South Africa Family Safari

Experience the timeless treasures of South Africa with the entire family.


Experience the wonders of both desert and ocean, rolling vineyards and city sights, during this eclectic, family-friendly holiday. There’s something for everyone along the varied and unique landscapes exclusive to the Cape, with a huge variety of activities to inspire equestrians of all ages.

Begin with Big Five game drives in the Eastern Cape and polo lessons in Plettenberg, and continue with whale watching and horseback riding on Walker Bay, as well as guided wanderings through Cape Town and its surrounding Winelands. Children will love the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve with chaperoned activities such as the Bugs & Bones ecology walk and Chefs-In-Training cooking lessons, or enjoy private riding lessons at Grootbos Forest Lodge. There are also family excursions to visit seals and penguins and glimpse the Southern Right Whale.

End your family adventure in Cape Town, with cable cars to whisk you to the top of Table Mountain, the Two Oceans Aquarium at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, or a historical journey to Robben Island. There is more than enough going on in South Africa to pack your excursion with excitement for the entire family.


Journeys Equestrian Travels Experience
Your journey will be a private, customized travel experience, based on your individual schedule, interests and budget. Programs are designed for riders and non-rider companions alike.

Suggested Experiences:

  • Education
    Take private lessons at Grootbos Forest Lodge; polo lessons and matches at Kurland
  • Trail Ride
    Horseback riding along Walker Bay and through forests in Plettenburg and Paarl; Shetland pony rides for the kids at Kurland Hotel & Spa
  • Wine
    Full-day guided exploration of the Winelands, with tastings
  • Local Immersion
    Cooking classes and other educational activities for kids and adults
  • Adventure
    Twice-daily game drives and Big Five spottings in the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve
  • EcoTourism
    Go whale watching in Hermanus and take a nature walk through the Milkwood Ancient Forest; ecology walk and other outdoor activities for the kids
  • Beach
    Beach excursions and water sports in Plettenburg and Hermanus
  • City
    Guided tours of Cape Town
  • Landmarks
    Visit Robben Island to learn more about South Africa’s history