South Africa Family Friendly Holidays
South Africa Family Friendly Holidays
Suggested itineraries for your South Africa Holiday
South Africa malaria-free family safari holiday
Search for the Big Five in a malaria-free private reserve, and experience the inimitable cityscape of Cape Town
Guide Price From £2,795 | $3,775 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12) Duration 8 nights Best Months June - October Region Johannesburg, Madikwe Game Reserve, Cape Town,
Highlights of South Africa luxury holiday
South Africa’s highlights – the perfect luxury holiday and safari for first time visitors.
Guide Price From £4,500 / $5,850 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12) Duration 9 nights Best Months June - October Region Cape Town, Cape Winelands, Sabi Sands Game Reserve,
Eastern Cape family safari holiday
Head out for an adventure along the Garden Route from Cape Town, climaxing in a family-friendly private game reserve.
Guide Price From £3,450 / $4,485 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12) Duration 9 nights Best Months June - October Region Cape Town, Garden Route, Kwandwe Game Reserve,
Cape and Winelands Family Holiday
A family holiday to South Africa starting in Hermanus, followed by the dramatic Winelands region, and ending in Cape Town exploring South Africa’s mother city.
Guide Price From £1,200 / $1,285 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12) Duration 8 nights Best Months June - October Region Cape Town, Garden Route, Cape Winelands,
South Africa Private Reserve Safari
Two of the country’s finest game reserves followed by the beach – the ideal way to experience South Africa’s diversity
Guide Price From £5,400 / $7,250 per person (based on 2 adults and 2 children under 12) Duration 10 nights Best Months June - October Region Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal Coast,
Best Family Holiday Destinations in South Africa
As the name suggests, South Africa occupies the southernmost expanse of the African continent. It is surrounded on three sides by oceans, boasting the longest coastline in sub-Saharan Africa.
To the north, South Africa shares borders with Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Eswatini (formerly Swaziland).
Wondering where to visit during your holiday, or what safari to explore? Discover our recommended holiday destinations within South Africa, using the link below.
What to do on a South Africa Family Safari?
The list is long! You’ll probably want to look down over Cape Town from Table Mountain and take in a luxury South Africa safari from a world class lodge. Who wouldn’t? Equally the cetacean charms of Hermanus and the call of a road trip along the Garden Route will be hard to ignore.
Beaches range from wild in the west to palm fringed in the east. In between you might stumble across world-class surfing breaks and a migration of several million sardines. Hike while vultures soar effortlessly overhead in the high Drakensberg or explore the southern border of the Kalahari Desert where meerkats stand guard. At the sites of the Anglo Boer and Anglo Zulu battlefields, be transported back as passionate raconteurs bring South Africa’s oft contested history to life.
South Africa family holidays can include all of the above but will let your children take centre stage.
Where to stay on a Safari in South Africa?
South Africans know how to play host. Safari lodges range from opulent to laid back but will consistently offer exceptional guiding, great food and a warm welcome.
In Cape Town you will find larger family friendly hotels rubbing shoulders with contemporary, boutique properties.
Best Time to Visit
Cape Town and the surrounding areas see warm settled weather during the summer months of November to March. The southern hemisphere’s winter (June to September) brings cooler, unsettled weather but is the best time for whale watching.
For the interior and northeast, summer equates to hot with the potential for rain. However, the rains are seldom disruptive and this season brings new life and returning migratory birds. The winter here is pleasantly warm and reliably dry.
The transitional months of April, May and October are often a good bet if you are keen to explore all corners of the country.
Is South Africa Child-Friendly?
The beauty of South Africa lies in its flexibility. Wherever there is something to see, your hosts will make it accessible and engaging for visitors of all ages.