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South African Family Adventure Holiday

South African Family Adventure

Your Journey

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Meet the resident African penguins at Boulders Beach

Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Grootbos Nature Reserve

Includes return Economy airfares

12 days from £pp including flights and hotels

Now the whole family can enjoy the wonders of South Africa on this specially designed journey. more »
From the unspoilt nature and varied wildlife of the African bush to the natural treasures and spectacular skyline of Cape Town, there’s plenty to entertain and amaze safari-goers and animal enthusiasts of all ages.

What's included

  • Authentic local experiences
  • All international & internal flights
  • 9 nights in 4* hotels
  • 11 days car hire
  • Table Mountain & City tour
  • Game drives in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
  • Various walks & horseriding at Grootbos
12 days from £pp
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What to expect

  • Gaze out over panoramic views of Cape Town from the top of Table Mountain
  • Meet the resident African penguins at Boulders Beach
  • Enjoy family-friendly activities such as treasure hunts and specially designed game drives
  • Set off on safari in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

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Need to know

  • Arrives: Cape Town International Airport (CPT)
  • Time difference: GMT+2
  • Visa requirements: British passport holders do not require a visa
  • Language: 11 official languages including English and Afrikaans
  • Currency: South African Rand (ZAR)
  • Flying time from UK: around 12 hours
  • Plug type: 3 large round pins
  • Voltage: 230V

Your itinerary

Day 1

Fly from the UK to Cape Town.

Days 2-4

Cape Town

Arrive in the spectacular city of Cape Town, surrounded by blue bays dominated by the iconic Table Mountain. It’s a fabulous city to visit with the youngsters, with the colony of African penguins at Boulders Beach a particular favourite. Children of all ages will be entranced as they watch the birds waddle up and down the beach and play in the surf, and you can snap some great close-up photos. Simonstown’s exceptional toy museum is also worth a visit, as is getting up close to the animals at Butterfly World and the delightful Cheetah Outreach program. Be sure to marvel at the marine life in the world-class Two Oceans Aquarium, one of the best aquariums in the whole world. And don’t forget chocolate tasting – fun for all the family.

Waterfront Village Apartments
Table Mountain & City tour

Days 5-6


Drive to the handsome town of Stellenbosch in the Winelands region. Stellenbosch is known for its countless wineries, museums, galleries and restaurants and its winding streets are home to some fine examples of Cape Dutch architecture. Spend an afternoon sampling fine wines and gourmet cheeses among the beautiful mountain vineyards. For children, your hotel, The Spier, offers grape juice and wine gum tasting as well as bird displays at the Eagle Encounters.

The Spier Hotel

Days 7-8

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Drive on to Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, a family friendly safari location filled with fun experiences for the little ones. Children can join the Interpretive Trail, a short walk that teaches them about the reserve’s animals and how to spot their tracks, and there are arts and crafts and puzzles on offer too. While out on safari, look for the rare white lion as well as some of the smaller flora and fauna such as the endemic flightless dung beetle.

Gondwana Lodge

Days 9-10

Grootbos Nature Reserve

Drive to Grootbos Nature Reserve, a nature lover’s paradise carpeted in forests overlooking the whale and dolphin watching haven of Walker Bay. The 1,750 hectare reserve is home to over 750 species of plants, and seals, penguins and great white sharks swim in the cool waters. The list of activities on offer here is endless – choose from horseriding, guided walks, coastal drives, cave visits and birdwatching, all of which are included in your Journey. Additionally, you can splash out on a boat trip or a scenic flight, or face your fears while shark cave diving. Cape Agulhas, the windswept southernmost tip of Africa, is a popular day trip.

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Various walks & horseriding

Days 11-12

Return to Cape Town and depart for the UK.

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