Your tailor-made family safari to South Africa

Spier - owls Cape Town Thakadu

This exciting holiday takes your family from the city of Cape Town to the Cape Winelands to a Big 5 safari in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Begin your holiday in a 2 bedroom apartment in the V&A Waterfront region of Cape Town, offering easy access to the city's famous sights. Take your children on a cable car up Table Mountain, on a boat trip to Robben Island and on a road trip to see the penguins at Boulder's Beach. The city is packed full of fun-filled activities for the whole family.

Your next stop is the Spier Wine Estate in the Cape Winelands offering a kids club to allow you to enjoy the brilliant food and wine of the region. The winelands offers a host of activities for children of all ages from Segway Tours of vineywards and visits to the Eagle Encounters Centre at Spier to horse riding, picnics, hiking and biking.

Conclude this memorable holiday with a Big 5 safari in the Madikwe Private Game Reserve, 4 hour's drive north of Johannesburg. You will stay at Thakadu River Camp where the highly-skilled guides will take your family on thrilling day and night game drives and enthrall the children with nature-based activities, allowing you some quality 'me' time around the pool. At night share some quality family time together around the camp fire telling stories of the day's exciting adventures.

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Day 1

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

Day 2 - 6

5 nights at African Elite Waterfront Apartments | 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: 2 Bedroom Superior Apartment Meal Basis: SC Self Catering

Day 7 - 9

3 nights at Spier Hotel | Winelands

Today you will take the drive to the Winelands.

Room Type: Signature Garden Terrace Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 10 - 13

4 nights at Thakadu River Camp | Madikwe

Today you will take the drive to Cape Town International Airport where you will drop off your hire car and catch your domestic flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will collect a further hire car and drive yourselves to the malaria-free Madikwe Private Game Reserve,approximately 4 hours north of Johannesburg, on the border of Botswana.

Room Type: Family Room Meal Basis: FBS Full Board and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 14

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

TAILOR-MADE ITINERARY from $13,080 For Family of 4 (LOW SEASON)


  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by Thakadu River 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


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by Thakadu River Lodge
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol and additional driver's fee
  • Beverages


  • Outward Flight:
  • Overnight from Philadelphia International Airport to Cape Town International
  • Return Flight:
  • Overnight from Johannesburg OR Tambo International to Philadelphia International Airport

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