A harmonious family vacation can be hard to plan and even harder to achieve. With your loved ones’ varying tastes dragging everybody one way and then another, ensuring all ages are entertained can be quite the challenge. Yet glorious South Africa delivers just that.
The wonderful and child-friendly city of Cape Town promises entertainment for all. Adventure seekers can hike up the mighty landmark that is Table Mountain. Meanwhile those seeking a more leisurely way to reach the peak can take a cable car ride for spectacular views, before lounging on the idyllic white sands at stylish Camps Bay.
History and culture buffs will be kept interested with a visit to Robben Island, the former home of South Africa’s renowned political prisoners including Nelson Mandela, while foodies will also have lots to look forward to. We can take you on private gourmet tours around the city and older families can enhance this culinary dimension with a trip to the nearby natural splendour that is the Winelands, where Cape Dutch architecture, delectable wines and top-notch cuisine await you.
Back in Cape Town, youngsters (and in all honesty adults too) will delight in watching penguins waddle around Boulder’s Bay. In fact, there is a whole host of animals to enjoy in the ‘Mother City’ as it is affectionately known, from whales and seals in Hout Bay to meeting ostriches and cheeky baboons en route to magnificent Cape Point.
However, if animals are what you’re after then witnessing the big five on a South African safari really will tick the boxes off your bucket list – and stalking them alongside children adds a further sense of wonder to the experience. Whether it is the regal lion or the curious meerkat, seeing the animal kingdom through children’s eyes amplifies the magic of these close-up encounters and brings the junior explorers’ favourite characters to life.
South Africa boasts an array of locations fantastic for game experiences including the Kruger, Sabi Sands, the Kalahari and malaria-free Madikwe, which makes for a popular family choice. Camps and lodges, such as the superb Morukuru lodgings, provide bundles of family fun with large villas, swimming pools and youth-orientated activities.
Combining an effortless trip to the splendour of Cape Town with a South African safari adventure delivers a truly well-rounded, playground experience. Embracing everything from wildlife to history to beach and culture, a trip to this fun and beautiful country is a treat for any generation, giving your family memories you’ll never forget.