South African Family Holiday

16 days

Indicative cost incl. flights and based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12:


A typical 4* holiday costs from

£2,795 per person


(Based on two adults and two children under 12. Low season can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive)


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Day 1
Fly overnight to Cape Town.
Day 2
Collect your hire car on arrival and start with four nights staying on The Cape Peninsula. There are some lovely family-friendly hotels in the area and it’s packed with the sort of fun, interesting and generally outdoor excursions that parents and kids alike will enjoy.
Day 3
At Cape Point, kids can enjoy the funicular railway whilst the penguins of Boulders Beach will inevitably be a major highlight.
Day 4
At Hout Bay, you can visit World of Birds as well as taking a ride on a glass-bottomed boat.
Day 5
The cableway up Table Mountain is always exciting, whilst down at the V&A Waterfront there are harbour cruises, street entertainers and seals to keep everyone happy! There are some great restaurants in Cape Town and we will be happy to recommend and book ones that are suitable for your family.
Day 6
Head out to the Winelands today for a two night stay. There are some amazing little hotels and guest houses in the Winelands and we’ll recommend the best ones for you and your family.
Day 7
Enjoy a day exploring the many wineries, sampling their fabulous creations.
Day 8
On your way to the Overberg (where you break up your journey to the Garden Route) you could visit De Hoop Nature Reserve.
Day 9
After overnighting in the Overberg, continue on to the Garden Route where you spend four nights. Have a chat to us about the best hotels and excursions for you and your family: there’s plenty of choice and we’ll definitely be able to find something that is just right for you!
Day 10
Head to the Crags near Plettenberg Bay to visit the Elephant Sanctuary, Monkeyland, the Birds of Eden and the Tenikwa Big Cat Experience, all of which are great for kids.
Day 11
Perhaps take an ocean safari today to see seals and dolphins, and in season (June-December), whales.
Day 12
The beaches of the Garden Route are great for long walks, shell hunting and sand castle building.
Day 13
Head further east today, to the game parks of the Eastern Cape for three nights on safari.
Days 14-15
We’ll choose a safari lodge for you that offers the most fun combination of activities for you and your children. Elder children can join you on game drives and bush walks to get up close and personal with the big game, whereas younger children have programmes of bug hunting and cookie making!
Day 16
Head to Port Elizabeth Airport for an overnight flight home via Johannesburg.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

This is a very similar trip to the Classic South Africa itinerary, showcasing all the major highlights from the Cape Region through the Winelands, the Garden Route and then time on safari. Key elements for young families include more time on the Cape Peninsula to enjoy things like the penguins of Boulders Beach, World of Birds and the glass-bottomed boat at Hout Bay. In the Winelands, Spier is the destination of choice with its bird of prey interaction experience, whilst on The Garden Route the animal sanctuaries of The Crags are always popular with kids. Finally by going on safari in the Eastern Cape, there is no need to take anti-malarial tablets, important when travelling with young ones.

4 nights Cape Town – 2 nights Winelands – 1 night Overberg – 4 nights Garden Route – 3 nights Eastern Cape Safari

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