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SOLO PARENT ADVENTURE CAPE TOWN 2018

Introduction

Being a single parent family from the word go, has never stopped me from traveling. Adventurous single parent holidays are not easy to find and that’s why I decided to create one my self. So here it is: The Solo Parent Adventure Cape Town 2018, an adventure for any single parent with kids. It shouldn’t be complicated to enjoy a single parent holiday abroad. However, we all know it is much easier when there will be other families with children. So let’s start enjoying single parent vacations together and join us on this wonderful adventure. My daughter Rosie (2012) and I are looking forward to welcoming you to beautiful Cape Town.

Introduction Jessy Lipperts

My name is Jessy Lipperts and I’ve been running my own travel company from Cape Town since 2004. Many happy visitors have come and go and I’ve had the privilege to create and organize many different programs. South Africa is an amazing country where you never need to stop exploring.

Since I adopted little Rosie in 2012, I’ve been thinking about organizing travel programs especially for single parent families, just like me. I love traveling and I definitely have not stopped since becoming a mother. However, traveling together with other parents and children makes life easier and more fun for everybody.

In 2017 I organized the first Solo Parent Adventure for a small group of single parents after having organized many adventures for friends. Rosie (2012) joined on this adventure and I was the guide/organizer. I’m a qualified National Tourist Guide in South Africa and have been living in Cape Town for since 2003. I absolutely love this place and it is a fantastic place to bring up children. So don’t delay and book your place now for 2018

Dates 2018

When: 21 – 28 October 2018
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 HERE by sending Jessy, your guide, an email.

For who is this solo parent adventure

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, 21 Oct Arrival, transfer to The Southern Sun Waterfront 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.

This is a lovely family hotel resort in the middle of Cape Town with a beautiful pool are and excellent food. You will be in walking distance of The Waterkant, The Waterfront, Long Street and Green Market square. The hotel is very childfriendly and will do special things for our kids. 1 or 2 children under the age of 18 stay for free with the parent in the room so this is very convenient for our group.

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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, 22 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, 23 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.

Dinner: Free

Day 4, Wednesday, 24 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.

Excluded from total price, see extra cost below

Day 5, Thursday, 25 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. Let us know if you don’t wish/can’t participate so we can make it optional and take out the cost for you.

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!

Dinner: Free

Day 6, Friday, 26 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 or other good dancing spot and DANCING

Day 7, Saturday, 27 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.Excluded from total price, see extra cost below.

Day 8, Sunday, 28 Oct Departure

What is Included in the price?

  • 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 of you and your family and not just ‘selfies’. Use #soloparentadventure when sharing!
  • City Tour including Table Mountain Cable Car Return trip
  • Cape of Good Hope excursion including entrance fees and lunch with visit to penguin colony and possibility to swim
  • Cape Wine lands tour including wine tasting and lunch (grape juice tasting for the kids and surely we can organize some chocolate}
  • 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

Estimated price for 1 adults + 1 child, please do let us know the age of your child. Young children often get special rates or go for free so we will adjust the price accordingly.

TOTAL price for 1 parent & 1 child: ZAR 39.995               EURO 2.795                   USD 3.095

A deposit of ZAR 4.000 will secure your spot. The balance needs to be paid 60 days before arrival.

Closing Date for booking: 1 August 2018

Optional excursions (subject to availability and price change)

Whale safari ZAR 1.100 per Adult; free for 0 – 4 yrs; ZAR 800 for over 5 yrs old
Aquila: ZAR 1.395 per adults; free for 0 – 3 yrs; 4 – 11 yrs: 50% of adult rate.

Rosie and I are looking forward to welcoming you in wonderful Cape Town.

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