Where are the best places to go for a family summer holiday in South Africa? South Africa is child-friendly and one of the best choices for a family holiday. It is a country that upholds family values and many resorts offer excellent facilities for children.

South Africa has excellent weather; scenery that will take your breath away, accommodation to suit your budget; a variety of activities, excellent road infrastructure for self-drives and wildlife.

But where are the best destinations in South Africa for YOUR family?

Cape Town

There is loads on offer in Cape Town for the entire family such as the the Oceanarium, Planetarium, World of Birds, Imhoff’s farm, boat trips into the bay and beautiful beaches to enjoy.

You can also take advantage of forests and mountain trails, and of course, Table Mountain. Check out Cedarberg Africa’s post on the Top 20 Things to do with Kids in Cape Town (Part 1) and Top 20 Things to do with Kids in Cape Town (Part 2).


Hermanus offers golden beaches and superb whale-watching from scenic coastal paths, boat trips to see the whales, and even the opportunity to go shark cage-diving for the older kids. Furthermore, it is ideal for breaking the journey to the Garden Route.

Little Karoo

This part of South Africa is full of child-orientated attractions… great for a family holiday. Try the Cango Caves Adventure Tour, ostrich farms, Cango wildlife ranch, and meerkat adventures (for older kids only).

Garden Route

You’ll find a great mix of simple family activities along the Garden Route. These include beaches, forest and coastal trails, as well as a range of family-friendly excursions. These include boat cruises, the treetop canopy tourMonkeyland, elephant-back safaris, whale-watching trips and a variety of adventure activities.

See Cedarberg Africa’s article on Top 20 things to do with kids on the Garden Route.

Where ever you go this summer holiday with your family, enjoy it and drive safely!

Source: www.cedarberg-travel.com/family-safaris-2/family-holiday-south-africa-best-destinations

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