South Africa Family Holiday
FURTHER JOURNEYS IN SOUTH AFRICA
Day 1 - Arrive Cape Town
Your hire car will be delivered to your hotel. Set on its own private Quay on Cape Town's vibrant Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with Table Mountain as its backdrop, The Cape Grace is ideally located. Accommodation consists of one-hundred and twenty luxury rooms and suites, each with its own unique design combining traditional Cape culture with a more modernistic style. All the rooms are air-conditioned and offer satellite TV, iPod docking stations, Wi-Fi, private safes, a fully stocked private bar and mini - deli, as well as tea and coffee making facilities. Guests can also enjoy the fitness studio, Spa and a fifteen metre heated outdoor swimming pool.
Overnight: Cape Grace.
Days 2 - 3 Cape Town
Enjoy any number of child-friendly activities in Cape Town: take the cable car up Table Mountain, see the Jobaria dinosaur skeleton at the Iziko South Africa Museum, feed ostrich at Cape Point, find semi-precious stones at Mineral World or visit the penguins at Simon's Town.
Overnight: Cape Grace.
Day 4 - Grootbos
Drive to Grootbos, just beyond Hermanus. Grootbos Garden Lodge is situated on the 1,750 hectare Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Gansbaai area and overlooks the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. Accommodation comprises of eleven free-standing suites, three of which are family suites welcoming children of all ages. Decorated with a traditional African theme using native woods and warm earthy textures it retains an authentic atmosphere. Each suite comes with a lounge and fireplace, tea and coffee making facilities and mini bars, spacious bedrooms with extra length beds and finely appointed en-suite bathrooms, all with breath-taking views.
Days 5 - 6 - Grootbos
Children will enjoy a programme of learning activities, including exploring rock pools, treasure hunts and horseback rides. Between July and November groups of Southern Right whales may be spotted close to the shores.
Day 7 - Kurland
Drive to Kurland just outside Plettenberg Bay on South Africa's Garden Route, sheltered by the mountains of the Western Cape. Kurland was created with children and parents in mind: There is a private playroom, babysitting service and a Children's Dining Conservatory offering special menus. Children's facilities are set in their very own area away from the main hotel, to allow them space whilst offering a degree of peace for grown-ups. The Loft rooms are particularly suitable for families as they have play space for children.
Days 8 - 9 - Plettenberg Bay Beaches
Explore the sandy beaches, lagoons and animal sanctuaries of Plettenberg Bay. For older children, enjoy sea kayaking, water skiing or snorkelling. The area is a paradise for lovers of the outdoors.
Day 10 - Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Drive to the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. Kwandwe means 'place of the blue crane' and the reserve is home to this and other endangered species, such as black wildebeest, the Cape Grysbok and the black-footed cat.
Overnight: Ecca Lodge.
Days 11 - 12 - Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
Enjoy game drives, interpretive walks in the Game Reserve. Kwandwe is a malaria-free reserve on the Eastern Cape. Abundant game, including the 'Big Five' (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant), comfortable accommodation and friendly staff make this a wonderful first-time safari experience. Cheetah sightings are spectacular and the reserve is also home to the rare black rhino. All activities are tailored to suit families of all ages.
Overnight: Ecca Lodge.
Day 13 - Depart
Drive to Port Elizabeth. Depart on your flight to Johannesburg. Depart for your international flight home.
From £2,481 / $3,969 per person for land arrangements only, based on two people sharing a room.
All of our itineraries are tailor-made according to the interests of our clients and the above itinerary is an example only. Please contact our Africa specialist, Chris Evans, for your own tailor-made holiday to South Africa on +44 (0)1242 787806.
BELLS & WHISTLES:
- Visit the Uthando Community Projects Tour - The Uthando tour offers a unique and authentic introduction to the social problems confronting so many millions of South Africans. They are designed in such a way as to educate, inform and inspire while also respecting the dignity and privacy of the people concerned.
- Visit Two Oceans Aquarium - Right next door to the Cape Grace is the aquarium, home to marine life from both the Indian and Atlantic Ocean. You can also watch the feeding of predators, penguins and seals.
- Visit Monkeyland - Walk in the forest with rangers where you can expect to see many species of monkeys and a large variety of forest dwelling birds.