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How do we construct a perfect South Africa family holiday?

 
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.
Teenage girl on starbed at Tswalu Tarkuni

How many areas should we visit in South Africa?

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Family game drive near lioness

How many areas should we visit in South Africa?

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Family kite flying on beach in Kwa Zulu Natal

How many areas should we visit in South Africa?

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It’s important that your trip is properly paced. In South Africa there is so much to see and do that it’s tempting to fit in too much, too superficially. We select places that are superb, and therefore worthy of a longer stay. Three nights is a good guideline, allowing two full days to explore and time to settle in. Given the climate, you might consider visiting South Africa twice; December to April for the Cape and a safari, and May to November focusing on KwaZulu Natal.
Boat safari in Madikwe

Is there much variety in South Africa’s safari regions?

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Horseback safari in the Kalahari

Is there much variety in South Africa’s safari regions?

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Family lunch on flower safari at Grootbos

Is there much variety in South Africa’s safari regions?

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In a word, yes! In the north, Madikwe and the Waterberg have spectacular hills and winding rivers. Tswalu, bordering the Kalahari, has semi-desert landscapes. The Kruger reserves are high altitude savannah and woodland. In KwaZulu Natal safaris are experienced amidst diverse ecosystems. The Eastern Cape on the Garden Route has rivers and hills leading to a coastal plain. Each region has its own unique mix of wildlife species and presents a rich variety of ways to explore.
Kids on boat safari in KwaZulu Natal

What can you see and do in KwaZulu Natal?

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Hiking in the Drakensberg Mountains

What can you see and do in KwaZulu Natal?

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Zulu village visit from Phinda

What can you see and do in KwaZulu Natal?

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There is so much to experience in KwaZulu Natal that you could devote a two week holiday to exploring it. It stretches from the Mozambique border, south through Durban and inland beyond the towering Drakensberg mountains, where there are excellent hiking opportunities. There is abundant wildlife and a wild coastline with reefs and remote beach lodges. You can also learn about Zulu culture and relive the epic battles at Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift.
Family walking safari watching elephants in the eastern Cape

How long should you spend in the Cape and Garden Route?

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Cave walk on the Garden Route

How long should you spend in the Cape and Garden Route?

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Whale watching in south africa

How long should you spend in the Cape and Garden Route?

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From November to early May, the Cape and Garden Route is mostly bathed in summer sunshine. We recommend allowing three or four days in Cape Town and a similar time at the end on safari in the Eastern Cape. On a two-week holiday this would give you time to meander through the winelands and along the Garden Route. This coastal region between the Indian Ocean and the Outeniqua mountains abounds in natural wonders. Walk, ride, zipline, sail, cycle, watch whales, watch meerkats! There is something for everyone and the setting is magnificent.
Rovos Rail observation car near antelope herd

How do you get about in South Africa?

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Light aircraft departure from Morukuru

How do you get about in South Africa?

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Driving along the garden route

How do you get about in South Africa?

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Our favourite way to travel between Johannesburg and Cape Town is by rail, either the 24-hour Blue Train journey, or the leisurely two-day Rovos Rail, which is partially steam-hauled. South Africa’s main cities are all linked by frequent flights and we can also arrange for you to fly conveniently by light aircraft between safari reserves. The Garden Route and KwaZulu Natal are best explored by hire vehicle, where a SatNav and good road network make driving a reliable and efficient means of getting about. Or, if you prefer we can arrange a private driver and guide.
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