Family, Culture and Safari

This package is perfect for families that would like to experience the beauty of South Africa in a malaria free environment.

Departs Daily!

Kids on Safari

What we like...

  • Tour Cradle of Humankind and Lesedi Cultural Villiage
  • Tour Journey to Freedom 
  • Explore the beautiful malaria-free landscape of Sun City
  • Daily game-drives in the Big 5 territory of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve 
  • Departs Daily!

Air-Inclusive from$4,799
Children from$2,299
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid between April 01 - August 31, 2017 Child rates based on children under 12 years old.

Departs Daily!

Itinerary

DAY 1: TRAVELING

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your South African Airways flight to South Africa

 

DAY 2: JOHANNESBURG

On arrival in Johannesburg you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Sandton.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Sandton Sun Hotel

City of Johannesburg Children running in township Johannesburg bridge at night
 
 

DAY 3: JOHANNESBURG

After breakfast you will be met and depart on a full day excursion to the Cradle of Humankind.

We’re going right back to our beginnings, to the exceptional World Heritage Site of The Cradle of Humankind. The superb Maropeng Visitor Centre is truly an exciting, world class exhibition, focusing on the development of humans and our ancestors over the past few million years.

From past to present, we’ll be exploring five cultures at the Lesedi Cultural Village, heart and home to families of a range of African tribes, all living harmoniously in traditional homesteads.

You’ll be right there experiencing the warmth and hospitality of people from the Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Sotho and Pedi cultures, and you’ll find it fascinating!

Our multilingual, multi-visual orientation depicts the history of South Africa, and will deepen your understanding of the complexity of our multicultural community.

We will enjoy a traditional African meal, a fine way to round off a day of new experiences and fresh insights.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Sandton Sun Hotel

VC Aerial Lesedi Cultural Village
 
 

DAY 4: JOHANNESBURG

After breakfast you will depart on a full day Journey to Freedom tour.

Many South Africans gave much; some gave all, to achieve a truly democratic South Africa. Come with us on this full day tour which shares some of the journey, pain and struggle of those heroes; witness the places, experience the diverse museums where these momentous, tumultuous years have been so well documented.

Our day begins at the Hector Pieterson Museum, where we start to unravel the cause of the devastating riots, before travelling past Mandela House, where you have the option of visiting this small museum (own account).

Our next significant stop is the fascinating Regina Mundi Church, site of so many of the underground meetings of the then banned political parties. Standing there, you can feel the tension; picture the intensity, the strain on the faces of those unthinkably brave souls, committed at any cost to changing the way of life of a nation.

We’ve chosen to lunch in Soweto at a local restaurant (own account), before visiting the legendary Apartheid Museum. This is an interactive voyage of discovery, one which takes you from the dark days of ‘whites only’ privilege, through to Nelson Mandela’s historic release. The Apartheid Museum is a multimedia experience, with documentary film snippets, texts, sound clips and live accounts, recapturing life in the dark days of South Africa.

It’s a fascinating tour, filled with tales of bravery and sadness, but ultimately it’s a story with the right ending.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at the Sandton Sun Hotel

HPM REGINA MUNDI CHURCH Shop
 
 

DAY 5: SUN CITY

After breakfast you will be transferred to Sun City.

One of Africa’s premier vacation destinations, Sun City delivers plenty to see and do in a beautiful malaria-free landscape.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Palace of the Lost City

Palace of the Lost City Soho Hotel Cascades
 
 

DAY 6: SUN CITY

Spend the day at leisure. Enjoy a day of adventure or relax by the Valley of Waves.

The Valley of Waves water park is Sun City’s legendary hub for all kinds of water fun. Offering family-friendly water activities that appeal to adventurers of all ages, there is something for everyone at this iconic Sun City water park.

Unleash your inner thrill-seeker on one of the many outdoor adventure activities available at the Sun City Resort. From adrenaline-fueled adventures to leisure experiences.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at The Palace of the Lost City

Valley of the Waves Lost City Golf Course Sun City Palace Hotel
 
 

DAYS 7 - 9: PILANESBERG NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Pilanesberg National Park where you will spend the next 3 nights on safari.

Experience Game drives that take you out into the Big 5 territory of the Pilanesberg Game Reserve.

You can also enjoy walking safaris with experienced game rangers which offer a unique wilderness experience and intimate encounters with Africa’s animals.

Overnight on a full board basis at Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Duiker Lion on safari Elephants crossing the road on safari
 
 

DAY 10: DEPARTURE

After an early morning game drive spend the rest of the morning at leisure until your transfer to Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport for your flight to the U.S.

 

DAY 11: TRAVELING

Arrival in the United States at New York JFK or Washington Dulles airports.

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Round trip coach air on South African Airways from New York (JFK) or Washington (IAD) Airport to South Africa OR Tambo International Airport; Accommodation as per the itinerary; Most meals as per the itinerary (8 x breakfast, 3 x lunch, 3 x dinner); Ground transfers as per the itinerary; All park fees and safari activities

 

EXCLUDES

Add-on air from other U.S. cities; Any meals or services not mentioned above; Conservation Levy; Any items of personal expense, i.e. drinks, telephone calls, laundry etc.; Gratuities for rangers/guides/drivers

 

Sandton Sun

When it comes to high-end accommodation in Johannesburg, the Sandton Sun remains at the forefront of award-winning excellence. This hotel has become more than simply a place to stay. It is a trendy...

The Palace of the Lost City

The Palace of the Lost City, fabled to be the royal residence of an ancient king, is truly the most extraordinary hotel in the world.  The Palace lavishes its guests with 5-star service, and...

Shepherd's Tree Game Lodge

Shepherd’s Tree Game Lodge lies within the heart of the malaria free Pilanesberg Game Reserve, a mere 2 hour’s drive from Johannesburg. The central guest facilities at this 5 star lodge...
Air-Inclusive from$4,799
Children from$2,299
Offer based per person on 2 adults sharing for departures from New York John F Kennedy (JFK) valid between April 01 - August 31, 2017 Child rates based on children under 12 years old.

Departs Daily!

Price is per person based on double occupancy. Valid as of March 20, 2017 for departures from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) between April 01 - August 31, 2017. Child rates based on children under 12 years old, with the same itinerary available at higher prices during other travel periods. Other departure points and domestic flights within the U.S. can be booked. Price for other departure cities and/or travel dates may vary. Subject to availability and currency exchange rate fluctuations. Prices are valid for new bookings only, are not retroactive and may change without notice. Package includes all government and airline imposed taxes and fees. Baggage and optional service fees, cancellation charges and other restrictions may apply.