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An exciting family adventure to discover South Africa's picturesque Garden Route. See elephant, lion, buffalo, rhino and leopard at Addo Elephant Park, as well as southern right whale and great white shark at Woody Cape - making 'The Big Seven'.

  • Explore the spectacular coast
  • View amazing wildlife
  • Discover the magic of Cape Town
  • See whales & sharks

One of the first stops on this exciting itinerary is Tsitsikamma, a highlight of the Garden Route, with a wonderful lagoon and forest to explore, perhaps on a tree-top canopy tour. At Knysna, you can go whale and dolphin watching, then it's time for a change of scene as you visit an ostrich farm in the Klein Karoo.

Finally, head to Cape Town, dramatically set between the Atlantic and Table Mountain. Many families like to spend extra time in Cape Town so you can extend your stay if you wish.

This is a varied itinerary to a malaria-free area, with an emphasis on the natural world: mountains, wildlife, forests, coast and marine life. You have an option of a guide/driver to accompany your family, or you may prefer to self drive.

Typical Itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart UK

    Overnight flight to Port Elizabeth via Johannesburg.

  2. Days 2-3 : Arrive Port Elizabeth, transfer to Addo Elephant Park

    Enjoy a wildife safari in Addo Elephant Parkm with an optional visit to a private nature reserve at Kenton-on-Sea, a great place for bird watching.

  3. Days 4-5 : Transfer to Plettenberg Bay

    Drive to Plettenberg Bay via Tsitsikamma National Park and Storms River, and visit a primate sanctuary. 

  4. Days 6-7 : Oudsthoorn

    Travel to Oudsthoorn, visit an ostrich farm and wildlife ranch, and stay on a working farmstead.

  5. Days 8-9 : Cape Town

    Drive through Winelands to Cape Town, where families can visit Cape Point and its colony of African (Jack Ass) penguins, plus enjoy free time to explore the ‘Mother City’.

  6. Day 10: Depart Cape Town

    Transfer to Cape Town Airport for an overnight flight back to the UK.

  7. Day 11: Arrive UK

Guide prices

  • Prices from (exc. international flights): £2,699 per adult, £1,999 per child
  • Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £3,721 per adult, £2,786 per child

Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.

Other information

  • Duration: 11 days
  • Ideal for ages: 5+
  • Itinerary type: Trip idea
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