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Family Cape and Malaria-Free Safari

Inspirational self drive family holiday to South Africa

This exciting South African family holiday has all the elements of a truly memorable trip. It has a city break in one of the world's most beautiful cities, Cape Town, a relaxing stay on a working farm in the scenic Cape Winelands and an action-packed, malaria-free safari in the Waterberg.

Begin with a stay at the luxurious One & Only Hotel at Cape Town's V&A Waterfront, perfectly located for the family to stroll to the Waterfront's attractions and to drive to Table Mountain or the beaches of Camps Bay. Heading further afield there are penguins to be seen at Boulder's Beach or older children may wish to go shark cage diving. A stay at the exquisite Babylonstoren Farm Hotel is next. There are walks, bike rides, wine cellar tours and many more activities, both on the farm and in the surrounding Winelands area. Finally, you will head north to the Waterberg region of South Africa and to Ant's Hill Lodge. It is the definition of family-friendly with free babysitting services and a very flexible activity schedule to accommodate children of all ages and interests. Activities include activities such as horseback riding alongside zebra, giraffe and other animals, fishing, guided walks, archery, rhino tracking and bug and spoor walks.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - One & Only, Cape Town
  • 3 nights - Babylonstoren Farm Hotel, Winelands
  • 3 nights - Ant's Hill, Madikwe and the North
  • Ends - Transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa
  • Nights Icon 10 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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Includes flights from JFK
Price per person based on a family of 4
Itinerary Details


Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International

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Day 1 - 5

Arrive at Cape Town Airport, collect your hire car and drive yourselves to your hotel at the V&A Waterfront.

  • 4 nights

One & Only Cape Town
Bed & Breakfast | Marina Table Mountain Room
South Africa

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Day 5 - 8

Today you will drive yourselves the approximately 1- hour drive to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands.

  • 3 nights
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Babylonstoren Farm Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | 2 Bedroom Cottage
South Africa

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Day 8 - 11

Today you will drive to Cape Town Airport to catch a flight to Johannesburg. After collecting another hire car, you will drive the +-3.5-hour drive to Ant’s Hill.

  • 3 nights

Ant's Hill
All Inclusive | Family Cottage
South Africa

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Day 11

Today you will drive back to Johannesburg Airport for your international flight home.

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  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) at Ant’s Hill
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Group C Hire Car (Toyota Corolla Quest or similar) + GPS
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
  • Petrol
  • Additional Driver’s Fee
  • Beverages with the exception of Ant’s Hill
  • Additional activities or options on offer
Indulge your passions


This sample trip offers countless adventures and activities to ensure lifetime memories are made. From unforgettable thrills to indulgent relaxation, choose those that appeal most and we will curate your perfect itinerary.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Horseriding Icon Horse Riding
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
  • Oryx
  • Kudu
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Bushbuck
  • Buffalo
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Baboon
  • Roan Antelope
    Roan Antelope
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
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