Our self-drive tour of Cape Town and the Garden Route, complete with awesome safari at Amakhala Game Reserve in South Africa's Eastern Cape, is action packed for children of all ages. All the hotels and lodges we have chosen for this itinerary positively welcome children and go out of their way to make a family holiday extra special.
Day 1 Depart from London Heathrow on the overnight flight to Cape Town, arriving early the next morning.
Day 2 In Cape Town, stay 4 nights at Cape Grace, an award-winning hotel that offers special kids activities and treats, like African bed time story and family movie night in on request.
Day 6 Stay 2 nights at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve close to Hermanus. Grootbos has a small children zoo and bug boxes, and is perfect for shore-based whale-watching during the whale season (Jun – Oct). Grootbos also offers guided nature walks in the unique fynbos and milkwood forests and horse-riding on the pristine beach.
Day 8 At De Zeekoe Guest Farm close to the small Karoo town of Oudtshoorn, children over 10 years can join the early morning wild meerkat tour and visit ostrich farms tolearn more about their huge eggs. Stay here overnight.
Day 9 Head to the heart of the Garden Route to stay 3 nights at Hog Hollow Country Lodge in the Tsitsikamma Forest and close to the Keurboomstrand and Plettenberg Bay beaches. Hog Hollow is a great base to explore other attractions in the area; nearby boat trips for dolphin watching, the fascinating Monkey Land and elephant interactions in Knysna.
Day 12 End your family adventure with a 3-night safari at Hlosi Lodge in the Eastern Cape. Hlosi offers tailored kids safari activities in the private Amakhala Game Reserve.
Day 15 Drive to Port Elizabeth Airport for your flight to London via Johannesburg.
Day 16 Arrive London early morning
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