Child Friendly Activities

Warm, welcoming, diverse and different, South Africa is perfect for children. On top of hotels keen to receive kids and malaria-free safaris tailor-made with cherubic game-watchers in mind, there are also an array of specific child-friendly activities.

Along the Garden Route, this include Knysna Elephant Park, where littluns can walk and ride the mighty beasts, and canopy tours, encounter ostriches, thrill at an adventure park or join a meerkat patrol.

Whale-watching charters can be adapted for young spotters, as can safaris. Certain game lodges also have distinct infant offerings too – at Tswalu, for instance, the Junior Ranger programme teaches spoor identification, fire-assembling, bow-and-arrow-making and the opportunity to cook a bush dinner.

Zulu dancing displays and village visits provide an opportunity for children to make friends with South Africans of an equivalent age, and learn about their lives.

The Best of South Africa Travel map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.

Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.

When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

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