Family Safaris are an exhilarating journey for a family. With new experiences at every turn, action-packed days families travelling in Africa have a great opportunity to bond, communicate and interact with each other whilst learning so much about themselves and the world around them. To encourage more families to travel, family rooms have been built in some of the lodges and camps so children are able to sleep in their own room adjacent to their parents. These family rooms are either joined directly to the parents’ tent or have a direct inter-leading veranda. The bathroom is often shared. Children staying in these rooms get a discount on their accommodation costs. We are always careful to ensure that children do not negatively impact on other guests’ experiences and therefore have firm policies.
Apart from the safari part of your family holiday to Africa there are also a number of other highly popular destinations which should be included in your trip. These destinations are Cape Town and The Garden Route, The North Coast and Sun City.
A lot of famlilies travelleing to Africa have young children and prefer malaria free safaris. Two malaria free Game Reserves that offer Big Five Safaris which we can recommend are Madikwe Game Reserve in the North West and Shamwari Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape. For families who do not mind a malaria area we can highly reccommend the Sabi Sands Reserve and the Timbavati Reserve which are part of the Greater Kruger National Park. Many of the private lodges cater for children and even have children programs designed especially for Family Safaris.
Cape Town in South Africa is an extremely popular destination for travellers with families. When it comes to the children, no matter how old, one is literally spoilt for choice. With a myriad of activities available such as the V&A Waterfont, Two Oceans Aquariam, Cape Peninsular National Park, Ratanga Junction, the Planetarium, the MTN ScienCentre and many more, Cape Town is sure to provide a wonderfull Family Vacation.
We also have a number of Family Safaris and Tours available which have been designed specifically for Families.
Some of South Africa’s best beaches can be found along the Natal coastline, Umhlanga Rocks, Ballito, Shaka’s Rock, Shelley Beach – to mention just a few. The North Coast has for many decades been the destination of choice for many local families, so if it is good for them, it will be splendid for your family. The North Coast offers a wide variety of Hotels and Activities created specifically for Families. Umhlanga Rocks is perhaps the most popular family vacation spot in South Africa offering just about every family activity available. Further North families can visit the remote Rocktail Bay Beach Camp and experience the Turtle hatchlings and some amazing Scuba Diving. Perfect for Family Safaris.
This world class resort is home to one of the Leading Hotels of the World, The Palace of the Lost City. For a holiday unequalled in beauty, variety and interest, Sun City has something for everyone. Sun City is the perfect resort for Family Vacations in conjunction with the many other attractions that South Africa have to offer. The Kamp Kwena Creche caters for kids 0 – 12 and offers various activities to keep your child entertained. There is the Magic Company Games Arcade, Waterworld, Steam Train Rides and much more to keep older kids and parents alike, entertained. The Thula Baba is a professional baby-sitting and Chaperone Service and is also Wheelchair friendly.
See also our Tailormade Safaris
The Sasson Family
The Boelkins Family
The Ducors and Cote Families