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  • Dear Mary, just wanted you to know that Darryl and I had the best holiday of our lives visiting Addo. It was truly memorable. The accommodation at Woodall was super, and the food there was really first class. Everyone was so friendly and helpful. The trips and transfers all worked seamlessly, so thank you so much for such efficient organisation. The Elephant Back Ride was unbelievable, to be so close to elephants who were so trusting of their handlers, and tolerant of all of us tourists was a dream come true. My horse ride was amazing; cantering close to Kudu; Warthogs and Zebras out on open plains in glorious sunshine was a magical experience. I had to keep pinching myself that I was really finally there! All the staff involved seemed so dedicated and committed. Gorah Camp was fantastic. The guides were so enthusiastic and knowledgeable about so much more than the big game. Every outing was exciting and informative. We saw the best sunset ever – just glorious. Thank you again for organising an itinerary which genuinely exceeded our expectations.

    Darryl and Leonora from Somerset travelled to 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.