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  • Hi Mary, The holiday was amazing. You did so well – everything was perfect and went like clock work. We saw some wonderful sights and stayed in amazing places. Waterberry – well what can you say. Such lovely people. Nothing was too much trouble. Winchester Mansions – what a lovely hotel, really quirky. The people were so nice everywhere we went. I would recommend all of them. We had fantastic views in all the places we stayed in. Lavender Manor – the whales were unbelievable we didn’t expect to see them so close. The rooms were lovely. Candlewood Lodge – we had fantastic views and again the rooms were lovely. The owners were very nice too. Knysna was a lovely area. Kichaka Game Lodge – that was amazing. We saw lots of animals and saw hippos and elephants from our room. Those rooms are amazing. Again the people were lovely and nothing was too much trouble. The game drives were brilliant. We would love to go back to Africa again one day and will certainly be in contact when we do. Thank you again so much Mary, you made our holiday very special.

    Tony and Tina from Hampshire travelled to Zambia and South Africa
A lesson in tracking, northern South AfricaBoulders beach penguins, Cape Town, South AfricaDeserted West coast beach, Northern Cape, South AfricaElephant family, Addo, South AfricaHornbill, South AfricaJembisa kids safari, Waterberg region, South AfricaJembisa staff, Waterberg region, South AfricaSun City swimming, South AfricaTable Mountain beach view, Cape Town, South AfricaWarthogs, South Africa MP

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.