South Africa Family Safari

Cape Town, Coast, and Wildlife

  • Explore the best destination for classic safari, culture, and modern history
  • Enjoy an itinerary designed for your family's interests, ages, preferences, and time frame
  • Sensational wildlife and tailored family activities—even kids-only game drives
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 seamless adventure combines cultural touring with sightings of fabulous wildlife, making for an altogether unforgettable journey.

Your travels begin in Cape Town, a brightly colored cultural hub bursting with natural beauty. You'll tour the city, kayak along the Cape Peninsula, clamber atop Table Mountain for a special overnight, visit a township, and dine as guests in the home of a Xhosa family. Then it's on to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, your luxurious home base for three nights. Explore ancient cave dwellings, search the fields for flowering wild malvas and pink and red ericas, and go whale-watching in Walker Bay. Next you'll 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.


To see what's possible, request
our family brochure and
our safari brochure.

The Many Worlds of South Africa

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 1: arrive in Cape Town
  • Days 2–4: Cape Town and environs: Table Mountain, city tour, peninsula visit
  • 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.