Travel Style: Family, Kids & Multigenerational, Beach & Safari
Destinations: South Africa
Taking an African safari with your children can be a very rewarding experience, creating some unforgettable family memories. It will also instil respect in your children at an early age for our beautiful planet and the wildlife that inhabit it, which is a very important factor for conservation efforts.
We have discreetly selected a number of top-class safari lodges and hotels that cater well for families and will keep your children entertained throughout your stay.
The tour starts in Cape Town, extending from the Cape Peninsula up to Cape Point. Famous for scenic beauty, celebrity beaches, Table Mountain, whale-watching, world-class shopping, nightlife, food and wine, and a laid-back atmosphere, this is an extraordinary tour route with the family-friendly 5-star hotel The More Quarters Hotel acting as your base camp.
After Cape Town, you fly to the sunshine city of South Africa, Durban, where you will stay at the world glorious Oyster Box Hotel in Umhlanga. For those with fun and sun on their minds, South Africa’s sunshine city has something for the whole family – golden beaches, surfing and a marine park.
Your final stop on this amazing safari is the world-renowned Kruger National Park where you and your family will spend the next few days at the impeccable Londolozi Varty camp. Londolozi Varty Camp is perfect for families looking to discover the African bush. Children can explore the wild wonderland of the region alongside trained staff members where they will learn about ecology and conservation. Younger children will delight in bug catching and stories of the bush. Spot the Big 5 (Elephant, Lion, Rhino, Buffalo and Leopard) and other exciting animals on a guided game drive, relax around the crystal-clear pool, go on a walking safari with one of Londolozi’s expert guides or relax around the campfire at night listening to the beautiful night sounds of the African bush…the choices are endless.
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Day 1 – 5: More Quarters Hotel, Cape Town
You will be privately transferred from Cape Town International to the luxurious More Quarters Hotel where you will spend the next four nights.
At More Quarters, families, business travellers and friends have their own space to relax and settle in, while couples will love the discreet and romantic setting. Just a stone’s throw away is a collection of boutiques, great little shops, local eateries, popular bars and beaches. Guests appreciate the complete privacy afforded by each of More Quarter’s 18 luxury apartments, without forsaking the services one would expect from a five-star luxury hotel.
One of the highlights of the management team’s day is hearing all about your adventures and experiences over afternoon high tea or evening port, both served in the lounge with compliments. For those who need to connect with home or work, complimentary Wi-Fi access is available within each apartment, and in public areas.
18 Luxury Apartments include One-Bedroom Apartments, Two-Bedroom Apartments and the exclusive Redcliffe House. The right choice for you is dependent on how many people are travelling in your party.
The Western Cape is one of South Africa’s most beautiful provinces. Cape Town is set in one of the most scenic locations in the world. With majestic Table Mountain as its backdrop, Cape Town’s natural diverse beauty, vibrant cultural life, its weather, great outdoor lifestyle and beautiful beaches make it one of the top international destinations in the world. The city attracts adventure seekers, nature lovers, the romantics and offers fun activities for the whole family.
Spend four days discovering beautiful Cape Town and the Cape region as well as two scheduled full-day tours of the Cape Peninsula and the Cape Winelands. A fascinating township and Robben island tour can be arranged at guest’s requests.
Meals: Breakfast *
Day 5 – 8: The Oyster Box Hotel Umhlanga, Kwazulu Natal
After breakfast, you will board a short flight to King Shaka airport, from where you will get a private transfer to the world-famous Oyster Box Hotel, your home for the next three nights.
Standing proud on Umhlanga’s beachfront, directly on the beach and overlooking the Indian Ocean, the 86-room Oyster Box, is one of South Africa’s best-loved hotels. Offering charm and nostalgia of a bygone era, but with all the modern comfort and amenities. Facilities include a magnificent Spa, two swimming pools, luscious gardens and a 24-seater movie theatre
With two swimming pools, beautiful gardens brimming with bird-life and monkeys, as well as direct access to miles of protected swimming beaches and beach-side walking paths, families can take full advantage of The Oyster Box’s exceptional location and service.
A special child-friendly turn-down is placed on each pillow at bed-time and there are milk and biscuits, as well as complimentary popcorn, sweets and soft drinks and access to the extensive DVD library for in-room viewing or the 24-seater, in-house movie theatre. Children-focused menus are available in all our restaurants and on the breakfast buffet.
The Oyster Box, one of the best and most cherished hotels in the world, is right on the shores of Umhlanga’s beachfront and The Spa is secluded in luscious tropical gardens filled with the chatter of monkeys, exotic birds and perfumed flowers.
Day 8 – 11: Londolozi Varty Camp, Sabi Sands Game Reserve
After breakfast, you will fly to the world famous Londolozi game reserve via Johannesburg where you will spend the next three nights.
Londolozi’s powerful combination of geography and wildlife creates the famous atmosphere that returning guests call the ‘Londolozi feeling’.
Londolozi is situated on the Sand River in the very heart of the Big 5 game-rich Sabi Sand Game Reserve. Wild animals move freely across this vast space, offering spectacular game viewing and a true wilderness experience. Breeding herds of elephant and buffalo roam throughout Londolozi, while white rhino and lion concentrations are among the highest recorded on the African continent.
Londolozi Varty Camp is perfect for families looking to discover the African bush. Children can explore the wild wonderland of the region alongside trained staff members where they will learn about ecology and conservation. Younger children will delight in bug catching and stories of the bush.
This child-friendly safari lodge has a home away from home feel, and is considered to be one of Africa’s finest game lodges. Spot the Big Five while out on game drives, or discover the amazing variety of bird life in the region while on a bush walk. In the afternoon you can enjoy a sensual massage or take a refreshing dip in the pool.
All rooms have private swimming pools framed by timber decks that overlook the riverine bush. The living spaces are raised off the ground and shaded under a cathedral of trees. The camp has a pleasingly down-to-earth quality and the emphasis on family heritage means that children over six years of age always have a place at Varty Camp.
Meals: Full Board
Day 11: Homeward Bound
After a delicious breakfast, a flight will take you back to Johannesburg after an unforgettable holiday from where you will make your way home.
** Tailor-made Itinerary
As with all the tours on our website, this is just an example of what you can do. All our tours are formed from scratch for each individual client, destinations and accommodation are coordinated not only to your personal tastes and requirements but also to your budget. Contact us now to begin planning your dream safari holiday.