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11 Day South Africa Family Adventure

11 Day South Africa Family Adventure

Safari tour package: A custom, tailor-made, private safari
Prices: $1576 - $2358
Includes internal flights: Yes
Length of safari: 11 days
Best months: All year
Countries visited: South Africa South Africa
Parks visited: Kruger
Activity level: Easy - Game drives, bush dinners
Safari type:
  • Big five
  • Self-drive
This self-drive holiday is packed with family-friendly activities, educational experiences and exciting wildlife encounters. Highlights of this family adventure include, exploring Cape Town’s stunning beaches and summiting the iconic Table Mountain, participating in adventure activities in the coastal town of Hermanus, driving along the spectacular Garden Route, and spotting the ‘Big Five’ in Kwandwe Private Game Reserve.

Day 1: Collect Your Keys

Upon arrival in Cape Town you’ll collect your 4x4 vehicle and then you’ll drive to your accommodation.

During the afternoon you may wish to summit Table Mountain in a rotating cable car or visit Robben Island and the District Six Museum to learn about South Africa’s history and Nelson Mandela’s legacy.

Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Day 2: Explore Cape Town

Today you have a free day to enjoy Cape Town. You may wish to see ‘the real South Africa’ on a walking or cycling tour of Langa Township, spend the day at one of the Atlantic Seaboard beaches or say hello to the African penguins at Boulders Beach.

Overnight: Cape Town
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Day 3: Cape Town to Hermanus

Today you’ll leave Cape Town and head south to Hermanus where you’ll spend the next three nights. Here your family can join whale watching excursions or an ocean safari where you’ll have an opportunity to learn about the playful Cape fur seals, African penguins and other marine life. Alternatively you may prefer to participate in adventure activities such as mountain biking, forest treks and zip-lining.

Overnight: Hermanus
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Day 4: Activities in Hermanus

From July-October southern right whales can be seen along the coast of Hermanus as they migrate from Antarctica to mate and rest in the Western Cape’s waters. If you’re visiting Hermanus between July-October, we can include a whale watching trip in your itinerary – please ask your Wayfairer Travel Consultant about this.

Overnight: Hermanus
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Day 5: Activities in Hermanus

Today you’ll have another free day to explore Hermanus and the surrounding area and enjoy the activities and excursions on offer here.

Overnight: Hermanus
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Day 6: Hermanus to Pletternberg Bay

After breakfast you’ll leave Hermanus and drive through stunning vineyards and mountainous landscapes to Mossel Bay on the coast. We recommend that you stop for lunch in Mossel Bay and then continue your drive on to Plettenberg Bay on South Africa’s stunning Garden Route.

You’ll spend the next two nights at an exclusive boutique hotel on the banks of the Bitou River, 7km outside of Plettenberg Bay.

Overnight: Plettenberg Bay
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Day 7: Pletternberg Bay

Today is a free day to explore Plettenberg Bay and the surrounding area. You can enjoy activities such as hiking, cycling and horse riding in the surrounding mountains and forests or join a guided kayaking trip from Central Beach to the seal colony in the Robberg Nature Reserve. Alternatively you may wish to visit the Birds of Eden, the Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary, Monkeyland or the nearby elephant sanctuary.

Overnight: Plettenberg Bay
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

Day 8: Pletternberg Bay to Kwandwe

Today you’ll leave Plettenberg Bay and drive for approximately 4 hours along a stunning coastal road to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. You’ll stay in a beautiful safari-villa located within the reserve, offering spectacular views of the Afromontane forests. A guide will meet you at the entrance of the reserve and you’ll transfer from your rental vehicle to the lodge's 4x4 Land Cruiser.

Overnight:  Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 9: On Safari

Today you’ll have two more game drives where you’ll have the opportunity to spot large numbers of giraffe, elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and other wildlife.

Your family may wish to participate in fun activities, including a scavenger hunt (whilst on your game drives you’ll follow a map and clues which have been strategically placed around the reserve and you’ll collect various items which will then be used in an activity e.g. making fire with sticks, art activities etc.) and a treasure hunt (this is also incorporated during a game drive and requires navigation skills as you’ll be using a sun-compass and major landscape features in order to find the treasure hidden around the reserve).

Overnight:  Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 10: On Safari

Today you’ll have another full day to explore Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, including two game drives. In between game drives you can join a guided bush walk or you can simply relax by the pool.

Overnight:  Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Meals: (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Day 11: International Return Flight

After breakfast you’ll pick up your car and drive for one hour to Port Elizabeth for a domestic flight to Cape Town and then you’ll take your international flight back home.

Overnight: International flight
Meals: (Breakfast/_/_)

 

Listed below are hotels/lodges/resorts that the safari tour operator can accomodate for you.

  • Waterfront Apartments
  • Ocean Eleven Guest House
  • Emily Moon River Lodge
  • Kwandwe Melton Manor
  • Cape Grace Hotel
  • The Marine
  • Hog Hollow
  • Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

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