Cape Peninsula: Family Holiday

South Africa


Cape Peninsula: Family Holiday

The Cape Peninsula is a generally rocky peninsula that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean at the south-western extremity of the African continent. At the southern end of the peninsula are Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope. On the northern end is Table Mountain, overlooking Cape Town, South Africa. The peninsula is 52 km long from Mouille point in the north to Cape Point in the south.

The Cape Peninsula has an unusually rich biodiversity. Its vegetation consists predominantly of several different types of the unique and rich Cape Fynbos. Starting in Cape Town located in the north of Cape Peninsula, explore the neighbouring towns and villages before enjoying an exciting safari in the Grootbos Nature Reserve and Kruger National Park.  This tour is designed especially for families and features the best of Africa’s incredible natural and cultural attractions. 


What We Love
  • Discover the fascinating relationships between insects, birds, mammals and plants
  • Take a scenic drive to watch the best shore-based whale watching in the world. 
  • Stay at a private game reserve renowned for its wildlife, including the Big Five.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes
Need to Know
  • This trip may require walking and 4x4 drive on rough surfaces.
  • We carefully select the world's best safari operators in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We can arrange other preferred luxury safari properties of your choice.
  • We can arrange private air charters to lodges throughout South Africa.

Cape Peninsula: Family Holiday Cape Town (Cape Peninsula), Grootbos Nature Reserve, Kruger National Park, Johannesburg
(8 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 01 – Arrive South Africa
Cape Town On arrival in Cape Town today transfer to your hotel, check in and relax. This afternoon, you could take the shuttle bus service to the bustling Victoria and Alfred Waterfront entertainment district, and spend some time exploring on your own.
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

Day 02 – Tour Cape Peninsula
Cape Town This morning, tour the Cape Peninsula, an area of scenic beauty. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay, and continue through the leafy suburb of Constantia. Visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve, and ride the funicular to the viewpoint of the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. From Cape Point, travel to the naval town of Simonstown for lunch (not included) at Seaforth, and then visit Boulders Beach to see resident African Penguins. Return to Cape Town in the late afternoon for an evening at leisure.
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (B)

Day 03 – Tour Cape Winelands
Cape Town Your full day excursion takes in the tranquillity and beauty of the Cape Winelands. Spend some time exploring Franschhoek on foot - a host of shops and galleries line the Main Street, providing a wonderful choice of antiques, a world class collection of artworks and interesting bric-a-brac to browse through. There are also specialty shops such as fromagerie's, a chocolate factory and a carpet maker.

After a picnic lunch (own account) at a well-known wine estate, we travel to Stellenbosch and onto Spier Wine Estate. While the adults enjoy a wine tasting, the children spend time viewing the big cats of the Cheetah Outreach Program, and visit the Birds of Prey centre. This afternoon we recommend time spent relaxing in the gardens on the estate while the children explore the varied terrain of the Children's Garden. There are also walks through the rose gardens, by the riverside, and by the lakeside. For the energetic there are long walks to the Golf Course and the vineyards. Return to Cape Town this afternoon.
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa (B)

Day 04 – Transfer
Grootbos Nature Reserve After checking out, you will stop at Table Mountain for a ride in the cable car to the top of Table Mountain for panoramic city views before leaving Cape Town today. Travel to Grootbos Nature Reserve later this morning, and check in.

Spend the next 2 nights at Grootbos – all meals are included during your stay. Families discover countless adventures in a world with a wealth of treasures. It may be found in a beach excursion filled with a host of fun and games or an exciting boat trip to visit seals, penguins and the humbling giant of the ocean, the Southern Right Whale. If you prefer to stay firmly land-based, a rich choice of nature based activities are available. Children help feed the animals and enjoy riding lessons on the paddock and rides through the reserve. On scenic walks or 4x4 drives our guides will share exciting nature stories with you.
Grootbos Nature Reserve (B,L,D)

Day 05 – Explore
Grootbos Nature Reserve In Grootbos Nature Reserve, discover the fascinating relationships between the insects, birds, mammals and flowering plants of this diverse ecosystem. Smell the aromatic wild herbs, watch for exquisite birds and be awed by the scenery that surrounds you. Take a meandering path through an ancient Milkwood forest, where thousand-year-old trees send exploratory branches in search of sunlight, or visit one of the remnant Afro-montane forests on the reserve.

Young and old can walk, explore in a four-wheel drive or take a horse ride and enjoy the views from the elevation of a comfortable saddle on a well schooled horse or pony.
Grootbos Nature Reserve (B,L,D)

Day 06 – Transfer via Cape Town
Kruger National Park Return to Cape Town, for your flight to world-renowned Kruger National Park where our safari begins with game viewing en route to our luxury lodge.

Stay at the Jock Safari Lodge. Each room's private 'Sala' (outdoor lounge) overlooks the river. Twelve luxury suites offer guests the unique opportunity to experience the gracious style of old world elegance surrounded by unspoilt wilderness. The lodge has exclusive traversing rights in an area that is regarded as one of the best in the Kruger for its "big five" sightings.
Jock Safari Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 07 – Safari
Kruger National Park The Kruger Park offers some of the best game viewing available in Africa and Jock Safari Lodge is situated in one of the best game viewing areas of the park. You will be accompanied by an armed, qualified ranger and an experienced tracker.
Jock Safari Lodge (B,L,D)

Day 08 – Transfer
Depart Johannesburg After an early morning game drive and breakfast; you are transferred to Kruger Mpumalanga In Airport in time to connect with your return flight to Johannesburg. (B)

Cape Peninsula: Family Holiday South Africa

Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Recommended Price: 5-star: GBP 400 - £700 per person per day, excl. flights
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility & quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Johannesburg with its O.R. Tambo International Airport is the air transport hub of Southern Africa and is linked to the rest of the world by major airlines. Other international airports are located in Cape Town and Durban, but few flights from Europe or America fly directly to either destination. There is a good network of internal flights.

Travelling around South Africa is mostly by car and a good range of car rental companies are available. The road system is amongst the best in Africa. However, travelling off the beaten track to the national parks is virtually impossible by public transport. This is mostly organised by local tour operators.

When to go The best time to visit Kruger and most wildlife parks in South Africa is from May to September. This is the dry season and animals congregate around waterholes and rivers. The climate of South Africa is generally mild throughout the country with warm, sunny days and cool nights. There's really not a bad time to visit, but winter is a good time (especially October) if you are going for a safari – grass is short, and the animals tend to gather around watering holes.

In winter, due to altitude, temperatures drop to the freezing point, and in places even lower. Snow is a possibility June-August in the mountain areas. It generally rains in the afternoon during the summer (November-February) everywhere in the country except in the Cape Province, where it rains during the winter.