10-Day Family Safari to Cape Town, Garden Route & Madikwe
See the highlights of South Africa on a safari specially designed for the whole family. Kids will love the special child-friendly cultural visits and seeing their favorite African animals. Parents will appreciate the great sites, guiding, wildlife, and accommodations. Best of all, up to two kids under 12 years old travel for free when sharing with two adults.

DAY 1 – CAPE TOWN: Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight at the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront.

Radisson Hotel Waterfront enjoys a prime position on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, overlooking its own private marina with Robben Island in the distance. This internationally acclaimed luxury hotel is within walking distance of the world famous Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the shopping and entertainment hub of the city. A complimentary shuttle to the V&A Waterfront is also available.

Enjoy breakfast, then get to know Cape Town on your half-day city tour with Table Mountain excursion. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the colorful Cape Malay district of Bo-Kaap, the Company Gardens and select historical buildings. Later take the famous cable car up majestic Table Mountain for views of the city and ocean. Overnight Radisson Blue Hotel Waterfront. (B)

DAY 3 – CAPE TOWN: Have breakfast, then take a fun and informative family friendly township tour including a drumming experience with local musicians. Later explore the famous V&A Waterfront including a visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium. Overnight Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel. (B)

DAY 4 – CAPE PENINSULA/GARDEN ROUTE: After breakfast, you will be taken on a fun trip to the Cape Peninsula with visits to the Cape Point Nature Reserve, and a visit to Boulders Beach or Betty’s Bay to see African penguins. Continue on to Grootbos Nature Reserve between Hermanus and Gaansbai. Dinner and overnight at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve at Grootbos Garden Lodge. (B, D)

Grootbos Garden Lodge sits on the 4,300-acre Grootbos Private Nature Reserve near Gansbaai on the famous Garden Route. This award-winning reserve is home to protected fynbos and the largest milkwood forests in the world. The lodge is set within the fynbos and forest clad hills which overlook the whale-watching haven of Walker Bay. Families can enjoy fun activities including adventures on the beaches and rock pools, treasure hunts and horseback rides, all hosted by experienced guides. Other activities include nature drives and hikes to see plants and caves, birding, whale watching and viewing rare African penguins.

DAYS 5 & 6 – GARDEN ROUTE: Enjoy two days enjoying the many fun activities at Grootbos. Meals and overnights here. (B, L, D)

DAY 7 – MADIKWE: After breakfast, drive to Cape Town and fly to Johannesburg. From there, you’ll drive 4 hours to the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve. Dinner and overnight Etali Safari Lodge. (B, D)

Etali Safari Lodge is located in the 190,000-acre Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s North West Province. This intimate lodge blends in with the surrounded African bushveld. The eight thatched suites are privately set apart from each other, linked to the main building by lantern lit walkways. All the suites are air-conditioned. The luxurious en-suite bathrooms boast indoor and outdoor showers, soft towels and robes and shapely partner baths set beside the windows. Ceiling to floor glass doors open out to private decks with outdoor heated plunge pools and sweeping views of the bush. Activities include exciting game drives with professional rangers, a spa, a gym and the refreshing pool.

DAYS 8 & 9 – MADIKWE: Enjoy two days exploring Madikwe. Meals and overnights at Elati Safari  Lodge. (B, L, D)

DAY 10 – MADIKWE/JOHANNESBURG: After breakfast, game drive out of the park and then continue 4 hours to Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport for your outbound flight. (B)
10 days

2014 Departures
Anytime except Jan 1-3 and Mar 21 – April 8

Deluxe lodges & hotels

Fitness Rating

Game drives, cultural visits, nature walks, kid-friendly activities

2014 Land-only price*
$7,479 per adult

2 children <12, sharing with adults, are FREE

Flight prices
Cape Town to Johannesburg: Estimated $200 per person (children must pay for flights.)

International flights not included

*Price based on 2 adults and 2 children <12 traveling together. Children will share a room with the adults. Changes to the itinerary and price may apply. Price includes all accommodations, meals, transfers, activities, internal flights as indicated; guides, 4WD vehicles, and park fees. and a $25 donation to a worthy African charity. Price excludes int’l flights, visas, tips, compulsory medical insurance, travel insurance, inoculations, and anything not specified above. We accept Visa, Master Card, Discover and AMEX. No refunds-see terms & conditions for details

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