Penguins at Boulders Beach, near Cape Town, South Africa

Family Garden Route & Safari

Explore and discover South Africa as a family. From vibrant Cape Town, to the picturesque Garden Route and an exciting safari.

Penguins at Boulders Beach, near Cape Town, South Africa

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13 days from £1,940pp plus international flights.

Explore South Africa: city life in Cape Town, gorgeous Garden Route scenery and magnificent wildlife in the Eastern Cape.

    • Cape Town with amazing beaches, Table Mountain, penguins, botanical gardens ...
    • The Garden Route and pretty coastal locations.
    • A self-drive holiday offering the freedom to explore.
    • Malaria-free safari experience in Eastern Cape reserves.
    • Lovely, child-friendly places to stay.


A winning combination of sightseeing, activity and wildlife in South Africa, based on self-drive for full freedom for you and your family.

This is an excellent self-drive family holiday in South Africa. Having your own hire car gives you the freedom to explore on your own and not worry too much about timings. However this is a holiday, so we haven't got you driving each day, and on the last few days you are completely looked after by the safari lodge you'll be staying at.

Firstly you have 4 days in Cape Town. You could choose to stay in town or go further afield into the Cape Peninsula with some excellent organised tours combined with free-time so you can explore on your own too.

Then you start to inland to the beautiful, quaint town of Franschhoek in the heart of the Winelands, we've even organised a wine-tram tour so you can hop-on and hop-off at will. Next, you visit Outdshoorn for a night, perhaps to see some ostriches or meerkats, or some extraordinary caves.

Your next two days are based close to Plettenberg Bay. You are in the middle of the Garden Route here, and there is SO much to do. Meet elephants in Knysna, go on a treetop canopy tour, take an exciting boat trip to see whales and dolphins (seasonal).

Lastly you go wild in Kariega Game Reserve. Wildlife watching game drives will hopefully get you close to elephants, lions, zebras, giraffes, rhinos and more. But it's not just game drives you can do here. Try and walking safari or even go canoeing or cycling.

Throughout, we've based this on accommodation which we feel will be great for kids.

NOTE: If you're not travelling with children or have children older than 10 yrs we can still do a trip like this or similar. Since this is tailor-made, we can change any aspect of this holiday to make it perfect for you.

Talk to Alex - Travel Consultant

Call:  01473 890499

Start planning your tailor-made holiday now. Tell us what you want, and we will tailor make your perfect trip.


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Experiences you could have on this holiday

As well as incredible game viewing, meeting great people and seeing fabulous landscapes, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this safari holiday.

Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made safari, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

Ask us about this holiday, or get in touch with us about planning a tailor-made trip which is just right for you.

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