10 Day Family Safari and Cultural Experience from US$3,483.- adult, US$1,033.- child

Create lifelong family memories on this safari – explore cultures  and the vibrant and scenic Cape Town area.

Spend 3 days on safari in a malaria free area featuring the “Big-5”. Spend a day exploring the Cape Peninsula including the Cape of Good Hope the sailors feared so much. Watch penguins waddle up a nesting beach. Take a tour around cultural diversities of the Zula, Xosa and other tribes in Lesedi Cultural Village. Listen to their rhythmic sounds during traditional tribal dances.

  • Explore African tribal cultures
  • Safari in Malaria Free Game Reserve with the “Big-5”
  • Explore the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town and Penguin Beach
  • Morning Kiddie Game Drives
  • Departs Daily!
Accommodation Destination Nights Basis Room Type
Courtyard Sandton Johannesburg 2 B&B* 1x one bedroom
Madikwe River Lodge Madikwe Game Reserve 3 FB+ 1x Family Room
Commodore Hotel Cape Town 4 B&B 1x Family Room

 

Key
B&B: Bed and breakfast– * breakfast for child to be paid at the hotel in Johannesburg
FB+: Dinner, bed, breakfast, lunch and activities daily

Price

US$3,483.- per adults, sharing occupancy
US$1,033.- per child age 6 to 11 years old

US$799.- per child 2-5 years old
Valid April 1 to Sep 30, 2019, inquire for other dates.

Included

Accommodation and meals as per package, 2 daily safari activities (safari or bush walks) for adults,  Astronomy, Kiddie safaris, Lesedi Cultural Village  with traditional lunch, Full Day Private Tour of  Cape Point /Cape of Good Hope with Penguin Beach, National park fees, all transfers and domestic flights,

Excluded

International flight to South Africa, optional tours, travel insurance,

Day 1:           Courtyard Sandton, Johannesburg

 

Day Itinerary

Arrive in Johannesburg, South Africa, where our representative will await you for the transfer to your hotel.

South Africa is undoubtedly one of the most culturally and geographically diverse places on earth. Fondly known by locals as the ‘Rainbow Nation’, South Africa has 11 official languages and its multicultural inhabitants are influenced by a fascinating mix of African, Asian and European cultures. Spend your days: discovering the gourmet restaurants, impressive art and nightlife scenes and fine beaches of Cape Town; enjoying a typical local braai (barbecue) in the Soweto township; browsing the bustling Indian markets in Durban; or sampling some of the world’s finest wines at the myriad wine estates dotted around the picturesque Cape Winelands. Due to its rich and turbulent history there are plenty of historical attractions to explore including the Zululand battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal, the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town. Above all else, South Africa’s attraction lies in its remarkably untamed wilderness with its astonishing range of wildlife roaming freely across massive unfenced game reserves such as the world famous Kruger National Park. With all of this variety on offer, it is little wonder that South Africa has fast become Africa’s most popular tourist destination.

 

Johannesburg

Johannesburg is one of Africa’s biggest and most vibrant cities. It is the economic capital of Africa and the gateway to Southern Africa. Although not as famous as other South African destinations, there is plenty to do in Johannesburg and nearby Pretoria. The old city is a multi-cultural mixture of traditional medicine shops, Chinese restaurants, taxi ranks and ultra modern skyscrapers. There are excellent museums, art galleries and organised tours of historical and political interest. The shopping is Southern Africa’s best and the many restaurants cater for all tastes. The nearby township of Soweto is Johannesburg’s most popular tourist attraction. Please check your itinerary for inclusions.

 

Overnight: Courtyard Sandton

Situated in the heart of bustling Sandton, this Courtyard Hotel exudes warmth and charm among the grandiose buildings which surround it. The ambience is true home from home comfort and relaxation.

The hotel is in close proximity to The Village Walk, Sandton City and Nelson Mandela Square with easy access to major motorways and only 30 minutes from Johannesburg’s international airport.

 

Included

Bed & Breakfast

 

Day 2:           Courtyard Sandton, Johannesburg

 

Activities

 

 

Lesedi Cultural Village with lunch

Lesedi African Lodge and Cultural village is located in the heart of the African bushveld and rocky hills, in the Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site, only 45 minutes’ drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria.  An enthralling opportunity to experience the mystical cultures and traditions of the people of Africa, and visit five traditional homesteads, each inhabited by Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho and Ndebele tribes who live according to tribal folklore and traditions of their ancestors.

Included
Bed & Breakfast

Day 3: Madikwe River Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Day Itinerary

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Madikwe Game Reserve where you will spend the next 3 days on safari. Take in the South African country side on this 4 hour drive to the lodge. Your first safari is available this afternoon.

Madikwe Game Reserve

The Madikwe Game Reserve is the newest of South Africa’s prime safari destinations. A public-private partnership resulted in the creation of this Big Five game reserve on almost worthless cattle farms and today it is home to 66 mammal species. Madikwe is a haven of amazing diversities. The landscape has mountainous areas, plateaus, rocky hills, a perennial river, seasonal wetlands, a variety of sandy and clay areas, bushveld, Kalahari veld and savanna areas. The rich diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of game and the topography offers ideal game viewing opportunities in a malaria-free environment.
There is a good chance of seeing the Magnificent Seven which comprises the Big Five as well as the rare and endangered wild dog and cheetah. The reserve is home to the largest elephant population outside the Kruger National Park, black and white rhino, and the biggest disease free herd of buffalo in the country. In addition to these, one may see brown and spotted hyena and all other South African predators. A multitude of plains game includes giraffe, zebra, springbok and sable. There are also large populations of wildebeest, impala and warthogs. For bird watchers Madikwe is an unmissable destination with the latest official bird list boasting an incredible 340 species.

Overnight: Madikwe River Lodge

Amidst untamed wildlife and endless horizons…
The luxurious Madikwe River Lodge is settled on the banks of Groot Marico River inside the diverse Madikwe Game Reserve, located in the North West bordering Botswana, surrounded by 75 000ha of breathtaking scenery and endless malaria-free African sand-veld, acacia savannah, river-forests and wildlife. Madikwe’s convenient location – only four and a half hours from Gauteng  has ensured its popularity as being easily accessible with excellent service delivery and superb facilities in spectacular bush settings.
Sixteen comfortable and secluded split-level thatched chalets surround the main lodge, each individually decorated to create a rich African feel, with en-suite bathroom and outside shower, full range of guest amenities, separate lounge and private wooden decks overlooking the tranquil forest and river.
An outdoor Boma is located on a central island in the river, accessed by a wooden bridge, with early morning breakfasts served under Acacia trees and fine-dining cuisine under sparkling and smiling stars. Madikwe River Lodge is the ideal venue to host intimate wedding ceremonies amid natural elements in an African ambiance, and very popular for conferencing and incentive group packages with team building activities such as bush dinners, big five spotting, treasure hunts, bird watching programmes, group game drives, game walks, star gazing and swimming.

Included
Full Board and Activities

Day 4: Madikwe River Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Day Itinerary

Take early morning and late afternoon bush safaris. Walks (adults only), specialty kiddie safaris, stargazing and swimming round out your activities. Your field guide will do his utmost to ensure that you enjoy an incredible bush safari adventure.

Early morning and evening are the best times to catch a glimpse of Africa’s top ten: lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhino (both black and white), along with the equally impressive hippo, giraffe and the endangered wild dog, hyena (spotted and brown) and cheetah.

Be sure to keep an eye out for large antelope species such as eland, gemsbok, sable and nyala.

Smaller buck species such as springbok, oribi, duiker and klipspringer also abound.

Over the years our highly qualified field guides have accumulated a wonderful repertoire of anecdotes and interesting facts on local wildlife, geology, history and geography.

As you traverse the African bush, these tales of the wild will make your African safari game drive a fun and informative experience.
Included
Full Board and Activities

Day 5: Madikwe River Lodge, Madikwe Game Reserve

Enjoy safari activities today

Included
Full Board and Activities

Day 6: Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Transfer from Madikwe Game Reserve to Johannesburg Airport for your flight to Cape Town.

Upon arrival in Cape Town, you will be met and transferred to the Commodore Hotel conveniently located at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Built around an actual working harbor, the V & A Waterfront offers a number of activities for all the family to enjoy.

Cape Town

Cape Town is a city like no other – a vibrant melting pot alive with creativity, colors, sounds and tastes. Take in a view from above by riding the cable car to Table Mountain or check out the tiny cell Nelson Mandela was kept in on Robben Island. Visit the V&A Waterfront near your hotel, a place for shopping or just hanging out to watch the world go by. Breathtaking natural scenery, long standing cultural heritage and world-class wine production estates characterize an area known as the Wine Lands where you will can taste the wines of the region. Drive through gorgeous scenery and hamlets on the way to Cape Point, the Cape of Good Hope, a rocky coastline seafarers have respected and feared for hundreds of years. Please check your itinerary for inclusions.

Overnight: Commodore Hotel View iBrochure

Overlooking the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront with views of Table Mountain, Robben Island, the Harbour and the Atlantic Ocean is the Commodore, Legacy’s flagship hotel in Cape Town. Stylish living, quality service and a tranquil setting have ensured that our guests return year after year, be it as businessmen or tourists excited to experience all that is the Mother City.

Included
Bed & Breakfast

Day 7: Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Activities

Cape Point Tour Full Day – Private just for your family
Highlights of a trip down to Cape Point include; one of the world’s most spectacular drives, Hout Bay, Chapman’s Peak, Noordhoek Beach, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, two lighthouses on the tip of Africa, Boulders Penguin Colony, Simonstown, Kalk Bay and the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.

 

Included
Bed & Breakfast

Day 8: Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

After breakfast enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the beautiful city of Cape Town. Maybe take a trip in the cable car up Table Mountain or a boat ride for a poignant visit to Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for many years. In the summer months, maybe head for the white sand beaches of Clifton and Camps Bay. Whatever else, you will not be at a loss for fun filled things for a family to enjoy!
Optional – extra charge
Robben Island and City Tour
Cape City Tour
Seal Snorkeling – Cape Town
Wine Tasting Tour in the Winelands Half Day
Cape Point Ostrich Farm

Robben Island and City Tour

Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage. Including all the `must-sees` of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
The tour commences with a ferry trip across the bay to Robben Island. (weather permitting). From the 17th to the 20th centuries, Robben Island served as a place of banishment, isolation and imprisonment. Today it is a World Heritage Site and museum, a poignant reminder to the newly democratic South Africa and of the price paid for freedom. The excursion includes a return ferry to the island, a bus tour on the island and of the prison.
In the city itself enjoy a drive through Bo-Kaap to discover how the Malay slaves influenced the culture, food and aesthetics of this beautiful city and its people. Continue to Table Mountain where you shall reach the top by cable car (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). Enjoy the panoramic views over the city with Robben Island lying sleepily in Table Bay. Also get a bird’s eye view over the Atlantic Seaboard.
Return to the city bowl area to the Company Gardens. Enjoy a walk through the garden and a visit to the SA Museum. This is followed by a visit to the Castle of Good Hope. Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa.
The drive through the city centre would also take you past the Houses of Parliament, the Grand Parade and City Hall from where Nelson Mandela first addressed South Africans after his release in February 1990.

Cape City Tour

Situated below Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak and Lion’s Head, Cape Town offers a rich cultural and industrial heritage, grand splendour and an assurance of activity and excitement at the V&A Waterfront. Including all the ‘must-sees’ of any Cape Town day tour, this option is a geographical and cultural extravaganza, showing you Cape Town, from its historical beginnings to the dazzling modern shopping malls of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront.
The tour commences with a tour of Table Mountain (weather permitting; cable car fee not included). In the city itself, we visit the Company Gardens, the S. A. Museum, the Castle of Good Hope and the vibrant and arty flea market, Greenmarket Square. We take a trip through the picturesque Bo-Kaap.
Table Mountain (Cable Car fee not included in cost due to variable cost) By the late 1870’s, several of Cape Town’s more prominent citizens had suggested the introduction of a railway line to the top of Table Mountain. Plans to implement a proposed rack railway got under way but the outbreak of the Anglo-Boer war put a halt to these efforts. By 1912, with a strong desire to gain easy access to the top of Table Mountain, the Cape Town City Council commissioned an engineer to investigate the various options for public transport to the top. The new cableway was officially opened on 4 October 1997, the anniversary of the original launch, almost 70 years previously.
The Company Gardens The Company Gardens have been described as ‘an oasis of calm in the city rush’, and with the trees, the squirrels and lunch-hour love birds it’s easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of Africa’s most important cities. Spots of interest include a sundial dating from 1787, a Saffron Pear Tree (believed to be South Africa’s oldest cultivated tree), a statue of Cecil John Rhodes, a rose garden and pools with brightly coloured fish. The South African National Gallery, the South African Museum and the Planetarium are also in close proximity.

Seal Snorkeling – Cape Town

Seal Snorkeling in Cape Town is the ultimate wildlife experience for the adventurous. Plunge into the cool Atlantic ocean and snorkel with hundreds of playful Cape Fur seals. Interact with them in their environment and on their terms. This half day excursion is for ocean lovers and will be the best activity you do on your visit to Cape Town, if the ocean conditions are suitable.

Wine Tasting Tour in the Winelands Half Day

This delightful drive winds its way to the heart of the Cape Winelands, through superb mountain ranges, vineyards and Cape Dutch homesteads.
Head off to the wine country via the N2 to the heart of South Africa’s wine industry, Stellenbosch; boasting great beauty and culture that is steeped in South African history. Walk down the canal-lined avenues, in the shade of giant oak trees and beautifully preserved historic buildings. With the sheer vastness of wine estates on offer, we are truly spoilt for choice when we enjoy our first wine tasting of the day at the Waterford Estate.
Travel over the scenic Helshoogte Pass to the town of Franschhoek, historically dating back to the 17th century when the French Huguenots arrived. Billed as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa, this charming town, in a most picturesque valley, retains a French Huguenot style.
We enjoy a wine tasting before returning to the bustle of city life after an enthralling day in the countryside, arriving back at the hotels at approximately 13:30 for morning departures and 17:30 for afternoon departures.

Cape Point Ostrich Farm

The “Cape Point Ostrich Farm” is a productive breeding farm. A family-run business which in its existing form, was acknowledged in 1996. The 65 ha farm is owned and supervised by Angelika and Dr. Ernst Coelle.
Being a breeding farm, everything is done to comfort and accommodate 40 Ostrich pairs. They live in 40 camps and ensure that there are always plenty of eggs to incubate.
Experience It
We offer guided and very detailed tours in German, English and French. On our tours throughout the farm, you’ll be familiarised with the life cycle of our ostriches.
We tell you more about the life of the ostriches, all the way from the egg right up to the adult ostrich. During the breeding season, quite often you will be able to experience the hatching of an ostrich chick. Our facilities can accommodate up to 800 birds.

Included
Bed & Breakfast

Day 9: Commodore Hotel, Cape Town

Day Itinerary

Enjoy a day of leisure exploring Cape Town on your own or take advantage of the tours on offer.

Included
Bed & Breakfast

Day 10: Departure

Day Itinerary

Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and connecting home.

Flight Information

Date Flight Departure Airport Time Arrival Airport Time Class Ref
Scheduled OR Tambo International Airport [JNB] Cape Town International Airport [CPT] y
Scheduled Cape Town International Airport [CPT] OR Tambo International Airport [JNB] y

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