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Starting in Cape Town, you will spend 4 days exploring the city and its surrounding from your base at Waterfront Village. Next up, venture to Franschhoek located in the Cape Winelands. Your base, Mont d’Or Franschhoek is in walking distance of this historical town’s center. Lastly, head north to Klaserie Safari River Lodge on the outskirts of the Kruger National Park for the start of your Big 5 safari.
Waterfront Villages has a recycling systems and uses water saving tactics. Klaserie River Safari Lodge is home to several community upliftment and nature conservation projects.
All three spots along your journey can happily accommodate you and your family. The 2 and 3 bedroom apartments at Waterfront Village are in walking distance to a number of family-friendly activities. Mont Dór Franschhoek has family rooms and welcomes children of all ages. Klaserie River Safari Lodge has family suites with interleading rooms, perfect for you family safari.
Self-catering accommodation situated on the water’s edge in the picturesque V&A Waterfront Marina, offering guests the sumptuousness of a hotel with the freedom of superior serviced apartments.
Just meters away from the historic town centre, we are an easy walking distance from Franschhoek’s enviable variety of restaurants, museums, monuments, exclusive shops and art galleries – and the famous wine tram, of course.
Klaserie River Safari Lodge combines the rustic beauty of the African bushveld and the calm serenity of the riverine forest. This is a safari getaway in the Greater Kruger area on the border of the Kruger National Park, while South Africa’s most alluring natural attractions are only a stone’s throw away. Luxury and standard bedrooms are situated along the Klaserie River with tranquil views from private wooden decks.
Day 10 marks the final day of your South Africa Family Safari.
Touch down at Cape Town International Airport and collect your rental vehicle. Once you have your keys, head into the city to the popular Waterfront area.
Your accommodation for the next 3 nights will be a 2-bedroom, self-catering apartment in the Waterfront Village, overlooking the canals and the harbour. Ideally located, you will be within walking distance of the V&A Waterfront, boasting over 200 shops, an array of restaurants and fun activities for the little ones like the Two Oceans Aquarium.
Spend your time exploring the buzzing city and its beautiful surroundings. Choose to see the city from above on a cable car trip up to the peak of Table Mountain, hike up to the summit of Lion’s Head, visit one of the many incredible beaches or venture further afield on a day tour to see the penguins at Boulders Beach.
Wake up and enjoy a final filling breakfast in the Mother City before venturing into the Cape Winelands in your trusty rental. This 1 hour scenic drive will take you to Mont d’Or Franschhoek, a boutique guest house 100m from the historic town center.
The guesthouse features 11 elegant rooms, a spa and outdoor swimming pool. Spend your days exploring Franschhoek, its plethora of restaurants and captivating wine estates with your family.
After a final hearty breakfast in the Cape Winelands, grab your keys and drive to Cape Town International Airport. Before check-in, drop off your rental and board your 2 and a half hour flight north to Hoedspruit. On arrival, your driver will be ready to accompany you to your lodge in the Greater Kruger Area. Your accomodation for the next 3 nights will be the Klaserie River Safari Lodge.
Located on the banks of the Klaserie River, the lodge’s 11 chalets boast uninterrupted views of the river frequented by wildlife. The lodge features two interleading rooms, a swimming pool and boma area making it ideal for families on safari.
Spend your days on expertly guided bush walks in the lodge’s private concession as well as afternoon game drives to a nearby Big 5 reserve. Your guide will stop enroute for you to enjoy the sun set over the Thornybush Game Reserve. Also included, is a full day trip to the Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s premier wildlife-watching destinations. Enjoy cultural visits to nearby villages or visit the Hoedspruit Endangered Species Center to learn about the conversation efforts in the region.
Day 10 marks the end of your South Africa Family Safari. After your morning activity and breakfast, a driver will meet you and accompany you back to the Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to OR Tambo International Airport and onward journey home.