Cape Coast Family Holiday & Safari
11 Days, 10 Nights
Cape Town, Whale Coast, Plettenberg Bay, Big 5 Safari
Set off on an adventure with your family exploring the best cities, scenery, and thrilling wildlife of South Africa.
Big 5 African Safari (Malaria Free)
Family friendly accommodation
Whale Watching & Penguins
All inclusive luxury safari lodge
Majestic Table Mountain
Day 1 Explore the glittering metropolis of Cape Town with its dazzling beauty
Upon arrival at you will be met by a member from our team who will drive you to your accommodation. As you drive toward the city, your view from afar will be Table Mountain, one of the most spiritual places on earth, with its heart, two oceans and the beautiful city of Cape Town at its feet. Explore the sights during your 3 night stay at your accommodation.
Day 2 See the beautiful Cape Peninsula, explore the penguin colony at Boulders Beach and visit the Cape of Good Hope
This full-day tour takes in the scenic highlights of the Cape Peninsula, including activities guaranteed to delight and entertain family members of all ages. Explore the warm sands of Clifton’s four secluded beaches and browse the sidewalk cafés and bars of trendy Camp’s Bay. The next stop is the spectacular coastal suburb of Hout Bay, a former fishing village with a long, sandy beach facing a bay framed by the mountains.
If open, the tour will continue along the breath-taking Chapman’s Peak Drive before stopping near Simon’s Town, where children can enjoy the opportunity to hunt for a wide variety of polished gemstones in the Scratch Patch while adults shop for jewellery at Mineral World. Just a little further we stop again to explore the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, where you can choose to enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before wandering the beach-side paths and watching the antics of these charming creatures.
We then head to Cape Point Reserve, where you can walk or take the funicular to the famous Cape Point Lighthouse, which boasts magnificent views over False Bay and the shoreline. Also within the reserve is the fabled Cape of Good Hope, the most south-western point of the African continent. The day ends at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, where you are free to ramble along the wide paths, relax on the spreading lawns or even enjoy the spectacular aerial walkway through the treetops.
Included activities: Family Cape Point Tour
Day 3 Spend the day visiting Cape Town's many attractions
Explore the scenic city of Cape Town on a family adventure that begins with a ride on the revolving cable car up to the top of iconic Table Mountain. Marvel at spectacular views over the city and the entire Cape Peninsula as you stroll along its flat top or, if the weather is not favourable, explore the smaller peak known as Signal Hill. From here, travel to Company Gardens, set up in the 17th century as a fresh produce garden used to supply ships stopping in the harbour and now home to the SA Museum, Cultural History Museum, Houses of Parliament, National Gallery and St George’s Cathedral.
Next, witness one of Cape Town’s oldest traditions as you head up to Signal Hill for the firing of the noonday gun. Taking place every day except Sundays, this involves the firing of the world’s oldest cannons charged by gunpowder that are still in daily use. Originally intended to provide a time signal for ships anchored in the bay, this maritime tradition continues to this day. From here, you will visit the traditional Malay Quarter, situated in the predominantly Muslim Bo-Kaap. Admire the area’s brightly coloured houses, which date back as far as the 17th century and get a glimpse into one of the Cape’s many vibrant cultures.
The day’s adventure ends at the V&A Waterfront, with an opportunity to explore the Two Oceans Aquarium, which houses one of the best marine collections in the world. The Aquarium showcases the variety of marine species that live in both the Indian and the Atlantic Oceans, with a number of exhibits designed especially to provide up-close, interactive experiences for children. Once you have explored to your heart’s content, enjoy lunch at one of the many popular restaurants at the Waterfront.
Included activities: Family Table Mountain & City Tour
Day 4-5 Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Collect your rental vehicle at your accommodation, which will be delivered. Indulge during your 2 night stay at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve at Garden Lodge in a two bedroom Luxury Suite with ensuite bathroom. Your stay includes accommodation, breakfast, light lunch and a 5-course dinner. Activities include birdwatching, horse riding, guided walks (such as fynbos nature tours and milkwood walks), nature, marine and coastal drives, other walks, including Walker Bay Nature Reserve, De Kelders Cliff and Klipgat Cave, combined with land-based whale watching in season (roughly from June to December), as well as all activity transfers.
Hog Hollow Country Lodge Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Day 6-7 Drive to Plettenberg Bay and enjoy its beautiful beaches, mountain views and forest walks
Enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches of Plettenberg Bay and experience a variety of water sports or choose to explore one of an endless number of trails that lead through the surrounding mountains. Enjoy horseback rides along long beaches or through shaded forest.
Visit nearby Tsitsikamma and embark on a treetop canopy tour or set your heart racing on the world’s tallest bungee jump from a bridge. The options are endless and the choice is yours. (These activities optional and at your own cost)
Day 8-10 Spend the next 3 nights on a private Game Reserve on a Big 5 Safari
Explore the diverse surroundings in search of wildlife on twice-daily game drives accompanied by professional rangers. Begin the day in an open 4x4 safari vehicle as the sun slowly warms the African bush into life. Keep your eyes open for predators winding up their nocturnal hunts and herbivores taking advantage of the cool morning hours to graze before the heat of the day.
Later in the morning, discover the smaller details of your surroundings on a fascinating bush walk that focuses on wildlife tracks, insects, plants and birds. In the late afternoon you will enjoy another game drive, which continues after dark to provide opportunities to view rarely spotted nocturnal animals such as porcupine, aardwolf or aardvark.
Day 11 Drive to airport
After an early morning game drive and breakfast you will leave the game reserve and drive yourself to Port Elizabeth Airport, where you will return your rented car and check in for your departure flight.
All our itineraries can be customised to match your budget, travel dates, length of stay or accommodation type.
Welcome and assistance at Cape Town International Airport
Transfer from Cape Town International Airport to accommodation
8 days car rental
All tours in Cape Town, activities and meals mentioned in the itinerary
Cost of itinerary is based on 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 12 years when traveling
Children rates and policies will vary from one lodge/hotel to another
Children's activities may have a minimum age limit