Cape Family Adventure
12 Days / 11 Nights
Start anticipating your African adventure with a short summary of what you can expect each day on safari to bring.
This safari begins at Cape Town International Airport and ends at Port Elizabeth Airport.
DAY 1 - 4: CAPE TOWN
A member of the &Beyond team will be waiting for you on arrival at Cape Town International Airport and will help you collect your rental vehicle and set off for The Cape Grace, where you will spend the first four nights of your family adventure.
With Table Mountain at its heart and two oceans at its feet, the city of Cape Town is strategically situated at the south-western tip of Africa. Vibrant, cosmopolitan and an eclectic mix of old and new, this laid-back city is as much at home with its 17th century castle, whose cannons have never been fired in anger, as it is with its sleek skyscrapers and trendy malls. Home to South Africa’s first mosque, oldest wine farm, a 350-year-old garden and timelessly beautiful beaches, it’s no surprise the legendary Flying Dutchman and his spectral ship have spent eternity sailing the city’s shores.
Your stay is in a two bedroom suite and includes breakfast, use of the Hot Spa area, limited complimentary internet access, morning tea and coffee, luxury chauffeur transfers within a 10 km radius from 07h00 to 23h00 (subject to availability) and a Cape orientation and wine tasting, as well as &Beyond's special Familye Tim treat.
Day 5 - 6: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Acknowledged as the best land-based whale watching site in the world, Hermanus even has an official whale-crier. Once hunted almost to extinction, these gentle giants loll within a stone's throw of the coastal rocks.
Your stay includes accommodation in a garden lodge one bedroom luxury suite, welcome drink served upon arrival, fresh fruit daily in suite, light lunch, five-course dinner, buffet breakfast, horse riding, guided walks including fynbos nature tours and Milkwood walks, nature, marine & coastal drives with seasonal land-based whale watching, bird watching, maps for self-guided walks and transfers to/from all activities.
Day 7 - 8: Plettenberg Bay
Originally named Bahia Formosa (Beautiful Bay) by early Portuguese navigators, the vessel Sao Gonzales was anchored in Plettenberg Bay for two months in 1630 for repairs. When a storm wrecked the ship, the hundred surviving crew members spent several months building two new boats and a tiny wooden chapel from the remains of the wreck. Beautiful Bay suffered a name change in 1778, when Governor Joachim van Plettenberg (clearly not a modest man) was so taken with the area, he named it after himself! Today, Plett is an upmarket resort town and, in spring, home to whales who calve in the shallow waters of the bay.
Your stay includes accommodation in a luxury room with a loft, full breakfast and a wide range of fascinating kids' activities.
Day 9 - 11: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
After breakfast, check out and make your way to Kwandwe Private Game Reserve.
A province of dramatic contrasts, South Africa's Eastern Cape is home to some of the country's most varied landscapes. From the arid stretches of the Karoo to the lush rolling hills of Transkei, the scenic mountain ranges of the Garden Route and the golden beaches of the coastline, the Eastern Cape is a tourist mecca. Over 800 kms of pristine, unspoiled beaches combine with the lush forests of Tsitsikamma and a number of Big Five game reserves to form a region full of intrigue and adventure.
Spend three nights in a luxury villa at Kwandwe Melton Manor. Your stay includes all meals, soft drinks, house wines, local brand spirits and beer, teas and coffees, refreshments on game drives, safari activities, 1-hour nature walks (subject to availability) and emergency medical evacuation insurance.
Day 12: Departure
Make your way to Port Elizabeth Airport, where your journey with us will end.