Family Travel in South Africa

South Africa is one of our favourite places to travel with kids. It’s vast with an incredible variety of landscapes from the sun-soaked white sandy beaches of Cape Town overlooked by Table Mountain. The soaring peaks of the lush green wine regions (with their wine tasting offerings!). The rugged cliffs and valleys of the Drakensberg and the dry desert landscapes of the Karoo.

It’s also home to some of the best wildlife in Africa with many family safari options on offer. You’ll be able to spot the Big (or Little) 5. Simply put, there’s just so much to see and do in South Africa with kids.

With overnight flights from the UK and a 2-hour time difference meaning minimal jet-lag, it’s definitely a firm favourite with many families.

View of Table Mountain in Cape Town at sunset
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.
Camps Bay Cape Town

The 10 Best Family Holiday Destinations for 2022

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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

9 Tricks 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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The 10 Best 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...
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Our Guide to Family-Friendly Wine Tasting in South Africa

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

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.