Enjoy a real African Safari Experience just under 2 hours from Cape Town. Situated in the historic town of Touws River, in a valley between the Langeberg and the Outeniqua Mountains in the Karoo, the 10,000 hectare conservancy has evolved from its early days of being residence to various antelope species only to becoming the home of the Big 5 – elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard – as well as a significant amount of other wild game, which roam freely on the reserve.
THE JOURNEY. We collect you at 8am and drive just two hours outside Cape Town to a Private Game Reserve. Enjoy refreshments on the bus and a delicious buffet lunch followed by a 2 to 3 hour game drive. Your wildlife safari will be led by an experienced guide who will share exciting inside stories and facts about your surroundings, rousing your inner wild side.
This game reserve was proud to have re-introduced the big 5 into the western cape and is dedicated to the preservation of wildlife. The conservation efforts extend to wildlife rehabilitation and re-introduction, land rehabilitation, anti-poaching programmes, eco-friendly tourism and community support.
When you start researching an African safari, the term “Big 5” often crops up. The “Big 5” refers to the African lion, leopard, rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo.
Approximately 250 years ago, the Big 5 were on the verge of extinction in the Western Cape by virtue of being hunted. The owner of this game farm, driven by a desire to share his love of the wild with Cape Town, set about searching for the perfect piece of land to re-introduce the Big 5 to the Western Cape. He was fortunate enough to come across a nature reserve that would suit his purpose and was already home to various antelope species. The successful undertaking has given the animals the perfect survival habitat.