South Africa Family Safari (8n) – Value

South Africa Family Safari (8n) – Value

  • Days 1–4 : Cape Town
  • Days 5–8 : Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Guide Price : $14,243 - 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? You’ll start in exhilarating Cape Town, before moving up to Madikwe Game Reserve for exceptionally good game viewing in one of the country’s best malaria-free reserves.

During your time in the Mother City, you’ll stay in one of the highly renowned Lawhill Luxury Apartments. The apartments comprise a sumptuous self-catering option right on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront! And your base camp while you’re in Madikwe will be Tuningi Safari Lodge. This property is situated in the western region of the reserve, amidst beautiful rolling hills.

The Lawhill apartments are conveniently positioned for travellers to Cape Town to explore some of the city’s finest attractions – not only the waterfront, but also Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and a vast range of shops, restaurants, markets, museums, and galleries. Tuningi offers expertly guided game drives, bush walks, photographic safaris, and lots of activities especially for children!

*Please note, this is just one example of a trip we could design for you. We tailor-make safari vacations that take you to the real Africa – no readymade tours or set departures. Do get in touch with one of our experts today to start creating your bespoke itinerary!*  

All Of Our Vacations Are Tailor Made

The prices below are based on a family of four travelling together, and please note that the prices are approximate. Please contact us for accurate costings for the time of year you are considering for your holiday. There are multiple season changes across the year and numerous room categories that can change the price of any trip.

From approx $14,243 - based on a family of four in low season

From approx $14,967 - 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? You’ll start in exhilarating Cape Town, before moving up to Madikwe Game Reserve for exceptionally good game viewing in one of the country’s best malaria-free reserves.

During your time in the Mother City, you’ll stay in one of the highly renowned Lawhill Luxury Apartments. The apartments comprise a sumptuous self-catering option right on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront! And your base camp while you’re in Madikwe will be Tuningi Safari Lodge. This property is situated in the western region of the reserve, amidst beautiful rolling hills.

The Lawhill apartments are conveniently positioned for travellers to Cape Town to explore some of the city’s finest attractions – not only the waterfront, but also Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and a vast range of shops, restaurants, markets, museums, and galleries. Tuningi offers expertly guided game drives, bush walks, photographic safaris, and lots of activities especially for children!

*Please note, this is just one example of a trip we could design for you. We tailor-make safari vacations that take you to the real Africa – no readymade tours or set departures. Do get in touch with one of our experts today to start creating your bespoke itinerary!*  

Days 1–4 Cape Town

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On Day 1 of your family trip, you’ll touch down at Cape Town International Airport, receiving a VIP Meet & Greet. From here, you’ll transfer privately by road to the Lawhill Luxury Apartments, which have a fabulous location on the V&A Waterfront! Although there are no communal lounge and dining facilities on site, guests have access to all public areas at nearby resort The One & Only – these include two restaurants, as well as a superb spa. Lawhill itself offers a gym and a swimming pool! You’ll stay in a two-bedroom luxury apartment, a family-friendly option with one king- and one twin bedroom, open-plan lounge/diner, kitchenette, and amazing views from a private balcony. Both bedrooms have en-suite facilities, the master with bath and the second with shower. The waterfront is just a short distance away, and here you can visit the Two Oceans Aquarium, the SA Maritime Museum, the Telkom Exploratorium, and all sorts of eateries, art galleries, and shops. Harbour cruises are available too. Elsewhere in Cape Town, attractions include Table Mountain, the botanical gardens of Kirstenbosch, and the city’s brilliant beaches. It’s a thrilling start to your holiday!

Board basis and activities:
Self-catering accommodation.

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Days 5–8 Madikwe Game Reserve

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On your fifth day, you’ll leave Lawhill Luxury Apartments and return to Cape Town’s international airport via private road transfer. You’ll board a flight bound for Johannesburg’s O. R. Tambo International Airport, followed by a flight to Madikwe West Airstrip. Once you’ve landed, you’ll have a shared road transfer to 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 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’s 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! Photographic safaris are offered too.

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

On your last day, you’ll leave Tuningi Safari Lodge and head back to Madikwe West Airstrip via shared road transfer. From here, you’ll catch a flight back to Johannesburg’s international airport, arriving in good time for your flight/s home.

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