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  • Hi Rob, our Safari in the Madikwe and time in Cape Town were both outstanding. When people ask about our Safari, I tell people it was our best family vacation yet. I’ve been an expat for 15 years and my family is well travelled, so that’s quite a comment. I highly rate the quality of The Bush House and thanks so much for the recommendation. Having a private vehicle also really added to the experience. The guide was superb and great with our kids. Four full days really seemed like the right amount of time. The small size of the lodge, staffs treatment of our kids, and the facilities really made us feel ‘at home.’ Cape Town and the surrounding area are beautiful as you know. Our driver to and from the Bush House was actually Ian Johnson, a guide and tour company owner himself. He shared insights and recommendations and was much more than just the driver. I see another Safari in our future. I will definitely contact you when its time. Thanks much

    Corbin, Janet, Elsa and Arden from China 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.