/ 23 April 2019

11-day Cape Town, winelands and family safari

11 Day Cape Town
11-day Cape Town, winelands and responsible family safari with Jumbari Family Safaris (Photo Archive)

This 11-day journey takes you to the iconic city of Cape Town, the rolling vineyards of the Franschhoek Valley and premier wildlife destination, Sabi Sabi Game Reserve. Starting in Cape Town, you will spend four days exploring the city and its rich cultural heritage with your family. See the city from above by going up one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Table Mountain, by cable car or venture further afield to see penguins at Boulders Beach on a day tour. Your base will be the One&Only Hotel, located in the V&A Waterfront which features a dedicated kids clubhouse with movie and game lounge, reading area, exclusive garden and computer room. With themed days such as safari, ocean and environment, the One&Only Hotel offers an unique opportunity for your little ones to learn about Africa during your stay in the Mother City. Next up, take two days to exploire the great outdoors at Leeu Estate in the Cape winelands. You will then travel way up north to spend four days at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge where you will experience exhilarating game drives and partake in the lodge’s conservation efforts.

Day 1-4: One&Only, Cape Town

Touch down at Cape Town International Airport where you will be welcomed by a Jumbari representative ready to accompany you to The One&Only Hotel, a mere 20-minute drive away. The One&Only is the epitome of luxurious living in the city and boasts a private spa island, world-class dining experiences and temperature-controlled pools among other amenities. The hotel is environmentally sensitive with recycling water-saving processes in place. It is also involved in many philanthropic efforts in the country.

The hotel looks over the docks of the working V&A Waterfront and is the ideal location for families. It has easy access to the Two Oceans Aquarium, many restaurants and shops, and is close to the iconic Table Mountain. Spend the next few days exploring the rich cultural heritage of the city, the pristine beaches and venturing out to well-known locations such a Boulders Beach, Chapman’s Peak and Cape Point.

Day 5-6: Leeu Estates, Franschhoek

Wake up to a hearty breakfast at The One&Only before meeting your driver who will transfer you to the Cape winelands. Wind through the vineyards and mountain passes, before arriving at your destination, Leeu Estate, your base for the next two nights.

The luxurious Leeu Estate boasts perfectly manicured gardens with farmlands maintained by greywater. Travel from the exclusive spa to the wine studio or your spacious suites in cottages, dotted around the gardens, by eco-friendly electric golf carts.

Enjoy hiking and garden tours or hop aboard the Franschhoek wine tram to discover the natural beauty and history of this region as a family.

Day 7-10: Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

Wake up and enjoy a family breakfast before meeting your driver who will transfer you to Cape Town International Airport for your flight to your next destination, Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge via Johannesburg. On arrival at OR Tambo International Airport, you will board a charter flight to Sabi Sabi Game Reserve where a lodge representative will meet you and accompany you to the eco-conscious lodge.

Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge focuses on conserving the environment and uplifting local communities. This exclusive family home in the bush overlooks an active waterhole and an open plain, making it the ideal location for you to enjoy the wildlife from both your lodge and on exhilarating game drives. The lodge has a junior rangers’ programme and caters for little ones at the Elefun Kids Centre where children can partake in hands-on, environmentally themed activities under the supervision of qualified childcare professionals.

Day 11: Departure

Day 11 marks the end of your South African safari. After a final breakfast at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, your driver will meet you to transfer you to the airstrip for your air transfer to OR Tambo International Airport for your onward journey home.