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Day 1: London to Cape Town
Fly overnight from the UK to Cape Town.
Day 2: Cape Town
On arrival into Cape Town you will collect your hire car and drive into the city, (enjoying the fantastic views of Table Mountain), to spend 3 nights in a 2 bed apartment in the V&A Waterfront – stay an extra night for free from May-September – the perfect location to visit the aquarium, take a spin on the Cape Wheel, take in a few drumming or singing busking groups, browse cool crafts, head out on a boat trip to Robben Island and visit restuarants. And don’t worry there is a pool for the kids to splash about in!
Days 3 & 4: Cape Town
Two free days to explore Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula. ! You can head to the Cape of Good Hope and the penguins at Boulders Beach, take the cable car up Table Mountain, sit in a restaurant at Camp’s Bay watching the world go by and much more. See our Cape Town guide.
Day 5: Cape Town to Hermanus
Drive to the stunning Whale Coast. From June to November you will have a chance to spot whales but this area is also worth a visit for some fun activities by the sea and as well as a visit to Betty’s Bay to see penguins. You will be staying for 3 nights in a 2 bed cottage on the Mosaic Sanctuary with breakfast basket included. Mosaic is perfect for families, with a pool, lots of space to run around and set on a lake with lots of activities available. If you would prefer to stay in the town of Hermanus, just let us know. This is just an idea of what we can design for you. Call 01273 923100 to get your holiday designed for free!
Day 6-7: Hermanus
Two free days to explore this beautiful part of South Africa. With the sand dunes on one side of you and a view across the lake to towering mountains, this is a beautiful spot to hang out. There lots of activities to keep everyone happy – from quad-biking to SUP boarding to kayaking and sundowners on the sand dunes of Walker Bay. Or head to a local vineyard for a lazy lunch sampling wines!
Day 8: Hermanus to Oudtshoorn
Today you will be drive along Route 62 to enjoy spectacular landscapes, passing through the semi desert of Karoo, rugged mountains, orchard farms and vineyards. It is relatively quiet allowing you to just take everything in without worrying about traffic, have your cameras at the ready! You will be heading to AfriCamps Klein Karoo where you will be staying for 2 nights in a 2 bedroom luxury tent with breakfast basket included. Another perfect family-friendly spot on a working ostrich farm with a pool. If you prefer a different hotel then let us know. We know the best places for families, having travelled many times with our own children in South Africa.
Days 9: Oudtshoorn
Early this morning head on a meerkat safari. The rest of the day is free for you to explore. Take a tour of AfriCamps working ostrich farm, head out on a sunset drive with a specialist guide, take a stargazing lesson. You can also arrange to visit AfriCamps crèche where they care for 85 children from the underprivileged community. In the area, there’s the Cango Wildlife Ranch for encounters with cheetahs and lemurs and the Cango Caves.
Day 10: Oudtshoorn to the Garden Route
Driving south to the coast today you will hit the beautiful Garden Route where you will spend 3 nights at Hog Hollow in a Family Suite with breakfast included (STAY 3, PAY 2 from May to August) . on the edge of the beautiful Knysna Lagoon with spectacular views. Set in its very own private nature reserve, family-friendly Hog Hollow offers a personalised stay, away from the crowds and in breath-taking surroundings.
Days 11-12: Garden Route
Two free days to explore. This area could keep you busy for weeks – zipwire through the Tsitsikamma, horse ride to Monkeyworld, SUP the Keurbooms River, jump the world’s highest bridge bungee and more. Ask us what we would recommend for your family.
Day 13: The Garden Route to the Eastern Cape
Following a final morning in Knysna you will drive the final 3 hr section of the Garden Route to the Eastern Cape, heading to Amakhala Game Reserve where you will spend your final 3 nights in a Family Suite at Hlosi Lodge (STAY 3, PAY 2 from May to June) with all meals and game drives included. Hlosi is a lovely family-friendly safari option offering an amazing wildlife experience with plenty of kid-friendly options. There are a number of lovely safari options in the Eastern Cape to suit a wide range of budgets – call us on 01273 923100 to discuss the options.
Days 14 & 15: Big Five Eastern Cape Safari
Two full days to enjoy tracking game on morning and afternoon Big Five safari drives in Amakhala Game Reserve. You will be woken early to head out on safari for approx. 3 hours and head out again after brunch, a spot of relaxing by the pool and a freshly baked high tea. The animals prefer the cool of the morning or late afternoon. Within Amakhala’s 18,000 acres you are likely to encounter lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, monkeys, tortoise and plenty of antelope species. Talk to us about whether your children are ready for a safari.
Day 16: Port Elizabeth to the UK
After a final morning safari and a hearty breakfast you will drive 1hr to Port Elizabeth Airport, drop your hire car and fly back to the UK (via Johannesburg).
Day 17: Home
Welcome home….(how many photos!) If you don’t have 17 days, ask us to re-design this holiday to your requirements – call 01273 923100.
This South Africa Family holiday idea costs from £8,792 per family and includes International flights (price based on London), internal flights, all accommodation on a sharing basis, 11 nights B&B, 3 nights full-board and 16 days Group K car hire. Based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children aged (2-11) travelling in May or June. CALL 01273 923100 and we can tweak this itinerary to suit your family.
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