Commence a captivating 10-day expedition through the diverse landscapes of Southern Africa. Your journey unfolds amidst the untamed beauty of the Shamwari Private Game Reserve, where enthralling wildlife encounters and family-friendly experiences set the stage. From immersive wildlife safaris to exploring coastal wonders, this itinerary guarantees an exhilarating adventure across Southern Africa's most iconic destinations, and is geared towards families, with game drives and whale watching. Read on for more details!

Validity: Valid for travel from January to December 2024 (Excluding Christmas and New Year Peak Season)

Tour Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights

Key Features:

  • Suitable for families with young children - an ideal choice for a family-friendly experience
  • Hermanus to catch a glimpse of the southern right whales from June to early December


Child Cost: 70% of per person sharing cost – when sharing with 2 adults
Local Guide: English Speaking Registered Driver / Guide
Meet & Greet: Johannesburg and Cape Town Airport


Itinerary at a Glance:

Location Hotel Room Type Basis
02 Nights in Shamwari Riverdene Family Lodge Luxury Room FB+
02 Nights in Plettenberg Robberg Beach Lodge Cottage B&B
01 Night in Hermanus Harbour House, Hermanus Manor House B&B
04 Nights in Cape Town The More Quarters Hotel Luxury Apartment B&B

FB+: Full Board Plus - Dinner, Bed, Breakfast, Lunch and Activities
B&B: Bed and Breakfast


Detailed Itinerary

Days 1 - 2: Shamwari Private Game Reserve

Arrive at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg at 6:10 am. Transfer to Port Elizabeth for a 1-hour private transfer to Riverdene Family Lodge in Shamwari. Check-in and enjoy an afternoon game drive, followed by dinner at the lodge. Riverdene Family Lodge offers a warm atmosphere, ideal for families with its Kids on Safari program.

Expert Tips:

Upon arrival at Riverdene Family Lodge, parents can register their kids for the Kids on Safari Adventure Centre. Kids will have access to both indoor and outdoor activities throughout their stay. Child minding is available at an additional cost for children younger than 4 years as they are too young to join game drives. While kids under the age of 4 years old are not permitted on game drives, there are a host of activities for them to enjoy. The lodge offers a children’s coordinator at Riverdene.

Optional Activities:

  • Game Drives,
  • Kids on Safari,
  • Birding,
  • Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries,
  • The Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre,
  • Relaxation Retreats,
  • Guided Walking Safaris

Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon tea, game drives, guided walks, selected local beverages (excluding French Champagne and other premium products), tea, coffee, water, tourism levy, and VAT

Children 6 years and older are permitted to visit the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuary.


Day 3: Plettenberg Bay

Enjoy a morning game drive followed by breakfast at the lodge. At 11 am, embark on a private transfer to Plettenberg Bay, with a stop at Tsitsikamma along the way, covering approximately 232 km. Lunch and dinner are at your leisure.

Activities & Services:

  • Tsitsikamma National Park


Day 4: Plettenberg Bay

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a leisurely day. Depending on your interest level, you can visit Monkeyland and Birds of Eden. Lunch and dinner are at your leisure, allowing you to explore and enjoy the day at your own pace.

Optional Activities:

  • Monkeyland,
  • Birds of Eden


Day 5: Hermanus

Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel. After checking out, embark on a transfer to Hermanus, a drive of approximately 455 km. Enjoy lunch at your leisure along the way. Hermanus is renowned for its southern right whales, which can be spotted in Walker Bay from June to early December. These whales migrate annually from Antarctica to South Africa's Cape Whale Coast for mating, calving, and raising their young. Dinner is also at your leisure in Hermanus.


Day 6: Cape Town

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, then check out and join the Abalone Tour in Hermanus. Learn about the history and biology of abalone, as well as the challenges it faces, before visiting Abagold, one of South Africa's largest abalone farms. Witness farming activities and learn about the farm's innovative infrastructure. After the tour, have lunch at your leisure before transferring to your hotel in Cape Town, approximately 122 km away, and checking in at The More Quarters Hotel. Enjoy the evening at leisure.

Activities and Services

  • Heart of Abalone Guided Abalone Farm Tour

Included: Full English Breakfast


Day 7: Cape Town

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel, followed by a private Cape Peninsula tour. Experience the stunning coastline of Millionaire's Paradise and visit the African Penguin Colony at Simon's Town and Boulders Beach. Enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants in Simon's Town (at your own expense) before exploring the Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park. Return to your hotel for the evening, where you can enjoy dinner at your leisure.

Activities & Services:

  • Cape Point,
  • Boulders Beach

Included: Full English Breakfast


Day 8: Cape Town

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. If weather permits, take a cable car ride up Table Mountain for panoramic views. Explore historical sites like the Cape Castle, Company Gardens, and the Bo-Kaap. Drive past Parliament Buildings and City Hall. Enjoy lunch at your leisure and spend the afternoon shopping or relaxing. Dinner is also at your leisure.

Activities & Services:

  • Table Mountain

Included: Full English Breakfast


Day 9: Cape Town

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then spend the day at leisure exploring the V&A Waterfront. Depending on your interest, you may choose to visit the Two Oceans Aquarium. Lunch and dinner are at your leisure, allowing you to enjoy the day at your own pace.


Day 10: End Of Itinerary

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel. You will then be collected for a private transfer to Cape Town International Airport to check-in for your flight back home to Singapore.


Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect on the tour but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored based on the interests of the group.



  • Meet & Greet upon arrival in South Africa. 
  • Meals as defined in the itinerary.  
  • Airport, hotel & transfers as indicated in itinerary. 
  • Tours as described in itinerary with fully qualified English Speaking & driver (unless otherwise stated). 
  • Accommodation in double/twin bedded rooms in hotels stated in itinerary, or similar. Single room Supplement provided. 
  • Should the hotel / lodge quoted on, not be available we will endeavour to book an alternative property based on the same/similar rate and grading as the quoted property. 
  • Entrance Fee where applicable, unless otherwise stated. 
  • 24-hour standby services should the need arise.  



  • All Airfares (International / Domestic) & airport taxes  
  • Costs associated with obtaining visas/entry requirements. 
  • Items of personal nature, such as, laundry, telephone calls, room service, alcoholic beverages, minibar charges etc. 
  • Any tours not specified within the above itinerary 
  • Gratuities for Tour Guide, Driver, etc. – client's own discretion (Gratuity Guidelines can be provided) 
  • Early check-in / Late Check-out fees.
  • Excess baggage 
  • Other items not mentioned in the Tour Price INCLUDES list. 
  • Any other services not specified above 
  • Porterage; Gratuities


This itinerary and its package inclusions might be changed later in time, subject to availability.



  1. All Airfare reservations are arranged subject to the conditions imposed by the respective airline 
  2. 100% of the confirmed total booking value of all airline reservations is payable on the date of confirmation. 
  3. Airline Reservations are 100% non-refundable 



  • Please check on the triple sharing policy for the individual hotels upon request. 
  • Note that single supplement is payable for stay in hotels that are unable to accommodate 3rd adult. 



  • A maximum of 2 children under 12 years of age is allowed to share with a maximum of 2 full paying adults. A maximum of 2 children per family group is allowed at discounted rates. 
  • A child of 12 years and older will be charged the full applicable adult per person rate. If a child shares with only 1 adult, the child will pay the full applicable adult sharing rate. 
  • Certain accommodation establishments refuse permission to children less than 12 years of age, e.g., certain private game lodges. Supplier child conditions will apply in these cases. 
  • Certain accommodation establishments only accept children in family units. These units are often in limited supply and subject to availability. Acceptance of any child on discounted conditions is therefore subject to availability and confirmation of such units. 



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