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Tailor Made Family South Africa


11 days from $10,795

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

South Africa becomes the setting for family adventure on this custom private journey, featuring game viewing at two of the country’s premier game reserves, along with a wealth of all-ages fun in Cape Town, from penguin-spotting to a hands-on cooking lesson.

A&K Advantages

Combine game-viewing and the excitement of Cape Town on one family-friendly adventure

Search for the “Big Five,” along with meerkats, Cape hunting dogs and more, at the Madikwe and Tswalu Kalahari game reserves

Learn the art of local cuisine with a trip to a local market, followed by a lesson in cooking a Cape-style lunch

Explore Cape Town through the activities you love, from stand-up paddling to casting a line with local fishermen

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa
Days 2-4
Madikwe Game Reserve
Days 5-7
Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve
Day 8
Cape Town | Pearl of South Africa
Day 9
Cape Town | Cooking the South African Way
Day 10
Cape Town | Day of Adventure
Day 11
Depart Cape Town

Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.

Day 1
Arrive Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrive at O.R. Tambo International Airport, where you are met by your A&K representative and transferred to your hotel.

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
Days 2-4
Madikwe Game Reserve

From Johannesburg, fly to Madikwe Game Reserve and transfer to your luxury safari lodge, complete with private plunge pools, a communal pool and a range of activities for children. Spend the next three days in this welcoming haven in the bush, setting out twice each day on game drives or guided walks to spot the wildlife that thrive in this reserve, everything from lions, elephants and buffalo to cheetahs, giraffes and even the endangered Cape hunting dog.

Madikwe Safari Lodge
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Days 5-7
Tswalu Kalahari Private Game Reserve

Depart Madikwe for the private game reserve of Tswalu Kalahari, the largest in South Africa, with more than 400 square miles of spectacular grasslands and mountains. No more than 30 guests at a time are permitted to explore the reserve, with its more than 70 mammal species including lions, cheetahs and desert black rhinos, along with plains game and more than 200 species of birds. Your lodge is a virtual African village that consists of authentically stone-walled and thatch-roofed bungalows, designed to blend inconspicuously into the surrounding mountains while providing a great home base for three adventure-packed days. Set out on twice-daily excursions to catch sight of black-maned lions, cheetahs, endangered black rhinos and so much more.

Tswalu
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Cape Town | Pearl of South Africa

Leave safari country behind for cosmopolitan Cape Town, where you’re met on arrival and taken to your hotel. Located at the foot of Table Mountain and just a short stroll from downtown, Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel offers the perfect combination of leafy tranquility and contemporary buzz, and makes for the ideal central base from which to discover this exhilarating city as a family.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Day 9
Cape Town | Cooking the South African Way

Today you have the opportunity to enjoy a private cooking lesson in the Bo-Kaap, a colorful place full of rich history and culture. Take a guided walking tour/shopping expedition to the nearby spice market, and then learn to prepare a lunch of local favorites, including a traditional curry, roti, samosas, chili bites and sambal. After lunch, spend the day relaxing or exploring this inviting city on your own.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10
Cape Town | Day of Adventure

With a wealth of historic sites and adventure-packed places to explore, Cape Town is tailor-made for exploring as a family — as you discover for yourself on a full day spent enjoying the activities of your choice. A wide range of options includes stand-up paddling and shell collecting at Camps Bay tidal pool, followed by a geocaching adventure; a close encounter with African penguins on a beach only accessible to locals; along with an excursion to spot the “Cape Five” (ostriches, baboons, mountain zebras, bonteboks and tortoises); or a hike to the top of Lion’s Head for thrilling views of the city and coastline, along with a visit to a working fishing harbor, where you have the opportunity to cast a line over the harbor wall.

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11
Depart Cape Town
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.


Priced from $14,895 based on two people travelling together

Priced from $10,795 based on four people travelling together

Internal air from $1,795

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2018 travel. Supplements may apply over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability. International air not included.

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