This luxury South Africa family safari and holiday features something for everyone. Enjoy a safari in the Eastern Cape, horseback riding in Plettenberg, whale watching at Walker Bay, and guided wanderings through Cape Town and the Winelands.

A South Africa Family Safari with Ker & Downey

Suggested journey at a glance: 13 days/12 nights in Eastern Cape, Plettenberg, Hermanus, and Cape Town.

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This suggested South Africa Family Safari is just one way to see the varied and unique landscapes exclusive to The Cape on your own customized Ker & Downey journey. Our designers are at their best when crafting a journey unique to you; contact us to get started planning, and read on to see one example of what’s possible on a handcrafted trip.

Eastern Cape

Begin your luxury South Africa family safari in the endless Kwandwe Private Game Reserve. The reserve boasts one of the highest guest-to-land ratios in South Africa. It’s a funky-meets-modern Big Five safari destination for both the young and the young at heart. Spend three days on this luxury South Africa safari enjoying twice-daily game drives, afternoon tea by the pool, and romantic sundowners while the children entertain themselves with plenteous chaperoned activities such as a Bugs & Bones ecology walk and a Chefs-In-Training cooking lesson.


Next, venture to Plettenberg. The nostalgic country luxury of the Tatler award-winning boutique is perfect for your South Africa family vacation. Situated on a beautiful, private estate within the Tsitsikamma Nature Reserve, it boasts an expansive menu of activities for all ages. Experience equestrian rides, forest walks, spa treatments, sandy beaches, and water sports. Meanwhile, the children stay busy partaking in complimentary Shetland pony rides, cooking classes in the Children-Only Dining Conservatory, and personal playtime in their private toy-and-book furnished lofts. The hotel also features its own internationally renowned championship polo grounds. In fact, it is the site of one of the ten best polo matches in the world. The accompanying stables and training center is ideal for polo enthusiasts wishing to learn the sport or marvel at the professionals.


A scenic road transfer on your luxury family safari in South Africa leads you to Hermanus. During your stay you will be surrounded by the splendors of nature, overlooking the breathtaking Walker Bay. During your three-day stay, take advantage of the Flynbos, Pincushion, and Protea Nature Trails through the Milkwood Ancient Forest. Go horseback riding along the beach. Children will delight in feeding the animals and private riding lessons. Or rather, families may opt to stay together for thrilling beach excursions and boat trips to visit the resident seals, penguins, and the Southern Right Whale.

Cape Town

Conclude your luxury South Africa family safari in Cape Town where your stay is perfectly poised against the iconic V&A Waterfront. Travel to Cape Point and the peninsula along the Coast Road, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful drives in the world, and explore the surrounding Winelands for tastes of the crisp white and classic French-style red wines the region is famous for producing. While in Paarl, embark on a short horseback ride for panoramic views of the Wellington and Drakenstein Mountains and estates. Afterward, drink in the atmosphere of the charming French colonial town of Franschhoek. Stoll by galleries, boutiques, antique shops, bistros, and cafes—the perfect punctuation to your South African holiday.

Ready to book a South Africa Family Safari?

Contact a Ker & Downey designer to customize your own journey. Read more about the seasonality and pricing in Southern Africa at the Ker & Downey Difference.