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

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

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.

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 $13,810 (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 $10,570 (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 $14,540 (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 $11,210 (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 $32,400 (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 $11,080 (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 $7,900 (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 $10,630 (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 57 reviews 5 View more reviews
South Africa Family Holiday

Louise & Nial Whelan

5

fantastic holiday. unbelievable memories for all the family. safari was an amazing experience. once in a lifetime trip fulfilled

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South Africa Family Holiday

Mr Matthew Batham

4

Had an amazing time and the organisation was really superb. The safari particularly was amazing and Cape town is a great city.

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South Africa Family Holiday

Brian & Jennifer Robinson

5

Overall we had an excellent trip and enjoyed the 3 different locations recommended by Mahlatini.

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