Family Fun in South Africa

Relaxed car journey through South Africa on the Garden Route with first safaris in Madikwe.

Family Fun in South Africa

Relaxed car journey through South Africa on the Garden Route with first safaris in Madikwe.

Family Fun in South Africa


The trip starts with safaris in Madikwe Game Reserve. Go on safari and spot the 'Big Five', as well as blue wildebeest, wild dogs, giraffes, cheetahs, spotted hyenas and buck species that are rarely found in other parks.
Then you'll fly to George and continue to Plettenberg Bay, the starting point of your car journey across a section of the Garden Route with beautiful mountain scenery, rugged coastline, lovely inland and unique flora. A special nature reserve is The Hope Nature Reserve,located on the Indian Ocean. Beautiful dune landscapes and vast beach, with a great chance to observe whales off the coast.


  • This trip is perfect as a family trip, especially due to the short driving distances and multi-day 'en route'
  • You drive yourself and that also gives you the peace and freedom in determining your own time
  • Madikwe Game Reserve is a malaria-free game reserve and South Africa's first private game park
  • There is a lot of wildlife in Madikwe Game Reserve and there are relatively few visitors in the park
  • Plettenberg Bay is a place to see and be seen. It is also called the 'Riviera of South Africa'
  • At Plettenberg Bay you can spot dolphins from December to June, from July to November whales
  • From Plettenberg Bay, visit the Tsitsikamma National Park with many different walking routes
  • Franschhoek has a few nice hiking trails. One of them is the hiking trail at the La Motte winery. After the walk you can go to La Motte for a well-deserved glass of wine
  • Cape Town is bustling with family activities. To name but a few: the Two Oceans Aquarium, a boat trip to Seal Island, Scratch Patch Mineral World, canoeing near the penguins, finding shells on Blouberg beach, climbing Lion's Head or learning to surf in Muizenberg. A spectacular new attraction is the exciting zipline adventure in Hout Bay (from 8 years old)

Your tailor-made trip

Daily overview

1 Arrival Johannesburg, transfer to Madikwe Game Reserve.
2-4 Stay Madikwe Game Reserve. Create with your private ranger game drives and bush walks and enjoy sundowners. You set your own schedule together with your ranger and tracker. There are also various child-friendly activities such as baking and fishing together with the 'after
5 Transfer to Johannesburg airport followed by the flight to George. Pick up rental car.
6-7 Stay Plettenberg Bay. Relax and enjoy sun, sea, beach.
8-10 To The Hope Nature Reserve. Enjoy the beach and go birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking and see whales (between July and November).
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