A Family Fun Holiday in South Africa

Get inspired by this itinerary idea curated for families. We’ve selected some of Dream to Africa’s favourite kids friendly accommodations and experiences in the Kruger, Winelands and Cape Town that will make your family holiday unforgettable.

Start your adventure in the Kruger National Park, where you will have the best opportunity to encounter the Big 5 in the Timbavati Game Reserve. From the bush to the Cape Winelands. Who said the Winelands is only for adults? Explore this beautiful area, where you will find world class wines, restaurants and plenty of activities for kids. End your dream trip with a visit to Cape Town. Whether you’re exploring the natural beauty of Table Mountain or visiting the bustling V&A Waterfront, there is something for everyone in the family.

Recommended Minimum Holiday Length
  • 3 nights in the Kruger
  • 2 nights in the Winelands
  • 4 nights in Cape Town

Kruger National Park

Simbavati River Lodge

Simbavati River Lodge is one of Dream to Africa’s favourite kid’s friendly accommodations in the Timbavati Reserve. You’ll find friendly service, excellent accommodation, besides an incredible safari experience. The family chalets have two bedrooms and a deck from where you can watch the diverse wildlife, or relax in their spa.

What children can expect

Besides the two game drives per day, the fun will continue with a tailor-made children’s program at the newly built Cubs Club, packaged with fun activities monitored by a team of dedicated childminders.

Looking for something a little more luxurious…
&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge

The lodge is also located in the Timbavati Reserve, part of the famous &Beyond portfolio known for its luxury and exclusive hotels. Its family suites have two bedrooms, a private pool with a deck, that offers excellent views of the savannah. You’ll be provided with your own private guide, offering total flexibility on your game drives.

What children can expect

Besides the two game drives per day, a Special WILDchild program for children aged 3 to 12, where each child receives a backpack full of age-appropriate treats. The activities are seasonal, always focused on connecting children with nature and wildlife.

The Cape Winelands

Spier Hotel

With easy access from Cape Town, Spier is situated in the area of Stellenbosch, it’s a perfect place for families who want to enjoy the wine experience without compromising fun for the kids. The hotel has a wide range of room categories ideal for families, including two restaurants and lovely gardens perfect for picnics.

What children can expect

The Kids Club offers a variety of activities. The farm is home to the famous Eagles Encounters, a conservation center where kids can interact with a different bird species. They also offer Segway bike tours around the farm.

Looking for something a little more luxurious…

Located close to the charming town of Franschhoek, gourmet capital of South Africa. Think of this farm-hotel as a mini village, which has everything you’ll need. Surrounded by mountains, orchards, vegetable gardens and vineyards, it offers two restaurants and plenty of activities for the whole family. Its family suites offer comfort and privacy for those looking for a more exclusive stay.

What children can expect

The kids can get involved with daily farm activities such as feeding the animals, collecting eggs and picking fruit and vegetables for the breakfast table. They are also welcome to help bakers with baking delicious farm bread before setting off on an exciting treasure hunt or go on a boat adventure on the lagoon or explore the farm by bicycle.

Cape Town

Radisson Red

With its laid back vibe and unique amenities, this hotel stands out from the crowd. It’s ideal for families who prefer to be in the heart of the vibrant V&A Waterfront, which includes restaurants, bars, shops, art and more. Its family suites are spacious and offer amazing views of Table Mountain, and have bunk beds for the kids with one TV per bed.

What to expect from the hotel and the V&A Waterfront

Enjoy the funky rooftop pool area with epic views of the city, as well as a children’s game room. Visit the Cape Town Aquarium and close up with penguins and sharks. Embark on an ocean adventure with the Jolly Roger pirate ship.

Romney Park

This is ideal for families looking for more space and privacy. Romney Park offers luxury apartments fully equipped with all facilities and 5 star service. It’s situated in Green Point, approximately 5 min drive from the V&A Waterfront. It’s an excellent option for families with children and teenagers who want to explore the city by car.

What to expect from the hotel and the area

Expect a personalized service, pool area, daily cleaning service and off-street parking. Explore the exciting Green Point area, where you can see Cape Town Stadium, and find coffee shops and restaurants. The hotel is close to the famous Sea Point promenade, perfect for a family stroll, and where you’ll find bicycle and kayak rentals.

Looking for something a little more luxurious…
One & Only Cape Town

Located in the busy heart of the V&A Waterfront, One & Only is the urban luxury resort that offers unique experiences and personalized service.  The hotel has two fine dining restaurants, a wellness centre, and one of the city’s best spas. You can choose from a variety of room categories for families with incredible views of the city, marina and majestic Table Mountain.

What children can expect

Explore a fun clubhouse dedicated to enriching young imaginations, the only space of its kind among Cape Town’s resorts. Delight in learning, sports and social activities, together or apart, with the unique KidsOnly programme.

Explore some of our top curated experiences in the area, including fun activities for the kids
  • Discover the Cape Winelands with a stop at the Eagles Encounter or Butterfly World where kids can interact with birds, followed by amazing wine tastings and a lunch with a beautiful view
  • Fun Cape Point Tour – get on the boat and visit the seal island, stop at the scenic Cape Point Reserve for more adventure, encounter the famous African penguins that live on the beach, and end the day with a special lunch
  • Take the cable car up to Table Mountain, explore the top of the highest mountain in town and enjoy breathtaking views. After that, go to the beautiful Botanical Gardens of Kirstenbosch where kids can explore and have a picnic

Ready to Pack Your Bags?

Now that you are inspired by our travel experiences, let’s start planning your African adventure.

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