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.

kids on safari Children on the beach Ant's Nest - family safari
  • 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
  • Flexible booking terms
  • Refundable deposit
  • 100% financial Protection
  • Tried & trusted by our clients
  • Stringent safety & hygiene standards
  • Emergency medical care

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.

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

Family Holiday to South Africa


AMAZING! We had such a wonderful trip and all thanks to the help of Sive/Stuart and all the staff at Shumbalala. 100% would recommend Mahlatini and Shumbalala Lodge.

08/01/2020 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Mauritius & South Africa

Rudy Medioni

Our trip was over expectations. We enjoyed from the first to the last day.

07/01/2020 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa

Suzanne Johnson and Family

Had a fabulous time. Exactly what we wanted.

25/11/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa

Billy & Melissa Hancock

Everything arranged by Mahlatini went trouble free. All transportation and accommodations were above expectations.

04/11/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa

Jeffrey, Anita and Boswell Family

Great weather, very friendly staff, plenty for the kids to do

04/11/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa & Zimbabwe

Alison Clough & Richard Purchase

The best holiday ever. We all loved Cape Town. The family safari was amazing. We loved Serondella. Victoria Falls- spectacular and Franschhoek was civilised and enjoyable.

03/10/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Seychelles & South Africa

Catherine Streeter

The whole itinerary was perfectly suited to our young family and expertly put together thanks to the great advise of Monique. She really listened to our requirements.

18/09/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa

Clair Jardella

Wonderful variety of special experiences, delicious and plentiful food, and memories for the kids to treasure (and us!). We also learned lots about the culture and wildlife of South Africa. Wonderful!

03/09/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa


Family Holiday to Seychelles & South Africa


Well organised, good presentation of information, good guidance on choices My only slight suggestion would be to assist with holding seats on flights

22/08/2019 Read full trip review