Designed with independent-minded, adventurous families in mind, this two-week luxury self-drive adventure showcases South Africa's southern Cape coast from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, taking in stunning scenery, wide sandy beaches and a malaria-free Big 5 game reserve along the way.
The journey opens at the heart of Cape Town with a stay at the iconic Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, famous for its relaxed, family-friendly environment and set close to the city's central attractions. South Africa's finest city is packed with things to see and do: not only is a full-day Cape Town tour built into your itinerary but since you also have your own car, destinations further afield are easily accessible. Ride to the top of Table Mountain by cable car, marvel at the penguins of Boulders Beach and search for big game at Cape Point - fun days lie ahead!
After four glorious days in the 'Mother City', set off for the magical town of Franschhoek, tucked away in an alpine setting in the Cape Winelands. One of the country's greatest culinary-oriented accommodations - Le Quartier Francais - is your destination and it won't be long before you join your children in the kitchen to learn a thing or two from the hotel’s award-winning chefs. The food, needless to say, is sensational - and so are the wines...
Two days later the scenic Garden Route beckons and before you know it you will be driving along its breathtakingly beautiful coastline to everyone's favourite seaside town - Plettenberg Bay. Here you have the chance to encounter the Indian Ocean's prolific marine life with a boat safari, included in your itinerary, while the region's pristine beaches and warm water will keep your children more than entertained. If you visit over spring, watch as their faces light up when migrating southern right whales jump out of the water in front of your hotel!
Then it is time to shift gears and head to the Eastern Cape for a safari in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. This malaria-free reserve boasts excellent animal sightings, thanks to the presence of the Big 5 and a wide range of classic African animals. Fill your days with thrilling game drives and pampering massages while dedicated lodge rangers educate and entertain your children with tailored safari activities.