African penguins colony in Cape Town, South Africa

Wildlife Wonders: Ten-Day South Africa Vacation for Families

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

South Africa

Places Visited

Cape Town, Sabi Sands Game Reserve

Suggested Duration

10 Days

South Africa appeals to all ages. With this ten-day vacation, there will be penguins, elephants, Table Mountain, and an abundance of safari wilderness. You will be walking, cycling, surfing, venturing on game drives, and meeting San Bushmen. Yet, for all the wildlife wonder and thrilling safari scenes, South Africa also has its relaxed vibe. Split across Cape Town and the Sabi Sands, these ten days will allow you to fully unwind while taking your whole family on an African adventure of a lifetime.

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Trip Highlights

  • Savor the excitement of a family safari as you come face to face with elephants, lions, hippos, and more
  • Venture on a marine adventure that can include kayaking with dolphins and seals
  • Relax in comfort for five days in Camps Bay and Cape Town, where a white beach provides plenty of space for lazy afternoons
  • Uncover the secrets of a South African safari as the children indulge in a young explorers club while you check out the spa
  • Learn to surf on the beginner waves of Muizenberg and discover the African penguins of Boulders Beach
  • Marvel at the view from the top of Table Mountain and indulge in a family bike ride down its lower slopes
  • Discover art and animal tracking from San Bushmen on the West Coast
  • Delight in a very unique safari atmosphere with a nighttime game drive

Detailed Description

It is easy to picture the excitement of a family vacation in South Africa. You can imagine walking across a beach that is populated by penguins or going on a game drive and coming face to face with elephants. South Africa is excellent for wildlife and unique adventures, such as kayaking with seals or meeting San Bushmen. Still, the dreamy appeal of a family vacation is that you can combine these experiences with the country’s incredibly laid-back vibe. South Africa is where both you and your kids can experience an adventure and something completely unique. You can also let go of your everyday stress and enjoy a true vacation escape.

With this ten-day, handcrafted itinerary, you can abdicate your role as your family’s vacation planner. Once you are in South Africa, everything will be taken care of with expert, local guides who will lead you private and customized excursions near wildlife and wilderness. Your adventure is split across two different destinations. You will spend the first five nights in Cape Town, where you will be provided with various day trips to destinations that are all within an hour of the city. Then, you will fly to the Sabi Sands for a family safari, which includes a guided young explorers club for your kids.

One highlight of South Africa is that there is always something new to try and do. You can learn to surf, mountain bike on easy Table Mountain trails, walk alongside zebras, and toast marshmallows on a campfire. During your four-day, family safari, you will go exploring together with game drives and nighttime adventures. During the midday, you can relax around the pool or in the spa while your children learn about animal tracking and bush survival. There will be other times when you will be provided with the opportunity to stop, relax, and reset. There are also times that will have you discovering what it means to come together in one of the most spectacular landscapes on earth.

This vacation will feature private guides and tours throughout. You will not share a vehicle with others and can customize each day to your needs and interests. Your Accommodations have been carefully chosen to provide space and comfort along with an ideal location. In Cape Town, you will be staying in Camps Bay at a hotel that is just steps from the city’s best beach. Then, in the Sabi Sands, you will have a villa with interconnected rooms that will be safely positioned in an area that is rich in wildlife. All transfers will be private, but there will be very little actual travel time, so you can maximize your exploration of South Africa’s highlights.

Begin planning your dream South Africa tour by connecting with one of our South Africa travel specialists.

Starting Price

$3,995 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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