South Africa is one of the hottest family vacation destination in Africa. With its world class hotels and gazillions of family activities to do your vacation will surely be the most memorable one if you choose South Africa. You can find children friendly accommodations is almost all parts of the country and the health risks like malaria which is a big hurdle when a family try to an African nation for vacation is not an issue in South Africa. Here are our picks for the places a family should visit in South Africa.
1. Cape Town
Nobody wants to miss out on this most beautiful city of the continent. Most of the tourists prefer taking a flights to Cape Town for getting into the county rather than anywhere else. And it has a lot to offer in form of family entertainment. You can start your tour by visiting its gorgeous beaches that are well maintained and have stunning scenic beauty providing an excellent setting for spending quality family time together.
The cable car ride that will take you to the summit of the gorgeous table mountain will provide you with the best view of the city and the harbor. Visiting the aquarium of the Cape Town with thousands of fish species can be a fun activity for the young ones.
2. Tswalu, Northern Cape
If your family is excited about safari and you are scared of the malaria that can infect the young ones then head to Tswalu in the Northern Cape which is a private park that offers malaria free safari. The park is roughly 850 km from the Cape Town and it will be a wise idea to fly to it rather than drive for a whole day.
The park is full of wildlife and the authorities have given special care for designing junior ranger program for the children . It can be an enjoyable trip for the whole family and especially for the children as they will learn the arts of bush fire, bush walking and will earn their own bow and arrow as a prize.
3. The Ant Collection Limpoo Province
The Ant’s nest and Ant’s hill are two of the most luxurious family resorts in the province of Limpoo. They are located on a 3 hours drive from the city of Johannesburg and has quite a few activities on offer to entertain all the members of the family. The adults can enjoy golf, horse riding and swimming in their warm pools while their children can also learn the art of horse riding on a friendly pony.
4. Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, Western Cape
Grootbos eco resort is an ideal family seaside vacation spot. You can take the tour of the coastal rainforest, ride horses, visit the petting farms of chicken, ducks and tortoise. There are instructors available for teaching you horse riding and a special guided tour is available for children which will try to increase their knowledge about the environment and their duties towards it.