From £1,200 / $1,285 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12)
June - October
A family holiday to South Africa starting on the Cape Whale Coast near Hermanus, followed by the dramatic Winelands region, and ending in Cape Town exploring South Africa’s mother city.
Itinerary overview – Hermanus, Winelands and Cape Town
You will spend 8 nights and 9 days getting to know some of the most beautiful places in the Eastern Cape all within easy reach of Cape Town.
You will begin your adventure along the Cape Whale Coast near Hermanus staying a safari style lodge on the edge of a lagoon. Mosaic Lagoon Lodge is the perfect place for nature and activity lovers with guided walks, boat trips and excursions to the beach where you might be lucky to spot whales if you go at the right time of year.
You’ll then head off to the Cape Winelands driving through spectacular scenery coming down over the Franschhoek pass before arriving at Boschendal Wine Estate. Set on a working farm, you’ll be able to experience authentic winelands activities and the children can see all the stages of the farm to fork process.
Your adventure will end in Cape Town exploring the city from above on Table Mountain or by boat out to Robben Island. Drive along Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives, to Boulders Bay where you’ll meet the penguins.
Cape and Winelands family safari – Pricing and considerations
The Cape and Winelands can be explored all year round however the best time for whale watching near Hermanus is from July-October. These months are cooler so if you are wanting to escape for some winter sun, January to March is the perfect time.
Our guide price for this itinerary is from £1,200 / $1,340 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12), travelling in June.
All our luxury family safari holidays are designed on an individual basis, so this will vary depending on time of year, activities, transport methods and choice of accommodation. The best way to start planning is to contact us.
Cape Whale Coast and Hermanus
Day 1 - 2
Following your international flight, you will collect your hire car and drive roughly two and a half hours to Mosaic Lagoon Lodge near Hermanus.
On arrival you will be met and introduced to your guide who will fill you in on what to expect during your stay here.
There are a number of activities to choose from such as kayaking on the Lagoon, quad biking around the lodge, and 4 x 4 beach excursions to the pristine Walker Bay Beach and Nature Reserve.Accommodation suggestion
Day 3 - 5
Today you will make your way to Boschendal, the drive should take around two hours and you will pass through some incredible scenery along the way ending with a spectacular drive over the Franschhoek pass and through the Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve.
Your stay here will be spent exploring the farm whether it be on the mountain biking routes, walking paths or even by swimming in the dams. Book a wine tasting or cellar tour, or a picnic lunch on the Werf under the trees of the Pavilion lawn.
If you would like to explore further afield there are plenty of other vineyards to visit in the area during the day, or for dinner, such as Babylonstoren and Warwick Wine Estate.Accommodation suggestion
Day 6 - 8
Today you will leave the Cape Winelands and drive to Cape Town, a journey time of roughly 40 minutes depending on traffic.
The next three days will be spent exploring Cape Town. Activities could include climbing or taking the cable car up Table Mountain, visiting Robben Island by boat, relaxing on the nearby beaches of Camps Bay or Sea Point or visiting a vineyard in the stunning Constantia region. Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are also well worth a visit.
A visit to the Cape isn’t complete without a day exploring the Cape Peninsula. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay, and Chapman’s Peak, one of the world’s most breath-taking coastal drives. Stop off at Boulder’s Bay to see African Penguins before ending at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve and Cape Point.Accommodation suggestion
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