Cape & Family Safari

Highlights of this Safari

  • Self-drive independence & flexibility
  • Ideal for families with older children
  • Private boutique accommodation
  • Malaria-free Big 5 game viewing

FROM USD 4416 pps

Comfort Level: L Luxury Travel
Start/End: Start at Cape Town & End at Johannesburg
Countries: South Africa
Destinations: Cape Town, Garden Route, Madikwe Safari


Days 1 – 4: Discover the Mother City

Collect your rental car on arrival at Cape Town International Airport & drive to Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard. Check in at The Clarendon Bantry Bay for 4 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.

You have 3 full days in Cape Town so you won’t miss a thing, especially as you have your own car and a convenient seaside base at The Clarendon Bantry Bay. Get an early start and see Table Mountain and Boulders Beach penguin colony before exploring Cape Point for ocean views and baboons. There’s plenty of time to fit in adventures like shark-cage diving, whale watching and hiking as well as more sedate family pursuits such as lounging on beaches, riding the Topless Bus, visiting the excellent aquarium and shopping at the V&A Waterfront. Breakfast is part of the deal at The Clarendon; lunches and evening meals are enjoyed in one of the area’s many restaurants.

Days 5 – 8: Welcome to the Garden Route

After leaving Cape Town you’ll drive along the Garden Route to Kanonkop House in Knysna for 4 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.

The drive from Cape Town to Knysna will take up most of the day but the dazzling scenery will make up for it. The Garden Route is one of South Africa’s finest coastlines and home to family-friendly beaches, warm ocean water, and dozens of diversions ranging from golf and mountain biking to canoe trails and fishing. Children will love places like Monkeyland and Birds of Eden and there is also an elephant sanctuary for jumbo-sized encounters. Owner-managed and priding itself on its guest-centric experience, your accommodation is Kanonkop House, set on top of a hill overlooking Kynsna Lagoon and just a short walk into town.

Days 9 – 12: A Malaria-Free Big 5 Safari

Return your car at George Airport & fly to malaria-free Madikwe Private Game Reserve via Johannesburg. Your accommodation is Madikwe Safari Lodge (Lelapa Lodge) where you’ll enjoy 4 nights on a full-board basis with morning & afternoon game drives in search of the Big 5.

It’s not far to George Airport where you return your car and fly to Madikwe Private Game Reserve via Johannesburg. You may prefer to self-drive yourself from Johannesburg to Madikwe but the short flight is often preferred to the 4-hour drive. Set on the edge of the Kalahari, Madikwe is Big 5 country, home to lion, leopard, buffalo, elephant and rhino as well as wild dog, giraffe and zebra. Unlike most other Big 5 destinations however, Madikwe is malaria-free and welcomes families with children of all ages. Your destination is Madikwe Safari Lodge (Lelapa Lodge)where you’ll spend 4 nights on a full board basis, enjoying game drives and nature walks as well as treats like your own plunge pool and game viewing deck. Younger children are entertained at the Kids’ Safari Club and baby-sitters are also available.

Day 13: The Journey Ends

After breakfast you’ll fly back to Johannesburg for your onward connection.

After a final breakfast at the lodge you’ll fly back to Johannesburg for your onward connection.


These rates are purely for informational purposes and do not reflect the actual cost in those currencies.


Jan - Apr
USD 4945
May - Aug
USD 4416
USD 5264
Oct - Nov
USD 5540
01 - 17 Dec
USD 4657

These rates are per person sharing & single supplements may apply. Please treat all pricing as a guide only & the rates are subject to availability & may change slightly without notice. Request a quote from us.


Accommodation, Meals as specified, Group B car rental, 2 Daily Activities at Safari Lodges, Local Drinks & Laundry at Safari Lodges, Park fees, Flight from George to Johannesburg, Flight Johannesburg to Madikwe return, Airport taxes.


Flights to Cape Town (South Africa),  Flights from Johannesburg (South Africa),  Premium Drinks at Safari Camps, Drinks at Hotels Cape Town and Garden Route, Gratuities, Meals that are not Specified, Items of personal nature, Travel Insurance

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