South Africa: Family Caper

12 days
FROM £ 2500

South Africa: Family Caper

This wonderful family holiday starts in the ocean side city of Cape Town, one of the most beautiful cities in the world and packed with interesting things to do for all the family, from riding the cable car up Table Mountain to visiting the curious penguin colony at Boulders Beach.

Accommodation has been handpicked and chosen specifically to make your family holiday flow as easily as possible. There's a real variety from a city apartment to a safari lodge.

The majority of your stay will be very flexible with you travelling at your own pace with a family hire car. You'll be able to drive through stunning scenery along the Garden Route visiting fabulous beaches at Knysna, Plettenberg Bay and Storms River. There are plenty of places to stop from the vineyards and small towns of the Cape Winelands which are perfect for shady picnics, amongst the francolins, springbok and giant tortoises, to small wildlife reserves and sanctuaries, like 'Eagle Encounter' at Spier or the free-roaming primate sanctuary, 'MonkeyLand' near Plett. There are also landmark stop-offs, like the famous town of Hermanus, on Walker Bay, one of the best places for shore based whale watching (June to November).

You will also get the chance for a malaria free safari in a private game reserve. This is your chance to park the car and enjoy expertly guided game drives. There are many different reserves in the Eastern Cape, many of which offer a behind the scenes look at conservation initiatives - for example Shamwari which has a Big Cat Rehab centre and a rhino awareness programme you can visit. Pumba is a great option for families with family-friendly tented accommodation as are Kariega and Amakhala (included here.) Visiting projects and speaking to the rangers offers a whole new dimension to your holiday and can be truly inspirational.

We recommend different properties and experiences depending on a variety of factors including season, budget, availability and your preferences/interests so please do speak to us and ask for a tailormade quotation. Booking with us provides you with expert advice and peace of mind - we have 20 years' experience, ATOL bonding and provide 24/7 back up. In addition, we have access to competitive agent rates and special offers.

The charitable trust of Real World Travel & Conservation is Explorers Against Extinction. The trust works with leading conservation organisations to raise awareness about key conservation issues as well as raising funds for specific projects. You can find out more at behalf of every client travelling, Real Africa makes a donation to the Trust. Specifically on this journey you will stay at Grootbos, famous for its conservation programme and non profit Grootbos Foundation which invests funds into implementing key conservation and development projects. By choosing to stay at Grootbos you will be directly supporting biodiversity conservation and social upliftment in the Walker Bay region.

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Safari Itinerary

DAY 1 - 3

Cape Town
On arrival in Cape Town you will be met and transferred to your self catering apartment. The rest of the day is at leisure. The following couple of days give you plenty of time to explore Cape Town and its famous sights, such as Table Mountain or visit the Cape of Good Hope and the penguins at Boulders Beach.

DAY 4 - 5

Your hire car will be delivered to you and you set off on the hour's drive to Stellenbosch and the Cape Winelands. Check in to Wedgeview Country House Hotel & Spa for the next 2 nights in a luxury family suite on bed and breakfast basis. You can then explore, visiting some of the wine estates and walking in the beautiful countryside.

DAY 6 - 7

Today you continue your drive as you head to the coast and the beautiful scenery of the Garden Route. Your destination for the next 2 nights is the Grootbos Nature Reserve where you will be staying in a 2 bedroom suite on full board basis. Grootbos is a wonderful place with many activities for all the family from nature trails in the ancient milkwood forest to beach excursions in search of the marine 'Big Five'.
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  • Accommodation in 4 and 5* hotels.
  • All transfers, meet and greets,
  • Game drives on safari at Amakhala
  • Car hire with back up assistance
  • Services of our local representatives in Cape Town
Not Included: International flights, personal expenses such as travel insurance, visas, tips, drinks, meals as stated, petrol, insurance etc.

Price Guide

  • Per person sharing: from £2,500 (low season)
  • This trip is available all year round
  • The price guide is based on the accommodation and transfers as listed above and is subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • For an exact quotation and itinerary based on your requirements please do get in touch.

International Flights   We are ATOL bonded and can easily arrange international flights for you as required. Please contact us so we can provide an accurate tailor-made costing based on your travel dates, availability, cabin/route/airline preferences and special offers.




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