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Cape Town is a magical destination, with so many attractions to appeal to every member of the family, and it is here you will start your family adventure together with a four night stay, giving you ample time to experience all the attractions of this vibrant destination. The family will stay at the luxurious Steenberg Hotel situated on the Cape's first farm, established in 1682, a destination steeped in heritage and offering spectacular views, personalised service and exceptional cuisine.

Combine this with a stay at the fantastic family accommodation at Grootbos Nature Reserve and you and your family cannot only enjoy thrilling whale watching experiences with appearance of the Southern Right Whales in season (July to October). Resting in a milkwood forest, ideally positioned between mountain and sea, the Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is a five-star family paradise. Home to whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins, with unparalleled floral diversity, and offering a huge array of activities to all the family Grootbos makes for an unforgettable luxury African experience.

Quick Facts:

Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

Day 2 - 5

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will make your way to the car hire desk to collect your hire car. From here you will drive yourself to Steenberg Hotel, located roughly 30 minutes from the centre of Cape Town.

Room Type: Family Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 6 - 9

Today you will take the drive to Grootbos Nature Reserve, near to the town of Hermanus and approximately 2 hour's drive from Cape Town.

Room Type: Two bedroom Luxury Suite Meal Basis: FBA Full Board and Scheduled Activities

Day 10

Today you will take the drive back to Cape Town International Airport where you will drop off your hire car and connect with your onward flight home.

Day 11

Arrive at JFK

Tailor-made itinerary from $12,560 For Family of 4


  • International flights from JFK
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • GPS with your car hire
  • Itinerary based on a family of 4 with 2 children aged between 3 and 12 years
  • Scheduled activities at Grootbos Nature Reserve


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by Grootbos Nature Reserve
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Cape Town International to JFK
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