Perfect for a family adventure in sunny South Africa, this 9-day itinerary combines the unique and diverse thrills of Cape Town, Sun City and the Thornybush Game Reserve near Kruger.

Start off in Cape Town and enjoy the many attractions of Africa's favourite city. Your base is the luxurious Victoria and Alfred Hotel in the ever-popular and multi-faceted Waterfront.

Next, move on to the family-friendly holiday paradise of Sun City and get ready for packed days of fun and sun - the list of adventure and sporting activities at this stunning entertainment complex is almost endless.

For the final part of your journey, fly to the stunning Thornybush Private Game Reserve near the Kruger National Park for a few days of thrilling Big 5 game viewing.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Enjoy all the attractions of Cape Town
  • Stay at the heart of the Waterfront
  • Head to the top of Table Mountain
  • Unwind with spa treatments & massages
  • Discover Sun City - a family paradise
  • Cool off in the Valley of the Waves
  • Spot the Big 5 in Thornybush Game Reserve
  • Enjoy kids' safari programmes & activities

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-3

Get to know the Mother City

Arrive in Cape Town and transfer to the luxurious Victoria and Alfred Hotel, your base for the next three nights. A sophisticated hotel situated at the heart of the energetic and lively V&A Waterfront, it is the perfect base from which to explore everything that the Mother City has to offer.

Experience the heights of Table Mountain, take in the stunning beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton and visit the excellent Aquarium or historic Robben Island. Hire a car and drive down the coast to the Cape of Good Hope and explore the Cape Point Nature Reserve, best combined with a visit to the penguins at Boulders Beach. 

Days 4-5

Experience the exciting Sun City

Transfer to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to Johannesburg. Once in the City of Gold, you'll travel to the Cascades Hotel in Sun City, South Africa's premier family resort.

Enjoy Sun City's huge range of exciting activities and attractions - highlights include the Valley of the Waves and giant waterslides, horse-back and hot-air balloon safaris, championship golf courses and game drives in the next-door Pilanesberg Game Reserve. There's plenty of entertainment for adults as well -  the resort has casinos, live shows, sophisticated restaurants and many different bars.

Days 6-8

Thrilling game viewing in Thornybush

Transfer back to Johannesburg for a scheduled flight to Hoedspruit Airport, gateway to the Kruger and where you'll be picked up and transferred to Thornybush Main Lodge.

Spend the next three days embarking on fantastic game viewing activities from this authentic safari lodge. Children are well-taken care of by experienced babysitters and have their own specialised nature walks and activity programmes, led by a professional ranger. This leaves you free to go on morning, afternoon and early evening game drives in search of the Big 5 and other classic African animals before returning to gourmet meals and relaxing massages at the Amani Spa. Sit by the campfire as the sun sets, or in the cosy lounge and discuss all the day's exciting events.

Day 9

Your adventure ends in Johannesburg

Transfer back to Hoedspruit Airport for your scheduled flight to Johannesburg and your onward travel arrangements.


  • 3 nights at the V&A Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at the Cascades Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Thornybush Main Lodge on a full board basis
  • Return transfer to hotel in Cape Town
  • Flight from Cape Town to Johannesburg
  • Return road transfer to Sun City
  • Return flight from Johannesburg to Hoedspruit


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017 $3730
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $3825

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.



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