Adult price from £4,290pp
All prices include: transfers, accommodation, meals and guided activities; all as listed.
VISITING: South Africa

Key facts

  • Duration:14 nights
  • Suitable for: Children aged 8 years and over (younger children may join the holiday, but may not be able to participate in all the activities). Please see terms for details
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What's included?

  • Transfers: all transfers included
  • Accommodation: 4 nights Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel, 2 nights Umlilo Lodge, 2 nights Kosi Forest Lodge, 2 nights Umkhumbi Lodge, 2 nights Amakhosi Safari Lodge, 2 nights Protea Hotel Umhlanga
  • Meals: 12 breakfasts, 2 brunches and 2 afternoon snacks at Amakhosi Safari Lodge, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: exploration of Sea Point Promenade, cable car ride, hike on Table Mountain, zip-lining, visit Simon’s Town penguin beaches, Cape Point hike, trip to Hout Bay Harbour, cycling around Constantia Valley, Kirstenbosch Gardens & Boomslang, swimming and snorkelling at Cape Vidal, visit to iSimangaliso Wetland Park, river safari on St Lucia Estuary, visit to Cheetah care centre, visit to Zulu Cultural Village, bird and reptile park, full day game safari at Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park, visit a rural village in Zululand, snorkelling at Kosi Bay, four game drives at Amakhosi Safari Lodge and a guided tour of Durban (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • Please note: international flights to and from South Africa and the national flight from Cape Town to Durban are not included in the holiday. Please contact us for a quotation

Very few places can compete with South Africa when it comes to its diverse range of wildlife, landscapes and adventurous activities. This family adventure holiday will take you to some of the most magical areas of South Africa starting in the majestic city of Cape Town, which is flanked by the stunning Table Mountain, before exploring the KwaZulu-Natal region which contains the oldest proclaimed nature reserve and ample opportunity for spotting the notorious 'Big 5'.

Cape Town itself offers a hive of diverse activities. A hike on Table Mountain offers panoramic views of the city below. You will also explore the dynamic Cape Peninsula and the bustling harbours of Hout Bay and Mariners Wharf which are home to native seals as well as dolphins and whales (in whale season, July to November). Cape Town lays claim to one of South Africa’s most exquisite wine regions and a family cycling tour through the lush valleys and numerous trails is an ideal way to explore.

The KwaZulu-Natal region, which includes the city of Durban, is perhaps one of South Africa’s most magical regions. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi National Park is one of the oldest proclaimed nature reserves in South Africa and is home to an immense variety of wildlife including the Big 5 and white rhinos, which were saved from extinction with the help from a project run from this reserve. The safaris and game drives are likely to create lifelong memories as you experience some of the world’s most majestic animals in their natural habitat. One such safari contains a river cruise down the St. Lucia estuary which allows you to get up close and personal with wild hippos and Nile crocodiles. Children will delight in exploring hidden coves whilst also having the opportunity to snorkel in an abundant underwater world in areas such as Kosi Bay.

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This holiday also offers insight into age-old African cultures with visits to a traditional rural village and the Zulu Cultural Village. These tours will give you an experience of traditional African hospitality as you visit homesteads, shops and schools and also witness a Zulu cultural performance.

Following these magical and adventurous family activities, you will end your trip in the cultural heart of the Rainbow Nation which is the city of Durban. This colourful city offers fantastic beaches and was the last British Bastion with an abundance of colonial homes and impressive architecture. It is the ideal location to end this truly enchanting family adventure.


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  • Abseiling

    This pulse-racing activity is a mind-blowing experience and an incredible adrenaline rush. As you set off down the cliff side, you are afforded spectacular panoramic views of the breath-taking surroundings with the Atlantic Seaboard beneath your feet. This abseiling experience also offers close up views of this iconic mountain with the infamous Twelve Apostles rising up at your side.

    Please note: this abseiling tour has a minimum age restriction of 10 years and up. No experience is necessary and all equipment is provided along with a safety briefing.

    From £90 per adult
    From £90 per child

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  • A visit to Robben Island

    Robben Island is a location of immense historical significance and a must-see for visitors to Cape Town. For nearly 400 years it was a place of banishment, exile and imprisonment. Perhaps the most infamous of these prisoners was Nelson Mandela, who spent 18 years of his 27-year prison term on Robben Island. The location has since been converted into a museum and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which showcases Mandela’s mental victory over the horrific conditions in which he was forced to endure. Prisoners were confined to small cells with only a sleeping mat and a bucket toilet, whilst also undertaking hard labour each day.

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    The island-inspired leaders of the struggle against racial oppression to forge their political thinking and the relationships that would become a feature of post-apartheid South Africa. In addition to Mandela, two other inmates of Robben Island have gone on to be President of South Africa: Kgalema Motlanthe, and current President Jacob Zuma. A visit to Robben Island is a humbling experience and is one of the most important cultural heritage destinations due to the triumphs and tragedies experienced within the prison walls.

    You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the ferry. Once you arrive on the island, you will go on a tour by bus and visit the prison.

    Duration: 8 hours
    Dates: daily

    Please note: this excursion to Robben Islands includes an extra night in Cape Town staying in a family room at the Southern Sun Waterfront Hotel.

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    From: £110 per adult
    From: £110 per child

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
Price guarantee

Price based on: a family of four (2 adults and 2 children aged 8-11). Please see supplement table for families travelling with older children.


Next season’s dates and prices

You can make a pre-reservation to secure your holiday at this stage by paying an initial deposit of only £50pp. The provisional departure dates, prices and itineraries remain subject to change. We will contact you when the final dates, prices and itineraries are confirmed, and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you do proceed, then a further deposit of £350 per person will be payable. If you decide not to travel, we will refund your initial £50pp payment. Our Travel Experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.  Please note: pre-sales prices do not include flights.

Sat 22 Jul 2023 Adult price (per person): £4290.00 Child (age 8 - 11): £4290.00 Enquire
Sat 05 Aug 2023 Adult price (per person): £4290.00 Child (age 8 - 11): £4290.00 Enquire

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

The Specifics

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 4 people and maximum 16 (approximately).

Please note: although you will be in your family group or small group during your holiday, there will be other people attending the performance at the cultural Zulu village and the visit to the rural village. Other people may join the river safari - max. 15 people per boat. During the game drive at the lodge, there will be around 7-8 people per vehicle and during the excursion to Robben Island, the maximum group size is 30 per bus (approximately) but there can be up to 300 people on the island at any one time.

Group Size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum numbers required for a holiday to operate

Some of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate (as listed in the ‘Group Size’ section). If your holiday departure has not yet reached the minimum number, you will be told at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date is not guaranteed by nine weeks before your scheduled departure date, we will contact you to discuss the available options as per our booking conditions.

Minimum and maximum age

The minimum age for this holiday can be found in the ‘Key Facts’ section of the holiday overview.

Younger family members may be able to participate but may not be able to take part in all activities. Please contact one of our Travel Experts if you have any questions.

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.

Medical History and Advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

It is vitally important that you advise us prior to departure of any medical or dietary condition relating to any member of your party so that we may notify our local staff before you arrive. We recommend only drinking bottled water from bottles with unbroken seals and be vigilant about the use of ice in drinks and ice cream.


Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

The UK Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                   

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade                                                 

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau                                                                                                     

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Booking activities locally

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are correctly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc.) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

Cancellation terms - South Africa

Payment and cancellation terms:

Please note that the following payment and cancellation terms supersede those mentioned in sections 2 and 7 of our general booking terms and conditions.

Payment terms:

- A deposit of £780pp or 30% of the total holiday cost is required at the time of booking (whichever is higher).

Cancellation terms:

- After booking and more than 63 days prior to departure = loss of 25% of the package price (including the full cost of flights or other services where paid at the time of booking)

- 63 to 43 days prior to departure - 40%

- 42 to 32 days prior to departure - 60%

- 31 or less days - 100%

Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website:


Swim stops

There are plenty of opportunities during our cruises for refreshing swim stops in some beautiful spots en route. Please note that this is not a supervised or guided activity and whilst safety equipment is provided on board and staff members will be present, each passenger is responsible for their own safety whilst in the water.

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