South Africa With Kids - 9 Days

Fun for everyone

Offering an astonishing variety of experiences and sights, South Africa is a great destination for a family vacation. With your kids in tow, see the cities of Cape Town and Johannesburg and go on an authentic safari at Kariega Private Game Reserve!

Unique Explorations
Visit Origins Centre in Johannesburg, where kids can learn about African origins of humankind through interactive exhibits.
See incredible vistas at Chapman’s Peaks on an included full-day tour of the Cape Peninsula!
Enjoy South African wine while the kids have their own fun on an included Cape Winelands family tour.
See the Big 5 (lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhino) at the Kariega Game Reserve.
Enjoy airport transfers, comfortable accommodations and kid-friendly tours throughout your vacation!
South Africa, also called The Rainbow Nation, is a country filled with surprises at every corner. From jaw-dropping coastline to vibrant cities to the African wild, there is really something for the whole family. Tour three different regions and see the best of the best in each city with fun, informative tours in each place. This is one vacation you’ll never forget!

Begin in Johannesburg, more commonly known as “Jo’burg” or “Jozi”. Spend the day touring South Africa’s largest city while you get adjusted to life down south (it’s the southernmost country on the Eastern Hemisphere!) Then it’s off to Cape Town, a melting pot of cultures and beautiful landscapes. While you’re there for four days, enjoy three tours that will take you to popular kids attractions in the city’s heart, seaside vistas, and verdant wine country.

You’ll then hop on a plane to the Eastern Cape, home of the Kariega Game Reserve where you’ll spend your remaining three nights. The whole family will go nuts seeing cheetahs, giraffes, elephants and more on twice-daily safari drives on the reserve. Seeing the world’s fiercest predators up close is promised to be a memory you’ll never forget! Other activities at the malaria-free reserve include boat cruises, walking safaris, canoeing, and fishing.

This family package can accommodate 1 or 2 children up to 11 yrs old, with 1 or 2 parents (for a max of 4 in one room)

Sample rates are from Atlanta and is per person. Final rate will vary based on dates and availability. Rates and schedule not guaranteed until booked.

Vacation is round-trip, per person, based on 2 travelers. Includes airfare & airport taxes, automatic car, hotels, tours, daily breakfast and more. Additional baggage charges may apply. Rates are available for 1 to 9 travelers.

Day 1
Welcome to Johannesburg!

Arrive in Johannesburg and enjoy a private transfer to your hotel. Spend the remainder of your day at leisure while you get adjusted to the time change.

If you’re feeling up to it, take a stroll through Joziburg Lane and try some traditional South African food.

Transfer to Johannesburg Hotel

Check in – Southern Sun Katherine Street Sandton

115 Katherine Street

2146, Johannesburg, South Africa

4-star hotel with restaurant and spa in Johannesburg

Set in Johannesburg’s exclusive northern suburb and only 30 minutes from the airport, Southern Sun Katherine Street offers a range of accommodation options for guests. Boasting 122 spacious rooms, each room is equipped with amenities like coffee making facilities, electronic safe, and complimentary WiFi.

Services and facilities are equally impressive within the hotel. Enjoy a perfectly cooked steak or fresh fish throughout the day at Kelsey’s Restaurant. Other notable facility highlights include a complimentary Gautrain shuttle, large swimming pool and access to the renowned Sandton Sun Spa, which lies within easy reach of Southern Sun Katherine Street Sandton hotel.

Day 2
Johannesburg

Enjoy a free day in Johannesburg! Don’t miss the kid-friendly Origins Centre, a museum exploring the African origins of humankind through interactive exhibits. The museum also houses the most formidable collection of rock art in the world, led by the San people.

Day 3
Johannesburg - Cape Town

After breakfast, transfer to Johannesburg Airport for your flight to Cape Town. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel; the remainder of the day is at leisure. You might want to see South Africa’s Dutch influence in the historic City Bowl neighborhood, perfect for a casual stroll.

Transfer to Johannesburg airport (JNB)

Fly to Cape Town

Transfer to Cape Town hotel

Check in – Southern Sun The Cullinan

1 Cullinan Street

8001, Cape Town, South Africa

Colonial-style hotel in the heart of Cape Town

Stay in the heart of Cape Town at Southern Sun The Cullinan. From the hotel, enjoy incredible views of Table Mountain, the bustling Table Bay Harbour and Waterfront, and the Cape’s city center.

Each of the 394 rooms is equipped with free WiFi, tea and coffee stations, electronic safes, en-suite facilities and supremely comfortable double or queen beds. Take a dip in the large outdoor pool, relax on the spacious deck, and savor delicious food and fine wine at The Star Bar and Terrace and The Peach Tree Restaurant.

Day 4
Cape Town

Today you will see Cape Town on a city tour taking you to all the fun, kid-friendly attractions.

After the tour, enjoy the rest of the day seeing whatever you choose.

Cape Town Kids City Tour

Experience the best of Cape Town on a fun kids city tour. With an expert tour guide leading the way, visit exciting attractions in the city including the Planetarium, Two Oceans Aquarium, The Cape Wheel, and The Jolly Roger.

At Two Oceans Aquarium, kids will love viewing some of the 3000 marine animals including sharks, fishes, turtles, and penguins.

Get a bird’s eye view of Cape Town on the Cape Wheel, a giant observation wheel with spectacular 360 degree panoramic views from the iconic and vibrant V&A Waterfront. Spot Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Town City skyline, Paarl Mountains, and the Cape Town Stadium from the comfort of a fully-enclosed, air conditioned cabin!

Day 5
Cape Town

Today you will enjoy a full-day scenic tour of the Cape Peninsula! See Cape Point, Chapman’s Peak, and the penguins of Boulders Beach. You’ll also enjoy a picnic lunch along the way.

Cape Peninsula Tour with picnic lunch

Explore the magnificent Cape Peninsula on this one-day tour. Visit Chapman’s Peak, the Cape Point Nature Reserve, and Boulders Beach – known for its famous penguins!

Situated on the Atlantic Coast at the south-western tip of South Africa, the route that curves around Chapman’s Peak is one of the most spectacular marine drives in the world. Along the rocky coastline, you will stop to take in the scenery and enjoy a picnic lunch with a view!

At Cape Point Nature Reserve, visit the beautiful old lighthouse and take in the spectacular scenery. Enjoy rich and varied flora and flauna, and watch zebras, baboons, and birds roam the grounds. This one of the Cape’s must see nature destinations.

Lastly you will visit the Boulders Visitor Center, home to a colony of African penguins. Listen to their distinct braying calls, watch them waddle and play in the sand, and take tons of pictures! Your knowledgeable tour guide will offer lots of information on these spunky birds.

Day 6
Cape Town

Embark on your third and last Cape Town tour today in the Cape Winelands region. Visit two wineries at Fairview and Spier and taste incredible wine while the kids enjoy fun activities.

Cape Winelands for Kids Tour (Full-Day)

On this full-day Cape Winelands tour, visit two wineries while kids enjoy fun and interactive activities on the adjoining farms.

At Fairview Wine Estate, enjoy a wine and cheese tasting of expertly paired wines and a selection of six Fairview cow and goat’s milk cheeses in the tasting room. Kids will be entertained at the estate’s Goat Tower, home to a slew of furry and friendly goats. Each year during September, the nanny goats give birth, and on occasion, kids can pet the adorable babies.

Continue to Spier Wine Farm, where you will find the perfect shady spot on the lawn and relax with a glass of wine. Kids will enjoy up-close-and-personal interactions with eagles, owls and a few other bird species. They’ll also giggle over the sight of piglets, rabbits, tortoises and chickens at the playground.

Day 7
Cape Town - Kariega Private Game Reserve

Today you will transfer to Cape Town airport for your flight to Port Elizabeth. Once you arrive, you will be met and transferred to the malaria-free Kariega Private Game Reserve.

At the reserve, experience twice-daily safari drives and be captivated by sightings of the Big 5 as well as a multitude of other African wild game and bird species.

Transfer to Cape Town airport

Fly to Port Elizabeth

Transfer to Kariega Private Game Reserve lodge

Check in – Kariega Private Game Reserve, Main Lodge

Kariega Private Game Reserve

Eastern Cape, South Africa

Log chalets on a private game reserve

Nestled in the green valleys of the Eastern Cape, Kariega Main Lodge is an authentic safari lodge set in the malaria-free Kariega Private Game Reserve. The lodge serves as a perfect base to enjoy an African safari with twice daily game drives on the reserve and seeing lions, elephants, and rhinos up close.

The lodge is comprised of 24 luxurious log chalets, a vibrant restaurant, bar and living area as well as a pool, gift shop, gym and health spa. In addition to game drives, staying at the lodge means you’ll have access to many other activities including safari walks and fishing.

Day 8
Kariega Private Game Reserve

Today, enjoy your first full day at the Kariega Private Game Reserve. Consisting of rich biodiversity and lush landscapes, Kariega is a malaria-free safari destination home to the Big 5 (lion, elephant, rhino, buffalo, leopard) and much more!

Kids will love going on the twice daily game drives from open game vehicles and seeing animals up close. This will surely be the center of your safari experience at Kariega.

Day 9
Kariega Private Game Reserve

Continue enjoying game drives while you explore other safari activities offered at Kariega. Take the kids on walking safaris, morning cruises on the Kariega River, canoeing, and fishing. Leave the kids on a supervised tour while you enjoy a relaxing massage at the tranquil health spa!

Then celebrate your last night in South Africa with a traditional braaivleis (barbeque) meal.

Day 10
Depart South Africa

Your South African family adventure comes to an end today. After an early breakfast, transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to Johannesburg, where you will connect to your flight home.

Transfer to Port Elizabeth airport (PLZ)

Fly to Johannesburg

Fly home!

What's Included

  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Johannesburg (JNB)
  • All airport transfers
  • 2 nights in Johannesburg at the Southern Sun Katherine Street Sandton Hotel, or similar
  • One-way economy class flight from Johannesburg (JNB) to Cape Town (CPT)
  • 4 nights in Cape Town at the Southern Sun The Cullinan Hotel, or similar
  • Cape Town Kids City Tour
  • Cape Peninsula Tour with picnic lunch
  • Cape Winelands for Kids Tour (full-day)
  • One-way economy class flight from Cape Town (CPT) to Port Elizabeth (PLZ)
  • 3 nights in the malaria-free Kariega Private Game Reserve at the Kariega Main Lodge, or similar
  • Lunch and dinner daily while at Kariega Private Game Reserve
  • Twice-daily safari drives while at Kariega Private Game Reserve
  • One-way economy class flight from Port Elizabeth (PLZ) to Johannesburg (JNB)
  • Breakfast daily

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