022)

Updated: Aug 21

Combining Cape Town plus Safari just got easier. This article is a great starting place to plan your Cape Town and Safari itinerary. Cape Town has become the gateway to Safari in Africa, and it makes sense. Why not combine your Safari with a stopover in one of the best cities in the World?

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Cape Town Plus Safari. Images Craig Howes

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Can I have a Safari Experience in Cape Town?

There are some fun Safari Experiences near Cape Town if you have a limited budget or time. However, if you are looking for a true Safari experience, some of the best national parks, Safari Lodges and Game Reserves are within 2 to 4 hours Flights from Cape Town. Don't get us wrong, there are some Beautiful lodges 1-2 hours away from Cape Town and you will see animals (sometimes even the big 5), BUT it's just on another level when you are in a big national park like Kruger National Park.


International Direct Flights to Cape Town

Cape Town now has multiple direct flights from America (Thank You Delta), Uk, Europe and Asia. So why not fly direct into Cape Town, spend a couple of days (or weeks) exploring the mother city, and then catch a short direct flight to one of these amazing Safari locations?


Domestic Flights from Cape Town to Safari

  • Kruger National Park (South Africa)

  • Sabi Sands (South Africa)

  • Hoedspruit (Limpopo)


Flight times and Approx Return Flight Cost:

Start

Destination

Approx Flight Time

Approx $ (return)

Cape Town

Johannesburg

2 Hours

$90-240

Cape Town

Hoedspruit (Kruger National Park)

2 Hours

$200-400

Cape Town

Namibia

2.5 Hours

$180- 400

Cape Town

Botswana

3 Hours

$180- 500

Cape Town

Zimbabwe

3 Hours

$180- 500

Cape Town

Zambia

3 Hours