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South Africa Family Safari


Combining safari with city, this week-long escape showcases why South Africa is such a popular destination for families.

Beginning in Madikwe, you can explore a reserve packed with wildlife, as well as activities. Considered a low-risk malaria area, this is the perfect destination for kids on their first safari. Then finish with time in Cape Town, a city where there is something for every person and for every age.

group of penguins
man in white long sleeve shirt sitting on black wooden bench beside elephant during daytime
two cubs lying on brown grass

A guide on price

From £6,100 for a family of four sharing a family room, based on a seven-day holiday excluding flights

Day-by-day Overview

Explore the locations on the map below

Day 1: Johannesburg – Madikwe

Arrive in Johannesburg and drive north to the Madikwe Game Reserve

Days 2-3: Madikwe Game Reserve

Spend three nights staying within this beautiful game reserve that is packed with wildlife. Formerly farmland, it has been rewilded and offers fantastic game viewing, as well as an array of activities for children and adults alike. The area is considered low risk for malaria, making it a go-to safari destination for families.

Day 4: Madikwe – Cape Town

Drive back to Johannesburg and transfer by domestic flight to Cape Town

Days 5-7: Cape Town

Discover Cape Town, with its vibrant array of sights, excursions and activities. Options range from swimming with seals and hiking Table Mountain to foodie walking tours and day trips to the Cape Winelands.

Where to Stay

Both locations are packed with fantastic options, especially Cape Town, which has everything from private villas to boutique hotels.

But for families, we recommend properties that offer comfortable family rooms and options for children. With this in mind, Thakadu River Camp and The Royal Boutique Hotel are a couple of our favourites.

man sitting on rock in front of sea

If You Have More Time

South Africa is such a vast and diverse country that you could easily spend months exploring it, so options to extend are endless. But from Cape Town, you’re within easy reach of the Garden Route and the Western Cape, both of which are well-suited to self-drive trips.

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All our holidays are bespoke. Each one is designed with an individual in mind. Planning begins with a conversation, so that we can understand what matters to you on your holiday.

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