Family Fun In South Africa - 10 Day Tour

Family Fun Vacation - African Dream Travel

South AfricaOn this trip, you will travel to:
Cape Town, Cape Point, Table Mountain, V & A Waterfront, Stellenbosch Wine Region, The Kruger National Park & Ngala Private Reserve.

Adults - $5,800 per person
Children - $2,800 per person
This package includes international airfare to and from the US.
Child prices are per child under 12 yrs sharing with 2 Adults.


Days 1 & 2 - International Flight & Cape Town

Table Mountain - Cape Town

Day 1:
Depart from New York or Washington, DC for your flight to Cape Town via Johannesburg, South Africa on South African Airways.

Day 2:
Upon arrival at Johannesburg International Airport you will go through immigration and clear customs, re-check your bags and then proceed to the Domestic Terminal for your onward flight to Cape Town. Then upon arrival at Cape Town Airport you will be met by a ADT Vacations representative and transferred to your hotel.

The Commodore Hotel  - Room The Commodore Hotel (B)
The Commodore Hotel is situated in the heart of the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town's center of activity, with a variety of stores, restaurants and bars. The Hotel offers superb service and excellent cuisine in a secure, friendly environment and most rooms have wonderful views of Table Mountain, Table Bay and Signal Hill.

The Clipper Restaurant offers superb dining in a tranquil setting, from a mouth-watering buffet breakfast to a diverse à la carte menu and devilish desserts! And to delight the palate further, indulge in a large selection of sherries, brandies and fine cognacs, or explore The Commodore House Wine Collection. Alternatively, relax to the nostalgic melodies played by the piano man over a light meal or high tea at The Admiralty Bar & Lounge.

Days 3, 4 & 5 - Cape Town, Cape Point & Spier Estate

Cable Car & Clouds

Day 3:
Depart on a full day scheduled excursion including Table Mountain, City highlights and V&A Aquarium. Our drive to the city center takes us to visit famous landmarks such as Castle of Good Hope built in 1666 by the Dutch East India Company. You'll pass City Hall, a baroque building and the Grand Parade. As you follow the city's main thoroughfare, Adderley Street, you'll see St. George's Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel Peace Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Top of Table MountainYour route then leads you to Kloof Nek and the magnificent Table Mountain. You'll ascend to the top (weather permitting) by the revolving cable car. Here, you'll see wild flowers and the famous silver tree, and marvel at a birds-eye view of the city and its beaches. On a clear day it is even possible to see Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, on one side and Cape Point on the other. Descend from the Upper Cableway Station to your awaiting vehicle, and then proceed around Table Bay to the Milnerton Lighthouse.

From here you can see Table Mountain from the same perspective as the early settlers did when they sailed into Table Bay. Then continue to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to visit the world famous Two Oceans Aquarium.

Two Oceans AquariumThe Aquarium is thought to be one of the finest in the world. Stunning displays show the marine life of the warm Indian Ocean and the cold Atlantic Ocean. It's a hands-on place, with a touch pool for children and opportunities for certified divers to explore the vast, five-story kelp forest or the predator tank, where you share the water with a couple of large ragged-tooth sharks. The aquarium also runs "the most fun baby-sitting service in the world." Drop your children (ages 6-12) off any time after 6:30 with a sleeping bag, and head off to the waterfront for an evening with other adults. Your children will be fed, given a gift pack, taken on a tour, shown a video, led in games, and, after all the excitement, given a chance to "sleep with the fish." There is full-time supervision, and security is tight. If you would like, you may pick them up after midnight, but they probably won't want to leave.

Day 4:
Bring your camera, because you're headed for Cape Point at the south western tip of the Cape Peninsula, with some of the most spectacular views in the world. The drive there is just as inspiring, passing steep mountains, secluded coves and sweeping beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities. En route, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch.

Cape Point - The Cape of Good Hope

The tour begins with a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, passing through the cosmopolitan suburb of Sea Point and Camps Bay with its glorious views of the Twelve Apostles, part of the Table Mountain range. You'll continue to the fishing village of Hout Bay, one of Cape Town's best-kept secrets. Here there is an option to take a short boat trip to Duiker Island to view the Cape Fur Seals, which inhabit the Island. From here you will travel to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, comprising over 17,300 acres of indigenous fauna and flora. Here you can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The Reserve is also one of the world's largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Bird-watchers will also find many fine species to observe.

Boulders Beach PenguinsThe majestic coastline offers drama worthy of being called "Nature's Greatest Show." You'll be able to see the union of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, and may even feel the brisk wind that is dubbed the " Cape Doctor " for its presumed curative powers. Following the coastline along False Bay, you'll return to Cape Town by way of the Simonstown naval base, where you'll visit the penguin colony at Boulders Beach, Fishoek fishing village and Muizenberg Mountain. Before your return, you'll stop at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens for a short walking tour of the beautiful gardens. You return to Cape Town, passing along the way the University of Cape Town, Rhodes Memorial and the Groote Schuur Hospital.

Day 5:
This morning after a leisurely breakfast you will depart to Spier for some wine tasting and loads of optional acitivities for the whole family.

An enchanting Cape African experience awaits you at historic Spier in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Spier is undoubtedly the most unique Winelands development in the world, bringing the vineyards to visitors in a new initiative that changes the dynamics of wine-tasting. Casual and accessible, the experience offers visitors the opportunity to explore the variety and quality of their award-winning wines from the Discovery and Classic ranges.

Stellenbosch Vineyards

In addition to the wine-tasting, there are a variety of child-friendly optional activities. A delightful enclosed Children's Garden is full of magical things to do, where children play in a natural environment in supervised safety. With a slide, rock climbing, face painting, arts and crafts and other activities, children can be brought closer to nature. For children from 5 - 10 years old, activities range from puppet shows to tractor rides through the vineyards to craft and drumming workshops.

Cheetah outreach at Spier EstateSpier has made land available to a group of hand-raised cheetahs in the care of the Cheetah Outreach Program. Learn more about these incredible cats from a distance, or get up close and personal and even step inside the enclosure. By visiting the Cheetah Outreach Program, you are able to contribute to the Cheetah Conservation Fund. Cheetahs can also be booked for private functions. This is certain to be a favorite with the children.

Spier is also home to the only 'Bird of Prey' Rehabilitation, Education & Falconry Center in the Western Cape. Flying demonstrations are held daily, during which age-old Falconry Techniques, which have been tried and tested for over 4,000 years are put to use in order to rehabilitate, house and train birds After and enjoyable and exhausting day in the Winelands head back to the Hotel where the rest of the evening will be spent at leisure to relax before your trip the next morning.

Days 6, 7 & 8- Kruger National Park & Ngala Reserve

Game Drive in Kruger Park

Day 6:
This morning, enjoy an early breakfast at the Hotel before you check out. Transfer to Cape Town Airport for your flight to Johannesburg and onto Hoedspruit. Upon arrival into Hoedspruit, you will be transferred to the lodge. Check in and spend the remainder of your stay enjoying the activities offered at the lodge.

Ngala Lodge is set on the banks of the Mapone Riverbed and features antique-filled interiors and a timeless, unhurried atmosphere. It is the scene of one of Africa's most innovative conservation partnership agreements. CC Africa has joined forces with the national park authorities ( Kruger National Park ) and the non-governmental South African Nature Trust Foundation. Under this partnership, a percentage of all profits from Ngala flow into the National Parks Trust to promote conservation projects.

Day 7:
Enjoy a morning game viewing activity in this spectacular wildlife kingdom.

Lions - Game Drive in Ngala Private Reserve

Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing around the pool or perhaps take a siesta to make up for the early morning wake-up call. In the afternoon you will be taken on another unforgettable safari through the unspoiled African bush. The following are also available:
* Special family game drives (at the discretion of the lodge manager and subject to availability)
* Special one-hour children's bush walks within the camp perimeter
* Planet Manager activity books

Dinner around the fireDay 8:
After the big breakfasy depart on a safari in the surrounding bushfeldt and take the opportunity to photograph some of Africa's Big 5. Spend the hottest part of the day relaxing in the camp while the children enjoy some of the lodge's children's activities. In the afternoon you will be taken on another unforgettable safari through the unspoiled African bush. The following are also available:
* Special programs can be compiled such as tracking for children
* Children's meals and menus available
* Frog safaris and birding

* Children under 5 cannot participate in regular game drives or bush walks.

Ngala Lodge (B, L, D)
Ngala Lodge has 20 luxury thatched cottages with verandas and elegant cream décor. The Safari Suite is the height of luxury with a butler service, large deck and private swimming pool. The impressive guest areas overlook a busy waterhole. The 20 thatched cottages are shaded by Mopane Trees, providing a gracious retreat.

Sundowner Game Drive in Kruger Park

Ngala room insideAll feature air conditioning, intimate veranda and green slate en-suite bath and shower. The focal point of each room is the inviting bed. During winter nights, the air conditioner becomes a heater, turning the cottages into cozy retreats. Bed heaters add a warm feeling of luxury. A decanter of sherry in the room is also a welcome touch

Days 9 & 10 - Ngala Reserve & Flight Home

Children's activities at Ngala ReserveDay 9:
After breakfast at the Lodge, you will have the morning at leisure to enjoy some last minute activities and pack all of the wonderful souvenirs you have acquired from this incredible country. Later you will bid farewell to South Africa, as you will be transferred to the Hoedspruit Airport for your flight to Johannesburg Airport and then connect to your international flight back to the USA on South African Airways. (B)

Day 10:
Arrive in New York or Washington, DC with a lifetime of memories!


Adults - $5,800 per person
Children - $2,800 per person

*Prices are per person based on double occupancy accommodations and include fuel surcharges. Government taxes, departure fees and September 11th Security Fee of $175 are additional and payable prior to departure.

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