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Cape & Kruger Family Holiday

A holiday of a lifetime. Spend 4 days exploring the best of what Cape Town has to offer, before heading to Kruger, one of the best safari destinations in the world.

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Itinerary

Overview

  • Private guided Table Mountain Hike & City Cycle Tour
  • Private Guided Cape Peninsula tour
  • Foodie Wine tour
  • 4 or 5 star lodge in a Private Game Reserve in the Kruger area
  • Excellent chances of spotting the big five
This holiday combines two of the very best places that South Africa has to offer; Cape Town & Kruger. Having tried and tested these experiences with our own children, we are confident that we can offer the perfect holiday tailored to your family's requirements. Your holiday begins in Cape Town where you will spend a few days getting to know the best that this lively and diverse city has to offer. Kicking off your stay, you will have a guided cycle tour of Cape Town city and private guided Table Mountain Hike, for some fantastic views of the city and ocean. Your next day is spend exploring the Cape Point where the Atlantic & Indian Oceans meet, with the opportunity to swim with penguins and an optional visit to a local township. Your last day in the Cape is spent with a local passionate foodie, who will take you on a family friendly tour of some of the regions finest wineries. Leaving the Cape behind you, you will then fly up to the Kruger area to spend the next half of your holiday on safari. Staying in a 4 or 5 star lodge, in a private game reserve, you will have two game drive each day, where you will have the chance of spotting the big 5. All of your meals are included in the stay and you can look forward to delicious food, sundowner drinks, afternoon tea and lazy afternoons spent relaxing around the pool, or watching game from your private deck.

Day-by-day

Itinerary in Brief


DAY 1: Arrive Cape Town
DAY 2: Cape Town
DAY 3: Cape Town
DAY 4: Cape Town
DAY 5: Great Kruger National Park
DAY 6: Great Kruger National Park
DAY 7: Great Kruger National Park
DAY 8: Depart

Itinerary in Full

DAY 1: ARRIVE CAPE TOWN
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House in a superior room
Meals Included: n/a
Transport: Private Airport transfer - 30 minutes
Tours Included: Afternoon guided Cape Town city tour cycle
Day Notes: On arrival you will be met and transferred to your accommodations. On your arrival day, we recommend taking it easy, heading down to the V&A Waterfront to soak up the atmosphere. The Victoria and Albert Waterfront is the historic heart of Cape Town, buzzing with cafes, restaurants, street performances and stunning views of the working harbour and Table Mountain.
This afternoon will be a short guided cycle tour is a lovely way to see the waterfront and stretch your legs after a long flight.

DAY 2: CAPE TOWN
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House in a superior room
Meals Included: Breakfast
Transport: n/a
Tours Included: Full day Cape Peninsula Tour
Day Notes: Full day guided tour of the Cape Peninsula. Depart after breakfast taking the coastal route to the trendy Camps Bay area before reaching the scenic Chapman’s Peak Drive through Hout Bay, Simon Town and Kalk Bay. Visit the penguins at Boulders Beach, Cape Point Nature Reserve and Cape of Good Hope. Lunch is for your own account and if time permit, wine tasting in the Constantia Valley, visit of quaint Kalk Bay Town, short walk through Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, entrance fees for own account.

DAY 3: CAPE TOWN
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House in a superior room
Meals Included: Breakfast
Transport: n/a
Tours Included: Guided Table Mountain Hike
Day Notes: Today will be a guided Table Mountain Hike. There is no better place to get a sense of Cape Town than from atop Table mountain amidst the lush Fynbos, indigenous to the region. Most tourists venture no more than 5 minutes from the Cableway, however we recommend getting away from the crowds on a gentle guided walk. Today, your mountain guide will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the Cableway station where you will head up Table Mountain in the aerial cableway. Once on top you can get away from the crowds on a gentle circular walk on the plateau to Maclears Beacon, the highest point on Table Mountain. The trail passes stunning viewpoints and marsh and fynbos bush. It is around a 2 hour walk in total. For more adventurous, we will arrange a more challenging trek climbing the Mountain via Skeleton Gorge or from the Twelve Apostles (around 6hours) and taking the Cableway down.

DAY 4: CAPE TOWN
Accommodation: Welgelegen Guest House in a superior room
Meals Included: Breakfast
Transport: n/a
Tours Included: Guided Winelands Tour
Day Notes: Guided full day foodie winelands tour. What more could you ask for in a day? Visit vineyards and artisanal producers in the company of your professional guide, a passionate foodie and local resident. You can get stuck into some fine wines and great food in incredibly beautiful surroundings. Pamela knows the vineyards inside out and, for our family visitors, has picked out those with space for the kids to run around; from the jungle gym and famous hot chocolate at Warwick Estate to the gorgeous gardens and fruit orchards (where the children can help themselves to fruit) at Babylonstoren. As this is guided, you can just sit back and enjoy yourself.

DAY 5: GREAT KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation: Simbavati River Lodge
Meals Included: Breakfast and dinner
Transport: Private transfer to Cape Town Airport. Private transfer to game reserve
Tours Included: Afternoon scheduled shared game drive
Day Notes: Transfer to the Cape Town for your flight to the Kruger. (Flight excluded, best part of your international flight ticket). On arrival you will be met and transferred by road to the private game reserve. After you have settled in, gather late afternoon for the departure of your afternoon guided shared game drive in open 4x4 vehicle. Returning to the lodge for dinner.

DAY 6: GREAT KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation: Simbavati River Lodge
Meals Included: All meals
Transport: n/a
Tours Included: Morning and afternoon scheduled shared game drive
Day Notes: This morning will be a very early start. Heading off in an open game-viewing vehicle. After a couple of hours in the reserve return to Camp for a relaxed brunch and downtime before heading out again in the mid afternoon for a game drive and sundowners. Return to camp for dinner

DAY 7: GREAT KRUGER NATIONAL PARK
Accommodation: Simbavati River Lodge
Meals Included: All meals
Transport: n/a
Tours Included: Morning and afternoon scheduled shared game drive
Day Notes: Morning and afternoon game drives

DAY 8: DEPART
Accommodation: n/a
Meals Included: Breakfast
Transport: Private transfer to airport
Tours Included: Morning scheduled shared game drive
Day Notes: After morning game drive and breakfast, transfer to airport

Accommodation


Guide price is based on recommended accommodations. Alternative accommodations and upgrades are available. Please get in touch or click on 'alternatives' below for alternatives and upgrade options.

Welgelegen Guest House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

7/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Stylish boutique hotel
- Unpretentious
- Plunge Pool
- Neighbourhood Location

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 2

- Family Friendly Lodge
- Swimming pool & play area
- Superb family accommodation
- 2 Game Drives each day

Details

Getting there

Flying into Cape Town and out of Johannesburg, South African Airlines usually has the best fares from £1100 per person during school holiday periods, this does involve stopping in Johannesburg both ways. BA offers the same route, albeit usually a little more expensive but with the option of a direct flight to Cape Town on the way out.

Flight prices on this route are always cheaper booked in advance, particularly when flying during UK school holidays. If you are booking anything less than a month prior to departure expect to pay through the nose. Virgin and BA tend to offer flight sales around September and October, which are worth looking out for.

Please let us know your preferred departure airport and we would be pleased to quote for a flight inclusive ATOL protected package.

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What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 496 reviews

(4.96/5)

  • Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for a fantastic holiday in South Africa. We had an amazing time with tears at the airport as home came far too early!
    Cape Town was amazing, so much to do and the accommodation at the V&A was a great starting option. Loved the Penguins at Boulders and the day we spent driving down to Caper of Good Hope was special. We loved the Auberge at Hermanus, and although no boats trips due to weather there were plenty of whales in the bay to see from land – and the hotel balcony! Also took a tour of the local township – Willy the guide was so helpful and his knowledge and information was a real eye-opener.
    Cheetah Plains – well, what can I say? What a fantastic time we had during our 4 night stay. The way we were looked after was superb, and we could not have hoped for a better Safari experience, seeing the animals so close!! Cheetah Plains is a special place with a unique atmosphere and staff who make it really enjoyable and comfortable – felt like home!
    Oliver’s had superb accommodation and food. The panorama tour was full-on and very enjoyable with a final day to relax at the poolside. Probably in hindsight I would have had 5 nights at Cheetah Plains (every game drive is different!) and just 2 at Olivers, although the rest of the family enjoyed doing nothing on the final day. Also a word about the drivers – an amazing source of information about South Africa. Amazingly courteous, helpful and friendly – hugely complementary about these guys!

    Thank you for helping organise this trip – hugely memorable holiday. We miss South Africa already and we feel like we left behind the most magical time. We will never forget and really hope to return.

    MissingJohn Williams reviewing Cape & Kruger Family Holiday on 14 October 2015

  • Everything was fab, I especially loved Tuningi such a special place and my son got to see his favourite animal the cheetah (after a bit of time hunting about on foot!). Mauritius is lovely we saw quite a bit of the island in the end.

    MissingLaura L reviewing South Africa Safari and Mauritius on 12 December 2018

  • We had a wonderful trip to Morocco. What a fascinating country. Thank you so much for all of your help making things smooth and less stressful!

    Here are a few things we wanted to pass on:

    Dar Housnia was absolutely delightful. It was like an entire wing of a house to ourselves with perfect Moroccan decor. The private area where we ate was so cute, the riad staff so accommodating. I loved waking in the cozy space with our family and hearing both call to prayer as well as roosters. Just perfect.

    I was a little unclear how to ask what time we were being picked up etc, but your office promptly replied to my emails - even on weekends- when we had these questions about transport times. Once, we met our guide in Imlil these details we not problematic as our guide “Abraham” totally took care of us. Abraham was awesome. You should definitely request him again in the future. He was young (29)and energetic. He had a ton of hiking experience in Imlil as he was from there. He also seemed to know everything else about morocco, the desert, the culture, etc, etc. He was approachable, kind, patient, great with our kids and answered SO MANY of our questions.

    The hike was lovely - after rain the day prior in Marrakech - there was snow in the mountains. It was gorgeous. We may have been up for a longer hike up Mt Taboukel if I had known this was a realistic option for families ( I thought from reading that it was too technical for us). Yet not sure we had enough days for all these things always since getting in the desert was a priority.

    The mountain house, Dar adar, was just as described… very basic. The wifi was broken (which was a nice break when you have pre-teens addicted to phones, plus my husband called no wifi an amenity to not be available by email for his work!)). There was no heat and the fireplace helped a tad - but was so very cold in the rooms. My husband loved the rustic space, I may have gone up one step in niceness of mountain accommodation if I had to do it over again. Yet, meeting the other families in this Dar Adar (including another Tourdust family from England) made this house very memorable.

    We were then joined by our driver for the next several days, Jamal. What a fun guy and a perfect driver. He could joke with my kids, he had a fun smile, and he had worked with Abraham before so they were a great team. The drive to desert was long as I knew it would be. It was nice to have the stop on way there near Ait Ben Haddu. The drive back from desert was long. It was more near 10 hours of driving (plus 1 hour at lunch = 11 hours) but I wouldn’t have made any different choices.

    The luxury desert camp was far and away the highlight of our trip. The tents were adorable, I was sufficiently warm even at night inside the tent. We loved the camel riding, the ATV vehicles at a nearby camp, sunsets on the dunes, music around the camp fire, meals with others at the camp and more.

    The last night was at Riad Jona. This was so very very lovely. The food was amazing - such a good idea to eat here after our long drive back to Marrakech. They had a small dining pool plus a hot tub which was delightful. It was almost more of a boutique hotel as it had several rooms.

    MissingGwyneth R reviewing Luxury Family Desert Holiday on 11 December 2018

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