3 Days Jeep Safari tour itinerary for Cape Town, Gondwana Game Reserve & Hermanus: Safari In A Luxurious Game Reserve
Cape Town, Gondwana Game Reserve, Hermanus
Experience a luxury safari retreat on the game reserve of Gondwana. Search for the Big 5 on 4x4 game drives, visit an African Penguin colony, enjoy land-based whale watching, and savour a wine tasting at Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar.
Cape Town to Gondwana Game Reserve
Begin your 3-day adventure through South Africa with early-morning pickup from your accommodation in Cape Town CBD or Stellenbosch town centre to begin the roughly 4-hour drive to the Gondwana Game Reserve. Wind along the spectacular Clarence Drive and marvel at the dramatic twists where the expanse of False Bay meets the mountain slopes.
Stop en route to visit the colony of endangered African penguins at Stony Point.
More coastal beauty awaits as you continue to Hermanus, known for its unparalleled land-based whale watching.
Set off on a guided walk amongst the indigenous fynbos towards vantage points for the opportunity to see whales from June to November. The quaint streets of Hermanus are also the ideal lunch stop.
Afterwards, you’ll head towards your 5-star safari suite at Gondwana.
Set at the foot of the towering Outeniqua and Swartberg mountains along the esteemed Garden Route, this 27,000-hectare private reserve offers prime Big 5 animal viewing in a stunning malaria-free setting.
After dining under the starry sky, withdraw to your hideaway for the evening in a luxury, Khoi-San-inspired rondavel.
Gondwana Game Reserve
Your 2nd day on the game reserve is all about your wild surrounding.
After breakfast, you’ll go on your first game drive of the day. Your expert guide heading through all the spots where you’ll be most likely to see some Big 5 animals. Gaze at majestic lions, elephants, rhinos, and Cape buffalo, alongside hearts of zebra, 15 different species of antelope, and perhaps the elusive cheetah.
With the rest of the day free, relax at the infinity pool, book a spa treatment, or wander the spectacular grounds.
Come evening, you’ll head out on another 4x4 safari for the possibility to tick even more animals off the list.
Then, head out under the night sky for a South-African-style braai barbecue.
gondwana game reserve To Cape Town
After another night in your luxury tent, you’ll head back to Cape Town the next day, but not before stopping for a wine tasting at Jakkalsvlei Private Cellar on the way.
Arrive back in Cape Town by late afternoon.
Round trip transfers to and from your accommodation in Cape Town CBD
Qualified local (South African) driver/guide
Transport in luxury minivan
Accommodation for 2 nights at the Gondwana Kwena Lodge
2-hour 4x4 morning game drive safari
2-hour 4x4 evening game drive safari
Betty's Bay Penguins Reserve entry fee
Hermanus Cliff paths walk
Gondwana morning safari drive
Gondwana afternoon safari drive
Jakkalsvlei wine tasting
Route 62 road trip
Lunch, drinks and meals not mentioned
The exact itinerary is subject to change and may, on occasions, run in reverse order.
According to availability at time of booking, you may be refunded or your tour may be moved to the closest available date if accommodations are sold out. Alternatively, you could stay at a nearby guesthouse at similar standard and/or rates.
Some optional activities are subject to weather conditions and can only be booked and paid for on the tour.
Minimum age is 12 years. Children under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Leopards are nocturnal hunters, evasive and not contained by fences, so it's unlikely to see them during the game drives.
Double and twin rooms require a minimum and maximum of 2 customers per room. Two people are required to book together to guarantee a specific tour departure date.
Depart most Tuesdays and Thursdays. Private tours are available on request at additional cost.
Cape Town, Gondwana Game Reserve, Hermanus
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