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Family Holiday to South Africa

Inspirational family safari & beach holiday to South Africa

This popular South Africa family trip combines a stay in Cape Town with some beach time in Durban and ends on a high at Phinda Private Game Reserve for a family-friendly, Big 5 safari. Suitable at any time of year, the 3 individual elements of city, beach, and safari, all combine to ensure an action-packed, memorable family holiday.

The luxury accommodation included in the itinerary has been carefully chosen with children in mind. The hotels and lodges all offer family rooms, kids' clubs, and dining options. Phinda Mountain Lodge also offers the Wild Child Programme, a child-friendly safari experience designed to teach your children more about the animals and environment in a fun-filled way. A private guide and safari vehicle is also included.

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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, Cape Town
  • 4 nights - The Oyster Box, KwaZulu Natal
  • 3 nights - Phinda Mountain Lodge, KwaZulu Natal
  • Ends - Transfer to Durban King Shaka for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

Tailor-made itineraries

Every Mahlatini trip is custom created to your exact travel wishes – no readymade tours or set departures. Get in touch with our experts to start creating your bespoke itinerary.

Guide Price

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

Day-by-day

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 - 9

Fly today from Cape Town to Durban Airport where you will collect a further hire car. You will then drive the +-15-minute drive to your hotel at the beach in Umhlanga Rocks.

  • 4 nights
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The Oyster Box Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Sea Facing Family Room
South Africa

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Day 9 - 12

Today you will take the +-3.5-hour drive north along the coast to the private Phinda Reserve for your safari.

  • 3 nights

Phinda Mountain Lodge
All Inclusive | Family Cottage
South Africa

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Day 12

Today you will drive back down the coast to Durban Airport where you will drop off your hire car and catch your international flight home.

We've got you covered

Our trips are unashamedly high-end but always deliver excellent value for money. Our guide price covers the majority of trip costs upfront, on a per person basis, including international flights and all transfers.

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Includes

  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) at Phinda Mountain Lodge
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • Private safari guide and vehicle
  • National Park Fees
  • Group C Hire Car (Toyota Corolla or similar) + GPS
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Excludes

  • 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 Phinda Mountain
  • Additional activities or options on offer
Indulge your passions

ACTIVITIES

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.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • Photographic Safari Icon Photographic Safari
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

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.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Pangolin
    Pangolin
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries

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