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Cheetah Safari for Families

Cheetah Safari

10 Day South Africa Cheetah Safari for Families

10 Day South Africa Cheetah Safari for Families

Travel to South Africa for an eye-opening, 10-day Cheetah Safari in support of Africa’s endangered Big Cat.

Itinerary overview

Interested in the conservation of the world’s fastest land animal and Africa’s most endangered Big Cat? Travel to South Africa on an eye-opening Cheetah Safari that will educate your family on the unique role that this mammal plays in Africa’s ecosystem. Track wild-roaming cheetahs on foot in the Great Karoo alongside expert guides and visit The Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre to actively partake in the conservation of these Big Cats. Best of all, Jumbari Family Safaris will donate 1% of your booking value to HESC on your behalf.

Samara Private Game Reserve is dedicated to the conservation of cheetah, elephant, lion and black rhinoceros to the area. Samara invites guests to get involved and partake in cheetah, rhino and elephant monitoring, land rehabilitation, alien vegetation control and community outreach programmes.

One&Only Cape Town is environmentally sensitive with recycling processes in place and has eliminated single-use plastic throughout its grounds.

Kapama Southern Camp protects the biodiversity of Kapama Private Game Reserve through its established Anti-Poaching Unit (APU).  

Samara Karoo Lodge offers a dedicated children’s menu, as well as private safari vehicles for families with children under the age of 8. The lodge runs a dedicated Samara Kids Programme to entertain children and teenagers with fun, educational activities during their stay, while childminders are available all-year-round for toddler supervision. 

One&Only Cape Town boasts a fully-supervised Kids Only Programme with a movie and game lounge, reading area, exclusive garden and computer room.

Kapama Southern Camp features three dedicated family villas each with private swimming pools. Babysitting services and kids’ facilities are offered on the property.

Day 1 - 4

Great Karoo, Samara Private Game Reserve, Samara Karoo Lodge

Your South Africa Cheetah Safari starts on arrival at O.R Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa. Your family will catch a connecting flight to Port Elizabeth Airport where you will be met by a Jumbari representative. Enjoy a private transfer to Samara Private Game Reserve set in the Greater Karoo region of South Africa and check-in at Samara Karoo Lodge for your 3-night adventure. The highlight of your stay will be tracking wild-roaming cheetah on foot alongside expert safari guides. As the most endangered Big Cat in Africa, you will learn more about Samara’s Cheetah Conservation Program as well as be educated on how to recognize their presence in the wild – from identifying their tracks to scratch marks on trees. Other activities include Big Five game drives, Karoo picnics, and star-gazing while Samara’s dedicated Kids Programme will keep the little ones entertained throughout your stay.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

Day 4 - 7

Cape Town, One&Only Cape Town

Enjoy breakfast at Samara Karoo Lodge before your private transfer to Port-Elizabeth Airport. Board your scheduled flight to Cape Town International Airport where a Jumbari representative will be awaiting your family’s arrival and transfer to One&Only Cape Town for 4 exciting days discovering the Mother City. A variety of child-friendly day-tours are offered in and around Cape Town such as a Cape Point Tour, Winelands Tour or a city tour. A trip to Boulder’s Beach and a ride to the top of Table Mountain is highly recommended for parents and their little ones. Request our Cape Town with Kids Guide to find out more about family-friendly restaurants, activities, and tours to include in your itinerary.

Breakfast included.

Day 7 - 9

Kapama Private Game Reserve, Kapama Southern Camp

On the 7th day of your Cheetah Safari, depart One&Only Cape Town for your transfer to Cape Town International Airport to catch your scheduled flight to Hoedspruit. On arrival, a Jumbari representative will welcome you and transfer your family to Kapama Southern Camp for another exciting three nights in the African wilderness. The highlight of your stay will be visiting Jumbari’s conservation partner, the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Centre, for an eye-opening Cheetah Focus Tour. The Cheetah Tour includes a drive through the cheetah enclosure to witness cheetah chasing a lure as well as a trip to the Vulture Restaurant where you will witness the synchronized flight and feed sequence of vultures.


Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

- Departure -

Enjoy your last morning game drive in Kapama Private Game Reserve followed by breakfast at the camp. After check-out meet your driver for your scheduled transfer to Hoedspruit (Eastgate) Airport and board your flight to O.R Tambo International Airport. On arrival, you will connect to your international flight home and bid Africa goodbye!

24/7 support

We offer 24/7 support and are always available in case of an emergency while on safari with your family.

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Responsible travel

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