Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari Family Self Drive

South Africa is such a family-friendly destination, it has sunny weather, stunning scenery, excellent value family accommodation, a huge variety of activities, excellent road infrastructure and of course the famous wildlife. This itinerary ticks all those boxes and more, allowing you and your family to explore this fascinating part of the country in a leisurely and laid back fashion. Travel along the beautiful Cape coast taking in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, with its many attractions, the scenic winelands, with a surprising number of child-friendly activities, and the famous Garden Route which is jam-packed with things to do, from hiking and kayaking to boat tours and elephant interactions.

The highlight will undoubtedly be the Big 5 safari at Amakhala Private Game Reserve where you and the kids can expect thrilling game drives, seeing all the animals you have dreamed of seeing in the wild. Switch off from technology and share some precious family time around a campfire under the African night sky. This is a tried and tested route for families and the experts at Mahlatini will have vast experience in the area and will tailor your trip to be unique to your family.

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  • Tailor-made Itinerary from $10,150 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 wady to the car hire desk to collect your hire car. From here you will drive yourselves to Cape Town.

Room Type: Family Suite Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast
Day 6 - 7:
  • Winelands

Today you will take the drive to the Winelands.

Room Type: Signature Garden Terrace Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast
Day 8 - 9:
  • Oudtshoorn

Today you will drive the scenic Route 62 wine route towards the small town of Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo area of South Africa's Western Cape, known for its ostrich farms and world-famous Cango Caves.

Room Type: Family Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast
Day 10 - 13:
  • Plettenberg Bay

Today you will take the drive to the Plettenberg Bay, a small coastal town on the famed Garden Route.

Room Type: View Suite Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast
Day 14 - 16:
  • Amakhala Game Reserve

Today you will take the drive to the Amakhala Game Reserve, a private Big 5, malaria-free game reserve in the Eastern Cape.

Room Type: Family Suite Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities
Day 17:
    Onward Transfer to Port Elizabeth Airport

Today you will take the drive to Port Elizabeth 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
  • The Clarendon Fresnaye
    Nights: 4
  • Spier Hotel
    Nights: 2
  • Surval Boutique Olive Estate
    Nights: 2
  • Robberg House
    Nights: 4
  • Amakhala Woodbury Lodge
    Nights: 3
  • Return Airport: Port Elizabeth


  • International flights from JFK
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by Amakhala Woodbury Lodge
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Itinerary is based on 2 children between the ages of 3 and 12
  • GPS with your car hire
  • House beverages (excluding premium brands) at Amakhala Woodbury Lodge


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by Amakhala Woodbury Lodge
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol
  • Beverages with the exception of Amakhala Woodbury Lodge


Outward Flight:
Overnight from JFK to Cape Town International
Return Flight:
Overnight from Port Elizabeth to JFK

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