Cape Town, Bushmans Kloof and Durban Self Drive Family Holiday

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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  • Tailor-made Itinerary from $19,560 For Family of 4
Day 1: Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
Day 2 - 5:
  • 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

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:
  • 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:
  • 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:
    Onward Transfer to Durban King Shaka Airport

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

Day 18: Arrive at JFK

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  • Arrival Airport: Cape Town International
  • Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa
    Nights: 4
  • Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat
    Nights: 3
  • The Oyster Box Hotel
    Nights: 4
  • Phinda Mountain Lodge
    Nights: 4
  • Return Airport: Durban King Shaka


  • International flights from JFK
  • 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


  • 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 JFK to Cape Town International
Return Flight:
Overnight from Durban King Shaka to JFK

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