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South Africa family holiday experiences

Plan your own luxury family safari in South Africa

Bird safari

When people imagine an African safari, it's usually the big cats and wild mammals that spring to mind. But, after decades of bush adventures, we've come to appreciate birds as much as we do the bigger beasts -- and for a family safari holiday, igniting an interest in our avian friends promises rich rewards that are reaped for a lifetime.

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Fishing safari

The African coastline boasts some of the world’s best deep-sea fishing, and angling on lakes and rivers in the wilderness can be a beautifully immersive way to interact with the environment. Fishing safaris are a magical mixture of meditative calm, and wild exhilaration.

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Big five safari

Nothing gets a safari enthusiast more perked up than mention of the fabled 'Big Five', which for many are the most desirable species to see on safari. Namely, lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. Learn more about these majestic beasts and where to find them.

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Cultural Immersion

Incorporating culture and community brings alive the human context of the country you're visiting in unique and wonderful ways. Africa's cultural heritage is dazzlingly rich and diverse. Engaging on an authentic level with people of myriad cultures can make for profoundly rewarding encounters.

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Kids safari

People often ask us if they should take their children on safari, and our answer is always a resounding, yes. Not only are children enthralled by all there is to see, learn and do in the wild, but many of the operators we work with offer specially tailored kids’ safari activities.

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Walking safari

A walking safari is, without doubt, one of the most intimate ways you can get up close and personal with Africa's incredible wildlife. Plus, it is not as daunting as you might think.

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Malaria-free family safari

South Africa is blessed with a variety of tempting destinations that can be enjoyed without the need for anti-malarial tablets. All of the Western Cape is malaria-free, but perhaps less well known is where to head for a malaria-free family safari.

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Cape Town Tour

Stunning scenery, fascinating history and a buzzing metropolitan vibe; cosmopolitan Cape Town has it all!

The first challenge in planning any Cape Town tour is deciding what to leave out.

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Cape Winelands Tour

‘A fruity nose, medium bodied with hints of blackcurrant squash and chocolate biscuits.’

Such might be the tasting notes from your child’s grape juice tasting experience on your Cape Winelands tour.

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Luxury Train Journeys

Luxury train journeys are often a unique way to visit lesser-known corners of a country. Board one of South Africa’s impossibly elegant trains and you’ll uncover a rich history interspersed with dramatic big sky vistas.

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Soweto Tour

Nowhere is more synonymous with South Africa’s past struggles than Soweto township.
Nowadays, Soweto reveals an eclectic melting pot of cultures and a population with their own proud identity.

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Drakensberg Hiking Tour

Keen walkers who include a Drakensberg hiking tour in their South Africa hiking holiday will not be left wanting.

Names such as Cathedral Peak and Giant’s Castle are telling clues as to some of the landscapes you might encounter, should the mood compel you.

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Whale Watching Tour

Every year, dozens of southern right whales migrate to South Africa from their Antarctic feeding grounds.

The significant numbers and relative ease of spotting them makes a whale watching tour a must-do for any visit to the Western Cape.

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Talk to Tess & Mike about your next big adventure.
Call: +44 (0) 1242 908 720  or   Request a quote
Zanzibar beach mike and tess African safari specialists
Tess & Mike, Coral Tree founders
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We believe in expert advice and exceptional service

No half measures allowed.

Over the last twenty years, we have lived and worked in the luxury African tourism sector developing partnerships across the continent.

We know what makes a memorable family experience, and as parents, we understand what’s important to you.

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Why travel with Coral Tree?

We are the specialists in luxury Africa family safari holidays

We are Africa experts and also parents. We understand what makes a memorable family adventure.

Our knowledge and connections are unsurpassed

We have been living and working in African tourism for over two decades.

Every journey is tailored with your specific wishes in mind

No off-the-shelf packages or cookie-cutter itineraries. Unique family safaris.

Each trip funds grassroots conservation and girls education projects

You pay no more for the privilege, we support causes close to our hearts.

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