Veteran South African explorer, Mum of two (and Owner of Best of South Africa Travel), Ash Jarvis - regularly takes her family to South Africa, making her an expert in de-stressing these potentially demanding trips.  She knows the difference between hotels that ‘accept children’ and those that are indeed ‘child friendly’.  She also knows the very best rooms for families at each property, local activities (most of them tried and tested!), the friendliest guides and all the rest of the tiny ‘detail’ which make a massive difference. 


Consider renting a large apartment near Cape Town, or staying in one of the Garden Route’s most child-equipped hotels.  Family-friendly means parent-friendly, too, of course – and we’ll often recommend places with spas or wine bars to reward adults desperate for a break.


We know which safari camps best cater to littluns – not just in terms of babysitting, but thrilling safaris tailored for young minds – and which parks are malaria-free, meaning no need for those stomach-testing tablets.


And we know the elephant hospitals, petting zoos, treasure hunts and Zulu village experiences where families can interact and learn. 


These are just a few ideas for tailor-made family itineraries in South Africa.  Every tour will be customised to meet your requirements, budget and will be crafted to suit the age of your children.