Every good family holiday has a little bit of everything; something to keep all members of the family happy. A little bit of beach, a little bit bush, a little bit of adventure and a little bit of relaxing…. Combine a wine tasting with a cycle tour through the wine-lands, or a beautiful hike up Table Mountain with a paragliding adventure.
South Africa offers something for everyone. Always and everywhere.
A family villa in Cape Town followed by a thrill seek in Gansbaai where an encounter with the Great White is one of the possibilities… Fly to Johannesburg to continue your journey at a Malaria free game reserve for the ultimate family safari.
The below is just an example of what a family adventure could look like. We chose just a few stops, cause we know kids don’t like traveling long distances. And after all; Quality Time together is what is most important! There are so many more areas worth exploring though… Contact us for more information or if you like us to design your own itinerary for you.
Day 1-3 – City adventures
The perfect start of your South African discovery starts in Cape Town. A relaxed city with good vibes. Here you can acclimatise and take some rest after your (long) flight.
Stay: Of course we book you into a family villa, preferably close to the beach so you can ‘tie the kids loose’. This is the ultimate base to explore Cape Town from. Whether you want to go out for dinner or stay in; it’s your decision!
Do: There is so much to see and to do in Cape Town! Your day could look like this: a hike or cablecar up Table Mountain followed by a drive to Simonstown and lunch with the penguins at Boulders Beach. Back via the Cape of Good Hope where you surely will spot ostrich and baboons to finish the day off with sundowners on the beach.
One day is not enough! A trip to Robben Island when your kids are slightly older will give you so much insight in the history of this special country. Want to be active? Take some kite-surfing lessons on one of the pristine beaches (with lots of wind) or go paragliding off Table Mountain…..
We will gladly arrange a private vehicle + driver for you to take you to the wine-lands for some proper wine tasting at a few of the famous vineyards South Africa has to offer…
Day 3 -5 The Big 5…. in the water
Jump in the car and about 3 hours later you have reached the whale-capital of the world: Hermanus. In the right season you will see whales jumping out of the water right in front of you. Seals, dolphins, sharks and penguins are other friendly (and less friendly) faces you might spot here. Go on a water-safari!
Stay: Another family villa can be arranged for you! Whether it’s completely serviced for those families closing to living it up, or a nice Airbnb option; we will make it happen.
Do: Spend some time picknicken on the shores to spot the whales, and if you haven’t had enough go on a boat or take a helicopter to spot them from a different angle. Thrill seekers can go cage diving in search for the Great White Shark and active family members can chose to climb into a kayak for some paddling action in the bay.
Day 7-8 Johannesburg
Time to fly to the other side of the country! Johannesburg is a city many tourists skip. They only use it as a hub to get to their safari destination. However, it’s worth spending a bit more time here; it’s safe and edgy and there are plenty of places to visit. It will also give your children a very different perspective on the world they live in when you take some time to visit SoWeTo.
Stay: We will select the perfect place to stay for you. There are so many little neighbourhoods that it’s depending on your preferences where it’s best to stay. Get pampered in villa’s belonging to iconic hotels or let us arrange a comfortable family villa for you.
Do: Our favourite is a cycling tour through SoWeTo, the largest Township of South Africa. Or embark on an urban safari, visiting street art together with a local artist in the upcoming and trendy Maboneng precinct. If you prefer to do something more serious, the Apartheidsmuseum gives you a intriguing and emotional insight of the Apartheids-era. All of these activities can be arranged with your private guide.
Day 8 – 11 Safari Time!
How special is it when you can experience a true safari with the whole family. There are many options in malaria free game reserves. A small lodge with just a few rooms so you have it all to yourself when you book with the whole family or a true family villa in the middle of the African jungle…. Plenty stays to choose from!
We will always try to get you your own vehicle, so you don’t have to stress about other guests when on a safari with your little ones. Traveling with a baby? Don’t think you have to miss out on a safari! We will select either the best stay for you where even your 1 year old can go on safari, or arrange a babysitter to keep your baby happy when you are searching for the big and small animals.
Stay: Depending on budget and age of your children. With young children it’s preferable to select a malaria-free game reserve. There are some very good options for all sorts of travellers. We have our favourites, and will always try to go for a private villa or lodge takeover so you don’t have any other guests to worry about.
Do: Safari! And in the afternoon, go on a walk. Hunt the trails in the sand, try to identify little animals and learn more about the bush. When you stay at a family friendly accommodation there are always plenty activity to keep kids of all ages happy.
Day 11 – ??
Want to enjoy some beach time before heading home? There are great connections between Johannesburg and Mauritius, where you will find amazing family friendly resorts and hotels.
Interested? Just drop us a line, and we will get back to you with more information.