Your tailor-made safari & beach family holiday to South Africa

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South Africa is such a family friendly destination, and it has all the elements that make for a perfect family holiday - excellent weather, stunning scenery, a huge variety of activities, excellent road infrastructure and of course the famous wildlife. This itinerary takes in the beautiful city of Cape Town, the scenic Garden Route and concludes with a Big 5, malaria-free safari in the Eastern Cape. This high-end itinerary ensures that your family can discover this fascinating destination with all the comforts of home, staying in some of our favourite luxury family accommodations. Your Mahlatini family expert will have visited these properties, sometimes with their own family, and will tailor a bespoke itinerary with your family in mind.

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Day 1

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

Day 2 - 6

5 nights at The Mount Nelson Hotel | Cape Town

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport you will collect your hire car and drive yourselves to Cape Town.

Room Type: 2 x Deluxe Rooms Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 7 - 11

5 nights at The Plettenberg | Plettenberg Bay

Today you will take the drive to Plettenberg Bay, along the Garden Route.

Room Type: 2 x Standard Rooms Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 12 - 14

3 nights at Riverdene Family Lodge
Shamwari Private Game Reserve
| Shamwari Game Reserve

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

Room Type: Luxury Room Meal Basis: AIS All Inclusive and Scheduled Safari Activities

Day 15

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.

TAILOR-MADE ITINERARY from $18,240 For Family of 4 (LOW SEASON)


  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by Shamwari Riverdene
  • 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 between the ages of 3 and 12 years
  • One way drop off fee for hire car


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by Shamwari Riverdene
  • 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 Port Elizabeth to Philadelphia International Airport

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