Introduction – Solo Parent Adventure
Being a single parent family from the word go, has never stopped me from travelling. Adventurous single parent holidays are not easy to find and that’s why I decided to create them myself. Since 2017 I’ve been creating and organising single parent holidays here in South Africa. Although single parent camping groups seem to be quite popular I would really love to have a great single parent travel club which is why I started organising these trips.
I do have single parents group of great friends in Cape Town but my big vision is to really expand it internationally and have an active single parent club.
The best holiday for single parents are those holidays where the kids are entertained AND where the parents can also have some ‘me’ time by p.e.enjoying awesome balcony view. Continue reading to find out what we have in store for 2019 for adventurous single parents who travel or who would like to have the support of other single parents.
My daughter Rosie (2012) and I are looking forward to welcoming you to beautiful Cape Town. We speak Dutch and English and Rosie is also fluent in French.CONTACT JESSY HERE
Introduction Jessy Lipperts
My name is Jessy Lipperts, originally from The Netherlands. I’ve been running my own travel company from Cape Town since 2004. Many happy visitors have come and gone 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 traveling a lot as a single parent family. It just never occurred to me to stop traveling. However, a few years in I do realize that it is quite daunting for a lot of single parent families to go on adventures and that it is a lot easier to travel together with other single moms and/or single dads. Rosie and I have traveled to many places together. Check HERE to read about our holiday to Mauritius and THIS link will take you to our 3 day adventure in Paris. We have enjoyed many camping trips in South Africa together with other single parents.
In 2017 I organized the first official Solo Parent Adventure for a small group of single parents after having organized many adventures for friends. Rosie 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 since 2003. I absolutely love this place. It is a fantastic place to spend time with small children. So don’t delay and book your place now for 2019.
Dates 2019 – Solo Parent Adventure Cape Town
When: 19 – 26 October 2019
Who: Solo traveling parents who want to explore with their child(ren), have fun, connect with other families at 0 stress.
What: An adventure to explore, learn, give back and reconnect.
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 and adventurous elements, ‘let your hair down’ time for the parents AND an option to book a photographer for a family photo shoot. We all need a break from ‘selfies’ and have beautiful photos, don’t we?
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 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.Before the trip you will be invited into our Solo Parent Adventure Facebook group so you can connect with the other parents already.
Day 1, Saturday, 19 Oct Arrival, Cape Town
Airport Transfer upon arrival.Transfer to Camps Bay Village Resort where we’ve booked Classic Studios that accommodate families of 2 ,3 and 4.
In the evening we get to know each other a bit better during a Welcome Dinner.
Day 2, Sunday, 20 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.
Lunch: Free in the V&A Waterfront
Optional: Hike up Lion’s Head which is easy accessible and absolutely stunning. You will have 360 degrees views of the city, Robben Island, Table Mountain and the ocean. in case you’re not up for a hike you can either relax at the hotel or ask me for advice on what to do.
Dinner: own expense
Day 3, Monday, 21 Oct Swim with Penguins at Boulders, water slides
We will start the day with a trip to Houtbay where we go on a boat trip to see seals. We continue our journey to Boulders Beach to see the penguins. If it is low tide, we can maybe even swim with them.
Lunch: Seaforth restaurant, included
After lunch we will make stop at the water slides in Muizenberg for some good fun racing down. There are 3 different slides and kids LOVE it (and I did too..)!
After this day full of action we can rest on our way back to Cape Town.
Dinner: At own expense; Accommodation: Camps Bay Village Resort
Day 4, Tuesday, 22 Oct Optional: Safari
About 2.5 hours drive from Cape Town we will 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.
The Safari will be quoted separately as there are a few different options available.
For those who don’t want to do the safari, we will rent bikes on the Seapoint promenade, cycle to Camps Bay, spend time at the beach. Then we can cycle back again, get a delicious ice cream, visit the Greenpoint Urban Park
Dinner: At own Expense
Accommodation: Camps Bay Village Resort
Day 5, Wednesday, 23 Oct Helping educare centres
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. Educare centres in South Africa are not subsidised by the government. They need to do all their own fundraising. It is a big problem because Early Childhood Development is so important as we all know.
Today we will give educare centres a helping hand as much as we can. We work together with www.newkidz.org.za. They do amazing work helping educare centres as well as children’s homes around Cape Town.
In the afternoon we will go to our homes in Langa. We will be welcomed by the different families and stay with them for 1 night. It will be an immersion in Xhosa Culture and language. An unforgettable experience for all!
Dinner: Home Stays with families in Langa
Day 6, Thursday, 24 Oct Cape Wine lands, Stellenbosch
In the morning we will first go on a walking tour of Langa and get to know the area and the people a bit better. We will visit the cultural centre and enjoy a drumming session.
Towards the afternoon, we will hop on the bus again, say goodbye to the lovely people in Langa and then head out to the 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.
Dinner: at own expense
Accommodation: Camps Bay Village Resort
Day 7, Friday, 25 Oct Hermanus: whale boat safari
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.
Accommodation: Camps Bay Village Resort
OPTIONAL EXTRA: Night out for the parents! We could go out for the night and organize child care in through the hotel. I didn’t include this because not everyone is comfortable with this right?
Day 8, Saturday 26 October, day of departure
What is Included in the price?
- 7 nights accommodation in Classic Studios (6 x Camps Bay Village Resort; 1 Homestay); breakfast is R100 per person per day and will be added to you quote according to the size of your family
- Airport transfer upon arrival and departure
- Welcome dinner
- Surprise for the kids
- City Tour including Table Mountain Cable Car Return trip, Lions Head hike (although you have to hike yourself…)
- Visit to penguin colony and possibility to swim, Super Slides in Muizenberg, lunch pack
- Cape Wine lands tour including wine / grape juice tasting and segway tour of the farm
- Visit educare centre in Langa to make a difference, guided walk in Langa, dinner and lunch
- Planet Pilgrim Ambassador for 7 days with the group
Estimated price for 1 adults + 1 child. We understand that all families are different so please contact us for an exact quote. This price is based on 1 parent and 1 child under 14 yrs old and assuming we have 6 families joining.
TOTAL price for 1 parent & 1 child: EURO 2.180 / USD 2.550 / ZAR 32.995
NOTE: prices based on exchange rate Feb 2019, subject to change.
A deposit of 25% will secure your spot. The balance needs to be paid 60 days before arrival.
Aquila: ZAR 1.950 + ZAR 890 return transfer per adult. Cost for the return transfer is less depending on how many people would like to book the safari.
Rosie and I are looking forward to welcoming you in wonderful Cape Town.BOOK now