South Africa Family Holiday Tours

South Africa is a top family vacation destination because simply, it has it all: city fun, action-packed resorts, beautiful beaches and Big 5 safari parks. The country’s excellent infrastructure makes it suitable for families of all ages and possible to see and do more on your holiday. In fact, the country is so tourist-friendly that we recommend a road trip for independent families who love to explore at their own pace.

Family-friendly safari & adventure

South Africa is home to legendary wildlife preserves like the Kruger National Park as well as a range of malaria-free game reserves. Most safari lodges offer interactive children’s programmes and some even include animal encounters that your kids will remember for decades to come. Expect an abundance of adventure sports like cycling, hiking and horse-riding plus widely available Wi-Fi to keep your teens in touch with their friends back home.

Cape Town & the coast

Your family getaway in South Africa would not be complete without a visit to Cape Town to see favourites like Table Mountain, the Cape Winelands and the penguins of Boulders Beach. If you take a road trip along the Garden Route, you’ll explore a very scenic stretch of coast, dotted with quaint villages and exciting activities that range from whale watching to bungee jumping.

Africa’s top resort

Sun City is Africa’s top family resort with plenty of entertainment for grown-ups and children alike. The resort is located near two top game reserves, Pilanesberg and Madikwe, making for an ideal resort-and-wildlife combination vacation.

Tailor-made travel

Over 60 000 travellers have counted on our expertise since 1998, so whatever your wish list, let us tailor-make your family holiday package in South Africa. Browse our sample family tours to see how different attractions work together and what these combinations cost. When you’re ready, contact us and we’ll create an unforgettable journey, especially for you.

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Best South Africa Family Tours & Safaris

Family Cape Town, Winelands & Kruger

From R84,880 per person sharing
11 days
More Quarters Hotel. A delicious breakfast for the entire family. The penguin colonies of Boulders Beach in Cape Town. Cape Town has a selection of incredible beaches. Aerial view of Thornybush Game Lodge. Interior of the luxury suites. Kids having a fantastic time with passionate rangers. The French countryside inspired Franschhoek Country House & Villas.

Explore the city & surrounds at your own pace. Drink in the beauty of the Cape Winelands.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Cape Winelands Kruger National Park South Africa

Family Cape Town, Kruger & Victoria Falls

From R136,615 per person sharing
10 days
Hear the thunderous sounds of the water rushing below the Victoria Falls Bridge and the spray of the Falls. The verandas at Victoria Falls Hotel is the perfect spot for high tea or a relaxed gin and tonic to be enjoyed with magnificent vistas. More Quarters Apartment Hotel is a stylishly chic apartment situated in the heart of Cape Town's City Bowl on cosmopolitan Kloof Street. Each suite at More Quarters allows you to feel totally at ease in your own private Cape Town apartment. Lion Sands River Lode' fire pit is a fantastic spot for social gatherings to take place beneath the stars. Take a dip in one of the swimming pools or sip on a cool drink as you relax on a lounger on the wide wooden decks of the Lion Sands Lodge. Guests at Lion Sands River Lodge can expect a sophisticated interpretation of a traditional safari lodge, with plenty of natural light and contemporary décor. Lion Sands River Lodge is located in the renowned Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Sabi Sand borders the world-famous Kruger National Park.

An excellent introductory, family or honeymoon trip to Africa. Explore Cape Town's beaches, Winelands and famous tourist attractions.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Kruger National Park South Africa

Family Cape Town, Winelands & Garden Route

From R382,710 per person sharing
16 days
Enjoy a luxury stay at Cape Grace with views of Table Mountain. Suite at Cape Grace, ideal for the most discerning guests. Cape Town mountains and ocean vistas at sunset. Le Quartier Francais wine cellar. The Grande room at Le Quartier. Exterior of Le Quartier Francais. Swimming pool at Le Quartier Francais. Designed with active families in mind, Kwandwe Fort House sits surrounded by rolling lawns & broad views.

Full-day family fun tour in Franschhoek. Explore Cape Town & the scenic Winelands.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Cape Winelands Eastern Cape South Africa

South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal Beach & Safari

From R58,140 per person sharing
9 days
Artfully designed, chic forest suites Sip and enjoy a refreshing beverage on the deck. Get your adrenaline pumping by diving with whale sharks. Enjoy a cocktail right on the beach Thonga's beach-style is comfortable and stylish. The beach at Rocktail is secluded and unspoilt Enjoy pre-dinner drinks at the bar If you're visiting between November and February, you might see turtles laying eggs and returning to the ocean.

A fantastic combination with easy travelling. Experience the amazing Phinda reserve with its abundance of animals.

Destinations visited
KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
6 days
Madikwe Safari Lodge. Family suite lounge area at Madikwe Safari Lodge. Bedroom suite at Madikwe Safari Lodge. En suite bathroom at Madikwe Safari Lodge. More Quarters Apartments. Lounge area at More Quarters Apartments. Bedroom suite at More Quarters Apartments. En suite bathroom at MoreQuartersApartments

Combine 2 great family destinations. Be at the heart of Cape Town, just off the trendy Kloof street.

Destinations visited
Cape Town Madikwe South Africa
10 days
Morukuru Ocean House bedroom with an ocean view. Explore the reserve on foot. Outdoor dining. Sunset dining with a beach view. Morukuru Ocean House with its swimming pool, exterior. Whale watching. Mountain biking. Saxon Hotel Villa and Spa.

Private villa accommodations throughout. Private chefs & dedicated staff.

Destinations visited
Johannesburg Madikwe South Africa Whale Coast
14 days
Visit the Boulders Beach penguin colony. Lounge are at More Quarters Apartments. Boma dining at Ngala Safari Lodge. Exciting dining at Ngala Safari Lodge. Luxury bedrooms at Ngala Safari Lodge. The Peech Hotel. The Peech Hotel swimming pool. Welcome to Anantara Bazaruto.

Explore Cape Town & Table Mountain. Visit the Boulders Beach penguin colony.

Destinations visited
Bazaruto Archipelago Cape Town Johannesburg Kruger National Park Mozambique