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Luxury Cape Town, Winelands and Safari Family Holiday

Inspirational family safari holiday to South Africa

This 'ultimate luxury' family holiday combines 3 of South Africa's most scenically diverse regions, the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, the picturesque Cape Winelands and the Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve. At each stop, you will stay in some of the best accommodation on offer in the country.

Begin by spending 5 nights at the beautifully elegant Cape Grace Hotel situated at Cape Town's famous V&A Waterfront. Here you will be perfectly located to enjoy the city's many attractions from Table Mountain and Robben Island to going shark diving or catching the penguins at Boulders Beach. Follow your city break with some true relaxation at La Clé des Montagnes, nestled in picturesque Franschhoek vineyards and plum orchards. Your luxury villa is only a short stroll from the quaint, historic Franschhoek village which offers some of the country's best restaurants. If you are feeling a little more active, there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy in the Winelands from hot air balloon trips and hikes to bike riding and horse riding. End on a high by flying into the Big 5 Madikwe Game Reserve and staying at Morukuru Owners House, an ultra-luxurious private retreat including a private chef and butler as well as a private guide and vehicle. On offer are a host of child-specific activities, from tracking lessons to baking biscuits, from beading to bush walks, from scrapbook making to board games. During these times, you can spend some time relaxing by the private pool.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 5 nights - Cape Grace, Cape Town
  • 3 nights - La Cle Des Montagnes, Winelands
  • 4 nights - Morukuru Owners House, 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 12 Nights
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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 - 6

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

  • 5 nights
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Cape Grace
Bed & Breakfast | 2 Bedroom Suite
South Africa

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Day 6 - 9

Today, drive yourselves the +-1-hour drive to Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands.

  • 3 nights

La Cle Des Montagnes
Bed & Breakfast | Le Galerie 2 Bedroom Villa
South Africa

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Morukuru Owners House hide overlooking waterhole
Morukuru Owners House deck and terrace
Morukuru Owners House pool area
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Day 9 - 13

Drive to Cape Town Airport today to catch your flight to Johannesburg. Here you will connect onto a light aircraft flight to the Madikwe Game Reserve. A guide will be waiting for you at the airstrip.

  • 4 nights

Morukuru Owners House
All Inclusive | 2 Bedroom Private Bush House
South Africa

Morukuru Owners House bedroom

Day 13

Fly today via light aircraft back to Johannesburg Airport where you will connect with 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 Morukuru
  • Road transfers as detailed
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • Private safari guide and vehicle
  • National Park Fees
  • Group L Hire Car (VW Tiguan 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 Morukuru
  • 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
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experience
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Beds Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters

ICONIC WILDLIFE

Whether you want to tick the Big Five off your bucket list or seek out specific safari species, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Wild Dog
    Wild Dog
  • Zebra
    Zebra
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Lion
    Lion
  • Leopard
    Leopard
  • Kudu
    Kudu
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Elephant
    Elephant
  • Cheetah
    Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Buffalo
    Buffalo
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries

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