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  • Hi Mary, on arrival my son (16 years) said that he wasn`t sure that he “would be able to handle this” when we were met by Zoy and Julia and their team of 4 who all turned out to meet us on the lawn. He soon settled into it as you do. The food & service were wonderful . They all seemed to deliver what you wanted just before you realised that that was exactly what you wanted at that moment. Our Ranger Jami was a great fund of knowledge about the mammals, birds, fauna and even the clouds. He shared this knowledge in a very inclusive way, that made you want to know more. Thanks for arranging everything. I have written to Kwandwe to congratulate them on the whole experience and their staff.

    Mike, Jenny, James and Julia travelled as a family to South Africa, with a safari in the Eastern Cape
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South Africa

Family holidays

Family holidays in South Africa

South Africa is a wonderful family holiday destination. There is so much to see and do, and because the country is so sophisticated in relation to the rest of Africa, visitors are able to see and experience the continent of ‘Africa’ without really leaving their comfort zone of western standard facilities. This opportunity is very attractive to many people, but for families trying to mix an African wildlife adventure with a more general family holiday and some relaxation time, South Africa is the perfect destination.

There are too many activities on offer and places to see to account individually, though everything that the country offers is mentioned within our South Africa pages. Wildlife safaris can be undertaken in non-malarial areas if required, and your safari can represent just a small section of your overall family holiday experience. You might even consider visiting the entirely mad-made Sun City resort, a great ‘one-stop shop’ resort with a multitude of activities available to occupy even the most active child.

In terms of accommodation, many guesthouses, hotels and safari lodges offer two-bedroomed ‘family units’, family suites or have rooms which are large enough to take extra beds. There are also many self-catering apartments and private houses for hire, so there is generally no problem finding suitable accommodation.

Please visit our Family Safaris page for more general information on travelling to Africa with children, or contact us with your specific ideas and questions.