Multi-Day Tour | Escorted, Independent, Private

A South Africa Family Safari (13 days)

Ker & Downey

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa To Cape Town, South Africa

Valid for Departures: 30 Jun 2018 - 30 Jun 2019

A South Africa Family Safari (13 days)

Day 1

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Day 2

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Day 3

Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Begin your luxury South Africa family safari in the endless Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, one of the highest guest-to-land ratio regions in South Africa, and Kwandwe Ecca Lodge, a funky-meets-modern Big Five safari destination for both the young and the young at heart.

Day 2
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Craft your own adventure at Kwandwe, enjoying twice-daily game drives, afternoon tea by the pool, and romantic sundowners while the children entertain themselves with plenteous chaperoned activities such as a Bugs & Bones ecology walk and a Chefs-In-Training cooking lesson.

Day 3
Kwandwe Private Game Reserve, South Africa
Kwandwe Ecca Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Spend days at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge exploring the diverse terrain of cheetah, black rhino, and elephant. Embark on early morning and late afternoon/evening game drives in spacious open 4×4 safari vehicles. Armed ranger and tracker teams will share their encyclopedic knowledge of the bush as guests track the Big Five and various wildlife.

Day 4
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Kurland Hotel & Spa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Next, venture to the nostalgic country luxury of Plettengurg. Situated on a beautiful private estate within the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, Kurland Hotel & Spa boasts an expansive never-be-bored menu of activities for all ages. Families searching for an exclusive, secluded stay should opt for the Kurland Villa, a stand-alone mansion near the polo facilities.

Day 5
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Kurland Hotel & Spa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Experience equestrian rides, forest walks, spa treatments, sandy beaches, and water sports while the children partake in complimentary Shetland pony rides, cooking classes in the Children-Only Dining Conservatory, and personal play time in their private toy-and-book furnished lofts. The hotel also features its own internationally-renowned championship polo grounds, the site of one of the 10 best polo matches in the world.

Day 6
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
Kurland Hotel & Spa Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

The pleasures of Plettenburg Bay are yours to explore, including seasonal whale and dolphin boating excursions, deep sea fishing, and sailing. Your Ker & Downey travel designer will help fill your days, customizing your activities to your own preferences. The hotel’s exceptional team of nannies and menu of endless imaginative activities keeps all ages engaged and entertained.

Day 7
Hermanus, South Africa
Grootbos Forest Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

A scenic private road transfer on your luxury family safari in South Africa leads you to Hermanus and Grootbos Forest Lodge overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay. Located within the ancient Milkwood forests of Grootbos Private Nature Reserve and one of three properties on the reserve, Grootbos Forest Lodge's free-standing, forest dwelling suites are surrounded by the splendors of nature and include all the comforts of home.

Day 8
Hermanus, South Africa
Grootbos Forest Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

During your stay, take advantage of the Flynbos, Pincushion, and Protea Nature Trails through the Milkwood Ancient Forest, as well as horseback riding along the beach. Children will delight in feeding the animals and private riding lessons.

Day 9
Hermanus, South Africa
Grootbos Forest Lodge Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Snack

Activities are designed for enjoyment by the whole family. Take thrilling beach excursions and boat trips to visit the resident seals, penguins, and the migratory Southern Right Whale. You may also wish to visit the conservation project of Grootbos Green Futures and the Ker & Downey Forest, a reforestation effort that plants one tree for every Ker & Downey guest traveling to South Africa.

Day 10
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Grace Hotel Breakfast

Conclude your luxury South Africa family safari in Cape Town at Cape Grace, perfectly poised against the iconic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Cape Grace stands out for its warm and friendly staff, extraordinary cuisine, and luxury guestrooms that are elegantly styled and generously proportioned.

Day 11
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Grace Hotel Breakfast

Your last days in Cape Town are designed as a fond farewell to South Africa, and each day is arranged based on your preferences. Today we suggest traveling to Cape Point and the peninsula along the Coast Road, described as one of the most beautiful drives in the world.

Day 12
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Grace Hotel Breakfast

Today consider exploring the surrounding Winelands for tastes of the crisp white and classic French-style red wines the region is famous for producing. While in Paarl, embark on a short horseback ride for panoramic views of the Wellington and Drakenstein Mountains and estates. Afterward, drink in the atmosphere of the charming French colonial town of Franschhoek, strolling by galleries, boutiques, antique shops, bistros, and cafes—the perfect punctuation to your South African holiday.

Day 13
Cape Town, South Africa
None Breakfast

Today you depart for your return journey, with VIP services at the airport with your Ker & Downey guide.

Exclusively for Virtuoso Guests

Guests receive a welcome bottle of wine and a spa credit.

Tour Features

Experience(s)

  • Adventure
  • Culture, History & Arts
  • Family Vacations
  • Food & Wine
  • Islands & Beaches
  • Walking & Biking
  • Wildlife & Nature

Description

This eclectic, South Africa family safari and holiday features something for everyone along the varied and unique landscapes exclusive to The Cape. Begin your luxury family safari in South Africa with Big Five game drives in the Eastern Cape and polo lessons in Plettenberg, then continue on to whale watching and horseback riding on Walker Bay and guided wanderings through Cape Town and its surrounding Winelands. No matter the terrain or activity, an Africa family vacation is the perfect way for all ages to experience the timeless treasures that a luxury South Africa family safari and holiday has to offer.

About Us

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