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

Kids on safari Children in the sea Child shark watching

This family self-drive takes in the popular Cape coastal route, all while staying in 5-star accommodation. This Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari route is a well-traveled route and for good reason, it is known for being one of the world's most scenic drives, where the scenery dramatically changes with every stop from deserted sandy beaches and sheltered lagoons to bush land and mountain passes. The family's hire car offers the full flexibility to do whatever activity you want to.

There are 4 stops in this family holiday including the city of Cape Town, with its many attractions, the Grootbos Nature Reserve offering a plethora of activities, but focused on marine explorations, the adventure playground that is the Garden Route, and finally a luxury, Big 5 safari in the Eastern Cape. There is no shortage of activities to enjoy from cable car trips up iconic Table Mountain and seeing penguins at Boulders Beach, to shark diving, whale watching, surfing, biking, canoeing and boat trips. The possibilities for fun are endless. This itinerary simply an idea of how you may spend your time, your Mahlatini family expert will design a bespoke holiday specifically for your family's tastes and requirements.

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Day 1

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

Day 2 - 5

4 nights at One & Only Cape Town | 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 the One&Only; Hotel situated on the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

Room Type: Marina Harbour Room Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 6 - 7

2 nights at Grootbos Garden Lodge | Hermanus

Today you will take the approximately 2 hour drive to the Grootbos Nature Reserve near to Hermanus.

Room Type: Two bedroom Family Garden Suite Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 8 - 11

4 nights at Pezula Nature Hotel and Spa | Knysna

Today you will take the drive to the Knysna along the Garden Route.

Room Type: 2 x Superior Suites Meal Basis: BB Bed and Breakfast

Day 12 - 13

2 nights at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge | Kwandwe Private Game Reserve

Today you will take the drive to the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape.

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

Day 14

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 $17,850 For Family of 4 (LOW SEASON)


  • International flights from Philadelphia International Airport
  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) at Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Private safari vehicle
  • Private guide
  • GPS with your car hire
  • Itinerary based on a family of 4 with 2 children aged between 3 and 12 years
  • One free night at the One and Only and Pezula (low season only)


  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Petrol and additional driver's fee
  • Beverages with the exception of Kwandwe Ecca Lodge


  • 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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