There are various options to choose from when going to a game reserve near Cape Town. Travelling times and distances to Cape Town safari destinations vary depending on which game reserve you choose to visit. There are big 5 game reserves as close as 180 km away, or simply a 2 hour drive. The Game Reserves offer day tours and overnight stays in a range of different accommodation from the luxurious to the more affordable options. Most game reserves near Cape Town are less glamorous and less populated than the extended safaris in the Kruger National park, but they still offer a high standard safari experience. Game reserves in the Eastern Cape will most definitely give the Kruger a run for their money.