South African Family Adventure

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Travel Style: Array Relaxed
Physical Level: Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. 2- Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
10 days
From: $ 5,380 $ 538 / day
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Overview

Highlights (Bullets)

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

Short Description

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. 

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Traveling with children

Style Self-guided tour
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value (3*)
Flight & Transport Inclusions Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport
Start City Johannesburg
End City South Africa

Itinerary

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!

Kids will love going on the twice daily game drives from open game vehicles and seeing animals up close. This will surely be the center of your safari experience at Kariega. 

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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Roundtrip air to/from trip start & all internal transport

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Accommodations

  • Southern Sun Katherine Street Sandton
  • Southern Sun The Cullinan
  • Kariega Private Game Reserve, Main Lodge

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