South Africa offers wonderful holiday and safari possibilities for families with children of all ages.
The country has a good infrastructure for self-drives so you can explore at your own pace and leisure.
The many beautiful beaches of the Cape’s Garden Route or KwaZulu Natal are ideal playgrounds for your offspring.
The game reserves in the Eastern Cape (but also parks like Madikwe or Nkomazi) are malaria free and several lodges offer safaris and activities tailor-made for children. It’s a great way for them to learn about and experience the wonders of nature.
Below we have listed some of the accommodation that we think is particularly suitable for families.
Cape Town area Cape Adventure
Hout Bay Accommodation Dream Guesthouse
Cape Winelands, Franschhoek Basse Provence
Cape Winelands, Franschhoek Rose Cottages
Cape Winelands, Other Winelands Hawksmoor House
Cape Winelands, Other Winelands Tempel Wines
Cape Winelands, Other Winelands Rosendal Winery
Garden Route Old Mac Daddy
Garden Route Quarter Hotel Hermanus
Garden Route Jan Harmsgat Country House
Garden Route Rolbaken
Garden Route Bamboo
Garden Route Tonquani
Garden Route Dune Ridge Country House
KwaZulu Natal Rocktail Beach Camp
Safari, Kruger Area Nkomazi
Safari, Kruger Area Kambaku Safari Lodge
Safari, Kruger Area Tangala
Safari, Madikwe The Bush House
Safari, Eastern Cape Leeuwenbosch
Safari, Eastern Cape Main Lodge Kariega
Safari, Western Cape Inverdoorn
Safari, Western Cape Gondwana Lodge
Please note the following when travelling to/via South Africa with children under 18 years:
New rules will apply from 1 June 2015.
Parents travelling with children into or out of South Africa may be asked to show the child’s unabridged (full) birth certificate, and where only one parent is accompanying, parental or legal consent for the child to travel (eg an affidavit from the other parent, a court order or – if applicable – a death certificate). You should travel with these documents in case you’re asked to provide them.