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Itineraries

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A First Time Safari for Families

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Itinerary Highlights

Combining the colourful city of Cape Town with the wildlife treasures of the Western and Eastern Capes, this glorious itinerary has been designed with adventure-seeking families in mind. After exploring Table Mountain, the V&A waterfront and the rest of Cape Town's fun-filled attractions, you'll head out on a private tour of the Cape Peninsula, spotting penguins, mountain zebras and seals, as well as visiting the lovely Cape Point Vineyards - a great treat for the parents! You'll then hop in your hire car from the convenience of your hotel, and drive your brood south to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, the perfect place for a range of informative and fun land and sea-based excursions, before three nights in the Eastern Cape's Shamwari Private Game Reserve, offering an array of unforgettable activities for children and parents alike.

Safari Holidays Luxury Family Holidays
Perfect for:

Families seeking quality time together on a South African adventure

Guide Price:

Prices from £10,490 per family. Price includes flights, accommodation, car hire, transfers, specified excursions and UK lounge passes for a family of three

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Your itinerary at a glance

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    3 nights Cape Town, South Africa
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    City & Table Mountain: Private Full Day Tour
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    Cape Peninsula: Private Full Day Tour
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    2 nights Western Cape, South Africa
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    3 nights Eastern Cape, South Africa
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The Cape and Garden Route enjoy a lovely climate similar to the south of France, though the warm summers run from October to April. Winter (May to September) is usually cooler with more rain.

Fly into Cape Town

Upon arrival in Cape Town, your VIP holiday will begin as you're greeted at the door of your aircraft and assisted through immigration, baggage collection and customs. From here, take a private car transfer from Cape Town International Airport to Cape Grace.

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Cape Town, South Africa

Staying at

Cape Grace

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A warmly elegant property situated on a private quay between Cape Town's vibrant V&A Waterfront and the laid-back yacht marina, Cape Grace is a beautiful hotel that is wonderful for families. Little ones, or VIKs (Very Important Kids, as the hotel call them), will adore the array of special touches and activities available just for them; from gingerbread decorating and African-themed storytime, to bathtime toys, mini dressing gowns and special menus just for children. While they enjoy these great activities, you can take part in the great Cape Wine Orientation Tasting, an introduction to the world-class labels of the region.

Highlights

An array of children's activities - including Africa-themed stories and gingerbread decorating

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City & Table Mountain: Private Full Day Tour

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The perfect way to explore incredible Cape Town, this private tour begins with a thrilling cable car ride up iconic Table Mountain. Fun for all the family, while at the top, absorb the incredible views, track local rock rabbits and refresh with a well-earned hot chocolate. Back down the mountain, hop on your bikes for a treasure hunt along the Sea Point Promenade - suitable for ages, the littlest explorers can ride in a bike-trailer. Passing by a number of art installations, you'll learn the story of Mandela, as well as learning more about the Cape flora and fauna at Green Point Park. Then, there's a choice of activities; families with older children can explore the city's vibrant art projects and interactive sites, while younger children can enjoy another fun-filled treasure hunt in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. As the sun sets, parents can enjoy sundowners while children play beach games with their energetic guide. Includes: Entrance fees, a selection of craft beers, wines, local gins & tonic, specialist tea, coffee & hot chocolate, juices, ice tea, gourmet pantry with home baked goodies & local snacks, toy bag for children, car sets, children activity pack, child friendly snacks.

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Cape Peninsula: Private Full Day Tour

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Your family time begins with some good old fresh air, as you walk above the treetops on the Canopy Walkway at beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, before visiting the charming seals that call Kalk Bay home and the African penguins that dominate Boulders Beach. More wildlife encounters await at Cape Point, as your expert guide helps you to spot the Cape 5 - ostrich, baboon, mountain zebra, bontebok and tortoise - as you wander along scenic hiking trails, keeping your eyes out for treasure. A fun furnicular ride up to Cape Point Lighthouse affords amazing views over the ocean. En route back to Cape Town, you'll stop at the mountainside Cape Point Vineyards restaurant, where parents can sample a glass of artisan wine after a day filled with adventure.

Drive yourself from Cape Grace to Grootbos Garden Lodge

Hop in your hire car at Cape Grace, heading south on a scenic drive towards Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. 

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Western Cape, South Africa

Staying at

Grootbos

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Away from the vibrancy of Cape Town, the Western Cape is also home to some seriously stunning landscapes and breathtaking nature reserves. One of these, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, overlooks Walker Bay, dedicated to showcasing the Cape Floral Kingdom's extraordinary natural bounty. The family-friendly Grootbos Garden Lodge comprises 11 luxurious, free-standing suites. From here, get set to explore this beautiful region with an array of activities and guided wildlife tours. From horse riding down sweeping sand dunes to (seasonal) whale watching, get ready to make unforgettable family memories at Grootbos.  

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A memorable interactive wilderness experience for the whole family awaits

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Fly from Cape Town Airport to Port Elizabeth Airport

Drop your hire car back at Cape Town Airport, before boarding the short flight east to Port Elizabeth. From the airport, take a private car transfer  to Shamwari Private Game Reserve.

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Eastern Cape, South Africa

Staying at

Shamwari Private Game Reserve

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An amazing finale to your Garden Route holiday, the malaria-free Shamwari Private Game Reserve has been acclaimed as the 'World's Leading Conservation Company and Game Reserve' for over ten consecutive years! Home to the 'Big Five', it also encompasses no fewer than five different eco-systems, allowing the entire family to encounter an extraordinary diversity of plants, animals and birdlife. Riverdene Family Lodge's accommodation includes a swimming pool with shallow area for children, a jungle gym, a supervised play room and the wonderful 'Kids on Safari' programme - offering cultural, educational and funfilled activities. Create memories that will truly last a lifetime as you head out on private game drives (only for children aged four and above).

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The 'Kids on Safari' programme ensures that the whole family get the most of this unforgettable experience

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Fly from Port Elizabeth Airport to London (via Cape Town)

Take a private car transfer from Shamwari to Port Elizabeth Airport, for your flight to London via Cape Town.

Make an enquiry for this itinerary from one of our expert Luxury Travel Specialists

Request A Quote or please call our Luxury Travel Specialists today on: 01244 897 111

Independent Reviews

Although our awards and long history stand testament to our success, independent reviews from our clients via Feefo further support our unrivalled travel experiences.

Elegant Resorts have achieved an average score of 4.9 / 5 based on 273 independent reviews.

We are proud to have been awarded the Feefo Gold Service award. This independent seal of excellence recognises businesses for delivering exceptional experiences, as rated by real customers. Trusted Service is awarded only to those businesses that use Feefo to collect genuine ratings and reviews and achieve an overall score of 4.5 or more.