South Africa Family Safari

Cape Town, Coast, and Wildlife

  • Explore the best destination for classic safari, culture, and modern history
  • Enjoy sensational wildlife and tailored family activities—even kids-only game drives
  • Soak up world-class vineyards, restaurants, and art galleries
South Africa with GeoEx
Trip Type: Sample Itinerary
Trip Length: 12 Days
Activity type(s): Cultural Tour, Safari
Trip Extensions: The Seychelles

South Africa is undeniably one of the world's most diverse countries, a place where towering giraffes and strong-shouldered zebra mingle on vast open plains, rolling grasslands give way to scenic coastal communities, and families gaze off Table Mountain one day and track lion the next. This 12-day adventure combines cultural touring with sightings of fabulous wildlife, making for an altogether unforgettable journey.

Our travels begin in Cape Town, a brightly colored cultural hub bursting with natural beauty. From here we head to the Cape Winelands, where kids can mountain bike, swim, and even take a cooking class while adults lazily savor exquisite views, preferably with a glass of pinotage in hand. Then it's on to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, our luxurious home base for two nights. We explore ancient cave dwellings, search the fields for flowering wild malvas and pink and red ericas, and go whale-watching in Walker Bay. Next we board a charter flight to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, an off-the-radar gem, to revel in the realm of lion, rhino, and sprightly cheetah. Evenings come with milk and cookies for youngsters, sundowners for grown-ups, and delectable meals for all—served in the bonfire glow of a cozy boma.

Please note: The minimum age for this trip is 6 year old.


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The Many Worlds of South Africa

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: arrive in Cape Town
  • Days 2 & 3: Cape Town and environs: Table Mountain, city tour, peninsula visit
  • Day 4: drive to Winelands, outdoor kids' activities
  • Days 5–7: drive to Walker Bay, whale-watching, nature walks, crafts
  • Days 8–11: fly to Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, game walks and drives
  • Day 12: fly to Johannesburg, depart for home.