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Average price: USD 6675 per person sharing
This tour can easily be customised to be a family friendly tour. None of the destinations are malaria endemic areas and many of the culinary activities can be substituted with family friendly activities and sightseeing, even in the Cape Winelands. Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s popular Big 5 safari destinations and it happens to be especially family friendly as there’s no need for malarial prophylactics. Most lodges in Madikwe Game Reserve welcome children and offer specially designed child-friendly programmes to keep the little ones busy and to help them really enjoy their safari experience, too.Make an Enquiry
Life is Better at The Marly! Positioned in the trendy suburb of Camps Bay, The Marly Boutique Hotel & Spa offers a unique hospitality experience for travelers and locals alike. The 38-room luxury hotel boasts a rooftop swimming pool with remarkable 360-degree views of Cape Town’s iconic mountain ranges, a deluxe spa, gym and a tasteful collection of restaurants, cafés and bars neighboring the property. The Marly can best be described as the perfect balance between understated luxury and playfulness. Paired with excellence in hospitality and a passionate on-the-ground team, you may never want to leave.
La Cotte Farm is uniquely situated a stone’s throw from the charming village of Franschhoek. It offers close proximity to the fun and bustle of the main street with all the quiet, privacy and rural charm of a working wine farm. La Cotte Farm dates back to 1698 when the first of the eleven Huguenot Farms was granted to the French immigrants who fled their native country during the 17th century. La Cotte is the only farm within walking distance from anywhere in the village making it an ideal destination for those staying in the village wanting a stroll before indulging in our delicious cuisine. We invite you to meander through our picturesque gardens with magestic views and lose yourself in the ambrosia of this hidden gem in Franschhoek’s crown.
Set in amongst the rocky dolomite ridge of the Madikwe Game Reserve, The Royal Madikwe is the perfect retreat to rejuvenate your mind, exhale life’s pressures and inhale the magnificent beauty surrounding you. Endless views dotted with volcanic intrusions known as inselbergs give way to grasslands, rocky outcrops and ancient Leadwood tree’s in the transition region where the Kalahari Thornveldt and the Bushveldt Complex meet.Travellers choose to stay at The Royal Madikwe because of the unforgettable experience, the seamless luxury, our sincere and passionate team and of course the consistent abundance of wildlife encounters both on safari and right on our doorstep featuring our private waterhole around which the lodge is enveloped.
Average price: USD 6675 per person sharing
Useful things to know before you embark on this amazing journey
All year round is good for this tour. December – March is known as the “Green Season” in Madikwe and even though there is a chance of the occasional scattered thunder shower, it is a very beautiful time of the year to visit. It is also the main birding season where migratory species can also be seen as well as many baby animals. Cape Town’s main rainy season is opposite to the other two destinations and June-Aug is usually the wettest and coldest. What can be better than having an amazing meal in a restaurant with a fireplace.
All locations on this tour are malaria-free.
Madikwe is a 75,000-hectare reserve located in a transition zone between the Lowveld bushveld and the Kalahari thornveld, where several rare species from both ecosystems naturally occur. In fact, Madikwe is one of the few reserves in southern Africa where the desert adapted Kalahari Gemsbok and Springbok share territory and rare species such as the Brown Hyena and the Aardwolf can be found. You will be able to see all the usual Big 5 but also other species which are not usually found in the bushveld areas such as Greater Kruger National Park making for exceptional wildlife encounters.
With the exception of Kosher or Halal requirements, most properties are able to cater for all dietary preferences. Advance notice is recommended.
Total luxury with uninterupted views of either ocean or mountain