South Africa luxury family safari
Description of South Africa luxury family safari
This wonderful South Africa luxury family safari takes you from the cultural charms of Cape Town and the nearby Winelands to the majestic Victoria Falls across the border in Zambia. Then it’s back to the ‘Rainbow Nation’ for an unforgettable two-day safari in Kruger National Park, staying on a private game reserve, Kampama, where the stylish suites have their own plunge pools. Expect 10 days of incredible experiences and wildlife, and constant smiles on faces.
South Africa has long been the safari destination of choice for families. Everything here is so easy, and you can be certain that every member of the family – whatever their age – will be well-catered for. What makes this trip so very special, however, is the little extras.
From Cape Town to Victoria Falls and Kruger National Park, you’ll stay in accommodation as comfortable as they are elegant, but which also put a premium on their environmental credentials – minimising their footprint, and helping their guests minimise their own, through a range of initiatives. They also engage with their local communities, training and employing staff from the surrounding area, supporting small businesses, and getting involved with outreach projects from youth projects to soup kitchens for the elderly. Every overnight stay makes a profound difference.
It’s not only that warm glow you get when you know your holiday is doing good though. A luxury family safari in South Africa knows how to turn on the style too. Picture sunset cocktails and canapés on Table Mountain; sumptuous meals made with seasonal, locally sourced ingredients; private plunge pools outside your safari lodge, and wine-tasting at prestigious, progressive-minded vineyards around Franschoek.
This trip can be divided neatly into three sections. Cape Town, followed by a flight to Zambia and the spectacular Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. And finally another flight to Kruger, where expert guides help you track the Big Five, and many other amazing creatures big and small. Younger children can also join a Junior Ranger programme, hopefully awakening a lifelong passion for conservation, while adults and older kids tackle long, dusty game drives.
In Victoria Falls, a wealth of optional activities are open to families. There are guided bush walks, for unique perspectives on Africa’s flora and fauna that you don’t get from a jeep; sunrise and sunset cruises on the Zambezi River, and even helicopter flights for stunning views over one of the planet’s largest waterfalls.
At every step of the way this luxury family safari aims to take your experience to another level. And because this is South Africa, an old hand when it comes to safaris, you can be confident that from toddlers to grandparents, this trip will make sure every member of the family enjoys more than a few wow-worthy moments.
PlanetThis trip has sustainable initiatives including water conservation, recycling (from waste management to recycling of cooking oil to recycling glass; paper; tin) and in-house bottling system which saves 20 000 plastic bottles and 2 000 tin cans per year.
It is important to teach the younger generation the importance of taking care of the environment, and to this end we can arrange educational Junior Ranger Programmes and kiddie-friendly game drives. For teens and upwards we suggest educational walking safaris from trained professionals who will be able to teach about flora and fauna and the conservation thereof.
We choose lodges that follow an eco-sensitive approach that limits impact on their direct environment and we encourage guests to be aware of their consumption of natural resources whilst they are there. For example, we encourage you to bring your own reusable, eco-friendly water bottle while on safari, this will decrease your plastic consumption and support single-use plastic in Africa and reduce plastic pollution. We also suggest that you pack a reusable, multi-purpose bag for your trip to Africa and decline plastic bags in the local grocery store.
We have an environmental grading system to ensure properties that we have partnered with follow responsible tourism policies. Many of the lodges we choose also have conservation levies as this assists with projects like wildlife monitoring, elimination of alien plants and anti-poaching initiatives.
We provide our suppliers with many suggestions on what it means to be eco-friendly and we send out monthly tips on sustainability which helps the whole supply chain to be as responsible as possible.
While travelling, we avoid all attractions involving animals unless they are verified by us first. Seeing animals in their wild, natural habitats comes first every time.
Our office has 3 recycling bins for paper, plastic and glass and we have partnered with a non-profit organization collects our recycling once a month and we give them a donation. This organization has created jobs for 1000's of young people and adults. They have helped save 16 000 cubic meters of landfill every month by recycling waste. We also run a paperless office - stop think and recycle.
PeopleFor each trip we support Project Brave which supports Community Upliftment. By running an empowering skills development programme, Project Brave aims to restore hope and this is one of legacy partners.
This trip supports various social and cultural initiatives including buying organic vegetables from township community farmers and supporting local people and their communities.
We employ staff from local communities and properties that are community owned and trained and provide skills transfers. For example, we have training programmes and skills development programmes and we work with communities to show them how to follow environmentally friendly practices too.
We support community outreach efforts which could be home-based care centres, youth programmes, college training programmes or learning centres.
We ensure money is spent locally by supporting local artisans via the purchasing of organic products which are sourced and made locally. We also suggest visiting the local communities.
If of interest, we can arrange for you to volunteer at one of the many community projects that is on offer including a vegetable or soup kitchen for the elderly or organic vegetable garden in a local farming community. We can also advise on donating to an ethical trust or charity that makes a difference.