11-day trip

A Family Adventure in South Africa

From 9330 PP


Culture and wildlife for all the family

South Africa is an incredible country to explore with the family and this multi-generational adventure takes in three of its most beautiful spots.

Start in Cape Town where we can plan activities to suit all ages, such as paddle boarding along the Waterfront, beach walks with penguins and epic hikes.

A short way east, find your chic ocean-side villa surrounded by the wilderness of De Hoop Nature Reserve. With your own guide, enjoy incredible whale sightings and mountain biking trips across the dunes.

Next, head to the far north of the country for an action-packed safari in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, discovering the bush from another sumptuous private home. Full day game drives, kicking back beside the pool, indulging in the wine cellar while the kids are looked after – the time is yours to spend how you wish.


Trip highlights

  • Snorkelling with seals

  • Whale watching in De Hoop Nature Reserve

  • Private safari in malaria-free Madikwe

  • Fabulous family accommodation throughout


What's included

  • Ten nights of luxury family accommodation

  • Tours, experiences and safari activities

  • Internal flights and private transfers

  • Price per person based on a family of six

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    Madikwe Game Reserve
  • SUP Camps Bay Tidal Pool
    Cape Town
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    Boulders Beach
  • Morukuru River House 18
    Madikwe Game Reserve
  • Morukuru Ocean House Pool
    Morukuru Ocean House
  • Morukuru Ocean House 15
    De Hoop Nature Reserve
  • Morukuru River House
    Madikwe Game Reserve

An unforgettable trip with a positive impact

Created to maximize the benefits to people and place, while minimizing the environmental footprint.

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    Supports wildlife projects, protected areas and ecosystem regeneration.

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    Lodges and camps chosen for their sustainability credentials and initiatives.

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Days 1 — 4

Explore Cape Town

Cape Town is a wonderful start to your adventure to South Africa. See the best of the city and its stunning surroundings on privately guided family tours with plenty of time to explore at your own pace.

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View of Lions Head on hike CPT escex
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Morukuru Ocean House

Days 4 — 7

Whale Coast vistas and wildlife spotting

De Hoop Nature Reserve is a scenic three-hour drive east of Cape Town, a spectacular protected area of fynbos, dunes, beaches and wetlands between the Potberg Mountains and the Indian Ocean. Between June and August, it offers some of the best land-based whale watching anywhere with southern right, Bryde’s and humpback whales finding sanctuary just offshore.

Morukuru Ocean House Whales
De hoop nature reserve

Days 7 — 11

Private safari in Madikwe

In South Africa’s far north, on the border with Botswana, the 750 km² Madikwe Game Reserve is one of its lesser-known parks. Once degraded farmland, it has been transformed over three decades into an incredibly diverse reserve of woodlands, plains and grasslands that transition into the Kalahari sands. It is a shining example of community-based wildlife conservation, it is home to more than 60 mammal species including black and white rhinos, wild dogs, lions, cheetahs, elephants and more. It is also malaria-free, making Madikwe is a great safari area for families.

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Morukuru River House Elephants

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A Family Adventure in South Africa
9330 PP
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Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

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