South African Family Adventure

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South Africa, also called The Rainbow Nation, is a country filled with surprises at every corner. From jaw-dropping coastline to vibrant cities to the African wild, there is really something for the whole family. Tour three different regions and see the best of the best in each city with fun, informative tours in each place. This is one vacation you'll never ...
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Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Flexible schedule


    • Cape Town Kids City Tour
    • Cape Peninsula Tour with picnic lunch
    • Cape Winelands for Kids Tour (Full-Day)

What's this trip about?

    South Africa, also called The Rainbow Nation, is a country filled with surprises at every corner. From jaw-dropping coastline to vibrant cities to the African wild, there is really something for the whole family. Tour three different regions and see the best of the best in each city with fun, informative tours in each place. This is one vacation you'll never forget! Begin in Johannesburg, more commonly known as "Jo’burg" or "Jozi". Spend the day touring South Africa's largest city while you get adjusted to life down south (it's the southernmost country on the Eastern Hemisphere!) Then it's off to Cape Town, a melting pot of cultures and beautiful landscapes. While you're there for four days, enjoy three tours that will take you to popular kids attractions in the city's heart, seaside vistas, and verdant wine country.  You'll then hop on a plane to the Eastern Cape, home of the Kariega Game Reserve where you'll spend your remaining three nights. The whole family will go nuts seeing cheetahs, giraffes, elephants and more on twice-daily safari drives on the reserve. Seeing the world's fiercest predators up close is promised to be a memory you'll never forget! Other activities at the malaria-free reserve include boat cruises, walking safaris, canoeing, and fishing.  Helpful links for travel to South Africa: Visa & Passport Info Vaccines & Medications Info Traveling with children

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportRound trip airfare and all internal transport included
Start CityJohannesburg
End CitySouth Africa

Travel Themes

  • Family Friendly
  • Local Immersion & Homestays
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Relaxing Retreats
  • Safari


  • Africa
  • South Africa


  • Johannesburg


  • Adventure & Adrenaline
  • Bird watching
  • Canoeing
  • Culture
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Homestays & Cultural Immersion
  • Kid-friendly activities
  • Nature
  • Relaxing Retreat
  • Safari
  • Short Cruise
  • Wildlife viewing
  • Wine Tasting

Trip includes

    • Round-trip economy class airfare to Johannesburg (JNB)
    • All airport transfers
    • 2 nights in Johannesburg at the Protea Hotel Johannesburg Balalaika Sandton, or similar
    • One-way economy class flight from Johannesburg (JNB) to Cape Town (CPT)
    • 4 nights in Cape Town at the Southern Sun The Cullinan Hotel, or similar
    • Cape Town Kids City Tour
    • Cape Peninsula Tour with picnic lunch
    • Cape Winelands for Kids Tour (full-day)
    • One-way economy class flight from Cape Town (CPT) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ)
    • 3 nights in the malaria-free Kariega Private Game Reserve at the Kariega Main Lodge, or similar Lunch and dinner daily while at Kariega Private Game Reserve
    • Twice-daily safari drives while at Kariega Private Game Reserve One-way economy class flight from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Johannesburg (JNB)
    • Breakfast daily This family package can accommodate 1 or 2 children up to 11 yrs old, with 1 or 2 parents (for a max of 4 in one room)

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Day 1 Welcome to Johannesburg!

Arrive in Johannesburg and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. Spend the remainder of your day at leisure while you get adjusted to the time change. 

If you're feeling up to it, take a stroll through Joziburg Lane and try some traditional South African food.

Day 2 Johannesburg

Enjoy a free day in Johannesburg! Don't miss the kid-friendly Origins Centre, a museum exploring the African origins of humankind through interactive exhibits. The museum also houses the most formidable collection of rock art in the world, led by the San people. 

Day 3 Johannesburg - Cape Town

After breakfast, transfer to Johannesburg Airport for your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel; the remainder of the day is at leisure. You might want to see South Africa's Dutch influence in the historic City Bowl neighborhood, perfect for a casual stroll.

Day 4 Cape Town

Today you will see Cape Town on a city tour taking you to all the fun, kid-friendly attractions.

After the tour, enjoy the rest of the day seeing whatever you choose. 

Day 5 Cape Town

Today you will enjoy a full-day scenic tour of the Cape Peninsula! See Cape Point, Chapman's Peak, and the penguins of Boulders Beach. You’ll also enjoy a picnic lunch along the way.

Day 6 Cape Town

Embark on your third and last Cape Town tour today in the Cape Winelands region. Visit two wineries at Fairview and Spier and taste incredible wine while the kids enjoy fun activities.

Day 7 Cape Town - Kariega Private Game Reserve

Today you will transfer to Cape Town airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth. Once you arrive, you will be met and transferred to the malaria-free Kariega Private Game Reserve.

At the reserve, experience twice-daily safari drives and be captivated by sightings of the Big 5 as well as a multitude of other African wild game and bird species. 

Day 8 Kariega Private Game Reserve

Today, enjoy your first full day at the Kariega Private Game Reserve. Consisting of rich biodiversity and lush landscapes, Kariega is a malaria-free safari destination home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard) and much more!

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Day 9 Kariega Private Game Reserve

Continue enjoying game drives while you explore other safari activities offered at Kariega. Take the kids on walking safaris, morning cruises on the Kariega River, canoeing, and fishing. Leave the kids on a supervised tour while you enjoy a relaxing massage at the tranquil health spa!

Then celebrate your last night in South Africa with a traditional braaivleis (barbeque) meal.

Day 10 Depart South Africa

Your South African family adventure comes to an end today. After an early breakfast, transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Johannesburg, where you will connect to your flight home.

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Last Updated: 4/16/2024

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