Family Travel in South Africa

Leisurely family day at the beach.
Some people might believe that the ultimate African experience is the safari, but you have not experienced Africa without visiting the powerhouse of the continent, South Africa.
  • South Africa is the ideal family destination
  • It is a country rich in diversity and natural beauty
  • South Africa has some of the best tourist attractions in the world
  • Take your family to the many excellent beaches

About South Africa:

South Africa is the powerhouse of the African continent. It is a country rich in culture and history, an unrivalled abundance of natural beauty and scenic views, trendy restaurants, great nightlife, white sandy beaches, superb climate and friendly people. What else could a family traveling to South Africa ask for?

Families can visit the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, experience the hustle and bustle of the 'City of Gold' or enjoy the amazing beaches of the coastal city of Durban. No visit to the continent is complete without descending on this African jewel.


A good climate, clean water and excellent hygiene make South Africa a safe family destination. Adults will not need any inoculations when traveling in South Africa, unless you are traveling from a yellow fever zone.

Hepatitis B inoculations are generally recommended for children up to the age of 12 who have not completed the series of injections as infants.

The medical facilities in the cities and larger towns are excellent, so guests can expect the best of service should anything happen to you or your family while in South Africa. However, the rural areas of South Africa offer only basic health needs and do not offer a wide range of medical care but the first class services of the city are just a phone call away.

Due to the warm climate, families are advised to wear sunscreen/hat/sunglasses when outdoors, especially during 10am-4pm.

Safe, high quality water is available everywhere in South Africa and is safe to drink from the tap. Bottled water is also available throughout South Africa at most convenient stores. Do not drink any water from rivers and streams.

Most of the tourist areas in South Africa are malaria free; however, Kruger National Park, the Lowveld of Mpumalanga and the northern part of Kwazulu-Natal are at risk during the summer months. Many travelers and locals do not take anti malarial medication, but most medical professionals will recommend you do for the complete safety and protection for your family.

Please consult your doctor before departing for South Africa for advice and professional guidance so that you and your family can safely enjoy the amazing things this diverse and magical country has to offer.


With too many attractions too mention, here are just some of the awe inspiring tourist attractions available to families visiting the beautiful country of South Africa.

  • Cape Town
  • Kruger National Park
  • Garden Route
  • Panorama Route
  • Whale Route
  • Sun City
  • Umhlanga Rocks
  • Blyde River Canyon

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