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Cape Town, Sun City and Safari Family Vacation

Inspirational family trip to South Africa

A family trip that combines 3 vastly different regions of South Africa. See the beautiful city of Cape Town, experience the unique Sun City and its family-friendly activities, and end on a malaria-free safari. Here the family will get up close and personal with the animals on game drives, horse rides and walks.

Starting in Cape Town you'll have plenty of time to visit the penguins of Boulders Bay, Cape Point and of course Table Mountain, all from the conveniently located Table Bay Hotel on the V&A Waterfront. After Cape Town the family will travel to the iconic Sun City, north of Johannesburg, and stay at the luxurious and entirely unique Palace of the Lost City. Sun City offers great kid's clubs, playgrounds, sports, arcade games, movies, fabulous wildlife encounters, as well as endless fun at the Valley of Waves and Waterworld. You'll follow Sun City with 3 nights on an exciting safari at Ant's Hill Lodge in a private reserve in the Waterberg area of South Africa. It is the definition of family-friendly with free babysitting services allowing you to have dinner in adult company every night, children's meals, and a very flexible activity schedule to accommodate children of all ages and interests. Activities include activities such as horseriding alongside giraffe, zebra and other animals, fishing, guided walks, archery, rhino tracking and bug and spoor walks.

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Day by Day summary

  • Starts - Catch your overnight flight from JFK to Cape Town International
  • 4 nights - The Table Bay, Cape Town
  • 3 nights - The Palace of the Lost City, Madikwe and the North
  • 3 nights - Ant’s Hill, 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 10 Nights
  • City Icon City
  • 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 hotel on the V&A Waterfront.

  • 4 nights

The Table Bay Hotel
Bed & Breakfast | Superior Luxury Family Room
South Africa

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Day 5 - 8

Fly today to Johannesburg Airport and collect a further hire car for your +-2-hour drive to Sun City.

  • 3 nights

Palace of the Lost City
Bed & Breakfast | Superior Luxury Family Room
South Africa

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Day 8 - 11

Today you will take the +-3-hour drive to Ant’s Hill Lodge in Vaalwater.

  • 3 nights

Ant's Hill
All Inclusive | Family Cottage
South Africa

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Day 11

Today the drive back to Johannesburg will be +-2.5-hours. You will drop off your hire car and catch your international flight home.

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  • International flights as detailed
  • Meals and accommodation as detailed
  • Drinks (excluding premium brands) at Ant’s Hill
  • Twice daily scheduled safari activities
  • National Park Fees
  • Group C Hire Car (Toyota Corolla or similar) + GPS
  • Carbon-offsetting with One Tree Planted
  • Conservation donation to Save the Rhino
  • Community projects contribution with Uthando
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  • Entry visas and fees
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Petrol
  • Additional Driver’s Fee
  • Beverages with the exception of Ant’s Hill
  • Additional activities or options on offer
  • Any sightseeing activities mentioned
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
  • Guided Walking Safari Icon Guided Walking Safari
  • Rhino Tracking Icon Rhino Tracking
  • Whale Watching Icon Whale Watching
  • Shark Diving Icon Shark Diving
  • Golf Icon Golf
  • Horseriding Icon Horse riding
  • Watersports Icon Watersports
  • Kids Bushcraft Icon Kids Bushcraft
  • City Sights Icon City Sights
  • Wine Tour Icon Wine Tour
Enriching encounters


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.

  • Zebra
  • Wildebeest
  • White Rhino
    White Rhino
  • Southern Giraffe
    Southern Giraffe
  • Sable
  • Oryx
    Beisa Oryx
  • Kudu
  • Jackal
  • Great White Shark
    Great White Shark
  • Cape Fur Seal
    Cape Fur Seal
  • Buffalo
  • Brown Hyena
    Brown Hyena
  • Baboon
  • Roan Antelope
    Roan Antelope
  • African penguin
    African Penguin
  • Southern right whale
    Southern Right Whale
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