Combine a thrilling family adventure with a blissful beach escape by travelling to South Africa and the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. Start your family journey by venturing south, to Cape Town's bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront and the luxurious resort of the One&Only Cape Town. With remarkable views of Table Mountain and the convenience of the vibrant waterfront, this is the ideal base to discover the many attractions of the Western Cape.
From strolling beside the harbour, visiting local shops and dining within superb restaurants serving deliciously fresh fare, to venturing to Boulders Beach with its colonies of Penguins and the nearby scenic Cape Winelands, Cape Town is a coastal city blessed with many attractions.
With beaches and botanical gardens - not to mention the popular cable car attraction to the top of Table Mountain! Families will love hiking in the rich flora and fauna, dining alfresco with gourmet picnics on the beach, paddling near the African Penguins at Boulders Beach, or taking a boat excursion to see the 'Marine Big Five' at 'Walker Bay'.Once parents have sampled the sublime wines, enjoyed vineyard tours and tasted creative cuisine, and the children have explored the natural landscapes and visited the city's highlights, it is time to head north in order to visit the African bush to seek out the 'Big Game Five'.
Madikwe Game Reserve, located close to the border with Botswana in the North West Province, is malaria-free, so ideal for families with older children. With over 75,000 hectares of untamed plains to traverse, guests will have the opportunity to see large game; along with rare wild dogs. Set amongst kopjes and dramatic boulders, the lodge boasts breathtaking views of the hills beyond, with sumptuous interiors melding natural elements and décor. Following a thrilling day out in the bushveld tracking 'painted' dogs, cool down in the refreshing pool or un-wind in the spa, before enjoying an extra special dining experience within the outside boma.The final part of this exceptional family journey is spent amongst the tropical beauty of Mauritius. An ideal contrast to a safari, Mauritius offers verdant mountainous scenery, beautiful beaches and crystal-clear blue waters, families will adore the natural rainforests, coloured earth, immaculate golf courses, watersports and charming Mauritian people. As one of the most sought-after and exclusive holiday destinations, Mauritius has an abundance of luxurious resorts to choose from. The stunning west coast setting of The St. Regis Mauritius Resort, boasts blindingly-white, soft coral sand and sparkling turquoise waters - along with the striking backdrop of the Le Morne. Enjoy the incredible resort facilities, including the Children and Teens Clubs, extensive Iridium Spa, selection of six restaurants and complimentary watersports, alternatively, simply relax on the stunning beach, or within the tropical gardens. With St. Regis butlers on hand to ensure that your every whim is expertly taken care of - quite in addition to the stylish accommodation and state-of-the-art amenities - every member of the family is sure to be entertained.