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South Africa Family Discovery
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South Africa Family Discovery

11 days & 10 nightsPrivate Journey

Cape Town, Grootbos Nature Reserve & Madikwe Game Reserve

Immerse your whole family in the wonders of one of the most diverse countries in the world. Discover scenic Cape Town and the natural beauty of the landscapes and wildlife of the Cape Peninsula. Play soccer with South African children, visit a local craft market, spot breaching whales and relax on some beautiful beaches. Search for lion, elephant, leopard and more in Africa's wildlife-rich, child-friendly and malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in the north.

  • Day 1
    Arrive Cape Town

    Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel on the V&A Waterfront. The rest of the day is yours to rest up from your travels or take a dip in your pool.

    Preferred: Cape Royale Luxury Hotel
    Elite: One&Only Cape Town - 4 Nights
  • Day 2
    Cape Town

    Travel to Boulder's Beach to climb on the granite boulders and swim with African penguins. Continue to Spier Estate - home of one of South Africa's premier wine producers - for a picnic on the lawn. Later, head to nearby Paardevlei to visit the Cheetah Outreach Center to learn about and pet these majestic creatures.

    Preferred: Cape Royale Luxury Hotel
    Elite: One&Only Cape Town
    (B, L)
  • Day 3
    Cape Town

    Start the day on Table Mountain, where your private guide will point out unique flora and fauna, including the friendly rock hyrax. Return through the historic Cape Malay Quarter and enjoy a walk through Company Gardens. Get to know the local marine life at the Two Oceans Aquarium and ascend Signal Hill for the firing of the noonday guns. Enjoy lunch followed by an afternoon at leisure.

    Preferred: Cape Royale Luxury Hotel
    Elite: One&Only Cape Town
    (B, L)
  • Day 4
    Cape Town

    An educational and fun day with your guide starts with a visit to the Tsoga Environmental Center, which sponsors environmental education and food-growing programs. Later, meet a traditional healer, visit a school, craft market, and eat a traditional lunch.

    Preferred: Cape Royale Luxury Hotel
    Elite: One&Only Cape Town
    (B, L)
  • Day 5
    To Grootbos Nature Reserve

    Travel to Grootbos Nature Reserve, perched above Walker Bay. From June to November, southern right whales calve in this bay, and great white sharks patrol the waters. This evening, savor dinner at your lodge, which offers an incredible selection of fresh, organic fare - all served in a stunning dining room with views over Walker Bay.

    Grootbos Garden Lodge - 3 Nights (B, D)
  • Day 6
    Grootbos Nature Reserve

    Embark on one of many activities, including whale watching, hiking and horseback riding on the reserve. In the mood for some pampering? Just visit the spa for a relaxing full-body therapeutic massage.

    Grootbos Garden Lodge (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Grootbos Nature Reserve

    Experience cultural interaction today - on the soccer field. The Grootbos Foundation built this sports facility to serve three diverse townships and communities, and guests can play soccer with the local children. We make a donation to the Foundation on your behalf, and you can also plant a tree and visit the Green Futures School.

    Grootbos Garden Lodge (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    To Madikwe Game Reserve

    Return to Cape Town, where you will fly to Johannesburg to connect by light aircraft to Madikwe Game Reserve and Jaci's Safari Lodge. Set on a stream, the lodge features large, thatched suites and private decks for viewing wildlife.

    Jaci's Safari Lodge (B, L, D)
  • Day 9 - 10
    Madikwe Game Reserve

    On game drives and walks, search for lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant, hippo, giraffe, rhino, wild dog, hyena and cheetah. Jaci's features family safari vehicles allowing parents and children to enjoy the bush together, and there is also a daily game drive for children age four and younger.

    Jaci's Safari Lodge (B, L, D)
  • Day 11
    Depart Johannesburg

    Return to Johannesburg by light aircraft this afternoon and connect to your onward flight.

    (B)
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