Africa Family Travel

Africa may not immediately spring to mind when you think of family travel, but with 54 countries in the continent, there’s definitely something for everyone.

If you’re looking for a beach destination not too far from the UK with year-round sunshine, Cape Verde has you covered. If you want family-friendly safaris, you can’t get better than South Africa and Namibia. Morocco is easy to get to and yet culturally it is worlds apart from the UK and an assault on the senses, in a good way! Africa is quite possibly our favourite continent.

View of Table Mountain in Cape Town at sunset
Is Morocco safe for families

5 Things you Should Know About Visiting Morocco with Kids

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Is Morocco safe? This is the burning question many people have about Morocco and we can understand why.  It's not far from the UK and is very close to mainland Europe and yet culturally it's worlds apart. Read our 5 things you need to know about travelling to Morocco with kids to help you have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Colourful beach huts on Muizenberg beach

A Visitor’s Guide to the 6 Best Beaches in Cape Town

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Cape Town is a city dominated by Table Mountain and the Twelve Apostles and some of the best beaches in Cape Town are also some of the best beaches in the world. Whether you're a beach lover or not, there is a beach for you in our guide to Cape Town's best beaches.
Colourful Sal in Cape Verde

10 Things To Do In Sal, Cape Verde

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A question we see come up, again and again, is about what to do in Cape Verde and in particular in Sal which is the most popular tourist destination in Cape Verde. There's not a huge amount of information out there on this topic so we thought we'd give you a little idea of what to expect from your Cape Verde holidays to Sal, particularly if you're travelling with a family.
Camps Bay Cape Town

The 10 Best Family Holiday Destinations for 2021

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Looking for family holiday ideas for your 2020 family travels? Look no further! We've pulled together a list of the ten best family holiday destinations for 2020 to help you narrow down your search. Most destinations these days are easy to travel to with a family, but these ones stand out as being exceptionally family-friendly.
self drive safari in Kruger National Park

How to Organise Your Own Cheap Safari Holidays

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African Safari holidays are big business but while they were once the domain of the very wealthy, the good news is that they are now much more affordable, especially with our helpful tips on how to plan and book a budget African safari. If you've ever sat daydreaming of an African safari, picturing the huge African sun rising over the plains as you watch majestic beasts grazing but thought a luxury safari with a price tag to match was your only option, think again.
Lion Sands Ivory Lodge

The 15 Best Kruger National Park Accommodations for Families

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Finding the best family-friendly Kruger National Park accommodation can be tricky. There are just so many options out there and this may be a once in a lifetime holiday so you want to get it right. Having taken the kids on safari, we know what to look for when choosing a property and have narrowed the selection down to give you the 15 most family-friendly properties.
safari game drive with kids

All You Need to Know About Taking an African Safari With Kids

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Taking kids on an African safari will be one of the most memorable experiences you will ever have and yet some people are still unsure whether to take young kids on safari. Our FAQs will answer everything you need to know about a safari with kids.
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The Best Family-Friendly Safaris in South Africa

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Having been on safari in quite a few countries across eastern and southern Africa, we know that South Africa is a great place to go on safari with your family for a few reasons. South Africa has it all. From the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and Cape buffalo – to antelope, zebra, hippo, giraffe, hyena and a wide variety of bird and marine animals...
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Top Family-Friendly Things to do in South Africa

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South Africa is easily one of our favourite places to travel with kids. It is vast with an incredible variety of landscapes and wildlife, so it is somewhere we can go back to again and again and still find somewhere new to visit or something new to do. It is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful with the sun-soaked white sandy beaches of Cape Town overlooked by Table Mountain, the wild and rugged beaches of the Eastern Cape...
family friendly wine tasting in South Africa

Our Guide to Family-Friendly Wine Tasting in South Africa

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The wine regions of South Africa are truly stunning and worth a visit for that reason alone, but of course you shouldn't visit without popping in to one or two of the gorgeous wine estates. Wine tasting has moved with the times and become a family friendly activity. We'd put it near the top of the list of fun things to do in South Africa as a family.
Vergelegen wine estate

The 5 Best Family-Friendly South African Wine Estate Picnics

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When in South Africa, enjoying a picnic or two at one of the many beautiful wine estates is a must-do activity to keep both the kids and parents entertained. We've listed our top 5 recommendations based on the food, activities for the kids and the location.
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What to Take on Safari with Kids

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A safari holiday may have been on your bucket list for years, but have you ever actually considered what you would need to take on a safari with kids? Of course, there's the usual family holiday paraphernalia, but if this is your first time on safari, there may be items that you haven't considered. We've pulled together a list of our top 10 recommendations of what to take on safari with kids so that you can concentrate on enjoying your bucket list holiday without the worry of forgetting an essential item.
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7 Top Tips for Spotting Wildlife on Safari

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Going on safari is all about wildlife spotting. With our boys it is also a competition to see of who can see the most animals or who spots such and such animal first. To have a successful safari in terms of animal spotting, doing a little research is a worthwhile investment of your time – especially on a self drive safari when you don’t have a guide doing the hard work.