South Africa is a vast country; a treasure chest of cultures, animals and unforgettable scenery; mountains, sea, rivers, wilderness and beaches all offering a seemingly endless choice of 'things to do'.
South Africa is a brilliant country to explore with your family. Self-drive is a viable option and accommodation and catering is top quality for both luxury and B & B's which are extremely comfortable and affordable, with adventure activities for all ages on offer.
Hike up the lofty Drakensberg Mountains in Kwa-Zulu Natal searching for caves and Sani Bush paintings; experience game drives in Hluhuluwe Imfolozi National Park, or go on a wilderness trail, walking in the bush, sleeping under the stars. Try tubing on the rivers of the Eastern Cape or white water rafting on the Tugela River or down the Blyde River Canyon before going on a guided 'Taste of the Bush' safari in the Kruger National Park.
South Africa is a wonderful choice for a family holiday and has an abundance of private villas, safari camps and lodges across the country which can be booked on an exclusive use basis. Taking the whole house can often be a more economical option for your family or group of friends and offers you a higher level of privacy and enjoyment. Most have private pools, modern state of the art facilities and many activities to keep your entertained all day long. Here are some of our favourites:
Ant's Nest - 2015 WINNER Safari Awards - Best Family Safari Experience in South Africa! Fantastic for families, malaria-free, friendly & relaxed.
Situated in the malaria free Waterberg area this privately owned concession offers the choice of staying at Ant's Hill, a thatched bush house with breathtaking views across the Waterberg, Ant's Nest; just six luxurious en-suite rooms surrounded by gardens and a swimming pool in the classic colonial house, with a Kenyan twist, or Ant's Bush camp all owned by Ant and Tessa Baber.
Both private bush homes and the camp offer friendly, relaxed hospitality and are fantastic for families, catering for children of all ages, allowing parents to enjoy “time off” whilst the brilliant babysitters entertain the young. The accommodation is cosy, colonial, classic, friendly and comfortable in a game paradise you will never forget.
There are non malarial areas suitable for younger children where you can see the Big 5 on safari, and for the more adventurous, go off the beaten track on a walking trail. Or try Sea Kayaking, overnighting on an island in the West Coast National Park or exploring the tidal rivers with their ancient fishing nets in Kosi Bay.
The dramatic coastlines washed by the Atlantic and Indian oceans lend themselves to adventure activities; swim with sharks, watch whales cavorting, catch a big fish or surf in Plettenberg Bay, not forgetting the canopy tours and bungee jumping near Storms River. You will need a rest when you come home!
We can make recommendations and put together an itinerary tailored to the sort of experience for which you are looking. Our inside knowledge will help your holiday run smoothly and keep the whole family happy!
Combine a safari in the Kruger Park with fascinating battlefield tours in Kwa-Zulu Natal, the Kingdom of the Zulus. Take a riding safari in the astonishingly beautiful Waterberg reserve. Make your accommodation part of your family African Adventure. From luxury safari lodges to mobile tented camps & unique guesthouses with special 'twists' and 'surprises'. There is something to enthrall 'kids' of all ages!