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Cape and Kalahari Safari

Inspirational natural wonders family holiday to South Africa

A 5 star, luxury, family holiday combining stunning Cape Town and the scenic Cape Winelands, with the semi-arid desert of the Kalahari. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Cape Town, it's fabulous tourist attractions and fantastic family activities, all whilst staying at the family friendly One & Only Hotel on the V&A Waterfront. Then head to the picturesque winelands area and to the exquisite Babylonstoren Farm for yet more fun-filled family activities. You will conclude this unique holiday by flying to Tswalu Kalahari for a unique and utterly luxurious safari.

The perception that the Kalahari is a desolate desert is quite the contrary and you can expect some incredible wildlife sightings here, including some lesser spotted animals such as the brown hyena, wild cats and honey badgers. The famous black maned lions of the Kalahari are of course spotted here and the real beauty of this itinerary is the remoteness of the camp. For serious safari buffs with a tick list, Tswalu is one of the best places on Earth to see the very elusive pangolin and aardvark. For your little ones, they will be thrilled with the meerkat sightings and the amazing array of activities including learning to make their own bow and arrow!

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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, South Africa
  • 3 nights - Babylonstoren Farm Hotel, Winelands, South Africa
  • 4 nights - Tswalu Motse, Tswalu Kalahari, South Africa
  • Ends - Transfer to Cape Town International for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon South Africa
  • Nights Icon 11 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Scenic Icon Scenic

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Guide Price

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


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 take the drive to the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

  • 4 nights

One & Only Cape Town
Bed & Breakfast | Marina Table Mountain Room
South Africa

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Day 5 - 8

Today you will take the scenic drive to the Cape winelands and to your winefarm.

  • 3 nights
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Babylonstoren Farm Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Two Bedroom Cottage
South Africa

Babylonstoren farm hotel cottage bedroom 1280
Tswalu motse boma experience 1280
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Day 8 - 12

Fly today from Cape Town Airport via light aircraft to the Tswalu Kalahari.

  • 4 nights

Tswalu Motse
All Inclusive | Family Room
South Africa

Tswalu motse bedroom interior 1280

Day 12

Fly via light aircraft flight to Cape Town Airport. Here you will connect with your onward flight home.

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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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  • Accommodation as specified
  • Meals as specified
  • Drinks at Tswalu
  • Light aircraft transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • GPS with your car hire
  • Scheduled activities at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
  • Beverages (excluding premium brands) at Tswalu
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by Tswalu Kalahari Reserve
  • Petrol and additional driver's fee
  • Visas where relevant
  • Additional activities not offered as scheduled by the accommodation
  • Beverages with the exception of Tswalu
Indulge your passions


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.

  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Hot Air Balloon Flights Icon Hot Air Balloon Flights
  • Quad Biking Icon Quad Biking
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Conservation Experience Icon Conservation Experience
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Star Gazing Star Bed Icon Star Gazing/Star Bed
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters


  • African Wilddog
    African Wilddog
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Ostrich
  • Pangolin
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Orca
  • Meerkat
  • Lion
  • Kori Bustard
    Kori Bustard
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Baboon
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
Sample Itineraries


From majestic wildlife to out of this world natural wonders, cultural melting pots and enchanting beaches, every bespoke Mahlatini journey is thrilling. Unsure where to visit? Whether it’s a bucket-list adventure, a milestone celebration or simply a much-needed escape, experience the joy with this inspiring selection of favorites.

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