A Four-Star Family Safari

Duration: 10 days

Highlights: Timbavati Private Game Reserve, Cape Town, Grootbos Game Reserve

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Day 1 - Arrive Timbavati Game Reserve

Upon arrival at OR Tambo International Airport you will be met planeside and assisted with clearing Customs & Immigration formalities and your flight arrangements to Hoedspruit Airport.

Scheduled flight from OR Tambo International Airport to Hoedspruit Airport (cost not included).

Upon arrival at Hoedspruit Airport, collect your luggage and make your way to the Arrivals Hall where you will be met by a Sable Tours representative and assisted onto your private road transfer to Kambaku Safari Lodge. The transfer time is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

The establishment of Kambaku Safari Lodge began, as most things do, with a simple idea: that the most memorable moments are those we share with others, especially with your family.

On arrival each child will receive an age-appropriate gift pack to work through while at the lodge. A range of activities is included to accommodate all children in different age groups.

Watch the organic radiance of the African bushveld unfold in a way that celebrates the spirit of community. Wild dogs, hippos, hyena – spot them as the seasoned game rangers reveal the indigenous diversity of the Timbavati Game Reserve.

Overnight: Kambaku Safari Lodge - Family Chalet

Meal Plan: L,D

Day 2 - Timbavati Game Reserve

Safaris should be a family adventure. All the children are welcome and encouraged to make use of the child friendly facilities including the pool, playroom, a variety of children’s books, puzzles and board games, as well as paper, pencils, glue paints etc. The curio shop also stocks a range of kid’s goodies, and the kids will delight in their own special menu!

The children’s program is aimed at educating and entertaining young minds. There is so much to see, so much to learn. Children jump at the opportunity to become certified junior rangers by the end of their stay, a worthy accomplishment for the future custodians of our precious wildlife.

Choose from a range of outdoor fun activities to keep the little Kubs rangers occupied:

  • Bow or ketty making
  • Spoor casting
  • Frogging and birding
  • Dung spitting
  • Jewellery making
  • Star talk/Bush orientation
  • Bug/Ant lion catching

Overnight: Kambaku Safari Lodge - Family Chalet

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 3 - Timbavati Game Reserve

Junior Ranger for a day - Gear up and have fun assisting your ranger!

  • Your Ranger book (supplied in your gift pack)
  • Your spoor guide
  • Binoculars and Camera
  • Pen

All kids will receive a Junior Ranger certificate on departure to acknowledge their achievements!

Whilst the kids are being kept busy by the ranger team, the adults can enjoy game viewing safari’s time, Spa treatment, time in the gym or the hide or on a bush walk.

Overnight: Kambaku Safari Lodge - Family Chalet

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 4 - Timbavati Game Reserve - Hermanus

Meet your Sable Tours representative in the reception area of the lodge for your private road transfer to Hoedspruit Airport. The transfer time is approximately one hour and 30 minutes.

Scheduled flight from Hoedspruit Airport to Cape Town International Airport (cost not included).

Upon arrival at Cape Town International Airport, proceed to the Arrivals Hall where you are met by our representative who will transfer you to your hotel. The transfer time is approximately two hours.

Nestled between mountain and sea, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve is an eco-paradise showcasing the incredible Flora and Marine life of the Southern Tip of Africa. Home of the 'Marine Big 5' - whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins; and with unparalleled floral diversity, Grootbos offers you a one-of-a-kind luxury African experience.

True to its name, the warm and welcoming Garden Lodge is set amongst an Eden of beautifully landscaped fynbos gardens and indigenous trees. Fashioned from stone, thatch and timber, the Garden Lodge reflects African warmth with an intercontinental twist, blending perfectly into the surrounding landscape. An elegant restaurant, spacious lounge, beauty salon and library. The wooden deck, terrace and superb pool area extend the interior space into the outdoors allowing sun seekers and nature lovers to make the most of the rejuvenating environment.

Overnight: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve - Garden Lodge

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 5 - Cape Whale Coast & Hermanus

The Cape Whale Route offers so much when it comes to exploring the Western Cape beyond Cape Town. There is far more to this route than just whales, with enough variety to keep families occupied

The road trip from Betty’s Bay along the coast toward the other towns on the Cape Whale Route is a peaceful experience, with the Atlantic Ocean on the one side and mountainous, fynbos terrain on the other. Guests will pass through several quaint villages in between the more established towns. Hermanus is the largest town along the Cape Whale Route and famous for its whale-watching and the annual Hermanus Whale Festival. Adventure activity options along the route include hiking, shark cage-diving, sea kayaking, quad biking, parasailing, horse riding and, of course, whale-watching boat tours.

The beautifully kept horse stables and outdoor play area with rabbits, ducks and other friendly farm animals provides children with hours of entertainment and facilitated educational activities. The children’s entertainment room ensure that all their needs are satisfied to keep them happy and busy during the day.

Overnight: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve - Garden Lodge

Meal Plan: B, L, D

Day 6 - Cape Whale Coast & Hermanus

Spend your days out in and about and one with nature experiencing some of the activities on offer at Grootbos. There is: 

  • Horse riding on the Reserve
  • Beach Horse Riding (additional cost)
  • Land-based Whale Watching (June - December)
  • Boat-Based Whale Watching (June - December) (additional cost)
  • Shark Cage Diving & Surface Viewing (additional cost)
  • 4x4 Flower Safari
  • Beach Excursion
  • Bird Watching
  • Coastal Birding Tours
  • Klipgat Cave - an echo of early man
  • Walks & Hikes
  • Lady Stanford River Cruise (additional cost)
  • Living the Future Tour (cultural and community tour)
  • Fat Biking (additional cost)
  • Spa Treatments (additional cost)

Overnight: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Meal Plan: B,L,D

Day 7 - Hermanus-Cape Town

Meet you guide in the reception area of the lodge for your private road transfer to More Quarters, Cape Town. The transfer time is approximately two hours.

Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city at the center of South Africa’s rich, multi-stranded history and heritage. The city offers a wealth of culinary experiences, unique shopping and adventures second to none. Colloquially named the Mother City, it is known for its harbor, natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region and for landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point.

Located within Cape Town's city bowl, More Quarters Apartment Hotel combines apartment living with the service and hospitality of a hotel, which makes your experience so unique and ideal when visiting Cape Town. The hotel is in close proximity to the city centre affording you the ability to walk to both restaurants and boutique shops which are frequented by the locals, ensuring an experience where you become part of the city cosmopolitan way of life.

Overnight: More Quarters Hotel - Luxury Family Room

Meal Plan: B

Day 8 - Cape Town

There are numerous family activities on offer in Cape Town and surrounding area and special family fun days can be tailored with a specialist guide to each family’s need, interests and requirements. Below are a few options to consider over the next two days.

  • Table Mountain Tour
  • Kiddies cooking classes
  • Jewellery making classes
  • Family bikes tours
  • Two Ocean Aquarium
  • Explore the waters with the penguins and seals

Overnight: More Quarters Hotel - Luxury Family Room

Meal Plan: B

Day 9 - Cape Town

The day is at leisure to explore the city of Cape Town. We suggest:

  • Family hikes
  • Learn to surf like a pro
  • Horse riding
  • Scootours
  • Kiddie grape taking tours
  • Explore Boschendal
  • Harbour cruises
  • Picnics

Overnight: More Quarters Hotel - Luxury Family Room

Meal Plan: B

Day 10 - Depart Cape Town

Meet our representative in the reception area of your hotel for your transfer to Cape Town International Airport. The transfer time is approximately 45 minutes.


Meal Plan: B

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