Traveling with a large family is always exciting. We know this well from personal experience. On this trip to South Africa for 3 adults and 3 children (5,8,13 years old), we thought out the maximum of various details, the most convenient, there are no domestic flights, but there are safaris, excursions and vineyards, and the picturesque Gardens Road. Moving according to the program in the comfort of a minivan, accompanied by a Russian-speaking guide. This tour will reveal to you South Africa, its flavor, atmosphere and spirit. Will give unforgettable meetings with penguins, meerkats, ostriches ... filling you with happy moments of life. Mountains, Atlantic, tropical forests, and turbulent rivers, walks with elephants and a wonderful safari are waiting for you. Children will have a lot of impressions, and adults will enjoy a gastronomic paradise in the oyster capital, delicious wines and cuisine of South Africa known throughout the world.
Arrival in Cape Town in the evening, meeting at the airport with a Russian-speaking guide,
transfer to the hotel on the waterfront Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Accommodation: (1 DBL + 1 Family). breakfast food.
09.00 - Excursion to the Cape of Good Hope (full day with a Russian guide).
The Good Hope Nature Reserve is located on the Cape Peninsula. After driving a little more than 50 kilometers, you get to the southernmost tip of the peninsula, to the legendary Cape Cape. From a height of 200 meters, standing at the ancient lighthouse, you can see how the waters of the Indian and Atlantic oceans converge on the horizon. The excursion includes a visit to the town of Hout Bay, where you can go on a cruise to the island of fur seals (tickets on site according to the weather), as well as a visit to the penguin colony and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. * Entrance fees not included *
- Cape Cape, Cape of Good Hope nature reserve, an old lighthouse
- Hout Bay Seal Island Cruise (Pay on the spot)
- Simons Town, Penguin Colony.
17.30 - Return to the hotel.
Accommodation: Table Bay Hotel 5 *, breakfast meals.
Half day sightseeing tour of Cape Town .
Cape Town is called "Mother City" - "Mother of African cities", tk. this is where the colonial history of South Africa begins. You will drive through the historic city center, see an old fortress, the first building built by Europeans in southern Africa and the colorful Bo-kaap quarter with colorful houses. The excursion includes a visit to Table Mountain, where you can take a funicular (depending on weather conditions). A stunning view opens up from the mountain, which will remain in your memory for a lifetime.
*** A ticket for the cable car to the table mountain is paid locally ***
Departure for an excursion to the Valley of Vineyards.
Visit to Stellenbosch, the second oldest after Cape Town. The city is designed in the Cape-Dutch style. You will want to wander the streets and plunge into the era of the 19th, early 20th century with many souvenir and antique shops.
Graff estate and transfer to Franchuk. Hotel accommodation.
Accommodation: Boschendal Farm, 2 x 2 bedroom cottage, breakfast meals
Free day in Franchuk . (we recommend a wine tram)
At the wineries, you will get to know the local winemaking traditions and, if you wish, tast the best South African wines. Delightful wine, delicious food, colonial history and stunning views - these are the words to capture the essence of a journey through the Western Cape vineyards.
Accommodation: Boschendal Farm, breakfast meals
Choice of Safari:
Departure to the Aquila Nature Reserve 2 hours. Arrival for lunch, accommodation, safari.
Dinner at the lodge.
Accommodation: Aquila Lodge 2 rooms or 1 Family cottage (one bedroom downstairs and 4 beds on the 2nd floor in the mezzanine), all inclusive
Departure to Botlierskop Private Game Resort, scenic road + - 4.5 hours.
Arrival and accommodation in a picturesque reserve.
Evening Safari + -2.5 hours duration.
Accommodation: Botlierskop Private Game, 3 bedroom bush villa, Extra meals in the restaurant or you can have your own bush in the villa.
Morning safari. After the safari, we drive the famous Garden Route to Odshorn - the "ostrich capital of the world". We drive along the picturesque places of the Small Karu. (1.5 hours + -). Upon arrival, visit the ostrich farm, where exotic entertainment is prepared for us. You can hold an egg in your hands, from which an ostrich will hatch before your eyes! An African lunch on the farm is also "matched" - ostrich steaks and scrambled eggs and other exotic dishes with local wine (pay à la carte, not included). The program ends with a real "action" on the farm: you can sit and, if you wish, ride the ostriches, as well as become a spectator of the gambling race on these huge flightless birds (if it is open).
Departure to the famous Kengo Cave ( Cango Cave). It is a natural wonder of the world, the largest cave on the African continent and one of the most beautiful stalactite caves in the world. Concerts are periodically held here. Our program includes an easy walking route to explore the cave.
Accommodation: Buffelsdrift Game Lodge, 1 family 2 bedroom tent + 1 DBL luxury Tent, breakfast-dinner meals
In the morning meerkat safari (only a grandmother with a 5-year-old child will be able to sleep longer or go to other activities, such as feeding and cleaning elephants, since they take meerkats from 8 years old) + all together a walk with African elephants (you can hug them).
Moving to Knysna, a popular seaside resort and oyster center of the country. Walk around Knysna, visit the flea market of African crafts and souvenir shops, where you can stop for lunch (unique products made from local wood). Continuation of the road to Tsitsikama Nature Reserve (about 3 hours). Arrival at the hotel located with a fantastic view
Accommodation The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, 2 bedroom suite, breakfast meals
Tsitsikama + bird park, second night in Knysna.
Drive to the world famous Tsitsikamma National Park. Walk in the rainforest and in a picturesque gorge. For those wishing to offer additional. excursions.
The world famous Tsitsikamma National Park is a huge forest of unique tropical plants, which also includes rivers, steep gorges, the ocean coast and a 5 km wide sea strip. Tsitsikamma Park is the largest adventure tourism center in the country.
Accommodation The Fernery Lodge & Chalets, breakfast meals
Drive to Hermanus (3.5 hours)
Hermanus' main tourist trump card is the status of the world capital of whales. Dozens of these huge mammals come here to Walker Bay every year to give birth to their young. This occurs between July and December. The whales come very close to the shore (not swimming only 15-20 m), and they can be watched from special viewing platforms on the coastal cliffs. At the moment when the whale comes closest to the shore, a special "whale sentry" shouts into a megaphone so that everyone gets ready for this exciting spectacle. Hermanus is ranked by the World Wide Fund for Nature as one of the 12 best whale watching spots in the world, with more than 20 whale watching at the same time on some days. The cruise ticket is purchased locally depending on the weather. If there is a pitching, then you can watch from the shore, if you take binoculars, then there is a good chance of seeing the giants.
Accommodation to choose from:
• Luxurious Marine Hermanus Hotel 5 delux * (3 DBL rooms)
• Boutique Schulphoek House 5 * (2 TRPL with sea view)
Free day in Hermanus, rest and a huge choice of entertainment from the hotel
Accommodation at the selected hotel: meals breakfast
Return to Cape Town, flight home
1.5 hour transfer from Hermanus
Cost of the program for a family of 6 people. 2 adults, grandmother, 3 children: 5, 8, 13 years old.
depending on the choice of hotel in Hermanus:
1. Schulphoek - $ 15,150
2. Marine Hermanus Hotel 5 * deluxe $ 15700
• International flights.
• PCR tests
• entrance tickets, cable car ticket, sea cruises
• Personal expenses, tips.