Classic City, Safari and Falls Family Vacation
The 'Mother City', Big Five Safari and Victoria Falls; a classic and comprehensive family vacation fit for all and designed for ease and genuine adventure
Personalised journeys from start to finish
Save an acre of rainforest each time you travel
Every detail taken care of
- Completely private tour options in Cape Town and Victoria Falls
- Game drives lead by specialist guides on Safari
- Stay in luxury hotels and safari lodges throughout
- Meet and greet airport service
- Full support from your Travel Concierge before, during and after your trip
At a glance
A classic family vacation starring the city and safari highlights of South Africa, with a spectacular finale in Victoria Falls.
Begin with four nights in the Mother City (Cape Town) where you can explore its coastal scenery, Western Cape wildlife (depending on what time of year, we will advise you on what’s to see), culinary and cosmopolitan aspects too, all with our private guides and tours. According to your family’s individual preferences, we’ll be on hand to help you make the most of your time in this vibrant city.
The exclusive Sabi Sands reserve on the edges of the Kruger National Park is next for four days on safari in this world famous Big Five game reserve. Track and observe the array of animals on your daily game drives, with other optional activities on offer (hot air ballooning, cultural excursions, bush picnics and sleep-outs) in between relaxing at your luxurious lodge.
Finally its onto one of Africa’s greatest wonders, the Victoria Falls, for your final two nights on the banks of the Zambezi River enjoying your luxury accommodation, and many more thrilling and relaxing activities to take advantage of before your flight home.
Example Trip Itinerary
On arrival at Cape Town, you will be met airside by a Jacada representative, as you enter the terminal building. You will be fast-tracked through immigration, assisted with baggage collection and assisted to your onward arrangements.
Private transfer from Cape Town airport to Cape Town hotel
Accommodation in Cape Town
- Eleven rooms, two suites and two villas
- Outdoor swimming pool
- Public kitchen
- Large spa
- Private contemporary art gallery and cinema
- South Africa Masters adorning the walls of the communal areas
Ellerman House is a class act throughout. Not to mention a wonderful piece of history that feels very much like your own home but with top class service befitting a five-star hotel. Perched in one of the most spectacular and privileged settings in Cape Town overlooking Bantry Bay, it is the epitome of comfort and class with a relaxed, elegant style. Decoration is colonial, with a nod to the contemporary and recently refurbished to provide thoroughly modern comforts. Where Ellerman House excels above others is the excellent house staff, who in these grand surrounds create such a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Taking a (complimentary) evening cocktail from the lounge and strolling out onto the peaceful gardens overlooking the sea for sunset is the perfect end to a day in Cape Town as one feels both special and relaxing. There are just eleven rooms, two suites and two private contemporary villas. Communal areas include a spacious lounge, large garden area (with outdoor pool) and a huge spa. There is an open kitchen you are invited to visit, a pantry that you can raid as well as the complimentary evening cocktails. A particular feature of the property is its private art collection. This is simply outstanding, one of the best in South Africa with works from African masters inside the main building and then, underneath is a contemporary gallery. For anyone interested in art this will add an extra element to their stay.
- 14 one-bedroom apartments
- Two two-bedroom apartments
- Wi-fi access
Whether you live in an apartment in a city or a four-bedroom house, More Quarters can give you that ‘home from home’ feel while still being immersed in the cultural centre of Cape Town. Nestled in a residential suburb away from the main tourist bustle, the Kloof Street area is often referred to as the heart of Cape Town by the locals. Enjoy the privacy and homely feel of your own apartment styled in a rare combination of historic exteriors with classic modern bohemian interiors, with all the conveniences and amenities of a hotel experience staffed by a family of professional, passionate people. With the ability to safely walk to local restaurants and boutique shops, you really feel as if you are a Cape local and experience the local cosmopolitan lifestyle. All the other amazing opportunities that the Mother City offers are an easy traffic free drive away.
Spend your time relaxing and exploring this wonderful city. You have our top recommendations for activities, restaurants and shopping so that you can make the most of your time here.
Private transfer to Cape Town airport
Flight from Cape Town to Nelspruit (Kruger) Airport
Transfer from Nelspruit (Kruger) airport to Sabi Sands
Accommodation in Sabi Sands
- Ten superior chalets all with private plunge pools
- Seven private chalets
Founders Camp honours past guests and staff who have contributed to building Londolozi Reserve. It is their efforts which have distilled the legacy of the past 30 years into a common mission. Enchanting, intimate and child friendly, Founder’s Camp is ideally situated to provide an insider’s view of the secrets of river life. Ten idyllic superior chalets, all with private plunge pools, repose in the shade of ancient ebony and matumi trees along the banks of the Sand River. This is safari in the classic style, replete with classic black and cream ticking fabric and original mahogany beds. Deep leather couches, military chests, compass safari lamps and a riverside lounge sala, create a mood of easy luxury and laid back welcome for discerning families and travelers. This is the best lodge in the collection for families with small children. Founders family suites with inter-connecting sky walks, give this camp a young and vibrant energy that appeals to discerning individuals and modern day families.
- Thirteen suites with private pools
- 13 suites with private pools
- Cardio Vascular Treatments
At the heart of Londolozi Reserve’s legacy is the Varty Camp, where it all started 85 years ago. In keeping with the Lodge’s overall style and standards the rooms here are just as smartly trussed, children of all ages are welcome and each room has a private pool. It’s also here that you’ll find the boutique, library and beauty treatment rooms.
- 22 thatched suites
- 25 thatched suites
- 2 spacious 2 bedroom Luxury Villas
- Open Air Boma
- Mandleve Presidential Suite with private plunge pool
- Amani Spa
- Open air "Boma"
- Wine Cellar
- Swimming Pool
Bush Lodge is Sabi Sabi’s flagship accommodation, set deep in the bush overlooking a waterhole and an open plain. Steeped in tradition, with a history spanning over 35 years, the lodge has earned a reputation of a luxury home in the bush, service excellence and effortless personal attention that are synonymous with the wider Sabi Sabi Reserve. The main lodge is home to the holistic Amani Spa, a well-stocked wine cellar and vast viewing decks that mirror the endless horizon and optimise the watching of wildlife of the nearby waterhole and plains. The style of the lodge and each thatched suite seeks to echo more of ‘today’s’ tastes with a becoming blend of the modern with ethnic influences and artwork. Featuring 25 suites in total including 2 Luxury Villas and the Mandleve Presidential Suite with each suite featuring en-suite bathrooms and al-fresco, glass-fronted showers, with wonderful views of the bushveld. The suites are air-conditioned and feature sumptuous linen and classic leather and wood furnishings. Two spacious Luxury Villas feature a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, second en-suite bedroom, a private pool, library/lounge and beautiful patio facing a waterhole. The Mandleve Presidential Suite features a private plunge pool and luxurious interiors with endless views of the bush. Safaris take place each morning and evening in open safari vehicles which drive through a wide variety of habitats, allowing visitors to view the vast interactions of the wild. After breakfast, guests on guided walking trails can experience the natural environment on foot.
- 20 suites
- Lounge and bar
- Two swimming pools
- Bird Hide
- Spa and gym
- Boma area
River Lodge is a wonderfully contemporary safari retreat strung along the edge of the winding Sabie River in the Lion Sands Game Reserve, a place rich with birdlife and teeming with game. There are 20 rooms, including inter-leading suites which a ideal for families and two more private River Suites with fabulous bathrooms. All come with their own private wooden viewing deck looking out over the waterway or bush – you may not have to leave the privacy of your room to see roaming wildlife. Wooden walkways connect rooms to the welcoming and warm communal areas, with guest congregating around the two swimming pools, boma area, bar lounge and even in the bird hide. There’s also a spa to unwind at between expertly guided game drives or, for a timeless safari experience, venture out into the bush on foot. The reserve also has luxurious tree houses for an unforgettable night out under the stars surrounded by the sounds of the wilderness.
Enjoy days relaxing at your luxury lodge and exploring the world-famous Sabi Sands Reserve with morning and afternoon game drives.
Transfer from Sabi Sands to Nelspruit (Kruger) airport
Flight from Nelspruit (Kruger) to Livingstone
Private transfer from Livingstone airport to lodge or hotel
Accommodation in Livingstone
- 12 Luxury Tree Houses
- 2 private Chuma Houses
- Swimming Pool
Named after Dr Livingstone’s faithful friends Sussi & Chuma, this boutique property has been built on a dramatic bend of the Zambezi River, 12km upstream from the mighty Victoria Falls in Zambia. Located in Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park amongst Jackalberry Trees and Phoenix palms, Sussi & Chuma offer an exclusive escape with incredible views. Accommodation is in 12 Sussi tree-houses connected by raised wooden walkways, as well as two private Chuma houses. Rounded and thatched, built on stilts into a canopy of trees, the luxury tree-houses line the banks of the Zambezi River in a riverine setting. They feature open plan bathrooms (separate toilet) with a bath and shower, bathroom amenities, air-conditioning, mosquito nets and a private viewing deck to take in the magnificent views. The two Chuma houses are perfect for families, each with two en-suite bedrooms, a spacious lounge, dining area, private plunge pool, private chef and house staff. The main lodge, built on two levels, has a clean, organic, minimalist feel and large comfortable furniture. The top floor is dominated by the open sided bar; below there is a wine cellar, lounge and open air dining area. A shady path leads you to the river fronted swimming pool with sun loungers and day beds and the superbly located sundowner deck with stunning views onto and across the Zambezi River. Guests staying at Sanctuary Sussi & Chuma are able to indulge in a range of spa treatments – including massages, facials and manicures – while enjoying spectacular views over the Zambezi River. The treatment room has been constructed on stilts on the riverbank, providing guests with up close views of African wildlife while they are being pampered by a trained Africology spa therapist. Facilities include Shower, changing room and indoor and outdoor treatment room. Activities offered at Sussi & Chuma include game drives in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park, a tour of Victoria Falls (one visit per stay, includes Heritage fees), sundowner cruises, canoeing, walking safaris, local school and village tours, and more.
- Ten chalets
- Swimming pool
- Dining area, bar and lounge
This owner-run lodge commands a magnificent vantage point and views on a sweeping bend on the Zambezi River. What’s more, this elegant 1940s homestead offer a glimpse into the region’s past with the owner, Peter Jones, and his team of guides helping to bring alive the history of Livingstone. What started as a settler trading post became a destination for Royal travellers and Hollywood stars, and the area is just as popular today. Perhaps the most important point to remember is that The River Club is the place where there are no early 05:30 wake up calls, for here guests are encouraged to lie in and enjoy the surroundings. The ‘Do Nothing Activity’ (DNA) around one of the most magnificent pools we know is very popular indeed, especially at the end of a safari.
The mighty Victoria Falls rank as one of the most spectacular sites in all of Africa. As the mighty Zambezi river crashes over sheer cliffs onto the rocks below it sprays a cloud of water high into the air. Enjoy a variety of activities in this area (as well as the falls themselves).
Transfer from your lodge or hotel to Livingstone airport
Flight from Livingstone to Johannesburg
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Classic City, Safari and Falls Family Vacation
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We create fully personalised trips from start to finish, working with you to pick locations, accommodation and guides that suit you.
Each time you travel with us, you preserve an acre of precious rainforest through our partnerships.
From in-depth private tours to restaurant reservations, we take care of every detail so you can make the most of your journey.