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

Jayne & Symon Ross

We absolutely loved our trip, it suited us really well and was carefully thought through to make all the connections and travel stress free.

20/08/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa & Zambia

Jen Sheriff

We had a fabulous time and enjoyed each place we visited

27/07/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa

Humera Rauf

Amazing trip.

24/07/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa

Pam Cheng

we are delighted with all of the arrangements of our trip. Nicki was super in listening to our needs and preferences. We have thoroughly enjoyed our journey to South Africa.

23/07/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa

James Kelly

We had the MOST incredible trip! Mahlatini handled every detail so perfectly leaving us the ability to completely relax and enjoy each destination. Each of their recommendations were perfectly suited to our group. It was truly the trip of a lifetime.

12/06/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zambia

Darrell Spinks

We had an outstanding vacation in Cape Town and on safari at several camps which will remain as one of our favourite trips anywhere in the world! Experiencing a safari had been on our list for years and although we had received some advice and done some research, we found being on safari was a singular, immersive and very absorbing experience.

11/06/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa

Andrew & Lisa Hovell

Fantastic holiday in two wonderful hotels. We knew the Mount Nelson would be fabulous (it always is) but The Oyster Box was just faultless in every way, the accommodation, the food were outstanding and the staff another level of excellence. The location of The Oyster Box is just beautiful, waking up to the stunning vista every morning was just amazing. The curry buffet was stunning, and the overall quality of…

13/05/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa & Zimbabwe

Mark, Rachel & Baillache Family

Really great holiday. All organised extremely well. Kids all agreed it was the best family holiday we have had (and we had some great holidays having lived in Asia for 3 years). To be fair it was not cheap (!) but there were so many different experiences in the 2.5 weeks and we could never have pieced such an itinerary together by ourselves - no chance. Can't wait to do it again.

04/05/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa

Sarah & Bruno Hiernard

Everything was so very well organised from courier of tickets, escorting from plane on landing, airport transfers, room ready on arrival - we could not fault anything.

01/05/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa

Ivan & Mary Graydon

Very well thought out and organised

30/04/2019 Read full trip review