Your tailor-made family safari to South Africa

Kruger game drive Cape Town Thornybush

This family holiday combines arguably South Africa's most famous regions, Cape Town and the Kruger Park, with the added feature of a few days spent exploring the exceptionally beautiful Panorama Route. Begin with 4 nights in Cape Town staying at the luxurious and historic Vineyard Hotel with incredible gardens for the kids to run around in and two resident tortoises to seek out. Spend your time in this marvelous city exploring all its famous sights from Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront to Cape Point and Robben Island. You are also within easy driving distance of the picturesque winelands region which a surprising amount of child-friendly activities.

You will then leave the Cape and fly to the Kruger region to explore the dramatic landscapes of the Panorama Route including the Blyde River Canyon. Activities on offer here include hiking, cycling, hot air ballooning, cultural villages, elephant interactions, river rafting, digging for goad and many more. Conclude this epic family holiday with a Big 5 safari in the private Thornybush Game Reserve which borders the Kruger Park. Here you and the kids will enjoy thrilling Big 5 game drives and fun-filled, child-centred activities to learn more about the wildlife of the area. Spend your evenings re-connecting as a family under the African sky. We promise they won't miss their screens one bit!

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Day 1

Catch your overnight flight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International

Day 2 - 5

4 nights at Vineyard Hotel & Spa | Cape Town

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 Cape Town.

Room Type: 2 x inter-leading courtyard rooms Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 6 - 8

3 nights at Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge | Panorama Route

Today you will take the drive to Cape Town International Airport where you will drop off your hire car and catch your domestic flight to the Kruger Mpumalanga Airport. Here you will be met and transferred by road to your lodge in White River in the area known as the Panorama Route, which borders the Kruger National Park.

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

Day 9 - 11

3 nights at Thornybush Game Lodge | Thornybush Nature Reserve

Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to the Thornybush Private Game Reserve, bordering the Kruger National Park.

Room Type: Family Suite Meal Basis: FBS Full Board and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 12

Today you will be met by your private driver who will transfer you by road to Hoedspruit Airport where you will catch your flight to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport where you will connect with your onward flight home.

TAILOR-MADE ITINERARY from $19,540 For Family of 4 (LOW SEASON)


  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by Thornybush Game Lodge
  • Car hire in Cape Town in a Group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • Road transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • GPS with your car hire
  • Itinerary based on a family of 4 with 2 children aged between 3 and 12 years


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by Thornybush Game Lodge
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol and additional driver's fee
  • Beverages


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Johannesburg OR Tambo International to Philadelphia International Airport

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