Our self-drive tour of Cape Town and the Garden Route, complete with awesome safari at Amakhala Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape, is action packed for children of all ages. All the hotels and lodges we have chosen for this itinerary positively welcome children and go out of their way to make a family holiday extra special.
Depart from London Heathrow on the overnight flight to Cape Town, arriving early the next morning.
In Cape Town, stay 4 nights at Cape Grace, an award-winning hotel that offers special kids activities and treats, like African bed time story and family movie night in on request.
Accommodation: Cape Grace
Hermanus, Garden Route
Stay 2 nights at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve close to Hermanus. Grootbos has a small children zoo and bug boxes, and is perfect for shore-based whale-watching during the whale season (Jun – Oct). Grootbos also offers guided nature walks in the unique fynbos and milkwood forests and horse-riding on the pristine beach.
Accommodation: Grootbos Nature Reserve
At De Zeekoe Guest Farm close to the small Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, children over 10 years can join the early morning wild meerkat tour and visit ostrich farms tolearn more about their huge eggs. Stay here overnight.
Accommodation: De Zeekoe Guest Farm
Tsitsikamma Forest, Garden Route
Head to the heart of the Garden Route to stay 3 nights at Hog Hollow Country Lodge in the Tsitsikamma Forest and close to the Keurboomstrand and Plettenberg Bay beaches. Hog Hollow is a great base to explore other attractions in the area; nearby boat trips for dolphin watching, the fascinating Monkey Land and elephant interactions in Knysna.
Accommodation: Hog Hollow Country Lodge
Amakhala Game Reserve, Eastern Cape
End your family adventure with a 3-night safari at Hlosi Lodge in the Eastern Cape. Hlosi offers tailored kids safari activities in the private Amakhala Game Reserve.
Accommodation: Amakhala Woodbury Lodge, Shearer's Lodge, Leeuwenbosch
Drive to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to London via Johannesburg.
Arrive London early morning
Pricing Information & Dates
16 day tour, from £3499 per person
• International and domestic flights from London
• Airport taxes
• Group K Hyundai IX 35 vehicle car hire with comprehensive insurance cover, unlimited mileage and GPS unit
• Accommodation and meals as specified
• Visa fees
• Meals other than specified
• Personal Items
• Car hire refundable deposit, contract fee and fuel, one-way drop off fee and GPS one-way fee.
• Prices are per family of two adults and two children under 12,
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