Cape Town is the oldest and most appealing city in South Africa. It is not only renowned for its amazing beaches, fascinating landscapes, trendy outdoor activities and wine tasting tours, but also for its diverse range of wildlife. This beautiful City has many rare and wonderful species that are normally seen only on TV. Watching wild animals like lions, tigers, elephants, wild African buffaloes in its natural habitat makes your heart pounding with excitement and fear.

Some popular wildlife destinations in Cape Town are listed below:

Tygerberg Zoo:

This a famous and only zoo in Cape Town, and nurtures 61 mammal species, 160 bird species and 63 reptile species.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve:

This beautiful wildlife reserve is one of the largest privately owned wildlife reserve and houses some rare bird species. If you love bird watching then Sanbona can satisfy your expectations with its amazing varieties of birds. You can find more than 200 species of birds like majestic Black Eagles, Black Harrier, African Fish Eagles etc.

Two Oceans Aquarium:

It is also a popular place with more than 3000 living animals like fishes, invertebrates, mammals, reptiles and birds.

World of Birds:

Want to witness the beauty of nearly 3000 birds? Pay a visit to the ‘World of Birds’ where you can see the birds feeding, singing, dancing, and playing.

Inverdoorn Game Reserve:

It is a 10,000 hectare park which has some rare animals like white rhino, giraffe, lions, cheetahs, blue wildebeest, zebra, antelope and more.

Aquila Game Reserve:

This game reserve is located in southern Karoo Highlands and hosts lions, rhinos, zebras, duikers, grey bucks, ostriches, baboons and more.

Now, it’s time to know about the various ways in which you can witness these amazing animals in close proximity. There are many ways to enjoy the beauty of the wildlife even at night. However, you need to plan your trip to get maximum exposure of wild animals.

Wildlife safari:

Wildlife safari is one of the best ways to witness the animals in its wild environment nearby you. Experienced rangers will accompany you during the safari to ensure complete safety. Besides, you will be seated in a well-equipped vehicle that will highly secure. During your wildlife safari, you can even take snaps of the wild animals.

Birding tours:

Do you want to enjoy the beauty of bird watching? Visit Cape Town, as it offers tailored bird watching trips that might be according to your expectation and within your budget. During birding tours, you can see some rare and exotic birds that you might have not seen before. Some popular and colorful birds include cape siskin, cape sugarbird, orange-breasted sunbird, African penguin, knysna warbler, Black Harrier, grey-backed cisticola and much more.

So, pick the best Cape Town accommodation specials and start to enjoy the eye-popping wildlife of Cape Town.

Source by Rosie Swanepoel

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