Whether your kids are 5 or 15, this is the holiday they talk about for years to come. Seeing all that the ‘mother city’ of Cape Town has to offer from Penguins to Pirates; seeing their first leopard in real life on safari and tracking animals in the bush; getting to say they’ve been to one of the Seven Natural Wonder at Victoria Falls.  It’s an all-round itinerary that’ll introduce them to a whole new world – and make theirs much larger. Between all the adventures, we’ve also worked in time out for you to just relax, because that’s also what vacations are all about.

Day 1 - 4: Cape Town

You are met on arrival by our Meet and Greet team and taken to the exquisite More Quarters Boutique Hotel for your four night stay.  More Quarters is a collection of converted heritage townhouses with their entrances onto a cobbled lane adjoining the main hotel amenities and create the feel of a secluded quarter in the suburb. But around the corner, the cafés, wine bars, boutiques and interior design shops of Kloof Street are giving our Gardens neighbourhood a fresh buzz. More Quarters’ 27 Rooms have been individually designed to give you a chic yet comfortable living space. Their look and feel is understatedly polished, with a retro edge, and you can always expect fresh coffee and flowers, crisp linen, luxurious bath products, and all of the conveniences you might need.

 

The Concierge team is on hand to arrange your outings and transfers, and the complimentary shuttle links you to many nearby attractions.  You can book local tours of sights such as Table Mountain, the Cape Peninsula or day trips out to the Cape Winelands with the Concierge team.  If you’d prefer more time in Cape Town, please let us know as we would be happy to add extra nights for your exploring enjoyment!

Day 5 - 7: Madikwe

Transfer today to Cape Town airport for your flight to Johannesburg (cost of flight not included). Upon arrival at Johannesburg Airport, you will be assisted for your flight to Madikwe Game Reserve.  Met by our representative on arrival and transferred to Madikwe Safari Lodge for three nights and the exquisite Lelapa Lodge. Lelapa’s design is rough-hewn, with just the right amount of high-end touch to create a vibe that is luxuriously laid back, enhanced by attentive hospitality. Lelapa, with its friendly staff and open guest areas, has an atmosphere of easy sociability. The main lodge invites enlivened gatherings, while the individual accommodations provide the perfect retreat for tranquil privacy.

 

The Reserve
Madikwe’s wooded hills give way to savannah and Kalahari plains, roamed by all of the Big Five and countless other mammals. Look up and you will see hundreds of resident and migrant birds gracing its skies. Coupled with the reserve being malaria-free, this all makes for a special place to explore.

 

Game Drives
Game drives, in open safari vehicles, head out each day at sunrise and again in the late afternoon to find the reserve’s many fascinating animals, both diurnal and nocturnal. Keep an eye out for the African wild dog – Madikwe’s signature species. This mammal is one of the continent’s most endangered (largely due to habitat loss), but is flourishing here. Madikwe’s limit to three vehicles per sighting prevents crowding and our small safari groups make for a personal experience.Children’s Game DrivesThe children’s game drive (for young guests 3 to 5 years) goes out daily from 10h00 to 12h00 in summer and from 11h00 to 13h00 in winter; parents are welcome to go along, subject to availability of seats.

 

Bush Walks
These are our after-breakfast walks on the wild side. Guests are immersed in the bush, rather than just observing it. All five senses are engaged, as they feel scrub crunch beneath their feet, touch the velvety acacia seed pod, hear the crack of a branch indicating they are not alone, and spot big game at eye level – exhilarating! Our expert guides will tailor walks to each of our guest’s area/s of interest, focusing on mammals, birds, insects, plants, geology, etc.

 

Local Community Experiences
More Community Trust’s (MCT’s) purpose is to empower people of local communities in which MORE operates. It does this by providing access to: early childhood development; skills development; and clean water. Over the years, MCT has built close relationships within the communities, and guests are encouraged to visit and roll up their sleeves to help out with upliftment programmes in place. This gives guests the opportunity to experience a different – and humbling – way of living; visit culturally- and historically-significant sites; and connect with local people, while positively impacting their lives. These extraordinary social experiences bring guests into the heart of Southern Africa and make their visits here that much more meaningful.

 

Mack & Madi Kids’ Program
This offering is inspired by Rob and Britt More’s first-hand experience of travelling with their twins, Mack and Madi. Along with the lodges’ options and flexibility around accommodations and meals, tailor-made activities give children (5 to 11 years) a little extra freedom to explore and just be kids – and make family travel child’s play. Based at Lelapa Lodge, the Eco House children’s entertainment and education centre keeps young guests occupied with the wonders of the natural world, as well as sporting and creative activities, during their stays. Just some of the fun includes: family morning game drives; bug CSI; spoor casting; scavenger hunts; pool games; board games; rock painting; cookie baking in the kitchen; toasting marshmallows in the boma; and stargazing. Parents are welcome to join in, or sneak a few hours for themselves.

 

Stargazing
During evening game drives or bush dinners (weather permitting), the field guides will share insights into the skies. The clear air and minimal light pollution of this remote African wilderness make it an ideal location for stargazing. Guests will see planets and stars they have never before noticed with the naked eye. The guides will point out the constellations that shift seasonally and those that are unique to the southern hemisphere (circumpolar constellations), taking guests on an astral safari.

Day 8 - 9: Johannesburg

After a last exhilarating morning game drive you will return to the lodge for breakfast and time to pack up.  Transfer to airstrip for your flight to Johannesburg. On arrival you will be met by our Meet and Greet team and transferred to the lovely Residence Johannesburg for your two night stay in complete luxury as a welcome way to enjoy your first few nights in Africa.You can use this time to enjoy the facilities of the hotel or make use of our professional Concierge team who will be available to organize any excursions you may wish to undertake such as visits the vibrant Soweto township, an outing to the fabulous and informative Apartheid Museum, world-class shopping at Sandton or exploring the origins of man at the Cradle of Humankind.

Day 10 - 11: Victoria Falls

Transfer today to the airport for your flight to Victoria Falls (cost of flight not included). You are met on arrival by our Meet and Greet team at the airport after clearing customs and transfer to the lovely Stanley & Livingstone Boutique Hotel, your home for the next two nights. Though thoroughly modern in their luxuries, 16 Suites capture the charm of a bygone era. Their fresh design is an easy-going approach to colonial style, inviting you to make yourself at home. Each has a canopied king-size bed, minibar, slipper bath and walk-in shower, TV lounge, and terrace – for morning coffees and private dinners.

 

Surrounded by the tranquility of Victoria Falls Private Game Reserve and primely located just 15 minutes from the Falls themselves, Stanley & Livingstone invites you to explore or just relax in one of the continent’s most loved destinations. You have two days to discover the best Victoria Falls has to offer including tours of the falls, village visits, helicopter flights, sunset cruises on the Zambezi River and much more. The Concierge team is available to assist in booking extra excursions for you and the hotel’s complimentary transfers link you to Victoria Falls.

Departure Day

Today in time for your flight you will be transferred to the airport for your flight onward.

Start Date:End Date:Price Sharing:Single Add:
01 Oct 202019 Dec 2020 CAD $5725 CAD $2580
04 Jan 202130 Apr 2021 CAD $6345 CAD $2830
01 May 202131 Oct 2021 CAD $5725 CAD $2580
01 Nov 202119 Dec 2021 CAD $5725 CAD $2580
04 Jan 202230 Apr 2022 CAD $6750 CAD $2890

Rates reflect seasonality, can be booked any day subject to availability. Special not valid Dec 20 - Jan 3.
Rates start at CAD 2995 for children 6 - 15.
Rates start at CAD 1495 for children under 6.

Price Includes:

Airport transfers.
Accommodation as indicated in the itinerary.
Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
Game Drives and Activities at Madikwe Safari Lodge.
Local brand alcoholic drinks at Madikwe Safari Lodge.
Concierge service at Cape Cadogan, Residence & Stanley & Livingstone.
Conservation fees.
Flights from Johannesburg to Madikwe Return.

Price Excludes:

International and regional flights.
Meals not indicated.
All items of a personal nature.
Incidental tips to lodge/inn staff (budget approximately US$5 per person per day).
Tips to your guide (budget approximately US$10 - US$15 per person per day).
Opitional excursions as offered by Concierge team.

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Covid-19 Flexible Booking – General

Discount Information: COVID-19 Flexible Refund Policy
Conditions: Book with confidence!
This trip features flexible COVID-19 cancelation terms that can allow for a full refund from 7 days - 48 hours before your trip date should you experience COVID-19 related travel issues. You will be covered by this policy should one or more of the following conditions apply:
• The government in the guest’s country of residence restricts travel, which has a direct causal impact on the guest’s travel plans.
• Travel restrictions on the destination(s) are imposed by the guest’s country of residence.
• The destination(s) fall under official government sanctioned lockdown.
• The destination(s) close their borders to all international travellers, or to travellers from the guest’s country of residence.
• International flights are cancelled, with no viable alternative routing available to reach your destination in Africa.
• A mandatory quarantine period is imposed by your destination(s), or on return to the guest’s country of residence.
• If the guest has contracted COVID-19, and is in quarantine or under medical treatment, up to 48 hours prior to travel.
• If the guest has been subject to contact tracing and has been asked to self-isolate by officials for a period which extends into their travel plans.
• Supportive documentation to one of the conditions above may be required in order to process your refund.
Please note this policy does not apply in the event a client does not feel comfortable traveling in the absence of any of the above conditions.
This policy applies to new bookings only.

Covid-19 Flexible Booking – General

Discount Information: COVID-19 Flexible Refund Policy
Conditions: Book with confidence!
This trip features flexible COVID-19 cancelation terms that can allow for a full refund from 7 days - 48 hours before your trip date should you experience COVID-19 related travel issues. You will be covered by this policy should one or more of the following conditions apply:
• The government in the guest’s country of residence restricts travel, which has a direct causal impact on the guest’s travel plans.
• Travel restrictions on the destination(s) are imposed by the guest’s country of residence.
• The destination(s) fall under official government sanctioned lockdown.
• The destination(s) close their borders to all international travellers, or to travellers from the guest’s country of residence.
• International flights are cancelled, with no viable alternative routing available to reach your destination in Africa.
• A mandatory quarantine period is imposed by your destination(s), or on return to the guest’s country of residence.
• If the guest has contracted COVID-19, and is in quarantine or under medical treatment, up to 48 hours prior to travel.
• If the guest has been subject to contact tracing and has been asked to self-isolate by officials for a period which extends into their travel plans.
• Supportive documentation to one of the conditions above may be required in order to process your refund.
Please note this policy does not apply in the event a client does not feel comfortable traveling in the absence of any of the above conditions.
This policy applies to new bookings only.