Your tailor-made safari & beach family holiday to South Africa

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This incredible family trip takes in the hugely entertaining city of Cape Town and combines it with a stay in the Cape's Cedarberg Mountains as well as in the province of Kwazulu Natal on South Africa's East Coast. The itinerary combines culture, adventure, beach and an incredible safari, all whilst staying in some of the best accommodation the country has to offer. The children will be kept busy throughout with exciting activities, mum and dad can relax or join in with the fun! From the incredible city of Cape Town,with all of its child-friendly activities, you will travel to Bushman's Kloof Wilderness Reserve with its breaktaking scenery and host of activities from hiking, biking, canoing and fishing to nature drives and rock art excursions.

Leave the Cape then and travel to sub-tropical Durban for a stay in the 5 star Oyster Box Hotel with incredible views of the Indian Ocean and a swimming beach, perfect for the children. Finish off with four nights on safari at the outstanding Phinda Mountain Lodge where the children can join the Wild Child programme, they'll leave South Africa as mini rangers excited about conserving our planet and its animals. A few of Mahlatini's family experts will have stayed in these hotels and lodges with their own children and will be able to provide a personal account of what you can expect from this never-to-be-forgotten family holiday.

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Day 1

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

Day 2 - 5

4 nights at Twelve Apostles 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: Superior Sea Facing Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 6 - 8

Today you will take the drive to Bushman's Kloof Nature Reserve at the foot of the Cedarberg Mountains, with beautiful open plains, sandstone formations and ancient bush art sites dating back 10,000 years.

Room Type: Family Room Meal Basis: FBA Full Board and Scheduled Activities

Day 9 - 12

4 nights at The Oyster Box Hotel | Durban

Today you will take the drive back to Cape Town International Airport where you drop off your hire car and connect with your flight to Durban Airport. On arrival you will collect your hire car and drive to Umhlanga Rocks, a coastal town north of Durban.

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

Day 13 - 16

4 nights at Phinda Mountain Lodge | Phinda Private Game Reserve

Today you will take the drive to the Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Room Type: Family Cottage Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 17

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

TAILOR-MADE ITINERARY from $24,100 For Family of 4 (LOW SEASON)


  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by Bushman's Kloof and Phinda Mountain Lodge
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • 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
  • Beverages (excluding premium brands) at Phinda Mountain Lodge
  • Private safari vehicle at Phinda Mountain Lodge
  • 3 free nights included on a low season special


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by Bushman's Kloof and Phinda Mountain Lodge
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol and additional driver's fee
  • Beverages with the exception of Phinda Mountain Lodge


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Durban King Shaka to Philadelphia International Airport

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