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Take the entire family on a hugely rewarding journey through South Africa's famously beautiful Western Cape and enjoy one amazing destination after another as you explore Cape Town, the Cape Winelands, the Whale Coast and the ever-popular Garden Route before ending off with a big game safari. Hike or take the cable car up Table Mountain or play on the city's beautiful beaches before spending a few days in glorious Franschhoek where you can marvel at the Alpine scenery and enjoy exquisite local wines.

Then it's time to discover the region's incredible flora with a stay in Grootbos. The kids will love searching for interesting bugs and going on nature walks while in season you can drive along the coast spotting whales and dolphins. Wind your way along the beautiful Garden Route and enjoy great beaches and adventure activities in Plettenberg Bay before heading off to the malaria-free Kwandwe Private Reserve in the Eastern Cape for two days of exclusive Big 5 game viewing.

Itinerary Highlights

  • See the Boulders Beach penguins
  • Enjoy fine wines & cuisine in Franschhoek
  • Marvel at the scenic Cape Winelands 
  • Explore the breath-taking Grootbos Nature reserve
  • Go whale watching along the Whale Coast
  • Stay on a polo estate outside Plettenberg Bay
  • Enjoy a child-focused safari in Kwandwe
  • Search for the Big 5 & other classic animals

Day to Day Itinerary

Days 1-3

Discover Cape Town

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport, collect your rental car and drive to The Radisson Blu Hotel, located near the ever-popular Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Alternatively, Go2Africa can arrange to transfer you to the hotel and have your car delivered there.

Spend your days exploring all that Cape Town has to offer. Hike or take a cable car up iconic Table Mountain to gaze over the city's incredible setting or take a boat trip to visit Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was jailed for so many years during the struggle.

Laze around on one of Cape Town's classic city beaches such as Camps Bay and Clifton or take a drive north to Blouberg Beach for postcard-perfect views of Table Mountain and the city. You could also explore the vibrant street of the city centre with its many coffee shops, cafes, markets and local shops.

There are also many activities to interest children such as watching baboons and ostriches at Cape Point or waddling with penguins at Boulders Beach. Kids can also enjoy a treasure hunt in the Company Gardens, organised by the Iziko Museum, or they can be let loose at the Waterfront's fantastic aquarium.

Days 4-5

Explore the winelands with your kids

Leave the city behind today as you drive to the scenic Cape Winelands and your boutique hotel in Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa. Stay in the Le Quartier Francais for the following two days in elegantly furnished rooms overlooking the hotel's beautiful gardens.

There is plenty to keep the little ones entertained. Take them to the toy museum, where young and old alike will be intrigued, or go on a tour of Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm where you will be able to touch a baby crocodile.

If you prefer some quiet time, go to a wine-tasting session (or several!) at one of Franschhoek's many elegant wine farms and enjoy the delicious food that this gaspingly scenic region is famous for.

Days 6-7

Discover the Cape's flora at Grootbos

Today you will make your way to the stunning Whale Coast and the blue waters of Walker Bay, situated just outside the seaside town of Hermanus. Make your way to the Grootbos Garden Lodge where you'll be spending the following two days immersed in a natural green wonderland.

Grootbos offers activities that will keep the whole family entertained: visit the lodge's stables and feed the horses, chickens and rabbits; children will also love the bug collecting sessions at Grootbos as they scour the gardens around the lodge for interesting, many-legged creatures. Babysitters are available for parents who would like to go on a nature walk to learn about the astonishing flora of the region or who simply want to enjoy a relaxing quiet dinner after a long day.

Days 8-10

Have fun in Plettenberg Bay

Have fun in Plettenberg Bay Today you will travel up the ever-scenic Garden Route to Kurland, a luxury country hotel set on a farm on the outskirts of Plettenberg Bay - the region's premier coastal town.

Enjoy a new range of fun activities over the next three days as you visit Adventure Land and excite your senses with slides for the brave, as well as the not so brave. Hire quad bikes and go on the fun trail that leads through the nearby forest. Visit the Wild Waters Fun Park in Plettenberg Bay where your children can splash around and enjoy the waterslides and swimming pools.

Return to the Kurland Hotel for a peaceful evening away from the hustle and bustle of town - it's a great family choice and the staff are incredibly friendly and happy to be surrounded by children.

Days 11-13

Go on safari in the Eastern Cape

Today you will travel to the Eastern Cape where you will spend two nights in the Kwandwe Ecca Lodge in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Here the children can go on special hour-long guided nature walks and tracking activities as well as pre-arranged frog safaris.

You and your older children however will go on game drives to spot classic African animals - including the Big 5 - in this malaria-free reserve before sitting down to a delicious evening meal. You can even let the kids choose their meals from their own kiddies menu - dishes range from Hippo's Hamburgers and Mongoose's Macaroni to Cheetah's Chicken Nuggets.

Day 14

Return to the Cape

Drive to the airport in Port Elizabeth to drop off your car and fly back to Cape Town, or alternatively take a drive back to the Mother City via the extraordinarily scenic Route 62. When you arrive in Cape Town, your tour will come to an end.

Inclusions

  • 3 nights at Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Le Quartier Francais on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 2 nights at Grootbos Forest Lodge on a full board basis
  • 3 nights at Kurland on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge on a fully inclusive basis
  • 13 days car rental
  • Franschhoek Village Cycle Tour

Exclusions

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

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 17 Oct 2014 - 12 Nov 2014 $5110
  • 13 Nov 2014 - 09 Dec 2014 $5215

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.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"This is a winner of a trip! Combine Cape Town, the Winelands, Garden Route & an Eastern Cape safari for the best of SA."

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