Explore South Africa With Kids : Flights to Africa

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Explore South Africa With Kids

This package is priced at approximately £1750 per family (2 adults & 2 children aged between 3-11) sharing. It begins at Cape Town and ends at Kariega Game Reserve after 14 nights. This package offer is valid only from 1st March 2015 to 31st October 2015.

Day No.Accommodation & DestinationServices OfferedDuration of Stay
1Tarragona Lodge
Hout Bay
Meet & Greet CPT
CPT to Cape Peninsula Transfer
Family Room Bed & Breakfast
3 Nights
4Vrede en Lust Wine Estate
Franschhoek
2 Bedroom Jonkmanshuis Cottage Bed &
Breakfast
2 Nights
6Zoutpan Guest Farm
Albertinia
Family Room Bed & Breakfast2 Nights
8The Dunes
Plettenberg Bay
Dunes Leisure Resort Duplex Unit Room
Only
3 Nights
11Cape St Francis Coastal Resort
St. Francis Bay
Club Break Family Room Bed & Breakfast2 Nights
13Kariega Main Lodge
Kariega Game Reserve
Chalet Full Board incl.2 game activities per day2 Nights

The above table is the Itinerary of the ‘Explore South Africa with Kids’ package.

The Services Included in this package are

  • Route Description
  • Transfers as detailed
  • 14 nights’ accommodation
  • 3 nights room only
  • 9 nights bed and breakfast
  • 2 nights full board including game activities

The Services Excluded from this package are

  • Daily conservation fees and entrance fees into national parks and private reserves
  • Car hire
  • Flights

Explore South Africa with kids

Hout Bay

Hout Bay is situated on the western side of the Cape Peninsula. The Bay is protected on one side by the Sentinel, 330 metres high, and on the other side by Chapman’s Peak with a road 200 metres above the sea. The village played a strategic role during the times that the sea route was dominated by the French, the Dutch and the English. Some ruins of the forts and batteries are still visible. Later it became a fishing village. The harbour is still used and is well known for its yearly catch of “snoek”, sold on the quayside. There is a marina for sailing boats and motorboats. You can take a boat trip to Duiker Island to see seals and sea birds. There are restaurants and shops at Mariners Wharf or you might want to spend time on the beach. Nearby
Llandudno has a beach from which you can see the most spectacular sunsets. A drive over the Chapman’s Peak Drive will bring you to Noordhoek via one of the most spectacular routes in the World.

View of Hout Bay in Cape Town

Tarragona Lodge: Set on the southern slope of Table Mountain in picturesque landscaped gardens with panoramic mountain views, Tarragona redefines service excellence. A superb hideaway nestling in the beautiful valley that runs from Hout Bay to Constantia, Tarragona Lodge is a haven of peace and tranquillity for both the leisure and business traveller. From its Executive suites with international facilities to its lounges, cocktail bar, beautiful dining room and landscaped gardens, it is the ideal base from which to explore Cape Town and the Western Cape.

Franschhoek

Franschhoek lies in one of the loveliest wine valleys of the Western Cape Province. Between 1688 and 1690 about 200 French Huguenots came from
France to settle in and around Franschhoek. Despite the fact that only a few of them had any experience in wine making, they gave the industry a real boost. The Huguenot Memorial with the Museum next door is at the end of the Main Street. The Tourist Office is in a small building in the Main street, next to Dominic’s Pub.

Franschhoek Winelands View

Vrede en Lust Wine Estate: A stay on this farm is a unique experience that keeps guests coming back. The accommodation is located amongst the vineyards, with ancient oak trees providing ample shade. From here one can walk run or cycle through the vineyards all the way to the top of the farm or up into the forests above for a breathtaking view of the region. Or simply relax around the swimming pool with your favourite book!

Albertinia

Albertinia is a friendly, small country village at the foot of the Langeberg Mountains in the Western Cape. The region is a major wheat and sheep farming area. Visitors are attracted by the unpolluted, fresh air and moderate climate. The peaceful, rural surroundings are known for their country hospitality and large variety of unique flora. The aloe factory at Albertinia is the largest single source of this raw material. At the mouth of the Gourits River is Gouritsmond where golden beaches, the Indian Ocean and the river mouth create a playground for water sports lovers. There are many activities to be enjoyed such as fishing, water-skiing, canoeing and boating.

Huge Aloe Plant at Albetinia

Zoutpan Guest Farm: At Zoutpan Struishuis Guest Farm you will experience the warm Afrikaner hospitality of Engela and Bertie Horn in their stylishly decorated Cape Dutch apartment units. If you choose to dine ‘at home’, you will also experience ‘boerekos’ at its best. Whether travelling on business or for pleasure our facility will suit your requirements.

Plettenberg Bay

Plettenberg Bay is a stunning holiday resort consisting of a combination of mountains, forests, white sand and crystal blue water. It is a trendy and
very popular beach resort in which to relax for a couple of days. During the summer months the beach is a popular destination while there is a large
choice of cosy bars or restaurants to choose from to while away your evenings. There are a number of nature reserves in the area surrounding Plettenberg Bay. For more information about these nature reserves visit ‘The Chief Directorate, Nature & Environmental Conservation’ in Zenon Street, where you can also enquire about canoe trips on the Keurbooms River. Mountain biking and horse riding are also possible in ‘Plett’ as the town is lovingly called.

The Dunes Resort at Plettenberg bay

The Dunes: The Dunes Hotel and Resort is situated on the Garden Route, in the bustling town of Plettenberg bay, in the Western Cape Province. A mere 1 hour’s drive from George will bring you to this stunning coastal resort. The Dunes is the perfect destination for relaxing family holidays, weddings cocktail parties, conferences, launches and exhibitions.

St. Francis Bay

St. Francis Bay boasts a temperate climate of warm summers and mild winters, a magnificent beach providing safe bathing, nature reserves, a deep water harbour and fantastic surfing. The bay itself is world famous for its waves and is frequented by surfers from all over South Africa and overseas. A Small Boat Harbour lies in a sheltered corner of the bay and provides safe anchorage for calamari boats, pleasure craft and ocean going yachts.

Cape St. Francis Bay - lighthouse

Cape St Francis Coastal Resort: Cape St Francis, including the historic Seal Point Lighthouse, is a tranquil eco-destination. The area is the ideal base enabling you to visit nearby Addo Elephant Park, Shamwari Game Reserve, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours, the Kouga Cultural Centre or experience the ultimate thrill of Bloukrans bungy jumping. On site there is a tennis court, swimming pool, games room with darts, pool table and fully licensed bar. One can spend many leisurely hours on the wide beaches stretching from Seal Point to Shark Point and Johnson’s pool provides a sheltered swimming. Activities available in the area include: Big Game Fishing – all types of fishing can be organised, ranging from rock and surf, light tackle and fly fishing to deep sea and bottom fishing. Bowling – St Francis has an attractive bowling club with superbly tended greens. Canal Cruise – through the canal system of St Francis Bay. Cycling – bicycles are available for hire. Golf – the Golf Club offers competitions every Wednesday and Saturday. Hobie Catting – the bay offers safe sailing conditions. Jet Ski-ing – is permitted on certain sections of the Kromme River.

Kariega Game Reserve

A natural extension to the Garden Route, this malaria-free Big 5 private game reserve is set in the pristine wilderness of the Kariega River Valley. Sanctuary to abundant game and wildlife such as lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, hippo, giraffe, zebra, eland, wildebeest, waterbuck and a variety of antelope, as well as a myriad of bird species, including nesting Martial, Crowned and Fish Eagles, this 5000 hectare private game reserve is a must, for those seeking the retreat and the thrill of the great outdoors and an African Safari vacation of a lifetime.

Kariega Game Reserve Main Lodge image

Kariega Main Lodge: It offers families, friends and couples a relaxed and friendly environment to enjoy the African bush. All the log chalets are air conditioned, with en-suite bedrooms, and large private viewing decks. Each has a spacious lounge and living area which is great for socializing before retreating to the privacy and comfort of your bedroom. The lodge has been expertly integrated with the surrounding bush to create a natural environment where guests can enjoy traditional meals in the restaurant or boma, a drink at the bar or a quiet a swim in the pool.

Kariega for kids: Kariega Main Lodge also has a complimentary play area and midday activities for children. These are mainly about having fun but the lodge staff also aim to inspire, excite and educate. Children can enjoy activities such as a mini ranger course where they go on a guided trail within the boundaries of Main Lodge and learn about their surroundings and the plants and animals inhabiting this area. At the end, they have a short “test” and receive a Junior Ranger Certificate for all their hard work. Other fun activities include creating Plaster of Paris moulds of animal tracks, slingshot target practice and creating Bushman paintings.

RECOMMENDED EXCURSIONS

Hang gliding Tsitsikamma
A first in Africa. Enjoy the unequalled beauty of the indigenous forest high up on ten treetop platforms. Gently glide along in harness along steel cables 30 meters above the forest floor. Birdlife is abundant (including Knysna Loeries and the elusive Narina Trojan), and your guides will explain the ecology of the lush primeval forest. Safety is paramount, and the system has been built to the highest civil engineering standards. Guides are fully-trained professionals.

Hang gliding - Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours

Penguin and township tour Cape St. Francis
Depart from Cape St Francis Resort and head down to the penguin rehabilitation centre. From there you travel to Talhado Children’s Home. Then onto Nomvulo’s Knitters – a feel good story, previously unemployed persons who now knit the most beautiful garments. A light lunch at Port St Francis is for guests own account.

Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary Plettenberg Bay
Monkeyland Primate Sanctuary in South Africa is the World’s first free-roaming, multi-species primate sanctuary. More than 450 primate’s free-roam the Monkeyland’s forest. Around 450 apes, monkeys and lemurs live at Monkeyland, including gibbons, capuchin monkeys, squirrel monkeys, spider monkeys, miniature monkeys, vervets, saki monkeys, howler monkeys, two species of langurs and three species of lemur.

Excursions to Monkeyland Satuary in Plettenberg Bay

Bike Tour – Winelands
This family friendly tour is designed to ensure that families of all ages and sizes are able to enjoy a fantastic day out. With easy cycling, and lots of activities to keep the kids occupied, you as the parents are guaranteed a lot of “quiet time”. The trained guides will ensure your children’s safety on the bikes and off, at all times, leaving you to enjoy yourself on the tour.