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  • 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


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 mountainous scenery and enjoy exquisite local wines.

Then it is 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.


  • Tour Duration: 14 Days

  • Start: Cape Town Coast
  • End: Eastern Cape

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Days 1-3: Discover Cape Town

Cape Town Coast, South Africa
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Days 1-3: Discover Cape Town | 3 Nights

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Cape Town Coast, South Africa

Arrive at Cape Town International Airport, collect your rental car and drive to The Radisson Blu Hotel, located near the ever-popular V&A Waterfront. Alternatively, we 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 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's Gardens, organised by the Iziko Museum, or they can be let loose at the V&A Waterfront's Two Oceans Aquarium.

Days 4-5: Explore the winelands with your kids | 2 Nights

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Franschhoek, Cape Winelands

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 Français 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.

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 scenic region is famous for.

On day five, saddle up for a 3-hour cycle tour around Franschhoek where you will learn more out its distinct Cape Dutch architecture, visit notable historical buildings and places, and undertake a delicious chocolate tasting!


Days 6-7: Discover the Cape's flora at Grootbos | 2 Nights

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Whale Coast, South Africa

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 will 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 quiet dinner after a long day.


Days 8-10: Have fun in Plettenberg Bay | 3 Nights

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Garden Route, South Africa

Have fun in Plettenberg Bay Today you will travel up the ever-scenic Garden Route to Laird's Lodge, a four-star Cape-Dutch homestead set on an award-winning country estate 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 (ATVs) 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 Laird's Lodge for a peaceful evening away from the hustle and bustle of town before you set off for safari tomorrow.


Days 11-13: Go on safari in the Eastern Cape | 3 Nights

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Eastern Cape, South Africa

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

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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.

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  • 13 days car rental
  • Franschhoek Village Cycle Tour
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  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature