Safari & Sand Scouts
Ready to see the sights of South Africa? You’ll get close to native animals, visit local wineries and make memorable family memories on sun-drenched beaches.
The Safari and Sand Scouts trip is a unique way to explore the local sights of South Africa. You’ll begin your adventure by checking into a nature reserve and enjoying a game drive in Vaalwater, located close to Johannesburg. After learning about local wildlife, you will be flying to Cape Town where you'll explore Table Mountain and chill on the beautiful beaches.
Teach the children about marine life at the Cape Town aquarium
Take a game drive at Welgevonden Game Reserve
Visit a butterfly sanctuary in the Winelands
Relax on the pristine beaches of Camps Bay
Explore Table Mountain by cable car
This exciting trip to South Africa includes international flights, private transfers, accommodation, car rental, breakfast and selected excursions.
From the first conversation until you arrive home from your holiday, you’ll be looked after by one of our Travel Designers who has travelled extensively in the region and will give advice from their personal experience on how to make the most out of your trip.
All of our trips are entirely bespoke and we will continually refine your itinerary until it’s perfect.
Welgevonden Game Reserve
On the first day of this adventurous journey, you’ll be jetting off to Johannesburg for an overnight flight. Upon arrival at the OR Tambo international airport, you will be met a by a representative, and then taken to your family chalet at the Kololo Game Reserve. Once arrived, you’ll be free to settle in and relax into your comfortable bed for a peaceful night's sleep.
On day 3, the kids will be super excited as the local rangers pick them up for a real safari experience! The Kololo ranger will guide the children on a bushveld expedition, as they learn all about nature in a fun and interactive way. They will be treated to exciting activities and receive a Bushveld Safari Book to leave lasting memories of this special, wildlife learning adventure.
Whilst the kids are being treated to this entertaining experience, you’ll be making your own fun. Lounge by the resort’s pool and take in the glorious South African sun or explore the other facilities. At around midday, the children will return, where you can all spend the remainder of the day at your own leisure.
On day 4, wake up at your own pace, and make use of the facilities at this spectacular reserve. Take in the lush green grass from your private veranda, and if you’re lucky enough you may even see kudu or impala quietly grazing, totally unaware of your presence. An afternoon game drive with the entire family is scheduled to depart between 15:00-16:00. Here, you can learn all about the native wildlife on your open game drive vehicle as you’re introduced to the bush, savannah, and Kololo mountains. You should also be able to spot the kudus giraffes, hartebeest, wildebeest and wild hogs.
You’ll move on from the bush, to the thriving city of Cape Town, where you’ll be transferred to your room at the award-winning Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa. Spend the rest of this day, and the next doing whatever your heart desires, but for the parents it’s well worth checking out the hotel spa, where you can treat yourself to a signature treatment. From ‘The Mountain Serenade’ to “The Apostles Touch’, you’ll be transported to a world of heavenly bliss. A professional child-minder is available to take care of the children while you enjoy some relaxation time.
Start day 7 with a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel and take a trip to the V&A Waterfront. Here, you can visit the Two Oceans Aquarium, teaching the little ones all about marine life. Transfer to the verdant Cape Winelands and treat the kids with a visit to Butterfly World. For an extra special event, you can take them to a child friendly wine estate, such as Spier Wine Farm, where children's grape juice and chocolate testing are on offer! In the evening, check out the hotel 16-seater cinema for a family-friendly movie.
On your second to last day, pack a picnic and head the palm-fringed beach at Camps Bay for some serious rest and relaxation. You can also take a trip to Table Mountain, as you and the kids delight in travelling by cable car. Taking you to the summit in less than 5 minutes, the rotating floor of this ultra cool mode of transport will ensure that you get a 360 degree aerial view of the city.
On day 9, after a lovely breakfast at your hotel, it’s time to wave goodbye to this family adventure, but you’ll depart with fond memories of this wonderful trip.