Thrill-filled, stress-free safari in South Africa
Nothing compares to the thrill of a child seeing elephants, lions, and giraffes in the wild. There’s no better, or easier, place for a family safari than South Africa. It’s safe, laidback, and the diversity of the landscape is like several countries rolled into one. This city-and-safari adventure takes in enough unforgettable sights to create a lifetime of memories.
Vibrant, cosmopolitan Cape Town is your starting point. A thrilling cable car ride takes you to the summit of Table Mountain. Hiking trails criss-cross the surrounding national park, with exhilarating views on all sides. Brimming with colour and character, Cape Town has so much for all ages to explore: botanical gardens, townships, and craft markets, exciting street art and a buzzing waterfront. The best way to take in the superb wineries of Contantia and the sweeping sandy beaches along the Atlantic Seaboard is on two wheels. The craggy coastline also offers fantastic opportunities for wildlife spotting. Watch out for whales at Hermanus, paddle with penguins on Boulder’s Beach, meet cheetahs at a conservation reserve, and spot birds, baboons, and mountain zebra at Cape Point.
At Kwandwe Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, you can get up close (but not too close!) to the rare black rhino and the rest of the Big Five. Designed with families in mind, this private game reserve has just six lodges and all kinds of activities to engage and inspire eco-conscious kids.