Choose a South Africa family vacation if you want plenty of outdoor fun, activities suitable for all ages, and a wide range of quality accommodation options. There is so much to see and do in Africa’s most family-friendly destination and South Africa really does have it all: malaria-free Big 5 wildlife safaris with fantastic children’s programmes, balmy beaches and action-packed resorts, plus cycling, hiking and horse-riding trails. South Africa is also an ideal destination for teenage travellers with plenty of adventure sports attractions and excellent Wi-Fi coverage to keep them in touch with their friends back home.
South Africa family vacation packages include a great mix of city fun, sunny relaxation and unforgettable animal encounters - whichever elements comprise the perfect holiday for your family, you can count on easy logistics that make getting around a breeze. South Africa’s infrastructure is so tourist-friendly that we highly recommend taking a road trip along the beautiful Garden Route after making the most of Cape Town’s many attractions. Complete your journey by seeing Africa’s most popular wild animals in the legendary Kruger National Park, or choose a family-focused Eastern Cape reserve. If your ideal family vacation is a classic resort menu of R&R for grown-ups and super-fun children’s clubs, you’ll want to book Africa’s top family resort, Sun City, and enjoy a big-game safari experience in the neighbouring reserves of Pilanesberg and Madikwe.
Expect plenty of family-focused activities at South Africa’s leading safari lodges, including memorable animal encounters with habituated elephant and meerkats. There is so much to do and see that South Africa is truly a destination for travellers of all ages, fitness levels and interests. Whatever you choose, your family will have plenty of opportunities to spend quality time making memories together.
We’re South Africa Safari Experts who’ve brought more than 60 000 travellers to Africa since 1998. Browse our sample family tours to see how different attractions work together and to get an idea of what these combinations cost. When you’re ready to start planning, let us know your family’s travel wish list and we’ll tailor-make an unforgettable journey especially just for you.