South Africa Safari Journey

South Africa

TWK Family Adventure Tours
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12 reviews
Duration: 10 days
Group size: 12 - 70
South Africa Safari Journey
South Africa

TWK Family Adventure Tours
  • Email address verified
12 reviews

Duration: 10 days
Group size: 12 - 70

About this trip


Experience the best of Southern Africa in this 10-day authentic journey crafted by TWK Tours. Join us as we bring you and your family or friends to our favorite well-known and off-the-beaten-path places that we have personally experienced in our years visiting South Africa. On this trip, visit Soweto, Sandton and Madikwe Game Reserve (Malaria Free) as well as Victoria Falls. Includes most meals, Soweto tour, visit to an elephant sanctuary, eight game drives, upscale accommodation, transfers, in-country transportation, expert guides and real authentic local experiences.

Explore South Africa With Us!

5-Star Safari Experience plus Victoria Falls included. Start in the heart of Southern Africa, Johannesburg and the upscale area of Sandton with endless dining options, outdoor restaurants in Mandela Square, sunset rooftop drinks and music with outdoor fire places and couches at the Sandton Sun hotel. Visit the bustling area of Soweto Township and learn about the apartheid era uprising. Visit Nelson Mandela's home, have local lunch and visit an elephant sanctuary getting close up to the huge African elephants. 

Then for the main event, head north near the Botswana border to Madikwe Game Reserve and the 5-star Rhulani experience. All meals and drinks included on safari (get ready to put on some pounds the food is that good!), luxury accommodations, and the thrill of twice daily game drives with just our group. Experience sundowners and morning breakfast in the bush tracking lions and watching elephants. 

Return to Johannesburg for the onward flight to Victoria Falls. Take a sunset sail on the Zambezi River spotting hippos and crocs.  

International Airfare not included. Flight to Victoria Falls about $200 USD at time of publishing. We can book your flights and we will all travel together.

About African Safari Experiences

Of all the trips we run and all the places we have been, South Africa exceeds all expectations every time. Rhulani Safari Lodge is a 5-star adventure experience. Amazing food, outdoor evening fire hang outs, sunset drinks in the wild watching elephants and giraffes, attention to detail by the staff. Expect very comfortable lodging with fireplaces, 3 amazing fresh cooked meals plus snacks and drinks every day, access to the newly opened "'hide" to watch the action at a watering hole close up and the overland adventures of safari and up close wildlife interaction. From tracking predators to watching herds of elephants thundering past, you will never forget this African experience.

Covid Travel Planning / Vaccinations

South Africa currently has no restrictions for entry. Their medical system is the best in Africa with modern clinics and hospitals. There are many pharmacies available. Madikwe Game Reserve is Malaria Free and there are no regular vaccination requirements. for  Please see our terms and conditions, cancelation and refund policies. 

Madikwe is Malaria Free - No shots needed. Some vaccinations recommended but not necessary for entry. 

TRAVEL INSURANCE IS MANDATORY. Most travel disruption issues will be covered.

What’s included

  • Lodging
    Sandton Sun Hotel, Rhulani Safari Lodge (5-Star Experience), The Kingdom
  • All Inclusive Safari
    All Meals, Drinks, Game Drives, Exclusive Use Of Lodge, Range Rovers and Expert Wildlife Trackers and Guides
  • Soweto Township Tour
    Half-day excursion to the vibrant and educational Soweto Township with local guides
  • Elephant Encounter
    Up close encounter with elephants at a local rehabilitation center
  • All Ground Transport
    Tour transports, transfer to Madikwe Reserve
  • Zambezi Sunset Cruise
    Sunset cruise on Zambezi River, drinks and snacks included

What’s not included

  • International Airfare
    Airfare to/from South Africa and Victoria Falls Zimbabwe (approx $300pp)
  • Guide Tips
    Tips for safari lodge staff
  • Travel Insurance
    Mandatory Travel Insurance
  • Some museum entrance fee
    Small fee for Apartheid Museum, Nelson Mandel Museum
  • Victoria Falls Fee
    Entrance Fee to Victoria Falls National Park
  • Park fees
    Madikwe Reserve conservation fees

Available Packages

10 Day Africa Safari plus Victoria Falls

Experience the wonders of African culture, cuisine, safari and Victoria Falls in this 10 day journey lead by experienced local guides and our family. Small group tours are fun for everyone with lots of free time on your own to explore. Most meals included. 5 Star resort experience. No vaccine required. 

Deposit: $500
Cape Town Add On

Explore Cape Town for 3 nights before or after our tour. Acitvities can include visiting Robben Island, the prison camp of Nelson Mandela, cable car gondola to the top of Table Mountain, visit the Southern Tip of Africa at the Cape of Good Hope where the penguins roam, go wine tasting, and even get in the water with Great White Sharks!!

Deposit: $500


Arrive in Johannesburg
Day 1

CLICK EACH PHOTO TO YOUR RIGHT TO SEE THE DAILY ITINERARY. After your arrival into Johannesburg O.R Tambo airport, transfer to Sandton City, about 30 minutes away.

NOTE: We highly recommend arriving one day early and joining us at the Aero Guest Lodge Hotel. This will give you a day to rest, get over jet lag and meet other guests on the tour. The hotel has a large grassy area for the kids to run around, honor bar, a great local kitchen and is near the airport. We will meet you at the airport and bring you to the Aero Guest Lodge. This will not add much to the total cost of your trip.

Elephant Sanctuary: Visit the African elephant up close. Learn about their behaviors and walk next to them in their surroundings. Also take a stroll through the nearby massive monkey habitat with all kinds of primates swinging from the trees and coming in for a closer look.

Night 1: Sandton Sun

Surrounded by upscale shops, restaurants, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton Sun is the perfect place to start your South African vacation

Includes breakfast

Your Organizer

TWK Family Adventure Tours
12 reviews
Contact Us at or for any questions. TWK Tours 602 380 5516 TWK Family Adventure Tours has been providing once in a lifetime experiences for repeat customers and new travelers since 2013. Specializing in authentic travel journeys with a local feel, we give our guests a custom made non cookie cutter experience. The founders of TWK Tours created the long running Travel With Kids TV show on PBS.


What an experience! Thank you Jeremy for all of your organization, for utilizing such knowledgeable guides and planning. The only suggestion I would have would be to warn people of all of the tipping required and especially that the tipping should be in US dollars. I was totally caught off guard and felt bad when I ran short of dollars.
By Cheryl S for Nile River Cruise Experience on Feb 19, 2024
Our trip with the Simmons was amazing and we enjoyed their top-notch service. We're excited for our upcoming trip to Brazil and Argentina this summer!
By Alan R for Nile River Cruise Experience on Feb 18, 2024
It was absolutely wonderful! Incredible sights & guides! The entire group was a lot of fun! Perfect trip!
By Susan H for Nile River Cruise Experience on Feb 18, 2024
This was our first booking with Travel With Kids and the trip completely exceeded our expectations. Lodging, locations, food, transportation - all fantastic. We would definitely book another trip with them again.
By David S for South Africa Safari Journey on Aug 27, 2023
Jeremy and Carrie, seasoned guides, provided us with their many years' experience and allowed us to have wonder and discovery! The boat ride on the Zambezi River was exciting and sensuous and a wonderful introduction to South Africa bush! Victoria Falls was vast and breathtaking... a glorious setting for moms and dads to fall in love again. The kids were effervescent and overflowing with awe at the Falls! The safari was the main attraction, the photographic game drive in the open-air small vehicles and guides took us very up close to Rhinos, groups of lions grooming themselves, pairs of cheetahs, and groups of elephant families at the watering hole!! The herds of zebras were the best, and we loved being pampered by the entire staff at the Rhulani Safari Lodge, located in an immense Madikwe Game Reserve. All the choices Jeremy and Carrie Simmons of Travel With Kids (TWK), provided us with insight, discovery, relaxation, and joy! We will be spreading the word to our friends and colleagues. Marla and Charles Perry, Tucson, Arizona
By Charles S for South Africa Safari Journey on Aug 14, 2023
Thank you Charles and Marla for joining our adventure to South Africa - we are pleased it was such a great experience for you and was fun having you along. Thanks for letting us know about your trip us!
By TWK Family Adventure Tours on Aug 20, 2023
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