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Cape Town Safari and Mozambique Family Vacation

Inspirational safari & beach family holiday to Mozambique and South Africa

For the families who want to see more and do more. This 3-part trip combines a city break in Cape Town, a family-friendly Kruger safari and a beach stay in Mozambique. Begin with 4 nights in Cape Town, at the boutique guesthouse Clarendon Fresnaye, well located for exploring this marvellous city and all its famous sights, from Table Mountain and the V&A Waterfront to Cape Point and Robben Island. You will then journey north to South Africa's famous Kruger region for a stay in a family room at Jackalberry Lodge in the private Thornybush Game Reserve.

Here, you will enjoy twice daily game drives with expert rangers. This area is known for excellent Big 5 game viewing which your children will be amazed by. Next you will jet off to Mozambique and to your pool villa at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa in the Bazaruto Marine National Park.   The epitome of a tropical island paradise, there’s plenty of land and sea-based activities for the whole family to enjoy from diving and snorkelling to boat trips, kayaking and horse-riding. 

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - The Clarendon Fresnaye, Cape Town, South Africa
  • 3 nights - Shimungwe Lodge, Kruger Region, South Africa
  • 5 nights - Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa, Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
  • Ends - Transfer to Vilanculous for your international flight home

At a glance

  • Country Icon Mozambique, South Africa
  • Nights Icon 12 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • Beach Icon Beach
  • Safari Icon Safari

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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 drive yourselves to your guest house in Fresnaye.

  • 4 nights

The Clarendon Fresnaye
Bed & Breakfast | Family Suite
South Africa

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Day 5 - 8

You will then journey north to South Africa's famous Kruger region for a stay in a family room at Shimungwe Lodge in the private Timbavati Game Reserve

  • 3 nights

Shimungwe Lodge
Full Board | Family Suite
South Africa

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Day 8 - 13

Today the family will privately transfer to Kruger Mpumalanga Airport for a flight to Vilanculos and a speedboat transfer to the island in the Bazaruto Archipelago.

  • 5 nights

Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort and Spa
Full Board | Anantara Pool Villa

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Day 13

Return via speedboat to Vilanculous Airport for a flight to Johannesburg. Here you will connect with your international 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 (excluding premium brands)
  • All scheduled safari activities offered by the camps or lodges
  • Car hire, group C car (Toyota Corolla or similar) including full cover, unlimited km and taxes
  • Road and speedboat transfers as detailed in the itinerary
  • National Parks and conservation entry fees
  • 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 the accommodation
  • Visas and visa fees where relevant
  • Beverages with the exception of all inclusive hotels
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.

  • Big 5 Safari Icon Big 5 Safari
  • 4 WD Safari Icon 4WD Safari
  • Birdwatching Icon Birdwatching
  • Boat Trip Icon Boat Trip
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Night Drive Icon Night Drive
  • Ocean Safari Icon Ocean Safari
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Helicopter Flights Icon Helicopter Flights
  • Scenic Flights Icon Scenic Flights
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Experience
  • Canoeing Kayaking Icon Canoeing/Kayaking
  • Cycling Icon Cycling
  • Fishing Icon Fishing
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Hiking Icon Hiking
  • Snorkelling Scuba Diving Icon Snorkeling/Scuba Diving
  • Tennis Icon Tennis
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Kids Club Icon Kids Club
  • Food Experience Icon Food Experiences
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Natural Wonders Icon Natural Wonders
  • Wellness Spa Icon Wellness/Spa
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
  • Kids Club Icon Family Activities
  • Photography Safari Icon Photography
  • Cultural Experience Icon Cultural Excursion
Enriching encounters


Whether you want to tick off the Big Five or encounter specific safari species and sea creatures on your safari and coastal stay, our expert guides reveal the typical wildlife sightings to expect on this sample trip.

  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Whale Shark
    Whale Shark
  • Spotted Hyena
    Spotted Hyena
  • Rock Hyrax
    Rock Hyrax
  • Orca
  • Manta Ray
    Manta Ray
  • Loggerhead Sea Turtle
    Loggerhead Sea Turtle
  • Lion
  • Leopard
  • Leatherback Turtle
    Leatherback Turtle
  • Humpback Whale
    Humpback Whale
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Elephant
  • Dugong
  • Crocodile
  • Coral
  • Cheetah
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Buffalo
  • Bottlenose Dolphin
    Bottlenose Dolphin
  • Black Rhino
    Black Rhino
  • Baboon
  • Southern Giraffe
  • 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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