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I'm planning a trip for our family of five to visit South Africa late June/early July two weeks. The kids will be 19, 16 and 13. We all like an active vacation (hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.) and to have authentic cultural experiences. I'm thinking that we should start in Capetown for 4 nights. Weather permitting we can hike Table mountain, maybe kayak with some penguins, do a township tour, etc. We also want to include safari in the trip. As I put together the itinerary and do research I have the following questions:

1. It has been suggested that after Cape Town we spend 3 nights at Grootbos Nature reserve. I'm concerned that it may feel a bit resort like. We like beauty and comfort but I worry that it may feel too structured and touristy. Another suggestion In the area is Farm 215. Is this area worth 3 days? My youngest loves whales - but we are lucky to live in New England and have done lots of whale watching. That being said, we haven't seen southern right whales....

2. Does is make sense to split our time between 2 safari locations? I'm thinking about Phinda and Sabi Sands. Is it worth the effort and money to do 3 nights at each? Are they different enough? I do have some concern that my family will get somewhat restless being confined to jeeps for many days at a time. I've been looking into Kirkmans and Phinda Mountain as well as Londolozi Founders Camp.

3. The panorama route also looks amazing. Given the time of year are we better off spending a day or two there rather than Groobos? Or do Groobos, Panorama and Sabi Sands.

I'm overwhelmed by all of the amazing choices that we have. As always I look forward to Fodorite feedback! Thanks.

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