Combining family friendly hotels and lodges with thrilling experiences for all ages, this self-drive adventure is a great introduction to the history, people, flora and fauna of the Rainbow Nation. We have carefully picked three contrasting areas, all of which are malaria free, to ensure a seamless and stress-free family holiday.
You’ll start your family road trip with three nights in Cape Town where you have two full days to explore this enthralling city. You’ll peek into its tumultuous past with a visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for nearly two decades, ascend Table Mountain, see the tip of Africa at the Cape of Good Hope and admire the city’s vivid street art on a guided walking tour. Escape the city for the day on a leisurely tour and lunch at Babylonstoren, one of the most stylish wineries in South Africa’s acclaimed Winelands region, before permanently heading east to the Whale Coast. Here, you’ll spend a few days spotting southern right whales from the cliffs and hiking through ancient woodland and fynbos before motoring along the leafy plains of the Garden Route to Knysna. It’s time to turn off the engine and unwind among its emerald splendour for a few days.
Feeling refreshed by the crisp air and rolling scenery, you’ll head towards the Eastern Cape in search of its wild inhabitants. Continue driving along the Garden Route before arriving at your safari lodge in the exclusive Shamwari Game Reserve. The last couple of days of this epic family holiday will culminate in game drives in search of the reserve’s wealth of wildlife. Keep your eyes peeled for the Big Five, cheetahs, springbok and more. There’s nothing quite like a safari, especially when you’re experiencing it together as one big family.
With magnificent views of Table Mountain and on its own quay, the iconic Cape Grace is an ideal base to explore vibrant Cape Town. Bursting with elegant tones of blues, reds, greens and golds, Cape Grace has also been delightfully decorated with artefacts and local artwork reflecting South Africa’s rich heritage. With plenty of references to Cape Town’s colonial past and fynbos scents permeating every corner, Cape Grace does an excellent job reminding you what an enthralling part of the world you’re in.
Close to Hermanus and on its own five-thousand-hectare private reserve, Grootbos Private Reserve’s Forest Lodge is not your average rural stay. Grootbos is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots, a place of superlatives with over 868 plant species (seven of which were first discovered in the reserve), one hundred endangered plant species and three milkwood forests over one thousand years old. The exposed Dutch brick and floor-to-ceiling windows make Forest Lodge ideal for exploring this wilderness from.
Encased by indigenous forests, mountains, lakes and untrodden beaches, Pezula Resort & Spa quite possibly has the best seat in the house on South Africa’s famed Garden Route. The tasty fresh produce on offer at Zachary’s Grill Room, soothing wellness quarter and world-class golf course are all excellent feathers in Pezula’s cap but there’s no escaping it: you’re here for the mindblowing scenery.
One of the largest and most exclusive private reserves in South Africa and in the heart of Eastern Cape, Shamwari Game Reserve is a collection of seven lodges and one camp. Riverdene Lodge is its most family friendly, with its own outdoor pool, adventure centre and nine spacious rooms. In short, it’s a pretty cool place to return to after a day spent hunting for the Big Five on game drives traversing the reserve’s pristine plains.
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