Cape Town, Hermanus, Knysna and Safari Family Holiday

This self-drive family holiday takes you along South Africa's famously beautiful Cape coast beginning in majestic Cape Town, with its host of family-friendly activities from cable car trips up Table Mountain to trips to see the penguins at Boulder's Beach. More sea life awaits in Hermanus where, in season (June - Nov), you and the children can experience whales either from land, by boat or from the air via a scenic flight. If you are brave enough you may also wish to go shark cage diving (age 8 upwards).

The next stop is the famed Garden Route with its plethora of adventure activities from kayaking, ziplining, bungee jumping and hiking to surfing and horseriding. End off with a thrilling Big 5 safari in the Eastern Cape which is sure to create lasting memories for the children. This itinerary features family accommodation of a good standard that is excellent value for money. Your own hire car allows you to explore at your own pace.

Cape Town Garden Route Amakhala
  • Tailor-made Itinerary from $8,830 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: Family Suite Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast
Day 6 - 7:
  • Hermanus

Today you will take the drive to Hermanus, South Africa's whale capital (in season).

Room Type: Family Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast
Day 8 - 11:
  • Knysna

Today you will take the drive to Knysna, along the famed Garden Route.

Room Type: Double Suite Cottage Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast
Day 12 - 13:
  • Amakhala Game Reserve

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

Room Type: Family Room Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities
Day 14:
    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 15: Arrive at JFK

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  • Arrival Airport: Cape Town International
  • The Clarendon Fresnaye
    Nights: 4
  • Lavender Manor Guest House
    Nights: 2
  • Belvidere Manor Hotel
    Nights: 4
  • Amakhala Leeuwenbosch Country House
    Nights: 2
  • Return Airport: Port Elizabeth


  • International flights from JFK
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by Amakhala Game Reserve
  • 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
  • One way drop off fee for hire car
  • Beverages (excluding premium brands) at Amakhala


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


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

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