Luxury South Africa
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Create memorable moments on a bespoke South Africa family safari
We can’t really tell you enough how South Africa is the perfect destination for a family trip.
With such a spoiling choice of locations, landscapes that beg to be explored, and a dizzying breadth of activities to decide upon; we can help you create a trip that not only matches the make-up of your family (be it travelling with toddlers, grandparents or teenagers) but that every member gets to enjoy it with all the ease, comfort and personal service you’re looking for.
We have extensive experience in dealing with family holidays and your personal safari designer will shoulder the detailed planning and a personal itinerary organised to the highest standards. From effortless transfers between all your chosen lodgings, baby-sitter services, restaurant recommendations and bookings, to a diplomatic balance of activities and relaxation that will keep everyone entertained and superb local guides to look after you every step of the way.
See our example family trips below, or we can help to design one from scratch.
No destination brings a family together like South Africa! World class service, accommodation and entertainment for all ages and interests makes South Africa a truly magical experience.
Jody van Merode
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Whatever you want from your South Africa family tour, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Where to go
The horizon is dominated by the iconic Table Mountain in the background, whilst in the foreground are the crisp waters of the cape and the laid-back bustle of the city’s waterfront skirted by sandy beaches.Discover more
Dramatic peaks, wind-swept plains, mighty cliffs and glorious waterfalls make up just some of the spectacular grandeur.Discover more
This seaside city offers impressive cultural diversity and great surfing and diving.Discover more
Eastern Cape Safaris
Malaria-free wildlife reserves are a big hit with families, as are the long sandy beaches.Discover more
Johannesburg has been described as one of the coolest cities in the world, with plenty of street art and important history.Discover more
Expect excellent beaches, Big Five game reserves, beautiful scenery and varied cultures.Discover more
Limpopo’s landscapes offer up boundless activities, adventure thrills and horse riding safaris.Discover more
Luxury Rail Travel
South Africa has some of the most moving, distinct and dramatic landscapes this world has to offer, which can all be enjoyed from the smooth gait of a luxury locomotive.Discover more
One of the country’s more remote of the Big Five safari experiences is malaria-free, making it great for families.Discover more
Manyeleti Private Game Reserve
This is prime Big Five territory so there's a good chance of spotting leopards, lions, rhinos, buffalos and elephants.Discover more
hinda is a magnificent tapestry of woodland, grassland, wetland, and rare sand forest interspersed with mountain ranges, river courses, marshes and pans.Discover more
Once you’ve had your fill of the city, head to the outskirts to explore one of Pretoria’s many nature reserves.Discover more
Widely regarded as Africa’s premier game reserve, Sabi Sands is world renowned for the abundance of game (particularly leopard).Discover more
The Elephant Coast
The north-eastern corner of KwaZulu Natal, tucked beneath Swaziland and Mozambique, possesses some of the best beaches in the whole country.Discover more
The Garden Route
This exquisitely pretty, pleasant and popular strip of South Africa’s Western Cape and coastline is a nature lover’s paradise.Discover more
Although termed a desert, this semi-arid sandy savannah supports more animal and plant life than what is typical.Discover more
Plentiful game and varied landscapes make the Kruger National Park a great place for families to explore together.Discover more
The Western Cape Mountains
This region boasts some the country’s best ‘wilderness retreats’, as well as wildlife and active pursuits and interest-tailored activities.Discover more
The Whale Coast
Some of the world’s premier destinations for viewing nurseries of southern right whales, as well as other marine life, are located on this coast.Discover more
Aside from grapes, all manner of fresh produce is made here, much of which you will find adorning the plates of the excellent restaurants.Discover more
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When to visit
Cape Town and along the Garden Route are great to visit any time of year, but early summer when the winds drops are particularly pleasant. If you’re visiting for safari, the dry winter months are often considered the best but the wetter summer months bring full waterholes, lush bushveld and lots of newborn animals.
May - October
Around Cape Town
October - April
June - August
Plan your family trip to South Africa
Whatever you want from your family adventure in South Africa, our team of expert travel designers are ready to help.
Why book with Jacada?
We’ll plan your trip around your family’s specific interests, tastes and preferences, providing helpful tips and honest advice based on first-hand knowledge of the destination.
Our expert guides and brilliant travel concierges are hand-picked to provide a genuine experience, bringing your destination to life with care and passion.
Our luxury trips are designed with responsible travel principles that prioritise travel experiences that are both good for your family and good for the planet.
We have traveled extensively with many companies, just came back from Namibia and South Africa Jacada's services, concierge, and personalization of our travel plans was flawless. The specifics and attention to detail was incredible from arrival to the airports assisting through customs and immigration,chartered flights, wilderness lodges, local touring and guides was spectacular. We appreciate the entire team , and…
So glad we discovered Jacada for our South Africa Safari trip! Our experience from initial phone call to following up after our trip was very personalized and professional. The attention to detail on every aspect of the trip made this an enjoyable and stress free holiday. You really do get what you pay for and I would highly recommend Jacada…
We've recently returned from two weeks in South Africa and our trip was incredible. Amie helped create a wonderful itinerary for our family by listening to our desires and incorporating our feedback. With the help of Eugenia, we found wonderful local restaurants, experiences and activities that checked off all of our "bucket list" wishes. The team on the ground was…
Jacada helped us plan an unforgettable trip to South Africa. The hotel and restaurant recommendations were top notch, the guides they provided were courteous, knowledgeable and professional and made our trip an amazing experience. We covered a lot of ground - from Cape Town to the Whale Coast and finally Sabi Sands. During the entire trip, we never felt rushed…
We worked with the team at Jacada to plan a dream trip in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The level of customer service was incredible, every step of the way from the planning phase to in-country communications about our transitions to our next destination. The accommodations in Franschhoek, Sabi Sands, and near Victoria Falls exceeded our expectations. It was the vacation…
Plan with peace of mind
When you book a trip in today’s world there’s a lot to think about. But with the right advice and expert planning, you can do it with confidence.
If you book to travel with us but your plans are impacted by circumstances you can’t control, we’ll change your reservation or cancel your booking for a full credit towards future travel.