South Africa
A Malaria-Free Safari for All Ages

This luxury South Africa family safari and holiday features something for everyone. Enjoy a safari in the Eastern Cape, whale watching in Gansbaai, and guided wanderings through Cape Town and the Winelands. Then, extend to Madikwe Game Reserve for even more spectacular wildlife sightings.


  • Day 1 - 4: Cape Town
  • Day 5 - 7: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
  • Day 8 - 10: Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
  • Day 11: Johannesburg
  • Day 12 - 14: Madikwe Game Reserve

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Begin 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. Plenty of activities are also on hand for kids, like chocolate making and cheese tastings. 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. Stroll by galleries, boutiques, antique shops, bistros, and cafes—the perfect start to your South African family holiday.

A scenic road transfer on your luxury family safari in South Africa leads you to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in Gansbaai. 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 Fynbos, Pincushion, and Protea Nature Trails through the Milkwood Ancient Forest. Go horseback riding along the beach. Children will delight in feeding the farm 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.

Continue 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, this South Africa family safari heads north to the bustling city of Johannesburg for a quick stop between wildlife destinations. If flight times allow, an orientation tour of Johannesburg is a great way to see some of the city's main sites, including Soweto where much of the anti-apartheid movement of the 20th century was based.

The South Africa family safari concludes with a few nights in Madikwe Game Reserve, another of the country's famous malaria-free wildlife reserves. Choose from a variety of safari accommodations ranging from boutique lodges to exclusive-use homes designed specifically for families and multigenerational travel. In addition to the Big Five, species such as wild dog, spotted hyena, and cheetah may be spotted, and over 350 bird species have been identified in the reserve. 

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