S.P.A. = Solo Parent Adventure
When: 22 – 29 October 2017
Who: Solo traveling parents (or grandparents) who want to explore with their (grand)child, have fun but 0 stress.
What: An adventure to explore, learn, give back and reconnect
Book your spot by sending Jessy, your SPA guide, an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Perhaps you’re a Dad who has been working really hard and would like to spend some quality time with your child? Or you are single mother who would really like a break and breath for a bit while having fun with your child. You don’t want to have the stress of organizing anything then this adventure is for you. We’ve designed a fun program with educational elements, ‘let your hair down’ time for the parents AND a photographer will be joining to make sure you can really relax. Join us now for a wonderful time in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town, South Africa.
We have booked a lovely 4 star hotel in Cape Town but the adventure is also open for those who would like to stay somewhere else or just want to join for certain days of the adventure. Maximum of 20 guests can join.
Day 1, Sunday, 22 Oct Arrival, transfer to The President Hotel
Please let us know your arrival details so that we can organize a chauffeur to meet you by the arrivals hall and take you to the hotel.
The hotel is situated in Seapoint and boasts a fantastic pool, the best breakfast buffet in Cape Town and a lovely bar and lounge area to enjoy the stunning sunsets. Free WiFi throughout the hotel is available. We have booked mountain facing rooms with a view of beautiful Lions Head. Sea facing rooms available upon request and at a surcharge.
Welcome dinner at the hotel, informal get-together at the hotel where we can all meet each other. All the children will receive a backpack full of fun stuff and activities.
Day 2, Monday, 23 Oct Explore the city & Table Mountain Cable Car
Cape Town is quite an amazing city with many beautiful areas to explore. We will start off with a short city tour and walk to get a feel for the city. We will visit the Company Gardens, Greenmarket Square, Long Street, enjoy the views from Signal Hill and take the cable car up to Table Mountain. Table Mountain is the icon of the city that you see from nearly every view point. On top there are many paths to explore, there’s a restaurant and hopefully we will also get to see the ‘Klipdassie’, an animal slightly bigger than a cavia living on rocks (klip means rock in Afrikaans).
Lunch: Free in the V&A Waterfront
Optional: The afternoon we can visit the 2Oceans Aquarium and learn all about ocean life. There’s a touch pool, play grounds, a shark tank and of course Nemo.
Dinner: Free (of course we can give suggestions and make bookings)
Day 3, Tuesday, 24 Oct Cape Point; swim with Penguins at Boulders
We will walk up to the light house and learn about the 2 oceans that supposedly meet at this point. We will also take the famous picture at Cape of Good Hope. For those that enjoy a nice walk, it is possible to walk from Cape Point to Cape of Good Hope. After visiting the national park we have an appointment with the African penguins at Boulders Beach. In case the tide allows we can swim with them. They’re very small and very photogenic. After this day full of action we can rest on our way back to Cape Town. We will make sure to have lunch packs will all kinds of delicious South African delicacies like Biltong & Koeksisters.
Day 4, Wednesday, 25 Oct Safari, find the Big 5. Do you know which animals?
About 2.5 hours drive from Cape Town we can visit a private wildlife reserve. Our dedicated guide will tell us all about the animals and environment that we’re in. Hopefully we get to see lion, elephant, rhino, giraffe, zebra and many more animals. The reserve also has a rescue and conservation centre. We can learn more about this wonderful initiative. After all the activities we can enjoy a buffet lunch and hopefully have a quick jump in the pool before we head back to Cape Town.
Day 5, Thursday, 26 Oct Township Cycling Tour with local guide & Art Project
Possibly one of the most memorable experiences of this adventure. Today we will explore one of the vibrant township areas around Cape Town. We will visit a EduCare Centre and community centre and informal settlements. Donations of clothes, pens, books, paper are very welcome. We will enjoy a traditional lunch of chicken, pap and shakalaka in one of the restaurants. Don’t despair if you’re not a good cyclist. The pace is very slow and we can on and off the bike constantly to visit different highlights.
In Hout Bay we can visit the Lalela Art project which gives children of disadvantaged backgrounds the opportunity to create art and develop their talent. A truly inspiring visit!
Day 6, Friday, 27 Oct Cape Wine lands, Stellenbosch
A visit to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without visiting the amazing Cape Wine lands. There are so many beautiful wine estates and many of them offer really fun and interesting activities for the kids as well. We will visit Spier in Stellenbosch. This farm has won many awards for their sustainable way of farming and is Fair Trade accredited. We can enjoy an audio tour and learn more about the history of the farm. Wine tasting for the parents and grape juice tasting for the children a delicious picnic of many of the farm produce to be enjoyed in the beautiful gardens. On the way back we can rest in the bus.
Evening OFF for parents / Baby sitters / Dinner at HQ and DANCING
Day 7, Saturday, 28 Oct Hermanus: whale safari / traditional Cape Farmstall
Hermanus is whale capital of South African and October is in the middle of whale season. We will go on a boat and learn all about these incredible animals and hopefully get to see them from quite close. We will drive a beautiful coastal route on the way there and on the way back we will make a stop at a lovely farm stall where all kinds of local delicacies are for sale.
Day 8, Sunday, 29 Oct Departure
- 7 nights accommodation in twin bedded room with AC and WiFi for parent & child
- Breakfast each morning
- Airport transfer upon arrival
- Welcome dinner
- Activity backpack for the kids
- Photographer during a couple of days to make sure you have beautiful photos and not just ‘selfies’.
- City Tour including Table Mountain Cable Car
- Cape of Good Hope excursion including entrance fees and lunch with visit to penguin colony
- Cape Wine lands tour including wine tasting and lunch (grape juice tasting for the kids and surely we can organize some chocolate)
- Half day safari including lunch and transport
- Whale safari including transport to/from Hermanus
- Cycling tour and visit to art project including lunch and transport
- Parent’s night out dinner; child care for the evening
- Planet Pilgrim Ambassador for 7 days with the group
Early bird special for bookings before 1 August 2017 for 1 adult and 1 child:
ZAR 42.750 EURO 2.950 USD3.250
Rosie and I are looking forward to welcoming you in wonderful Cape Town. Please book your spot here!