South Africa Family Holidays

Explore South Africa Family Holidays

Unlike other family holiday destinations in the world that provide simply one attraction, South Africa is an entirely diverse country from the beautiful city of Cape Town, Big 5 safaris and picturesque winelands scenery to adventure on the Garden Route and sun-drenched beaches. In addition to this the 'Rainbow Nation' is home to a large number of different cultures with a very interesting history.

Beach at Plettenburg Bay Fun at Cape Town Aquarium on a South Africa family holiday Giraffe at Amakhala Game Reserve

A highlight of any family holiday to South Africa is almost always the safari in one of the country's Big 5 reserves. Our specially designed children's programmes bring the magic of a safari to life. Days will be filled with fun-filled and educational game drives and activities like collecting bugs, pods and feathers and learning how to identify game and animal tracks.

Wherever you choose to visit, South Africa's first world facilities and excellent infrastructure make it surprisingly stress-free to travel around, despite its size.

Our dedicated Mahlatini consultants are all exceptionally well-travelled around South Africa so are perfectly placed to offer first hand advice. Our programmes and accommodation are hand-picked to suit the needs of our families. Your holiday is your own so expect your consultant to completely tailor-make your trip with your family in mind.

Family holiday planning guide

Planning your next family holiday for Easter, Summer, Christmas or half-term? Then read our planning destination guide for some insipration and ideas.

Highlights

  • Family friendly accommodation including exclusive-use villas with private chefs, drivers etc
  • An average of 9 hours of sunshine a day
  • Diverse culture, landscapes and experiences
  • Big 5 game reserves (some malaria-free) and top-class child-friendly safari lodges, some of the best in Africa
  • Children's safari programmes with specially trained game rangers
  • First world airports and road network making it easy to travel around
  • Abundance of adventure activities
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Selected South Africa Family Holidays Itineraries

All South Africa Family Holidays Itineraries
Kid tracking Spoor at Tswalu

Cape and Kalahari Safari

Days
10
Cost For Family of 4
From $13,590 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Tswalu Kalahari
On safari Eastern Cape

Luxury Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
From $10,400 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay, Shamwari Game Reserve
Kosi bay mouth

Kwazulu Natal Self Drive Family Holiday

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
From $14,310 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Durban, Phinda Private Game Reserve, Elephant Coast
Shamwari Game Reserve Kids

Cape Town, Garden Route and Safari Family Self Drive

Days
17
Cost For Family of 4
From $11,040 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Winelands, Plettenberg Bay, Oudtshoorn, Amakhala Game Reserve
Tracker girl with Kwando Safaris, Botswana

The best of Cape Town Botswana and Livingstone Family Holiday

Days
16
Cost For Family of 4
From $32,330 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
Botswana
South Africa
Zambia
Locations
Linyanti, Okavango Delta, Livingstone & Victoria Falls, Cape Town
Lion on game drive

Cape Town, Hermanus, Panorama Route and Kruger Family Holiday

Days
14
Cost For Family of 4
From $10,920 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Hermanus, Thornybush Nature Reserve, Panorama Route
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

Cape Town, Panorama Route and Kruger Family Holiday

Days
12
Cost For Family of 4
From $7,810 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Balule Private Nature Reserve, Panorama Route
The Palace of The Lost City at Sun City Aerial view

Cape Town, Sun City and Waterberg Safari Family Holiday

Days
12
Cost For Family of 4
From $10,480 (Includes international flights from JFK)
Countries
South Africa
Locations
Cape Town, Sun City, Waterberg

South Africa Family Holiday Reviews

Read what our previous clients thought of their South Africa Family Holiday

Client Score: 4.9 out of 5 based on 54 reviews 5 View more reviews
South Africa Family Holiday

Andrew and Vanessa Warren

5

Couldn't fault the whole trip overall

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South Africa Family Holiday

Denis & Clare Casey

5

I have to say that the accommodation arranged, everyone we met at each location, the food and wine were all top notch but I think we all particularly enjoyed The Kurland and got on very well with Diana and the team. Horse-riding and quad bikes around the estate were great fun, especially for the kids. We went to the elephant sanctuary and all walked and fed the elephants and the kids rode them. A big highlight for myself, Emma and Matthew was when we went canyoning and climbing/abseiling. Shamwari was a great way to finish off. We were so lucky with our ranger, Sipho, and got on great. We saw everything except the leopard (no surprise!) and did the conservation centre and born free foundation. By the time we'd got to Shamwari summer had come early and it was 33/34 degrees. On leaving I think it's fair to say there were a few tears shed by some of the Casey family when saying goodbye to Sipho!

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South Africa Family Holiday

Michael and Maeve Deeny

5

A superb trip for all the family. It was definitely worthwhile to travel around and get more of a sense of the country and its people.

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