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South Africa Family Safari Holiday

South Africa
Available Departures: Apr, Jul, Aug

13 days from

US$2,455

without flights
Multi Activity
Family
LEISURELY LEISURELY

Wildlife safari in Kruger, coastal exploration and Drakensberg walks for the family in South Africa

Trip Code: FSD
Minimum child age: 6
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South Africa Family Safari Holiday

6+

Age

Swimming

Animals And Wildlife

Highlights
  • Wildlife viewing in Kruger National Park, walking safari in Hlane Reserve
  • Walks and relaxation time in the dramatic Drakensberg mountains
  • Visit the coastal wetlands and wildlife by boat and enjoy a beach day
  • Expert, fully qualified experienced South African safari guides

At a Glance
  • Group Size 5 to 14
  • 13 days safari including short walks. Swimming pools at all accommodation except for 2 nights
  • Join In Johannesburg

Accommodation & Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 10 Lunches
  • 9 Dinners
  • 5 nights Camping, Campsite with swimming pool
  • 3 nights Lodge with swimming pool
  • 1 nights Chalet
  • 1 nights Camping
  • 2 nights Apartment with dip pool
Overview

This classic route through northern South Africa takes you and your family on a 2-week tour seeing some of the world’s finest game reserves, spectacular scenery as well as activities including boat trips along the coast and walks in the dramatic Drakensberg Mountains. Starting in Johannesburg we meet our specialist guide and drive along the Panorama route past Blyde River to the small, but impressive Edeni Reserve for our first night looking for Africa Wildlife. We have dinner around the campfire. Many of the campsites have swimming pools, a bar and restaurant, making it very flexible and family friendly. Perfect for families who like the outdoors. After a stop at the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre, where we can see lion and leopard, we continue to the world-famous Kruger National Park. Two nights here allows us enjoy several game drives for maximum opportunity to see the big five.


We then continue to Hlane Reserve in Swaziland where we can experience a walking safari (over 12yrs only) and camp next to a waterhole watching the wildlife come for a drink at sunset. The safari tradition of a ‘sundowner’ (a G&T or the like as the sunsets) is practised as we watch the wildlife. Travelling onwards to the coast we visit the Mantega Village to learn about Swazi village life. At the coast we have a boat tour at the St Lucia Wetland Park, a UNSECO heritage site to see turtles, hippos and crocodiles. Further south we have a couple of nights in Durban for a little beach time before heading inland to the Drakensberg Mountains. These stunning mountains are our last stop, and there are options of walks, mountain biking or an adventure park whilst here. Our accommodation here is haven of peace and tranquillity in sight of the mighty escarpment, and a beautiful end to an incredible 2-week adventure holiday through South Africa with the family.

Is this holiday for you?

Suitable for children from 6yrs old This fantastic family adventure holiday in South Africa is a busy itinerary, with lots of sightseeing, wildlife viewing and interesting activities. There are a few long drives and game drives in safari vehicles on dirt roads and tracks. Accommodation is in a mix of chalets, lodges, apartments, safari-style bush camps and campsites. Many campsites have swimming …

Suitable for children from 6yrs old This fantastic family adventure holiday in South Africa is a busy itinerary, with lots of sightseeing, wildlife viewing and interesting activities. There are a few long drives and game drives in safari vehicles on dirt roads and tracks. Accommodation is in a mix of chalets, lodges, apartments, safari-style bush camps and campsites. Many campsites have swimming pools, a bar and restaurant, making it relaxing for all members of the family. Everyone is asked to help the guide out whilst camping with preparing dinners, washing up and the like. There are a number of superb swimming opportunities. We request that all children are supervised by their parents during any swimming based activities. Direct flights from London to Johannesburg make this destination very appealing to families seeking wildlife and adventure.

Why KE?

One of the few family South Africa holidays that includes the super Drakensberg. This is a complete, once in a lifetime itinerary.

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Itinerary

Your holiday starts at Johannesburg Airport at breakfast time where we will meet with our guide. We then take the long drive to Mpumalanga and the small town of Graskop. En route we will travel via the Long Tom Pass and stop off to look at the cannon on the top. The pass was named after "The Long Tom", silver cannons used in the Second Boer War and a commemorative cannon sits on top of the pass. The Long Tom Pass was once a treacherous journey of steep hairpin bends and hair-raising drops and was originally the route followed by pioneer wagon drivers transporting goods from Mozambique to Lyndenburg. We'll also stop off for a picnic lunch at Lone Creek Falls, a 70m waterfall close to the town of Sabie. This is a great place for a swim in hot weather. We'll also view the impressive Mac Mac falls before travelling on to Graskop, where we check into our accommodation at Mogodi Lodge. Accommodation will be in family chalets, each with 2 separate rooms, a shared bathroom and open plan lounge. Drive time today will be around 6 hours plus stopping time (450km).

Accommodation

Lodge with swimming pool

Meals

L D

The magnificent Panorama Route drive in Mpumalanga is best-known for its cultural heritage and its dramatic landscapes. Today we will check out God's Window, Bourke's Luck Potholes and the Blyde River, home to spectacular wildlife and birdlife and some of the best views in South Africa. We'll then journey on via the Abel Erasmus Pass and the JG Strydom tunnels to Moholoholo Mountain View. We arrive in the late afternoon and head out in the open game drive vehicle in search of some of the many animals on the reserve. We have a good chance of seeing buffalo and all the plains game.
Drive time today will be approximately 3 hours plus stopping time (150km).

Accommodation

Chalet

Meals

B L D

After breakfast we’ll visit the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre for a guided tour. The centre, established in 1991 is home to many wounded animals and the aim of the project is to contribute to the conservation of endangered species and the rehabilitation of injured and poisoned wildlife. Animals at the centre include lion, leopard, serval, lynx, honey badger, eagles, vultures and can include an array of baby animals depending on when we visit! After our tour we’ll drive into the Kruger National Park spotting for big game as we drive to our camp. We’ll overnight at a Kruger Park campsite, which has a swimming pool and small shop. Drive time 2 hours (150km) plus game drives in the park.
Swimming: At campsite pool.

Accommodation

Camping, Campsite with swimming pool

Meals

B L D

Today we'll enjoy morning and late afternoon game drives (in our vehicle) in the world-famous Kruger National Park. Established in 1898 to protect the wildlife of the South African Lowveld, this national park of almost 20,000 square kilometres is unrivalled in terms of biodiversity and is a world leader in advanced environmental management policies.

Kruger is home to an impressive number of species: 336 trees, 49 fish, 34 amphibians, 113 reptiles, 507 birds and 147 mammals, including the "Big Five": lion, leopard, black rhino, elephant and Cape buffalo. Each of our game drives today will be for around 3 hours, giving us plenty of time to spot the "Big Five" and more! Early morning and late afternoon are the best times to see the animals, so we'll take some out during the heat of the day to rest and chill out by the pool.
Swimming: At campsite pool.

Accommodation

Camping, Campsite with swimming pool

Meals

B L D

After a final morning game drive (3 hours approximately) in the Kruger, we’ll leave the park and cross the border into eSwatini. ESwantini is one of the smallest countries in Africa and is one of the world’s last remaining absolute monarchies. Bordered to the north, south and west by South Africa and to the east by Mozambique, the country is named after the 19th century king, Mswati II and is about the same size as Wales. Despite its small area, the country has a variety of landscape including mountains, savannah and rain forest. We’ll drive to the King of eSwatini's traditional hunting reserve, now a game reserve - Hlane. In the afternoon we’ll set up camp and sit around the waterhole at sunset, looking out for rhino who come down to drink. Drivetime today will be 3 hours (280km) and we’ll enjoy a 3 hour drive in the Kruger in the morning.

Accommodation

Camping

Meals

B L D

In the morning there is the option to take a guided game walk through the reserve with a good chance of seeing rhino. Note that children must be aged 12 and up to take part in the game walk. Alternatively families can take a game drive or relax by the waterhole. After a late brunch we'll drive to Mantega Nature Reserve where in the afternoon we'll enjoy a guided tour through a traditional village. The Mantega Village is a mini-complex huts, each with its own specific purpose. Kraals (or byres) for cattle and goats, reed fences that serve as windbreaks and various other structures. With traditional artefacts on display, the village showcases many facets of the ancient Swazi way of life. We then transfer to our camping accommodation at Mlilwane for the night. Approx drive time 2 hours (130km).

Swimming: At the swimming pool at the campsite.

Accommodation

Camping, Campsite with swimming pool

Meals

B L

After an early start we drive through southern eSwatini before re-entering South Africa at the Lavumisa border. From here we drive to St Lucia, via the Pongolapoort Dam, the third largest in South Africa. We arrive in the afternoon in time to set up camp. Drive time around 5 hours (350km).

Accommodation

Camping, Campsite with swimming pool

Meals

B L D

The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of 13 protected areas and is the largest estuarine system in Africa. The marine conditions in the estuary have resulted in a variety of landforms and ecosystems, including wide submarine canyons, sandy beaches, forested dunes and a mosaic of wetlands, grasslands, forests, lakes and savannah. As this is such an extensive area with a wide range of different habitat environments, animals of all sorts may be seen including hippos and crocodiles on the St Lucia estuary. Wildlife in the park also includes nesting turtles on the beaches, migrating whales, dolphins and sharks offshore and huge numbers of birds including pelicans, storks, herons and terns.

In the morning we enjoy a boat tour on the St Lucia estuary and will be on the look-out for birdlife and wildlife with a good chance of seeing both. In the afternoon we travel Cape Vidal where we have a chance of seeing Rhino. We will spend some time at a good swimming beach and in exploring the interesting inter tidal pools. Later we return to our campsite for dinner.

Accommodation

Camping, Campsite with swimming pool

Meals

B L D

After breakfast at camp we drive to the Natal north coast which will be our base for the next two nights. Drive time approximately 4 hours (300km). On arrival we can enjoy the coast and the beach, and relax.

Accommodation

Apartment with dip pool

Meals

B

A free day. Our ocean view accommodation is right on the long sandy Umdloti Beach. We can walk along the beach to the main area, where there is a tidal pool for swimming. We can watch the waves and the surfers during the correct conditions. We can relax in this small town by the beach, or discuss options with our leader to venture further afield.

Accommodation

Apartment with dip pool

Meals

B

We depart the apartments after breakfast and head inland, via Durban and Pietermaritzberg, crossing the South African Highveld before reaching the town of Bergville close to the Drakensberg Mountains. Rising above 3000m on the western edge of KwaZulu Natal, the rugged escarpment is known by the Zulus as “uKhahlamba” – barrier of spears. The escarpment stretches for almost 200kms and forms the border between South Africa and Lesotho. Arriving at our comfortable accommodation in the afternoon, we should have time for a short walk to explore the area. Drive time today will be around 5 hours (400km).

Accommodation

Lodge with swimming pool

Meals

B L D

We have a full day for walking in the nearby Royal Natal National Park, at the foot of the dramatic Drakensberg escarpment. The park was founded in 1916 and contains some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa. The main feature is the Amphitheatre, a rock wall 5kms in length and 1000m in height that forms part of the escarpment and most famously was the backdrop to the battle scenes in the film “Zulu” starring Michael Caine. Five rivers rise at the top of the escarpment, most dramatically the Tugela River which plummets 948m and is the world’s second highest waterfall. Today we can choose to walk the Tugela gorge to visit the foot of the falls or try shorter walks to nearby Tiger Falls and the cascades where there is a lovely swimming spot and we can also see some bushmen paintings. For those who have extra adrenaline, it’s possible to visit (optional, entrance fees payable locally) a local adventure centre, All Out Adventures where you can try mountain biking, paintballing, quad bike tours or Go Ape style treetop adventures.

Accommodation

Lodge with swimming pool

Meals

B L D

After breakfast we drive back to Johannesburg Airport in time for an afternoon check-in. Your holiday ends at Johannesburg Airport. Drive time will be approximately 6 hours (500km).

Meals

B
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Essential Information

We've compiled some of our Frequently Asked Questions to help you learn more about this amazing trip.

  • A professional local guide and driver
  • Single timed Johannesburg Airport transfers on the first and last day
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as described in the Meal Plan
  • Entry fees to the various parks and reserve areas

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for local staff
  • Some meals as described in the Meal Plan
  • Entrance fees for optional excursions
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc

The group will meet at Johannesburg Airport.

You should aim to arrive in Johannesburg on Day 1 of the Land Only itinerary between 7am-8am in order to make the long drive to the first night's accommodation. A money saving tip might be to arrive the day before and overnight near the airport.

On the last day of the Land Only itinerary, a single transfer will depart from the lodge in the Drakensberg in the morning arriving at Johannesburg Airport in time for a late afternoon check-in.

Private transfers are very expensive due to the distances. Additional nights at an airport hotel are available.

Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

All breakfasts, 10 lunches and 9 dinners are included in the holiday price. The group will take the included meals together in camp or lodges, and the meals will be prepared by the guides. While staying on the North Natal Coast only breakfast is included so families can take advantage of the free days. There are many restaurants to choose from, and you should allow approximately £10 per person for
lunches and £15 per person for dinners.

Many places on this holiday have drinkable water from the tap to fill your personal water bottles. Please check with the leader at the various locations. Please take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) for days when drinking water out of the tap is not available. We do not encourage the purchasing of single use plastic bottles.

Food throughout the trip will mostly be prepared by the guides, although everyone is expected to lend a hand! This is usually a fun and sociable time. Breakfast will be cereals and yoghurt, with coffee, tea, toast and the occasional cooked breakfast. Lunch will typically be picnic style - cold meats, cheese, salads, bread, rolls and fruit. Dinner will be potjies (traditional stews), braais (barbecue), stir fries and pasta. Very often cooking will be on an open fire. Fresh produce will be used wherever possible and fruit squash, tea and coffee will be served with breakfast and dinner.

Whilst we can cater for vegetarians, albeit sometimes with a more limited choice, we cannot always provide special diets.  Due to the nature of some of the trips that we operate and the countries in which we operate them, it can be very hard (and sometimes impossible) to cater for a wide range of dietary choices and you may have to supplement your diet with food/snacks from home.  If you have specific dietary requirements please do speak to our sales team and they will be able to advise you whether or not we will be able to offer your specific choice.  Please note that we are unable to provide separate menus and cannot accept liability for any problems arising from special dietary requirements or intolerances.

During this holiday we stay in a mix of accommodations. The majority of nights we have access to a swimming pool. The accommodation is chosen for being small and family friendly, and is often a local family business. Please note that all accommodation is subject to change.

Our first night is in Mpumalanga at the Mogodi Lodge, in chalet with 2 bedrooms, a bathroom and an open plan kitchen/lounge area. There is a swimming pool. On day 2 we are at Moholoholo Mountain view in one of the reed chalets. Camping at Kruger (2 nights) is in the park campsite with shared bathroom amenities, there is a swimming pool at the campsite. In Hlane we have the simplest campsite (1 night), and in Mlilwane we have a campsite with a swimming pool (1 night). When in St Lucia (2nights) we camp at the Sugar Loaf campsite, here there is a swimming pool and we have shared facilities. These are the last nights camping (6 nights in total). At the coast near Durban we stay at the Greenfire Dolphin Coast Lodge. The last 2 nights are at the Sungubala chalets where one family has a chalet each. They have 2 ensuite bedrooms, an open plan kitchen/lounge area, again with plenty of room for a larger family and there is a swimming pool. This is a great place for the last nights of our holiday.

Whilst camping we provide safari canvas tents 2.4m x 2.4m x 1.8m. They have built in mesh windows and door, and a rain cap. We provide a camp bed with a 5cm thick camping mattress. They are for 2 people, if you are a family of three you will have 2 tents. Children under 11yrs should share with an adult or an older sibling. You will need to provide your own sleeping bag and pillow, however these can be hired if you wish. The guides can set up camp, however it's a lot more fun (and quicker) if everyone helps in.

The group will be accompanied by a local English-speaking professional guide from arrival on day 1 to departure on day 13. During the tour the group will travel by minivan driven by a professional driver.

This holiday does not involve any significant ascent to altitude and we would not expect any altitude issues with this trip.

We estimate that a total of around £200 per person (or equivalent in euros/dollars) ) should be allowed for tips, soft drinks, snacks, non-included meals and miscellaneous expenses. Alcoholic drinks, souvenirs and optional activities are additional so you may wish to budget for these.

You can choose to take your money in pounds sterling, dollars, euros or in South African Rand. There will be the opportunity to change money into local currency on arrival at Johannesburg Airport. Additionally, you will be able to get currency from bank ATMs in many of the towns that we will visit. Credit cards are useful and it is a good idea to carry one in case of emergency.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITY COSTS:

Please note that these prices are correct at time of writing, but are subject to change without warning. Optional activities taken outside the KE holiday are at your own risk.

Open game vehicles in Kruger National Park, day 4: (Note that during this period game drives in our vehicle are included) 

Morning or sunset 3 hours, South African Rand 380pp 

Night game drive, 2 hours, South African Rand 290pp

Full day game drive in open vehicle, South African Rand 5000 per vehicle

In South Africa it is usual to tip staff including your local guide and driver if you are happy with the services provided. We suggest you co-ordinate these tips as a group and as a rough guide we recommend each group member contributes around £30 per family member. The exact amount should be determined by the group and the guide will give advice on the appropriate levels.

Our holidays are normally designed with minimal 'down time' at the start of the trip, but having a day or two at the beginning will have the additional benefit of allowing you time to get over the stress of a long journey or travelling across time zones, leaving you refreshed and ready for your holiday. We can easily arrange for you to have additional nights and airport transfers.

For this holiday you should take one piece of luggage and a daypack. Your baggage will travel in the vehicle with the group, and you should try to keep the weigh to approximately 12kg. You should bring a soft bag as these are more suitable to pack in the vehicle. For international flights please check your baggage allowance with your airline.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

As a member of the South African Tourism Service Association, our ground agent in South Africa may require you to complete an indemnity form at the start of your holiday, which you will need your insurance details for. As a client of KE Adventure Travel, your rights under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangement Regulations (2018) are unaffected and KE Adventure Travel will remain liable for the actions of our suppliers.

The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required, and you should have at least 2 blank pages for each country that you visit.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Please ensure that you check for the latest advice before travel. For the most up to date information on entry requirements, please visit the UK Government website.

Visa South Africa

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays. You must have 2 blank pages in your passport.

Rules on travelling with children under 18 years have been relaxed. Visa exempt children entering South Africa only need passports, and not birth certificates as previously required. This applies if the child is travelling with both parents, one parent or an adult who is not a biological parent, and school groups. There are some different requirements for unaccompanied children, and children who do not have UK passports or visa exempt passports. For full details please see the FCDO website.

If you have a severe allergy please inform the KE office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy free environment on KE trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by KE leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

VACCINATIONS

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you specific require any vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella), along with hepatitis A and typhoid. A certificate of yellow fever vaccination is required if travelling from countries with risk of yellow fever transmission and for travellers having transitted for more than 12 hrs through an airport of a country with risk of yellow fever transmission. On holidays to more remote areas you should also have a dentist check up. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

The unit of currency in South Africa is the South African Rand.

South Africa has a generally sunny and pleasant climate, with regional differences due to the weather systems from the surrounding oceans and altitude above sea level. This area experiences most of its rainfall in the southern hemisphere summer, from October to March. From May through to August is drier, with long spells of mild, stable weather. However, cold fronts moving in from the south-west can bring rain and snow-fall to the Drakensberg Mountains. Daytime temperatures range from around 10 - 20°C from April to September, to 20 - 30°C from October to March.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's ‘Travel Aware campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas. The 'Travel Aware' website provides a single, authoritative source of advice for all kinds of travellers and we recommend that prior to travel, all KE clients visit the official UK Government website at travelaware.campaign.gov.uk and read the FCDO Travel Advice for their chosen destination. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCDO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCDO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

KE do not encourage the use of single use plastic items. We are ensuring that our agents all over the world are working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We are leading by example in our KE office by reducing our plastic use.

We welcome all family dynamics and we will try to accommodate you in the roomings of your choice. The only stipulation for joining a family group holiday is that 1 party member is 17yrs or under, and they are accompanied by an adult. An average group size is around 10 members in total. Further general information and FAQ's are available here: KE Family Adventure Holidays general information.

It is an essential condition of joining a holiday with KE Adventure Travel that you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation.  When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

For appropriate insurance cover we recommend Campbell Irvine Direct.  Please go to our Travel Insurance page for further information and to get a quote.

Please note that a paper copy of your travel insurance is required if you are travelling to Huaraz and the Huayhuash region.

Please try to keep the weight of your baggage to a minimum. See the ‘baggage allowance’ section for further details.

You should bring the following items:

  • Sleeping bag (comfort rated 5⁰C). Sleeping bag hire is available, please contact the office
  • Comfortable walking shoes/trainers and sandals
  • Lightweight trousers / shorts / skirts
  • Socks & underwear
  • T-shirts / tops
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Swimwear
  • Sunhat with wide brim
  • Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Daypack 20 to 30 litres (depending on how much of the kids' stuff you need to carry)
  • Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre x2 (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Dry bags(s) for daypack (to ensure they keep dry)
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Basic First Aid Kit – Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters, blister treatment, Insect repellent, antihistamine cream and tablets, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are a good idea.

The following items are optional:

  • Binoculars (a really good idea so you can see the wildlife better)
  • Travel clothes
  • Sleeping bag liner (essential if hiring a bag)
  • Pillow (or pillow case which you can stuff with a soft fleece)
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Camera
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Notes

A foam camping mattress is provided for the camping nights

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DATES & PRICES

Private Departure?

Gather a few friends, family or club and take over your own departure.

2024

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  • South Africa Family Safari Holiday
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: FSD /2A/24/
  • This trip begins on Sat 13 Jul and ends on Thu 25 Jul
  • This departure is available and departs within 50 days. Secure your place today with full payment
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  • South Africa Family Safari Holiday
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: FSD /02/24/
  • This trip begins on Sun 28 Jul and ends on Fri 9 Aug
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$425
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  • South Africa Family Safari Holiday
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: FSD /04/24/
  • This trip begins on Sun 22 Dec and ends on Fri 3 Jan
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$425
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2025

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  • South Africa Family Safari Holiday
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: FSD /01/25/
  • This trip begins on Sat 5 Apr and ends on Thu 17 Apr
  • This departure is guaranteed. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$425
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  • South Africa Family Safari Holiday
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: FSD /02/25/
  • This trip begins on Sun 27 Jul and ends on Fri 8 Aug
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$425
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  • South Africa Family Safari Holiday
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: FSD /03/25/
  • This trip begins on Sun 10 Aug and ends on Fri 22 Aug
  • This departure is guaranteed. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$425
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  • South Africa Family Safari Holiday
    Without Flights
  • Departure Reference: FSD /04/25/
  • This trip begins on Sun 21 Dec and ends on Fri 2 Jan
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$425
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Land Only Information

The LAND ONLY dates and prices are for the itinerary, joining at Johannesburg Airport.

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Changes to flights

Please be aware that the flight industry is experiencing a high level of service fluctuation and changes to your flights may occur. This may also require amends to the transfers and joining arrangements. Thank you all for continuing your patience and understanding.


Private Family Groups

If you've found the perfect adventure for your family but want to travel on dates that suit you, then please contact our friendly Family Adventure Team who will be happy to discuss the possibility of arranging a private departure for you and your family.

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The price of our holidays can change depending on a variety of factors but unlike some other tour operators, KE have undertaken to guarantee the Land Only price of your holiday will not change after you have booked. The price when you book is the price you will pay, whether you are booking for this year or the next. Book early to avoid any tour price increases, get the best flight prices and take advantage of our 'No Surcharge Guarantee'.

KE Adventure is a fully bonded tour operator. We hold an ATOL license (No: 2808) and are bonded with ABTA (Membership No: W4341)


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