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.
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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