Twelve Apostles, Sanbona & Grootbos Luxury Safari
Twelve Apostles, Sanbona & Grootbos Luxury Safari

Twelve Apostles, Sanbona & Grootbos Luxury Safari

Explore the Western Cape of South Africa on this 9 night Twelve Apostles, Sanbona & Grootbos Luxury Self Drive safari. Perfect for families and couples, this safari includes a luxury SUV rental so you can travel at your own pace.


Visit the penguins at Boulders Beach and the Winelands of Cape Town before driving inland to the Sanbona Wildlife Reserve. Big 5 game viewing, San Rock Art, and conservation safaris are the focus at Sanbona. End this malaria-free safari with 3 nights at the wonderful Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, on the Whale Coast and enjoy fauna and flora game drives, whale watching cruises and walks to the epic caves along the beach.

This Twelve Apostles, Sanbona & Grootbos Luxury Self Drive is perfect for families as each hotel and lodge caters directly for children, with movie afternoons, horse riding, game watching and learning to identify tracks at Sanbona and much much more. This is a wonderful malaria-free family safari option.


From US$4000 in low season to US$5500 Per Person sharing.

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As with all the tours on our website, this is just an example of the safaris we are able to arrange. We take pride in creating holidays and safaris from scratch, placing particular emphasis on matching the destinations and properties to your budget. Contact us now to start the process of arranging your dream holiday and safari.

Days 1 to 4: Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa , Cape Town

On arrival at Cape Town International Airport, you will collect your luxury SUV car hire and head towards the Twelve Apostles Hotel. Beautifully situated overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, near to Camps Bay, The Twelve Apostles Hotel is an award-winning 5 star hotel. Expect stunning sunsets, impeccable service, delicious food and beautiful rooms. Explore Cape Town at your own pace in your SUV.

Malaria-free family safari option: The Twelve Apostles Hotel has babysitting services, a large collection of DVDs for children and a fun inhouse movie theatre where your children can eat popcorn, drink a milkshake and watch their favourite movie on the big screen.

Days 4 to 7: Gondwana Lodge, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

After breakfast, you will head inland on an easy 3-hour drive along the picturesque Route 62 towards Sandbona Wildlife Reserve. Offering a wonderful and unique malaria-free big 5 safari, Sanbona is in the Little Karoo and has diverse flora and a mesmerising stillness that can only be found in the Karoo.

An array of activities can be enjoyed at Sanbona. From walks through the reserve, to photography lessons and even a cruise along the Bellair Dam. Spot the Big 5, cheetah, hippo and learn about this incredible area on open vehicle game drives.

Malaria-free family safari option: Kids on Safari at Sanbona is a wonderful program designed especially for your children. Welcome packs and child minding services are available. Children can go on walks through the gardens learning about tracks and plants found here, guides will assist the children in going through their activity books and children over the age of 4 will be allowed on the game drives with their parents.

Days 7 to 10: Grootbos Garden Lodge, Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

You will depart Sanbona to the Whale Coast and drive through the seaside town of Hermanus on your way to the unique Grootbos Private Nature Reserve. Spend 3 nights in luxury at Grootbos where the lodge overlooks the bay below. Activities include game drives through the reserve, looking for indigenous flora and mammals. Walkthrough the ancient Milkwood forest and along the beach to massive caves. Whale watch from the cliff path or by boat at Grootbos. Grootbos is on the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, and a leader in sustainable tourism.

Malaria-free family safari option: Grootbos Garden Lodge has family suites and activities to keep your children engaged! Let them collect farm fresh eggs, play on the beach, visit penguins and see whales, play hid and seek in the forest and so much more. Childminders are available so you can enjoy dinner after your children go to sleep!

Day 10: Return to Cape Town International Airport

After breakfast, you will drive back to Cape Town International Airport to return your rental SUV before departing.

Price: From US$4000 in low season to US$5500 US$18,000 Per Person sharing.

Malaria-free family safari option rates from US$14,400 in low season to US$18,000 in high season for a family of 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years old.

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