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 & Zimbabwe

Pamela Brandt

We have done a lot of traveling but this trip by far was the best. I am usually responsible for organizing our travel. This is the first trip that I have used a travel agent, primarily because a safari was involved. I am so glad I did! It was so well organized. The people you employ are the best. They are friendly, on time, and eager to help you.…

25/01/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa

Jeffrey, Anita and Boswell Family

Great locations, great recommendations and thoroughly enjoyed on our part

16/01/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa & Zimbabwe


Wonderful locations, nature and experiences

08/01/2019 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Seychelles, South Africa & Zambia

Ricardo Honegger & Family

Zambia - Fantastic accommodation great people and family atmosphere at the lodge. Charmaine organised some wonderful trips for us. Food excellent and no problem catering for kids. South Africa - great lodge again. our villa was cold Mahlatini :). great game rides saw all the big fives but the lions but got compensated by seeing the wild dogs. Mahlatini were very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. organised a trip of a lifetime

10/08/2018 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Botswana, South Africa & Zimbabwe


Trip was incredible - we loved it. I can't really imagine how it could have been much better. Doing both Botswana and Zimbabwe was an excellent call. The land, the animals and the people were amazing, the camps were beautiful and the logistics (planes and transfers) were seamless.

26/07/2018 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to Malawi, South Africa & Zambia

Valerie Clifford

Officially the best family trip ever!

23/07/2018 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa


This trip was a great introduction to South Africa. The itinerary and accommodation choices made by the Mahlatini team were perfect.

11/04/2018 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa


It was our first time in South Africa and so we did not know what to expect. All in all it was very well organised.

29/01/2018 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa


Our first trip to South Africa was such an enjoyable experience in every way. We loved the weather, the scenery, the food and the various guest houses we stayed in. Our safari was even better than anticipated with lots of sightings of so many animals including close ups of lions, elephants, rhinos , cheetahs and giraffes in Amakhala game reserve. A bit more "wriggle room"￾ in terms of flight transfer…

08/01/2018 Read full trip review

Family Holiday to South Africa


I know it's cliche to say but it was a trip of a lifetime for the entire family. The travel was difficult just because of how far we had to come from but well worth it.

02/01/2018 Read full trip review