South Africa Family Safari (8n) – Value

South Africa Family Safari (8n) – Value

  • Days 1–4 : Cape Town
  • Days 5–9 : Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Price From : $9,819 - based on a family of four
  • Duration : 8 nights
  • Best Months : Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
  • Countries : South Africa

What better way to experience South Africa than on a family safari! Cape Town kicks off this value trip before we move up to the Madikwe Game Reserve for excellent game viewing in one of the country's best malaria-free reserves.

This trip combines a break in Cape Town and a safari in Madikwe Game Reserve. Both areas provide lots of exciting experiences for all the family, from checking out the Mother City’s famous Two Oceans Aquarium to looking out for the elephants of Madikwe coming to drink from a swimming pool! The two properties we use are very family friendly and great value for money. And Madikwe is malaria free!

In Cape Town, you will stay at the Waterfront Apartments. These are self-catering apartments, each containing a well-equipped kitchen and boasting a fabulous location close to the V&A Waterfront itself! The property we use in Madikwe Game Reserve is Tuningi Safari Lodge. Situated within the west region of the Reserve, this Lodge has two fantastic family suites and offers a great range of activities for the youngsters! A babysitting service is available too.

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The price below is based on two adults travelling together and please note that the prices are approximates. Please contact us for accurate costings for the time of year you are looking at travelling. There are multiple season changes across the year and numerous rooms categories that can change the price of these safaris.

From approx $9,819 - based on a family of four in low season

To approx $11,399 - based on a family of four in high season

Prices include all internal flights, transfers, reserve fees, accommodation and meals as specified in the day-to-day itinerary. Prices exclude international flights, tipping, visa, and any meals not included.

What better way to experience South Africa than on a family safari! Cape Town kicks off this value trip before we move up to the Madikwe Game Reserve for excellent game viewing in one of the country's best malaria-free reserves.

This trip combines a break in Cape Town and a safari in Madikwe Game Reserve. Both areas provide lots of exciting experiences for all the family, from checking out the Mother City’s famous Two Oceans Aquarium to looking out for the elephants of Madikwe coming to drink from a swimming pool! The two properties we use are very family friendly and great value for money. And Madikwe is malaria free!

In Cape Town, you will stay at the Waterfront Apartments. These are self-catering apartments, each containing a well-equipped kitchen and boasting a fabulous location close to the V&A Waterfront itself! The property we use in Madikwe Game Reserve is Tuningi Safari Lodge. Situated within the west region of the Reserve, this Lodge has two fantastic family suites and offers a great range of activities for the youngsters! A babysitting service is available too.

Days 1–4 Cape Town

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On Day 1 of your family trip, you will fly to Cape Town and transfer by road to the Waterfront Apartments, a journey ranging from 30 to 90 minutes depending on the traffic! The Apartments are positioned right on the water’s edge and contain from one to three bedrooms each. All communal facilities are very well appointed, including on-site Reception, five swimming pools, and gym! The interiors are fresh and modern, with air conditioning, underfloor heating, ample storage space, and an open-plan lounge/diner. Each apartment also has a well-equipped kitchen, where you can prepare snacks and meals at your convenience! The Apartments are perfectly placed for exploring the V&A Waterfront with its excellent Two Oceans Aquarium, as well as heading out on a boat cruise around the harbour and picking up something tasty for lunch at the V&A Market on the Wharf. Other attractions are just a short distance away – Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the beautiful Clifton Beach.

Board basis and activities:
Self-catering accommodation (option of breakfast as add-on), including access to complimentary Wi-Fi lounge, housekeeping from Monday to Saturday 09:00–16:00, and basic toiletries on first night.

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Days 5–9 Madikwe Game Reserve

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On the fifth day of your holiday, you will fly to Madikwe Game Reserve via Johannesburg for four nights at Tuningi Safari Lodge. This property has a lovely location amidst the rolling hills in the west of the Reserve. All buildings are constructed from timber, stone, and thatch for the ultimate safari feel! The communal areas are comfortable and spacious, featuring relaxing lounges, pleasant open-air dining spaces, a fire pit, and a swimming pool. All guest accommodation is connected to the main lodge via wooden walkways and includes two wonderful family suites! Each has two en-suite double bedrooms, a kitchenette, a dining area, and a living room that flows out onto a delightful deck. From here, and also from the lodge, you can watch out for the local wildlife. There is a very busy waterhole in front of camp – the elephants are a bit cheeky and sometimes they drink from the swimming pool! Activities from Tuningi focus on game drives and walking safaris – unfortunately age restrictions apply, but the Lodge prides itself on providing all sorts of things to keep children busy throughout the day. Youngsters aged 5 years and under can go on their own ‘bumbles’, a special type of game drive. Treasure hunts are available too, as is clay modelling, drawing, and T-shirt painting! Come dinner time, the kids get their own experience of dining in Tuningi’s traditional boma with a chef, or they can make their own pizzas and cupcakes. A nanny is present throughout these activities and the rangers are great at showing children around the Reserve!

Board basis and activities:
Full-board accommodation, including all meals, teas and coffees, and game drives.

On Day 9, you will fly to Johannesburg and connect on to your international flight home.

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