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Chitwa Chitwa Activities And Wildlife Family Walking Across From Elephants South Africa
Chitwa Chitwa Activities And Wildlife Family Walking Across From Elephants South Africa

South Africa Family Safaris

South Africa is a country of spectacular diversity.
If you’re looking for a country that’s got everything, choose South Africa. Renowned for the spectacular views of the Garden Route, vibrant Cape Town, malaria free safaris, fascinating history and outstanding wildlife, the whole family will fall under the alluring spell of this diverse country.

From November to April the Cape is bathed in glorious sunshine making it a great place to escape the northern winter. There is so much to see and do like whale watching, riding, even walking amongst foraging meerkat. Superb malaria free wildlife reserves in the Cape and near the Botswana border give your family a chance to see the Big Five and much more. South African safari lodges are among the most luxurious in Africa and some have magnificent family accommodation with pools sunk into game viewing decks, a spa and amazing food.

KwaZulu Natal will thrill your teenagers. Imagine walking around the site of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift battlefields with an expert historian. Nearby, you can hike the spectacular Drakensberg mountains and then head down to the wild Indian Ocean coastline for diving and marine safaris. Although South Africa is not a beach destination, it is fairly easy to reach Mauritius and the more intimate Mozambican islands.
Why Choose South Africa For Your Family Safari?
When we create your family holiday the starting point is to decide which country will suit you best. South Africa is one of the best places for family travel. It offers luxury, malaria-free safaris and there is also a lot to see and do beyond game viewing. South Africa is family friendly and is suitable for children of all ages.When we create your family holiday the starting point is to decide which country will suit you best. South Africa is one of the best places for family travel. It offers luxury, malaria-free safaris and there is also a lot to see and do beyond game viewing. South Africa is family friendly and is suitable for children of all ages.
A South African safari as unique as the family it’s for
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Family Children And Guide Exploring Binoculars Botswana
Family Children And Guide Exploring Binoculars Botswana
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Family South Africa - Top 10 Experiences
For families of all ages there is so much to see and do in South Africa, making it an excellent and diverse travel destination. We’ve chosen ten of the best experiences to immerse you in the culture, wildlife and beautiful places of this remarkable country.For families of all ages there is so much to see and do in South Africa, making it an excellent and diverse travel destination. We’ve chosen ten of the best experiences to immerse you in the culture, wildlife and beautiful places of this remarkable country.
What is the Best Time to Go on a South Africa Safari
South Africa is a large country on the tip of a huge continent. It has a 1,770-mile coastline stretching from the cold South Atlantic to the balmy Indian Ocean. The northern border meets the Kalahari, the East is subtropical and the Cape more like the Mediterranean. South Africa has several distinct climates and a variety of localised weather and precipitation patterns.South Africa is a large country on the tip of a huge continent. It has a 1,770-mile coastline stretching from the cold South Atlantic to the balmy Indian Ocean. The northern border meets the Kalahari, the East is subtropical and the Cape more like the Mediterranean. South Africa has several distinct climates and a variety of localised weather and precipitation patterns.
Which Areas of South Africa Should You Visit?
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Camps Bay Beach 3 Ss
Cape Town
Table Mountain is the most iconic landmark in South Africa, the most photographed of the city’s many attractions. But Cape Town has so much more to offer. Don’t miss the magnificent Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and the buzz of the city behind for a few hours; an extraordinary 70% of the flowers here are endemic to region. Then travel out to Boulders Beach where penguin abound - a truly unique sight in Africa!
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Stellenbosch Winelands Ss
Cape Winelands
The Winelands is certainly South Africa’s culinary heartland. At almost every vineyard and fruit farm you can taste the produce, buy from the cellar door, and explore the often beautifully designed gardens. Some places offer microbrewery tours, as well as pairings of charcuterie or chocolate with wines. If you can, it’s a great idea to extend your stay to enjoy lunch prepared by one of the innovative young chefs who give the winelands such a great reputation amongst discerning foodies.
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Knysna Portrait Ss
Garden Route
Your journey along the Garden Route will take you from the small coastal town of Mossel Bay along the coast to Storms River in the Eastern Cape. Soak up the beauty of the African landscape as you drive at a sedate pace, stopping frequently to hike, birdwatch, swim and catch the sun’s rays on golden beaches, canoe the famed lagoons, or maybe play a round of golf.
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Kwazulu Natal Portrait Ss
Kwazulu Natal
Kwa-Zulu Natal stretches along the west of South Africa. The coastal city of Durban is known for its African, Indian, and colonial influences. It has a great seafront promenade and a huge theme park with an aquarium. The Drakensberg, or Dragon Mountain, covers some 200km and cuts through KwaZulu-Natal providing plentiful opportunities to enjoy hiking, horse riding and mountain biking. For incredible game viewing, Kwa-Zulu-Natal’s answer to the Kruger is the Phinda Private Game Reserve. KwaZulu-Natal’s battlefields offer an altogether different touristic experience. This is the land of Rorke’s Drift and other Anglo-Zulu War battlegrounds. The guides here are passionate about military history and will bring each battle and siege to life as you visit the key sites.
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Leopard In Sabi Sand
Leopard In Sabi Sand
The Kruger
There are thousands of wildlife destinations in Africa, but few offer such a prolific wildlife experience as the Kruger. You’ll see it at its best if you stay on one of the private reserves adjoining the western border of the national park; enjoying exhilarating game drives and staying in a sumptuous safari lodge you will experience utter tranquility, with the bonus of having nobody else around.
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Elephant In The Madikwe Game Reserve Portrait Ss
Madikwe and the Northern Game Reserves
Madikwe is South Africa's finest malaria free safari reserve. Fairly new as far as game reserves go: it was established in 1991. Today, it is home to 66 species of mammals, and roughly 33 bird species, all of which are to be seen in an area comprised of vast open grasslands, woodlands, and rocky mountains. If you are looking for a completely different wildlife experience, combining Madikwe with the malaria free Northern Waterberg may be ideal for you. Amidst the dramatic landscapes are a collection of fantastic wildlife reserves, each offering a unique safari. There are plenty of opportunities to combine cultural encounters with wildlife viewing, and doing both will give you a well rounded perspective on the region.
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Private Journeys Unique to You
We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been creating luxury tailor-made safaris to the timeless savannahs of Africa. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you, every time.We are a boutique travel specialist. For over 30 years we have been creating luxury tailor-made safaris to the timeless savannahs of Africa. Your time is precious and with a world to see, we understand the importance of getting it absolutely right for you, every time.
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Main Lodge Pool With Elephant Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
Main Lodge Pool With Elephant Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
South Africa Trip Idea
Malaria Free South Africa
The only country able to offer malaria-free safaris, South Africa is a wonderful choice for many looking for a luxury safari experience. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife on offer in some of the most exclusive private reserves, before exploring cosmopolitan Cape Town, where the glamour of the city meets the rugged outdoors.
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Table Mountan Hike Cape Town Istock 1216765189
South Africa Family Trip Idea
South Africa Family Safari
See the splendour of South Africa as a family on this exclusive safari. Spend your days exploring captivating Cape Town, enjoying the delights of the Winelands and on safari, seeking out the abundant wildlife that roams the wilderness. No matter your age, this iconic safari will leave you with memories for a lifetime.
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Victoria And Alfred Waterfront Cape Town Istock 1556500564
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Top 10 South African Activities
With opportunities to see the Big Five of both land and sea, along with incredible scenery, enormous national parks, world-class vineyards, a fascinating history and vibrant, friendly people, South Africa frequently tops the lists of the world’s best holiday destinations. Even so, less than 1% of the world's travellers make it here, so it’s a place where you’ll find yourself with a few select, like-minded and discerning adventurers who have discovered this gem of a country. It’s a place you could return to for the whole of your life and never tire of it.
We’ve compiled a list of our favourite experiences to inspire your imagination.
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Chitwa Chitwa Activities And Wildlife Family Walking Across From Elephants South Africa
Chitwa Chitwa Activities And Wildlife Family Walking Across From Elephants South Africa
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South Africa Family Safaris
If you’re looking for a country that’s got everything, choose South Africa. Renowned for the spectacular views of the Garden Route, vibrant Cape Town, malaria free safaris, fascinating history and outstanding wildlife, the whole family will fall under the alluring spell of this diverse country.
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Colourful Houses Bo Kapp Capte Townjpg
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The Rainbow Nation South Africa
Archbishop Desmond Tutu was the first person to call South Africa “the rainbow nation”. It’s a reflection on the fascinating diversity of this country, not only in the identities of its people but in the landscapes, wildlife, cultures, and activities it offers. South Africa is a country which, because of its variety, can be all things to all people, truly a rainbow of varied opportunities and experiences.
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White Rhino In Madikwe Istock 1058132948 By Bennymarty
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Luxury And The Big Five South Africa
Without a shadow of a doubt, South Africa is one of the very best places to watch wildlife in the world. The Kruger National Park — a protected area the size of Wales — is certainly the most famous and popular safari destination, but with Africa Exclusive you’ll escape the crowds to explore vast, wildlife-filled private reserves, in the company of the best guides.
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Victoria And Alfred Waterfront Cape Town Istock 1556500564
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Magnificent Cape Town
Cape Town is one of the world’s great cities with a unique setting beneath Table Mountain.
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Beach Walk Grootbos Forest Lodge Relation
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Explore The Garden Route South Africa
To experience a little bit of everything that South Africa has to offer, you can hardly do better than to drive along the coastal road of the Garden Route between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth. It’s an extraordinary journey, and there’s wildlife on both land and shore, endless beaches, historic battlefields, and the vineyards are never far away. One day you might be whale spotting at Hermanus — renowned as one of the best whale watching locations in the world — and the next you could be learning about the Battle of Rorke’s Drift, handling antique weapons and scrambling over the British and Zulu positions.
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Isandlwana Grave Stones Hr
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Battlefields And Culture South Africa
Formerly the Zulu Kingdom, the province of KwaZulu Natal runs along South Africa’s dramatic Indian Ocean coastline. The Drakensberg Mountains create a natural border between Lesotho and the Eastern Cape, and offer some excellent hiking routes.
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Lion Cubs In Kruger Singita 19138
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Why South Africa Is Great For A Family Safari
South Africa is an excellent choice for family travel with children of all ages. Its wildlife is abundant, with a great diversity of species, including the Big Five: rhino, leopard, lion, elephant and buffalo. There are vast malaria-free reserves and it’s easy to get from safari regions to Cape Town and the beach.
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