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A Family Holiday in South Africa

A Family Holiday in South Africa

South Africa is becoming increasingly popular with families from all over the world who are looking for a holiday that offers sunshine and beaches and plenty of activities for kids in a country that is truly family-friendly.

A stay in Cape Town to begin with allows time to relax after your international flight, and see the attractions in the city which children will enjoy (Table Mountain, the beaches at Camps Bay, the Two Oceans Aquarium, and the street entertainers at the V&A Waterfront) - also take a trip down to Cape Peninsula and stopping at Boulders Beach on the way back, to see one of the largest penguin colonies in South Africa.

Driving along to the Garden Route will take a few hours in the car, but once you are there, your children will love you for it! The list of things to do here really is endless - whale watching in season from the cliffs at Plettenberg Bay, walking in the Knysna Forest or Tsitsikamma National Park, or canoeing and fishing, as well as walking with elephants at the Knysna Elephant Park or The Elephant Sanctuary, watching monkeys swing through the trees at Monkeyland, horse riding, ostrich farms at Oudtshoorn, playing on the beach at Wilderness, boat trips on the Knysna Lagoon, and even marvelling at stalagmite formations in the Cango Caves.

Round your holiday off with a family safari in the malaria-free Eastern Cape.  A lot of the lodges will welcome children of any age, and several of these also offer special childrens programmes.

There are other malaria-free safari destinations too, and don't forget the fun-filled Sun City or the endless beaches of Durban - all just waiting to make your family holiday one to never forget.

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Suggested Itineraries

Family Fun in the Sun

This 7 day holiday combines the best of both worlds for any family looking to get away for some sun - there is some time to let your hair down and relax time at Sun City, followed by the thrill of an African safari in the malaria-free Waterberg region.

7 day itinerary including The Waterberg and Sun City.


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Sensational South Africa

A host of world-class destinations are yours to enjoy during this classic family holiday, with endless attractions to keep anyone of any age entertained and amused for days. Beaches, whales, wildlife - it's all jam packed into just 12 nights.

12 day itinerary including Kariega Game Reserve, Cape Town, The Garden Route and Hermanus.


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Summer Holidays in South Africa

This 12 night holiday offers something a little different - a 4 night malaria-free safari including a close up and personal cheetah encounter, followed by time at 2 very different coastal resorts.

12 day itinerary including Nambiti Private Game Reserve, St Lucia Wetland Park and Durban.


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Christmas in the Cape

This 12 night itinerary for travel over the Christmas period may give Santa and his reindeer a slightly longer journey to get the presents to you, but we are sure he won't mind!

12 day itinerary including Amakhala Game Reserve, Cape Town, The Garden Route, Port Elizabeth and The Klein Karoo.


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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.

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