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Table Mountan Hike Cape Town Istock 1216765189
Table Mountan Hike Cape Town Istock 1216765189
Family Trip Idea

South Africa Family Safari

See the splendour of South Africa as a family on this exclusive safari. Spend your days exploring captivating Cape Town, enjoying the delights of the Winelands and on safari, seeking out the abundant wildlife that roams the wilderness. No matter your age, this iconic safari will leave you with memories for a lifetime. See the splendour of South Africa as a family on this exclusive safari. Spend your days exploring captivating Cape Town, enjoying the delights of the Winelands and on safari, seeking out the abundant wildlife that roams the wilderness. No matter your age, this iconic safari will leave you with memories for a lifetime.
See the splendour of South Africa as a family on this exclusive safari. Spend your days exploring captivating Cape Town, enjoying the delights of the Winelands and on safari, seeking out the abundant wildlife that roams the wilderness. No matter your age, this iconic safari will leave you with memories for a lifetime. See the splendour of South Africa as a family on this exclusive safari. Spend your days exploring captivating Cape Town, enjoying the delights of the Winelands and on safari, seeking out the abundant wildlife that roams the wilderness. No matter your age, this iconic safari will leave you with memories for a lifetime.
Best Time To Go
All Year Round
South Africa is fantastic for families all year round. It's particularly great in the spring and over Christmas time too, but remember to book well in advance as it is a very popular time to go!
Ideal Length
From 10-14 days
With so much to see and do, we recommend a longer stay in South Africa, so you can soak in everything the fabulous country has to offer.
Key Highlights
Itinerary At A Glance
Days 1 - 5
Days 5 - 10
Days 10 - 14
Days 1 - 5
Days 5 - 10
Days 10 - 14
Days 1 - 5
Cape Town
This is one of the world’s great cities. From its peninsular position beneath the iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town has centuries of history as a trade hub between Europe and Asia and the multicultural influences are palpable.

  • City glamour meets rugged outdoor adventure.

  • Iconic Table Mountain backdrop.

  • Vast array of activities from arts and culture to hiking and surfing.

  • Excellent base for exploring the winelands and Cape Peninsula.

  • Superb dining scene.

  • Pleasing Mediterranean climate.

  • Luxury waterfront hotels.
Days 5 - 10
Winelands
Within a two-hour radius of Cape Town are the Cape Winelands. Settled some 300 years ago by Huguenot farmers fleeing persecution in Europe, many of today’s independent wine estates still bear their names.

  • One of the world’s great wine producing regions.

  • Many wine estates are hundreds of years old.

  • Charming villages with individual character.

  • Excellent dining throughout the Winelands.

  • Opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding.

  • Within two hours of Cape Town.

  • Suitable for self-driving.
Days 10 - 14
Madikwe
South Africa has several outstanding malaria-free wildlife reserves. Madikwe is the largest and its climactic landscape of volcanic hills, expansive plains and winding rivers is a breathtaking backdrop for the private lodges within.

  • Only South Africa can offer malaria-free safaris.

  • Thrilling Big Five safaris with exclusive accommodations.

  • Madikwe is the largest malaria-free game reserve.

  • Great game viewing in mountainous surroundings at the Waterberg.

  • Tswalu is a remarkable conservation project near to the Kalahari.

  • All malaria-free reserves are easily accessible from Johannesburg.
Places to Stay
Hero Image Cottages Pool Mountain View Mount Nelson Cape Town
Hero Image Cottages Pool Mountain View Mount Nelson Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Great for young families
One of Cape Town's great landmarks, The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a truly luxurious resort. A magnificent pale pink building fringed with palm trees, the iconic five star hotel offers tranquillity and seclusion in the heart of the vibrant city. Whether dining in fine restaurants, exploring the bustling streets of the cultural quarter or simply soaking up the sun, your time here promises wonderful memories.
Read moreGreat for young families
Hero Image Exterior Presidential Views One Only Cape Town Cape Town
Hero Image Exterior Presidential Views One Only Cape Town Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Great for older families
At the heart of the picturesque Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the exclusive One&Only Cape Town stands. Offering an unprecedented level of luxury, this unbelievably chic waterfront resort is the perfect gateway to experience the vibrant and enchanting Cape Town, and its gorgeous surroundings. An idyllic hotel and spa with great vistas and luxury in abundance, the One&Only is perfect for life's most memorable moments.
Read moreGreat for older families
Hero Image Pool Ellerman House Cape Town
Hero Image Pool Ellerman House Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Great for multi-generational families
Ellerman House describes itself as being for ‘discerning guests accustomed to the finer pleasures of life’ and everything about this glorious hotel reflects that statement. The Cape Town mansion we’d all have in our dreams, it’s a superb Relais & Chateaux hotel with unrivalled views across the manicured gardens to Robben Island, and the beyond to the bay. Perhaps the principal attraction to guests, many of whom return year after year, is the discreet yet attentive service giving you the impression that you are among friends.
Read moreGreat for multi-generational families
Hero Image Pool View Mosaic Lagoon Lodge Garden Route
Hero Image Pool View Mosaic Lagoon Lodge Garden Route
Garden Route, South Africa
Great for young families
At the edge of Hermanus Lagoon’s glistening waters stands Mosaic Lagoon Lodge. Set in an enviable location, where towering mountains meet the rippling ocean, the lodge is perfect for those interested in marine creatures, bird life and fascinating indigenous flora. Far from a one trick pony, this ecological gem is both an idyllic, remote retreat and an action-packed playground, with a host of activities sure to tickle your fancy.
Read moreGreat for young families
Hero Image Exterior Grootbos Forest Lodge Garden Route
Hero Image Exterior Grootbos Forest Lodge Garden Route
Garden Route, South Africa
Great for older families
Exuding sophistication, Grootbos Forest Lodge sits within landscaped gardens dotted with indigenous trees. Carefully designed to reflect traditional African warmth and combine it with an intercontinental twist, the lodge fuses aesthetic beauty with ultimate comfort. With breathtaking views and nature to match, stays at Grootbos are undoubtedly memorable.
Read moreGreat for older families
Hero Image Swimming Pool At Sunset Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
Hero Image Swimming Pool At Sunset Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
Waterburg, South Africa
Great for young families
Check in at Mhondoro Safari Lodge, a remarkable property where Africa-meets-Europe chic combines with contemporary design, attentive service, and unbelievable wildlife encounters.
Read moreGreat for young families
Rhino With Baby South Africa
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Positive Impact
Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.
African Communities
African Communities
In Africa, we support Ripple Effect, a cross-country, African-based charity who help small-scale African farmers release the potential of their land and lives. With every African journey we arrange we make a donation to Ripple Effect. In just over a decade, with the help of our generous clients, we have donated over £115,000 to Ripple Effect’s work in Africa!
5% of Net Profit to Charity
5% of Net Profit to Charity
In addition to fundraising, a minimum of 5% of our annual net profits are donated to charitable initiatives. We support four amazing charities who aid communities and wildlife conservation in our key destinations.
Property Partners
Property Partners
Partnering with people who share our values is vital to achieving our positive impact goals. We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching.
Price Guide
Each journey is tailor-made to you with prices to reflect, but you can expect to pay:
From £8,000 per person
Journeysmiths expert team of Travel Designers creates individual itineraries tailor-made just for you. When you book with us, we’ll design your dream holiday where you will create memories of a lifetime, benefitting from over 30 years of experience, expert travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation, and complete ATOL or TOPP financial protection.

Our worldwide network of deep relationships affords us excellent confidential rates with properties, airlines and service providers. This means the price of your holiday will generally be the same as if you booked every individual element yourself - just without any of the hassle.

Each and every holiday we put together is completely unique with prices to reflect. On a superb safari holiday, where the average cost per person is in the range above, you’ll stay in the world’s most exclusive and remote camps, with transport planned right to the door, and every meal, game drive and almost all activities included. Add personalisations like visiting in the height of peak season, chartering a private plane or embarking on unusual activities, and that figure can quickly increase!
Game Drive Rhino Lewa Wilderness
Perfect!
Sarah
USA
"Our trip was perfect - the locations Ross helped us select provided a balance of exposure to fun activities, community, and animals and all the places we stayed far exceeded our accommodation expectations. Fully recommend working with Journeysmiths to book travel to anywhere on the continent."
A South African safari as unique as the family it’s for
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Hermanus Ss
Hermanus Ss
Why Travel With Journeysmiths

  • 24/7 Support
    It is rare that we hear from our clients while they are away, but if you need us, we are here 24 hours a day and act swiftly to resolve any issue.

  • Logistical Expertise & Extraordinary Service
    Our teams work together to take care of every last detail of your holiday, ensuring it runs like clockwork from beginning to end.


  • Almost Nothing is Impossible
    Marvels can be found in the most unexpected places, so we’re devoted to making this your ultimate holiday, with no constraints.

  • Privacy and Discretion
    Luxurious, remote properties and exclusive reserves in the wilderness guarantee maximum privacy, the essence of a Journeysmiths holiday.

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