Escape to Africa Family Safari

From $4,537.00 p/person

Are you ready to treat your family to the best 10 days in Africa?

This luxurious family safari will allow you to create lasting and cherished memories in the heart of Southern Africa.  

Your epic African family holiday begins in Cape Town where you can experience the city’s diverse range of activities, from summitting Table Mountain to soaking up the sun on whitesand beaches or exploring the Winelands

From the Mother City, you’ll continue to Madikwe Game Reserve to experience the profound natural power of the animal kingdom on guided game drives seeking out the famous Big 5.

The last leg of your journey will take you to UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, Victoria Falls, where you will have the opportunity to stay at the first luxury boutique hotel within the region and encounter the rarest animal in the world, the black rhino. 

Escape to Africa Family Safari

Your Itinerary

4 nights in Cape Town

Cape Town is a great family destination, with both its big attractions and hidden gems guaranteeing fun for everyone. Soak in the views from the summit of Table Mountain, and from the drive along Chapman’s Peak to Cape Point, where two oceans meet. Watch for sharks (and possibly whales) from Boyes Drive, and wander among the famous quays and shops of the V&A Waterfront. From hiking Lion’s Head to visiting the Two Oceans Aquarium and meeting the resident penguin colony in Simons Town, the Mother City offers up all manner of child-friendly activities to keep everybody in the family smiling.


Tuck into ocean-fresh seafood in Simons Town, Hout Bay, or at the V&A Waterfront. Harbour House, with its sea views, is especially recommended

More Quarters - Explorer Safari


More Quarters

Boasting an enviable location on the slopes of Table Mountain in Cape Town, More Quarters offers easy access to the city’s attractions, mountains and famous white-sand beaches. With a chauffeur service, getting around is easy and complimentary transfers are offered to the V&A Waterfront daily. Besides the library, spacious guest lounges complete with open fireplace, expansive garden, swimming pool and organised temporary gym membership, the family-friendly hotel caters to children with welcome packs, special menus and activities. 

More Quarters - Explorer Safari

3 nights in Madikwe Game Reserve

The sprawling and protected Madikwe Game Reserve is home to the Big 5: lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino. The park is also a haven for the endangered African Wild Dog, also known as the Cape Hunting Dog or the Painted Wolf. Madikwe sets the scene for an unforgettable family safari in Africa, with 66 large mammal species and 300 bird species waiting to be discovered on guided game drives and bush walks.


Whether in the dining room, on the deck, in the boma or out in the bush, no two mealtimes at Madikwe are the same. Simple and unpretentious yet packed with wholesome flavour, the cuisine here is described as healthy, fresh, delicious and plentiful. Your children will also find their flavour, with a full kid’s menu specially crafted to suit younger guests.

Madikwe Lelapa Safari Lodge - Explorer Safari


Madikwe Lelapa Safari Lodge

Lelapa means family in the local dialect and is a fitting name for Lelapa Lodge. This family-friendly safari lodge is set on a hillside overlooking the famous Madikwe Game Reserve and blends seamlessly into the natural landscape. The indoor and outdoor dining areas, swimming pool and stargazing veranda promise an immersive and luxurious bush experience.  

Madikwe Lelapa Safari Lodge - Explorer Safari

2 nights in Victoria Falls

A spectacular end to your family holiday in Africa, witness one of the great wonders of nature: the Victoria Falls. Discover “The Smoke That Thunders” with your children on an unforgettable tour through the rainforest and feel like one of the early explorers! There’s plenty to do to keep everyone smiling, from visiting the Zambezi Nature Sanctuary and Crocodile Ranch to enjoying a catch and release fishing expedition in the beautiful surrounds of Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve.

As an active player in the conservation of black rhino within the Victoria Falls Game Reserve, your accommodation at the Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel gives you a unique opportunity to track one of the rarest animals in the world.


Whether served in the dining room, on the hotel terrace, or out in the gardens, meals at Stanley & Livingstone are as anticipated as the adventures. The cuisine, lovingly prepared using only the freshest local produce, features classic European and African influences, with special menus just for kids.

Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel - Explorer Safari


Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel

As a family-owned and managed hotel, the Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel is a welcoming environment for your family – of any size and all generations. Your children who, fizzing with the thrill of discovering a new place, need a little extra freedom to play, explore, and just be kids, which is why the hotel is flexible with accommodations, meals, and activities. Interleading Suites give you your own space to settle in, while enjoying attentive service and warm Zimbabwean hospitality. 

Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel - Explorer Safari


Gold VIP Meet & Greet at Cape Town International Airport
Return road transfer to More Quarters
4 nights at the More Quarters on a bed and breakfast basis
Return flights from OR Tambo International Airport to Madikwe Airstrip
Return road transfer from Madikwe Airstrip to Madikwe Lelapa Safari Lodge
3 nights at Madikwe Lelapa Safari Lodge on a fully inclusive basis (inclusive of all meals, select drinks and safari activities)
Road transfer from Victoria Falls Airport to Stanley and Livingstone Boutique Hotel
2 nights at Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel on a bed and breakfast basis


International flights, air reservations and airport taxes
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Our rates are per person sharing unless expressly identified. Please treat all pricing as a guide only: All rates are an estimation, subject to availability and may change without notice. Single supplements may apply. Enquire now or speak to one of our expert Travel Planners for updated rates.

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Explorer is the inbound division of Grosvenor Tours, part of Cullinan Holdings, a member of The Travel Corporation family of brands. 


We are the industry leaders in private, tailor-made luxury travel, leveraging over 60 years of experience in creating bespoke safaris in Africa. 


We’ve personally experienced each destination and luxury safari lodge to ensure we offer only top quality, exclusive & authentic African encounters.

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