Western Cape for Young Familes

Cape Town & Grootbos

From $3200 per person in low season
From $4000 per person in high season

based on 7 nights

per person based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children sharing, including domestic flights, accommodation and private transfers.

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  • Explore the endless miles of sandy beach at both Hout Bay and below Grootbos

  • Hout Bay is a great location, quiet but perfectly placed to easily access all the Cape Town attractions

  • Grootbos is one of the ultimate whale watching locations on the planet, an amazing experience for children and their parents

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Garden Route enjoys a moderate climate all year round. In peak summer season, from December to February, temperatures can climb as high as 34ºC, although winter temperatures can drop to as low as 4ºC. Generally, this season has many sunny days with high wind at times. During the winter months of June, July, and August, expect frequent rains and a couple of chilly evenings. From June to December, the Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis) graces Walker Bay with its massive presence.

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This wonderful family vacation starts at Hout Bay Manor in Cape Town and combines effortlessly with the beautiful Grootbos Private Nature Reserve where you'll take in some of the Western Cape's most dramatic scenery.

  1. Fly to Cape Town

  2. Days 1-4: Cape Town, South Africa

    You will be met at the airport and driven to your hotel, where your hire car will be delivered later that day. This is a fantastic and exciting city for families; there is so much to do in the area from taking a trip up Table Mountain, heading right down to Cape Point to the (almost) most southern tip of the continent or seeing the penguins at Boulders Beach, it's hard to spend too much time in Cape Town.

    Accommodation: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel (4 nights)

  3. Days 5-8: Gansbaai, South Africa

    After four nights you will drive to Walker Bay, about an hour's drive from Cape Town, to stay at the incredible Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Nestled amongst the fynbos with stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. The food and service are superb and there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied. The easy highlight is the marine wildlife viewing including cape fur seals, African penguins, dolphins and, of course, great white sharks. If you travel between July and October, you will also see the Southern Right whale migration. Horses are available for riding and experienced guides are on hand to show you around the reserve’s floral wonders.

    Accommodation: Grootbos Private Nature Reserve (3 nights)

  4. Depart Cape Town


  • Cable car trip to the peak of Table Mountain

    Table Mountain, at 1086 meters above sea level, forms the impressive backdrop to Cape Town. An impressive natural landmark with a 3km flat plateau at the summit, a cable car trip to the top is the best way to experience its breathtaking views.

  • Robben Island Trip

    A short ferry ride from the V and A Waterfront in Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town, this trip gives an insight into South Africa's difficult history, as well as brilliant views across Cape Towns harbor.

  • Visit the dramatic Capes

    The stunning cliff scenery surrounding Cape Town is part of the dramatic South African coastline. Visit the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Agulhas for the beautiful views across the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, that meet at the most southern tip of Africa.

  • Whale watching on the Western Cape

    Southern right whales visit the Western Cape from about June to December every year. These beautiful gentle giants congregate to the shores of Hermanus all the way along the coast line towards Plettenberg Bay.


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