The Best Family Holiday Destinations in South Africa
A nation of year round sublime weather, friendly people, stunning places to see, and a whole lot of fun things to do, South Africa is in many ways the perfect destination for a family holiday. There is so much to experience and to do that the whole family will have something to look forward to and at the same time, the holiday will be one that they will never forget.
Family holidays are a must, and when you get the opportunity to take your family abroad and have a break in a different part of the world, you get to enjoy a real bonding experience. In South Africa, with most of its popular destinations being exciting outdoor adventures, families are at an even bigger advantage in that they will be able to get away from technology and attention stealing screens and really get into the moment and have that shared experience.
South Africa has it all; hiking destinations that will take you through the mountains and through forests, white sandy beaches that are almost desolate, and safari game reserves where you can see all sorts of wildlife such as the Big 5.
If you are looking to go on a trip to South Africa with your family, there are plenty of great paces to go.
Here’s our choice of some of the best destination you can book your stay in:
Durban and the Surrounding Areas
Durban is on the east coast, in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, and this city, along with the surrounding areas, is the perfect place for a fun family getaway. In Durban itself you can explore Mini Town or head to Ushaka Marine World, where you can see all sorts of interesting marine life. Further into the province, you can go hiking in the mountains or you can explore some of the province’s historical attractions.
The Kruger National Park
A holiday in South Africa just wouldn’t be complete without some time spent in the Kruger National Park. This is South Africa’s most famous place to have a real wildlife safari and it is also the perfect retreat for a bonding family holiday experience. Seeing wildlife for the first time up close is nothing like seeing it in books or on TV. The Kruger Park safari can be done on your own or you can sign up for a guided trip.
Beautiful Cape Town is a world of its own. The city has a unique personality, plenty of places to eat and shop, and loads of things for the family unit to do. A ride on a cable car up to the top of Table Mountain and a visit to some of the city gardens and local museums are all a part of things that you can do.
South Africa’s northern most province has rain forests, plains of baobab trees, caves, and wildlife parks and rehabilitation centres. Planning a holiday to Limpopo province will make for an unforgettable holiday, especially since so few tourists choose to holiday here.
Sun City is a slice of paradise in an otherwise hot and dry part of the country. It was made for the ultimate family vacation and remains a popular place for both international visitors and locals wanting to get away for a while. Sun City has plenty of family orientated things to do, and it has its very own beach!