Does the thought of planning a family holiday give you nightmares, anxiety or cause unduly stress? With so much to think about, organise and compare to create the perfect family holiday, it can be a very overwhelming prospect! We have taken the hassle and stress out of planning a memorable family holiday to ensure your trip runs smoothly and everyone has an amazing time!

A family holiday can be a rewarding experience for all, over recent years we have noticed many families are looking for trips that offer engagement and cultural immersive experiences suitable for all ages. This includes dining at local spots, shopping at local attractions such as the Neighbourgoods Market or factory shops, and visiting local hangouts in trendy places like Mabongeng in Johannesburg and Florida Road in Durban.

We have also seen an increase in the number of visitors looking to have a glamping holiday, staying in remote or off the beaten track locations.  Active holidays are on still on the list for families looking to engage in adventure activities suitable for all ages, such as surfing, hiking or biking.  South Africa has the perfect climate and much to offer those guests with an active agenda.

Family trips these days more frequently involve families travelling with multi generations of travellers, therefore itineraries need to be suitable for children, parents, and grandparents. Families these days are tending to look for experiences that are both educational and inspiring. Enjoying activities where fitness is not an issue for the multi generational of travellers, such as local cooking and dining or an authentic dancing and drumming interactive experience.

When booking a family holiday there are several factors that need to be considered such as the ages of the children, meal types for kids, applicable room types, children’s rates and accommodation that caters best to the needs of the family. Knowing where best to book families especially those with young kids is essential, often safari based accommodation is not able to accommodate younger children at open camps, on game drives or other onsite activities such as bush walks, especially in a Big 5 game area however our experts have some awesome offers to counter this and create a safari holiday for families with younger children.

We know from experience that babysitting facilities and children’s programs suitable for younger and older children offer great value-adds. Game lodges are creating child-friendly areas included in the child rate, where children can spend time and learn about conservation. These areas offer a place where kids can play and learn in a fun, safe environment, learning about topics related to the African bush. How to track smaller animals, they can join Bushmen trackers on walks, learn to make bows and arrows and learn about the importance of conservation and respect for our wildlife. Beach and city locations are also known to offer children’s club, in a fun environment where kids can enjoy various activities throughout the day, mostly offered on-site such as crafts and games.

Our family trips cover areas throughout Southern Africa, from safaris to mountain breaks to beach escapes, we know just how to put together the perfect family holiday!

Here are three highly recommended destinations or itineraries to consider for your next family holiday:

Sun City Resort, boasting a host of activities on offer for families, from a fun kids club to pools, games, mazes and more. This really is a one stop family destination with something for everyone!

Mozambique with its undeniable beauty and charm, offering a haven of untouched wilderness and natural beauty. Families will love plenty of beach time and the multiple water sports on offer.

The Okavango & Moremi for Young Explorers family itinerary offers a truly unique concept designed to immerse the whole family in the beauty of Botswana’s wilderness while you fully explore the Okavango Delta.

These are just some of the amazing experiences on offer for families. If you would like more information or assistance in finding the most suitable accommodation type for your family, we are happy to help. You can also contact us to book your family holiday, for sample packages suitable for families or if you would like to see our sample family itineraries on offer.

1 Comment

Lakica Beatrice · Oct 28, 2019 at 1:51 pm

Great article. Very informative for family travels. Cheers!!

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