Sample Water Babies Family Self Drive

Day 1: Cape Town

3 nights Cape Town, Room Only

On arrival in Cape Town , you collect your  rental car ( Hyundai Tuscan / Toyota RAV, SUV or similar) and drive to the Waterfront Village in the vibrant V&A Waterfront. Spend 4 nights enjoying the sights of Cape Town.

Activities and Services

Collect Grp R rental car (SUV Nissan X Trail or similar)

Recommended

Day 2: Cape Town

Day at leisure

Enjoy child friendly activities in and around Cape Town

Robben Island RI from TM Prison Entrance

Activities and Services

Explore Cape Town with your rental car

Optional

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 3: Cape Town

Day at leisure

Recommended

Explore the Cape Peninsula perhaps?

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 4: Cape Town

Day at leisure

Personal Encounter

Recommended

Perhaps head out to visit the Winelands?

Boschendal Wine Estate

Day 5: De Hoop Nature Reserve

2 nights De Hoop Collection – Dinner, Bed &Breakfast

Today you leave the city and drive along the Whale Coast to De Hoop Nature Reserve where you stay for 2 nights. (240km, 3 hours drive)

The 36,000 hectare De Hoop Nature Reserve lies close to Arniston on the Whale Coast. The endless beach, towering sand dunes, tidal rock pools and diverse fauna and flora provide a natural playground for kids to learn as they have outdoor fun in South Africa.

Activities and Services

Today you drive to De Hoop Nature Reserve, perhaps visiting Hermanus en route

Recommended

Day 6: De Hoop Nature Reserve

Spend your day exploring De Hoop Nature Reserve

The 36,000 hectare De Hoop Nature Reserve lies close to Arniston on the Whale Coast. The endless beach, towering sand dunes, tidal rock pools and diverse fauna and flora provide a natural playground for kids to learn as they have outdoor fun in South Africa.

The reserve has bontebok, Cape mountain zebra, eland, red hartebeest, baboons and ostrich. Enjoy walking, mountain biking, eco quad biking, guided bird walks and amazing guided marine walks.  Simply lazing on the beach and snorkelling in the many turquoise rock pools are other ways to pass a rewarding day.

Activities and Services

Explore De Hoop and enjoy optional excursions

Included

Dinner,Bed & Breakfast

Day 7: Oudtshoorn

2 nights Little Karoo, B&B

Today you drive onto the Little Karoo, via the scenic Route 62, for two nights at La Plume Country House. (3-3½ hours, 275km)

The arid, rugged Little Karoo is reached via the spectacular mountain passes over the Outeniqua Mountains. You can sample the excellent wines of the area over lunch at a working ostrich farm or visit the Cango Caves, a labyrinthine complex of limestone caverns. 

Cango Caves

Day 8: Oudtshoorn

Explore Oudtshoorn and the surroundings

Children will adore seeing the big cats at the Cango wildlife ranch, learning about ostriches, and cringing at the crocodile and snake farm.

Ostriches Diving with Crocodiles CangoWildlifeRanch

Day 9: Knysna

3 nights Garden Route, Belvidere Manor – B&B

Today you head over the Outeniqua Pass to the Garden Route (135-165km, 2 hours).

The Garden Route thoroughly deserves its reputation for enchanting beauty. The ‘garden’ refers not to cultivated gardens, but to its captivating Elysian charm. This region, between Mossel Bay and the Storms River, offers a spectacular coastline of dramatic headlands giving way to white sandy beaches. There is simply loads for families to do in this area.

Activities and Services

Drive to the Garden Route via the Outeniqua Pass

Day 10: Knysna

Day at leisure

There is simply loads for families to do in this area.

Aerial Lagoon cruise Golden Garden Route Coastline in all its glory!

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Day 11: Knysna

Take some time to enjoy Knysna and the surroundings.

This region, between Mossel Bay and the Storms River, offers a spectacular coastline of dramatic headlands giving way to white sandy beaches.

Included

Bed & Breakfast

Days 12 - 13: Lalibela Game Reserve

2 nights Eastern Cape safari, Full Board & Game drives

Head to the Eastern Cape for three nights on a child-friendly safari at Mark’s Camp (in the Lalibela Private Game Reserve).  (4 hours, 360km)

Thousands of hectares in the Eastern Cape have been returned to natural bushveld that supports the Big Five as well as abundant plains species and birdlife. Lalibela comprises three lodges within 7,500ha of Big Five malaria-free bushveld. One of these, Mark’s Camp, is a child-friendly game lodge, with an extensive children’s safari programme, decorated in a relaxed Pan-African style.

Day 14: End of Itinerary

Depart from Port Elizabeth

After a final early morning game drive and brunch, you drive to Port Elizabeth Airport to drop off your rental car prior to your onward flight.

Activities and Services

After a final morning game drive, you return your rental car to Port Elizabeth

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