Get up close and personal with Africa's unique and diverse wildlife. Experience exquisite scenery and panoramic mountain views along the way, as you discover a wildlife experience unlike any other during this 11-day adventure.
What to Expect
Journey up Table Mountain by cable car to reach panoramic views of Cape Town and the Peninsula. Watch the antics of playful seals in their natural habitat, and get up close and personal with penguins at Boulders Beach. Spot Cape Town’s rare and unique wildlife, and experience it up close and personal. An experience you’ll never forget!
Travel off the beaten track towards the legendary Cango Caves and witness the dripstone formations of the stalactites and stalagmites. Visit an ostrich farm and watch these ungainly birds run at very graceful speeds. Journey to an Elephant Sanctuary outside Knysna and move in close to these gentle giants.
Day 1: Cape Town
Journey to the top of Table Mountain for sightseeing of Cape Town below. Tour Seal Island and find out about these creatures. Take a walk along the legendary Chapmans Peak Drive to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. After lunch, we visit Boulders Beach where wooden walkways allow you to view the penguins in their natural habitat; the children will just love these curious and cute little creatures. Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar.
Day 2: Cape Town
Kids will have oceans of fun at the Two Oceans Aquarium. Visit several interesting and diverse exhibits with over 3,000 living sea animals including: sharks, fish, turtles and penguins that can be seen in the spectacular underwater nature reserve. Afternoon at leisure on the V&A Waterfront. Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar.
Day 3: Cape Town
After a short exploration of the historical town of Stellenbosch, we visit Spier for a visit to the Cheetah Outreach facility where you have the opportunity to experience a personal encounter with hand raised ambassador cheetahs. You can then enjoy your delicious Spier Deli picnic basket in a tranquil setting. Next, experience a personal encounter with Eagles and Owls, as the experienced handlers introduces you to Wally (Wahlberg’s Eagle), Fagan (Barn Owl) and Sykes (spotted Eagle Owl). Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar.
Day 4: Cape Town
A day of leisure to either unwind by the pool, stroll along the nearby promenade or take to the shopping malls for Cape Town souvenirs. Accommodation: Protea Hotel President or similar.
Day 5: Oudtshoorn
In the morning you will depart from Cape Town and head for Oudtshoorn, known as the ostrich capital of the world. We travel via the town of Montagu on the scenic “Route 62” to the pretty village of Barrydale. You will stop for lunch at the County Pumpkin where you can enjoy an array of South African dishes including: traditional Karoo lamb curries, the famous Cape Malay Bobotie, Chicken, Pot Pie, and Venison dishes. As we approach the outskirts of Oudtshoorn, we pass a number of Ostrich farms where these large flightless birds start dotting the landscape. Accommodation: Protea Hotel Riempie or similar.
Day 6: Oudtshoorn
Explore the famous Cango Caves. Learn of these dripstone caverns opening into vast halls of towering stalagmite and stalactite formations, which will simply take your breath away. After lunch visit the Safari Ostrich Farm. At Safari Ostrich Farm, you’ll not only learn about the lives of these hardy, enigmatic creatures, but the brave can sit on one and even attempt to ride one! Accommodation: Protea Hotel Riempie or similar.
Day 7: Knysna
Drive via the spectacular Outeniqua Pass to the town of George, then onto the stunning resort of Knysna. Knysna is synonymous with oysters and no visit is complete without savouring these succulent fruits of the sea. Then you will visit the Elephant Sanctuary where we have the exciting opportunity to get close to these gentle giants. Afterwards, enjoy a tour at the Birds of Eden: a world-class free flight bird sanctuary, boasting the world’s largest dome. Lastly, we pop across next door to visit Monkeyland: a free roaming multi-specie primate sanctuary where one will see many cute and adorable species of monkeys and lemurs. Accommodation: Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar.
Day 8: Knysna
The day will be spent at your leisure to enjoy at your own pace. We recommend a number of optional extra activities, from a serene and leisurely cruise on the vast Knysna Lagoon to an organized excursion to the Featherbed Nature Reserve. Accommodation: Protea Hotel Knysna Quays or similar.
Day 9: Eastern Cape
Our journey continues eastwards through the glorious indigenous Tsitsikamma Forest to Lalibela Game Reserve. The Park boasts the Big Five – elephant, rhino, lion, buffalo and leopard. Enjoy an array of activities including game drives from the professional lodge staff and game rangers. Accommodation: Lalibela Lodge or similar.
Day 10: Eastern Cape
After an early rise accompanied by tea & coffee, you will experience another day of exciting activities and game viewing. Accommodation: Lalibela Lodge or similar.
Day 11: (Tue) Port Elizabeth
After breakfast you will be transferred to Port Elizabeth airport, where your “family safari” will come to an end.
- 10 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 2 Dinners
- Hotel porterage
What's Not Included
- Any items of personal nature
- Any Items not included on the above itinerary
- Guide tips,