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South Africa For Families

 
With vibrant cities, rich history and culture, scenic coasts and mountains as well as thrilling wildlife regions, South Africa can justly call itself ‘a world in one country’. This is the only destination that can offer a malaria free family safari. The accommodation can be amazingly luxurious, and the wildlife is very abundant. It’s a good choice if you want to combine a luxury safari with other kinds of travel.
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.
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Rainbow in South Africa
Singita Junior Rangers learning about tortoise on safari
Mother and child canoeing on Garden Route coast
Kids watching zebra on family friendly game drive
Kids hiking near Table Mountain
Family hike in the Kalahari
Girl taking surfing lesson at Durban Beach
Pool and sun loungers at Ant's Nest safari lodge in Waterberg Private Reserve
South Africa safari game drive with kids Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
Little Madikwe private plunge pool and deck South Africa
Family arrival at Morukuru Farm House in Madikwe South Africa
Leobo Lodge Waterberg South Africa exterior
Kid and father with guides on walking safari near giraffe Tswalu Kalahari
Lelapa Lodge interior of lounge looking into kids room
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Exterior One & Only hotel
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Exterior of camp entrance
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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.

Call us. We are a family business and we’ve been arranging superb family holidays for 30 years. We’ll listen carefully and ask the right questions. Then we will create the perfect trip for your family.
 
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Rainbow in South Africa
 
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.
 
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Singita Junior Rangers learning about tortoise on safari
 
South Africa is called “a world in one country”. It’s testimony to the wealth of places to visit and adventures your family can enjoy. When you call, we will ask about your family’s interests, time frame and wishlist and we’ll listen carefully. We will then set about creating a beautifully balanced itinerary where the experiences flow together, immersing you in the best of South Africa.
 
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Mother and child canoeing on Garden Route coast
 
South Africa has one of the world’s most spectacular coastlines. It stretches 1,770 miles from the Namib desert, through the Cape to the tropical forests of Mozambique. From Namibia to Cape Town, the cold South Atlantic breaks against an arid, rocky shoreline. From Cape Town eastwards, the Indian Ocean waters become ever warmer. We can arrange luxury travel for your family to relax, explore, surf, snorkel and enjoy the wildlife on and around the coasts.
 
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Kids watching zebra on family friendly game drive
 
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. We usually recommend safaris on private reserves where there are few tourists and the opportunity for more flexible safari activities. We can also arrange private, luxury family accommodation; imagine a palatial villa in the wilds with your own safari guide, pool and private chef.
 
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Kids hiking near Table Mountain
 
Cape Town is one of the world’s iconic cities and its scenic setting matches Rio and San Francisco. Downtown there are shops, entertainment, sports stadiums and cosmopolitan restaurants. Cape Town is where the cold Atlantic and warm Indian Ocean meet. You can swim and have fun in the warmer waters and watch penguins beside the cold waters. You’re sure to want to ascend Table Mountain and if you’re an active family with teens, the hike up may be more fun than the cable car.
 
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Family hike in the Kalahari
 
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.
 
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Girl taking surfing lesson at Durban Beach
 
There are so many travel experiences your family could enjoy on a luxury holiday in South Africa that we’ve had to make another list of ten more! They include exciting ways to encounter wildlife, meet the people and explore the landscapes.
 
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Pool and sun loungers at Ant's Nest safari lodge in Waterberg Private Reserve
 
Ant’s Nest is one of the best places in Africa for a family safari. Arriving at Ant’s Nest, you’re welcomed into the family of owners Ant and Tessa Baber. They built the lodge to show people of all ages the magic of this pristine wilderness environment. It is located in the malaria free Waterberg Game Reserve north of Johannesburg and is surrounded by stunning landscapes of hills, forests, areas of open savannah and rivers.
 
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South Africa safari game drive with kids Kwandwe Ecca Lodge
 
A spectacular private game reserve in the Eastern Cape, Kwandwe offers families a unique Big Five safari experience. The reserve is huge—54,000 acres to be precise—and has one of the highest land to guest ratios in Africa. Of their five intimate lodges, Ecca is our favourite for families, with modern facilities and special activities curated for small children.
 
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Little Madikwe private plunge pool and deck South Africa
 
Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge is an intimate and luxurious safari lodge in the heart of the Madikwe Game Reserve. Little Madikwe is the lodge’s private villa, which welcomes children of all ages. Your safari experience is entirely at your pace, with a private pool, viewing deck, game drive vehicle and ranger.
 
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Family arrival at Morukuru Farm House in Madikwe South Africa
 
A collection of exclusive-use bush villas, Morukuru Family welcomes you with top-notch personal service. The unrivaled range of activities, outstanding personal service, expert guiding and world-class cuisine make this portfolio of villas some of the best malaria-free safari properties in South Africa for families or a group of friends.
 
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Leobo Lodge Waterberg South Africa exterior
 
Leobo Private Reserve is located in the malaria free Waterberg region of South Africa, just a few convenient hours from Johannesburg. This is an exclusive-use, adventure playground, perfect for large family getaways or groups of friends. The 12,000-acre reserve spans rivers and lakes, rolling valleys and jagged escarpments.
 
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Kid and father with guides on walking safari near giraffe Tswalu Kalahari
 
Set amidst two rolling mountain ranges, the Motse legae and Tarkuni homestead are the ultimate private sanctuaries on the vast Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Recently redesigned to uncompromising standards of comfort and elegance, Tarkuni is an exceptional choice for families seeking a tranquil, exclusive-use escape.
 
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Lelapa Lodge interior of lounge looking into kids room
 
Pioneering family safaris can be found in South Africa at Madikwe Safari Lodge. Their Lelapa Lodge literally means ‘family’ and is set up to perfectly accommodate parents and children of all ages, including several designated family rooms. 12 spacious suites offer comfortable lodging and specially tailored kids programmes ensure an outstanding experience for even the youngest of guests.
 
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Exterior of lodge
 
To stay at Grootbos is a unique reconnection with nature. The spacious suites and exciting combination of land and marine based safaris make this perfect for family travel in South Africa. This is the ultimate blend of luxury and adventure.
 
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Exterior One & Only hotel
 
There’s hardly a more luxurious hotel in Cape Town than the One & Only. It has a prestigious location right on the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, perfect for exploring the boutiques, beaches and restaurants nearby. With decadent suites and the only luxury kids clubhouse in Cape Town, this is our top pick for families.
 
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kids on game drive stood on car looking into distance
 
The &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve is one of South Africa’s most unique safari destinations. There are seven distinct ecosystems and a handful of intimate lodges to choose from. Our favourite for families is Mountain Lodge. The views are stunning and the suites spacious, while the activities on offer will keep the kids busy from dawn till dusk.
 
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Exterior of camp entrance
 
Children will love the magic and adventure of staying at Tsala Treetop Lodge. What could be more fun than staying in a luxurious suite suspended among a forest canopy on the Garden Route? The cuisine, wine and service are all top notch, so there’s plenty for parents to enjoy, too.
 
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