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Family: Safari, Beaches & Table Mountain

South Africa in 10 Days, 7 Nights in Destination

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Explore the Western Cape, scale Table Mountain, and visit the Penguin Colony. Where memories are made on this trip: embark on a safari to encounter incredible wildlife, including the Big 5, at Aquila Private Game Reserve.

Trip Highlights

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    Aquila Private Game Reserve
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    Boulder's Beach
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    Cape Peninsula
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    Cape Town
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    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

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  1. All flights

  2. Accommodation

  3. All transfers

  4. Activities

  5. Some meals

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  1. Departures available until December 2025

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  3. Solo travelers from + $1,090

  4. Add up to 5 nights to your stay

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    Accommodation: 7 Nights

    Itinerary

    Embark on a family adventure exploring the captivating charm of Cape Town. Ascend Table Mountain together for stunning views, immerse yourselves in the beauty of Cape Peninsula, create lasting memories on exhilarating safaris meeting the Big 5 at Aquila Private Game Reserve, and unwind on the sun-kissed Penguin Colony at Boulder's Beach, all while sharing moments with the penguins.

    1st Day: US - Night on board

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    Arrival at your US departure airport ready to check in for a flight* to Cape Town. Night on board.

    *If your outbound flight leaves at dawn (before 4:00 a.m.) you must arrive at the airport the night before the selected departure day.

    You will have the option to add early check-in on arrival in the next step of the booking process. To guarantee optional services, we recommend that you add them to your current booking, as they are subject to availability.

    2nd Day: Cape Town

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    Welcome to South Africa! Upon arrival in Cape Town, transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day leisurely exploring the city. Cape Town offers fantastic experiences for families to enjoy together. Take a swim at the beach in front of the hotel, wander through the vibrant streets of Bo-Kaap, or explore the bustling V&A Waterfront with its array of restaurants and shops, perfect for exploring with kids. For an exciting adventure, visit the Two Oceans Aquarium to discover the fascinating local marine life – your children are sure to be thrilled! Overnight stay in Cape Town.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Dolphin Beach Hotel or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    310 Reviews

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    3rd Day: Cape Town - Aquila Game Private Reserve - Cape Town

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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, you embark on an adventure with your family to see if you can spot the African Big 5 animals and experience it like in a movie, in an unforgettable journey. Upon arrival at the Aquila Game Private Reserve, you will enjoy welcome drinks and a buffet lunch before departing on a game drive in an open 4x4 vehicle. Your safari guide will take you through the 10,000-hectare wildlife reserve, sharing insider stories and facts about the animals and the natural Karoo environment. The game drive will last approximately 3 hours, after which you will return to Cape Town, arriving in the late afternoon or early evening. Overnight stay in Cape Town. 

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Dolphin Beach Hotel or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    310 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Game Drive - Aquila Game Reserve

    Moderate

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    4th Day: Cape Town

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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, your local guide will collect you to explore the city with your family. You'll visit the iconic Table Mountain, taking the Aerial Cableway to the top for stunning panoramic views. Later, unwind at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, renowned globally for its beauty. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Dolphin Beach Hotel or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    310 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Full Day Cape Town

    Moderate

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    5th Day: Cape Town

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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today is your chance to unwind and explore Cape Town at your own pace with your family. Whether you prefer to relax at the hotel, soak up the sun on the beach, or venture out independently to discover the city's attractions, the choice is yours. We recommend to take part in our Afternoon Game Drive at Aquila Private Game Reserve*, a fantastic opportunity to see all those animals you couldn't see, enjoy the sunset in the national park, and bid farewell to the African wildlife. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

    *Afternoon Game Drive at Aquila Private Game Reserve: Embark on an unforgettable afternoon safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve. Join a guided game drive through the reserve's expansive landscapes, spotting Africa's Big 5 and other wildlife in their natural habitat. Led by expert rangers, witness lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and leopards, among other species.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Dolphin Beach Hotel or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    310 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Afternoon Game Drive - Aquila Game Reserve

    Moderate

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    6th Day: Cape Town

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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today is your chance to relax and explore Cape Town with your family at your own pace. If you're looking for something interesting and culinary, we recommend venturing into our Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour*, where you'll discover authentic local flavors—a fantastic activity to enjoy with your kids. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

    *Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour: Enjoy a fully interactive cooking class in the Cape Malay Quarter/Bo-Kaap area, where you will learn to cook traditional Malay food. Learn tried and tested tricks and techniques of Malay cooking and delve into this culture. After cooking, have lunch and enjoy the food you have prepared with panoramic views of the beach and ocean from the restaurant.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Dolphin Beach Hotel or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    310 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    Optional
    Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour

    Light

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    7th Day: Cape Town

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    Breakfast at the hotel. Today, embark on a journey to explore the Cape Peninsula with your family, cherishing every moment together. Drive along the scenic Chapman's Peak, where you can soak in breathtaking views. Enjoy a boat cruise to Seal Island, where you'll have the opportunity to witness thousands of Cape Fur Seals. Then, visit the Cape of Good Hope, admiring its rugged coastline and stunning views.

    At Cape Point, experience the sensation of standing on the edge of the world. On the return journey, make a memorable stop at Boulders Beach to visit the penguins. Immerse yourselves in the enchanting world of these adorable creatures as they play in the surf and bask in the sunshine. Capture precious moments together as they go about their daily lives. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Dolphin Beach Hotel or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    310 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

    Moderate

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    8th Day: Cape Town

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    Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a leisurely day at the hotel, the beach, or exploring Cape Town at your own pace. Consider optional excursions suitable for the whole family, like the Cape Canopy Tour* or a Full-day Cape Winelands Tour**, offering experiences for both kids and adults. Later, indulge in an interactive drumming experience at the famous Gold Restaurant. While your children get painted like the locals, savor a 14-course African tasting dinner included accompanied by cultural entertainment. It's an unforgettable experience for the whole family. Overnight stay in Cape Town.

    *Cape Canopy Tour: This excursion occurs in the Elgin Valley, situated in a World Heritage Site within CapeNature’s Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. It features a series of cables and platforms offering breathtaking views, ideal for families seeking adventure and bonding. This bucket list activity includes a thrilling 4x4 journey through the reserve, followed by soaring through the air on eleven exhilarating slides, some over 300m long.

    **Full Day Cape Winelands Tour: Enjoy a full day exploring the Cape Winelands with family-friendly activities. Visit Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, where kids can taste grape juice while adults sample wine. Explore wine farms and enjoy two tastings. Have a picnic lunch on a wine farm for a relaxing family experience.

    Please note: both activities take place at the same time, so you can only choose to do one of them.

    Accommodation

    ONE OF OUR SELECTED HOTELS
    Dolphin Beach Hotel or similar
    tripadvisor rating

    310 Reviews

    See our full selection

    Activities

    included
    Drumming experience and dinner at Gold Restaurant

    Light

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    Optional
    Cape Canopy Tour

    Moderate

    See more
    Optional
    Full Day Cape Winelands Tour & Picnic

    Moderate

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    9th Day: Cape Town - Night on board

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    Breakfast at the hotel.* At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight back to the US. Night on board.

    *Depending on the return flight schedule and the hotel breakfast service, you may not be able to enjoy the included breakfast on the last day.

    10th Day: US

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    Arrive in the US and end your trip.

    Included activities

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    Don’t forget to pack your swimming costume, sunblock and hat, as you can enjoy the outdoor pool during lunch time.

    Game Drive - Aquila Game Reserve

    Included activity for day 3 in Aquila Private Game Reserve

    Enjoy a guided game drive with experienced rangers, maximizing your chances to spot South Africa’s Big Five and other native wildlife. Your guide will lead you through the private reserve, sharing insights about the Karoo environment.

    Duration 10:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:45 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Included

    Full Day Cape Town

    Included activity for day 4 in Cape Town

    Explore Cape Town City, and see highlights such as Cape Town City Hall, Company Gardens, Cape Malay Quarter/Bo-Kaap with its colourful houses, Greenmarket Square and Signal Hill. Head up the famous Table Mountain by cable car and view the city from above.

    Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Full Day Cape Peninsula Tour

    Included activity for day 7 in Cape Town

    Enjoy Cape Peninsula highlights: Clifton, Camps Bay, Llandudno, Twelve Apostles. Visit Noordhoek, Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, Cape Point. Boat trip to Seal Island, penguin colony at Boulder's Beach. Explore Simons Town, Muizenberg Beach.

    Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Included
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    Dinner at Gold Restaurant might be booked on any other night, subject to availability

    Drumming experience and dinner at Gold Restaurant

    Included activity for day 8 in Cape Town

    This evening, you will be collected from the hotel and transferred to the famous Gold Restaurant to enjoy an interactive drumming experience and a 14-course African tasting dinner with cultural entertainment.

    Duration 04:00h Approx. Pick up time: 18:00

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Available Activities

    Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
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    Don’t forget to pack your swimming costume, sunblock and hat, as you can enjoy the outdoor pool during lunch time.

    Afternoon Game Drive - Aquila Game Reserve

    Suggested activity for day 5 in Aquila Private Game Reserve

    Enjoy an afternoon safari at Aquila Private Game Reserve. Spot Africa's Big 5 and other wildlife on a guided drive through the reserve's landscapes. Led by expert rangers, witness lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos, and leopards.

    Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 13:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Optional
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    Vegetarian option is possible. Children eat from the same menu as adults.

    Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour

    Suggested activity for day 6 in Cape Town

    Enjoy a hands-on cooking class in the Cape Malay Quarter/Bo-Kaap area, learning traditional Malay cuisine. Discover cooking techniques and delve into the culture. Then, savor your prepared lunch.

    Duration 04:30h Approx. Pick up time: 10:00 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Light

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    Optional
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    Minimum age: 5 years old.

    Cape Canopy Tour

    Suggested activity for day 8 in Cape Town

    Explore Elgin Valley, part of CapeNature’s Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, a World Heritage Site. Enjoy a thrilling 4x4 journey followed by eleven exhilarating ziplines, some over 300m long. Each ends on a cliff platform above Riviersonderend Gorge.

    Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 10:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

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    Optional
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    Children will enjoy a grape juice tasting.

    Full Day Cape Winelands Tour & Picnic

    Suggested activity for day 8 in Cape Town

    You will visit the towns of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek. Explore some of the wine farms that are found in these areas, and get to taste some of the wines.

    Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 08:30 Approx

    Physical rating:

    Moderate

    more information

    The price includes

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    • Departures from main US airports.
    • International flights: US - Cape Town - US.
    • 7 nights hotel accommodation in Superior category hotels.
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    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 dinner.*
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    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles with an English-speaking driver.
    • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
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    • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.
    • Boat cruise to Seal Island.
    • Family trip.**
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    • You will be accompanied by a guide during the Aquila Game Reserve safari and during any optional excursions if you choose to take them.
    • Game Drive in Aquila Reserve Park in a open vehicle with an English-speaking guide.

    *The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

    Not included

    Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

    Important: The airport transfer on departure is not included when adding additional nights to the itinerary. If required, a departure airport transfer can be added for an additional cost.

    *You can upgrade to half-board by adding 7 dinners in the next step of the booking process.

    We would appreciate it if guests specify their intolerances/allergies/dietary requirements so that the restaurant and waiters are aware of their preferences.

    **The immigration rules introduced by South Africa in June 2015 relating to travelling with children require that parents travelling with children (under 18) will need to show the child´s full unabridged birth certificate showing details of both parents. The abridged (short) version will not be accepted. The South African Department of Home Affairs have confirmed they will not accept uncertified copies of birth certificates or copies of parents/guardians ID.

    There are additional requirements if the child is travelling with only one parent, with neither biological parent, or unaccompanied.
    For further information please check:
    https://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/statements-speeches/621-advisory-new-requirements-for-children-travelling-through-south-african-ports-of-entry-effective-1-june-2015

    Please note you’ll receive all your trip details and destination information 14 days prior to your departure.

    • Entry requirements

      Passport with a minimum validity 30 days. Two blank consecutive pages per entry. For more information: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/SouthAfrica.html

    • Visa

      No visa is required for stays of up to 90 days.

    • Currency

      South African Rand

    • Language

      Afrikaans, English, Swazi, Tsonga, Xhosa.

    • Electricity

      230 V 50 Hz

    • Health

      Vaccinations against Tetanus and Hepatitis are recommended. Please consult your doctor regarding malaria prophylaxis.

    • Time zone

      UTC+ 02:00

    • Other useful information

      South Africa is known for its varied landscape. Bring sun protectant, layers, and comfortable shoes!

    • Tourist Office website

      https://www.southafrica.net/gl/en/

    Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline's website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

    Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same or a higher category. The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

    In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or canceled without prior notice.

    If you have reduced mobility, require the use of a wheelchair, or you would prefer this tour to be a private experience for you and your group, you must contact our Experts at +1 888-488-0592 before booking to ensure that your needs can be met.

    While on the road, it is highly unlikely that the vehicle will be equipped with wifi or bathroom facilities, though rest stops will be made for long trips. We recommend purchasing a new SIM card at the airport or placing an e-SIM before travel to guarantee internet connection.


    Room allocation:
     We will do our best to accommodate your family in the same room. If availability doesn't permit this, we guarantee your family will be accommodated as close together as possible. Children will always be accomodated in a room with at least 1 adult.

    Booster seats: Not available in all destinations. Feel free to take your own if you need one.

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