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Family Holidays in South Africa

Make memories on a family tour of South Africa. From the top of Table Mountain to the rolling winelands of the Garden Route, beautiful sandy beaches to the game lands of Kruger National Park. Share your passion for travel with a family adventure in South Africa.
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Small group family adventures to South Africa

Take a boat trip across Table Bay in Cape Town and get a guided tour around the world famous Robben Island museum. Drive the Garden Route and glide across the sparkling water of Plettenberg Bay on a sea kayak, keeping an eye out for seal or dolphin or experience fishing the local way in Kosi Bay on the Indian Ocean, home to many seabirds and animals including hippo and crocodile.

Our family tours in South Africa are ideal if you want a holiday that packs exciting activity and experiences into just two weeks. Get off the beaten track with our expert itineraries and expert local tour leaders, our average small group size is just three to five families.

Our family tours to South Africa

Family South Africa Safari and Beach Adventure

South Africa, Swaziland Family Trip code FZK
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12 Days From £1565 without flights
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Best family destinations in South Africa

Discover Cape Town
With a stunning coastline, the dramatic Table Mountain as a backdrop and a modern cityscape, Cape Town is one of Africa’s most appealing cities. Take a guided walk to climb Table Mountain and admire the beautiful plant life of the Cape floral kingdom before admiring the spectacular views from the top. Visit the District Six Museum and find out more about the story of this inner-city area during apartheid. Before you leave Cape Town behind, make a stop a stop at Stony Point penguin colony. Home to one of the largest breeding colonies of African Penguin in the world. Visit Cape Town as part of our South Africa’s Garden Route and Safari tour.

Explore Kruger National Park
Hop on a safari vehicle in the Kruger National Park, South Africa, one of the world’s premier game reserves. The park was established in 1898 to protect big game that had almost been hunted to extinction. A huge number of species are present including elephant, lion, black and white rhino, leopard, cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wild dog, hyena, wildebeest and almost all of South Africa’s species of antelope. The bird life is just as impressive with crowned cranes, bee-eaters and vultures. Finish the day listening to the sounds of the African bush. Take this Safari on our South Africa Kruger and Beach Adventure tour.

What to expect on a family tour in South Africa

When is the best time to go on a family holiday in South Africa? 
Mild throughout the year, South Africa can be visited all year round. Summer runs from November to March with temperatures averaging 24°C to 34°C. April and October are generally warm and sunny. The winter can be a nice time to visit as it is less busy but it can be cold. 
A young boy watching an elephant from a safari vehicle
What is the accommodation like on a South African family holiday?
Depending on the tour, you'll stay in a mixture of hotels, cabins, lodges, and even a tree house on your family holiday in South Africa. Where possible, we make sure that you have at least two nights in the same place so you don’t have to unpack and repack too often.

What age are the children on a family Holiday in South Africa?
The average age of children travelling on our trips to South Africa is 13, though it will depend on the trip you choose. If you would like to get an idea of who is travelling on a particular trip, get in touch with our travel specialists and we can share the number and ages of children on your chosen trip so you can find the right fit for your family. To make sure that you get the most out of your South African family tour, there is a minimum age limit of seven years for our trips. 

How many families travel together on a small group family adventure in South Africa? 
In general, you will travel with three to five other families on a family adventure in South Africa. We have found this is the perfect number for meeting new people while getting to the heart of our destinations.

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