South Africa Family Holidays

For a first time visit to Africa with children you can’t beat South Africa, especially for younger kids. There are two outstanding non-malarial safari areas - Madikwe National Park to the northwest of Johannesburg (best for travel May-Sept) and the Eastern Cape (best for travel Oct - April).

Both these safari options work well with Cape Town and the Garden Route, offering families a huge array of activities, from penguins and monkeys to zip-lining and beaches. A self-drive trip in KwaZulu Natal is another favourite, packed with interesting things to do and see, like the historic Battlefields, wildlife safari parks and superb beaches. For a longer beach break after a safari, we recommend the family-friendly resorts of Mauritius.

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KwaZulu Natal Action-Packed Family Holiday
  • Family
  • Safari
  • Fly-Drive
From £2570 per person
11 day holiday
Flights included
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South Africa
This action packed holiday is a perfect to involve and absorb kids and young people in environmental awareness. Take part in an action packed programme such as tracking, orientation, bush survival skills, anti-poaching methods and spear-fishing.
South Africa Family Half Term Safari with Cape Town
  • Family
From £2840 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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South Africa
This safari in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve at child-friendly Tuningi Safari Lodge, offers a variety of activities to keep...
Cape Town & Eastern Cape safari - half term
  • Culture & History
  • Family
  • Safari
From £4370 per person
8 day holiday
Flights included
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South Africa
This short but sweet family holiday is perfect for the school holidays! Spend 4 nights in Cape Town followed by 3 nights on safari in the malaria, family friendly Eastern cape. Children stay free at the Southern Sun Cullinan and pay only half price at Kariega Main Lodge.
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