All of our itineraries are tailor made to your specific needs, using our expert knowledge to craft your dream trip. Here are some examples to help inspire and excite your Tribe…
WHY TAKE YOUR TRIBE TO SOUTH AFRICA?
South Africa offers a diverse and exciting family adventure. With year-round sunshine, superb wildlife, awesome beaches and a fantastic outdoor lifestyle, you’ll come back home and wonder why on Earth you ever left! There is also the added benefit of having very little time difference from the UK; meaning children’s sleep doesn’t need to alter too much!
South Africa is one of the best countries in the world for discovering wildlife in their natural settings. Aside from the 'big 5' and traditional safaris, you will see African penguins on the sandy beaches of the Cape Peninsular; hippos, crocodiles and turtles in the wetland estuaries of KwaZulu-Natal; meerkats and ostriches in the central Karoo, as well as dolphins and humpback whales along much of country's coastline, if the season permits.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
South African life revolves around being outside. From cooking up a traditional braai with friends and family or picnicking in the beautiful winelands, to trekking through mountains, grassy plains and rugged beaches it's all about the great outdoors. It's this very reason that makes it such an engaging and evocative destination for a family adventure. The kids love the fresh air and open spaces, the abundant wildlife and adventures, and the long warm days, and frankly, so do we.
The word safari conjures images of vast African plains where herds of giant elephants roam and lion prides snooze lazily in the baking sun. South Africa certainly doesn't disappoint with the giant Kruger National Park, encompassing an area the size of Wales, housing a vast array of spectacular wildlife. It is however, some of the smaller, lesser known parks that provide the setting for an enthralling family adventure with breath-taking scenery, guaranteed 'big' animal viewing and a focus on child friendly activities that really add to the overall experience.
South Africa boasts a stunning coastline with an array of diverse and spectacular beaches. From the resident penguin colony at Boulders Beach on the Cape Peninsula to the warm Indian Ocean and rugged sandy stretches of the KwaZulu-Natal coast, beaches provide a natural playground for you to explore and enjoy. Snorkelling, scuba diving, sea kayaking, turtle tracking, dolphin spotting and whale watching are just a few of the activities on offer to keep your Tribe busy. And, if you still haven't had your fill of adventure, how about coming face to face with a great white shark in an epic cage diving experience.
Meet and mingle with a real-life Tribe at a traditional Zulu or Xhosa village. Picnic and play amongst traditional Cape Dutch architecture at the sophisticated Western Cape towns of Stellenbosch and Swellendam. Be humbled and inspired at apartheid monuments and museums including Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was held captive without trial for over 25 years. And if that sounds a little heavy then the resident penguin colonies will provide some lighter entertainment and help keep younger adventurers on board.
South African's love their food and drink. It's often a hot topic of conversation and rarely will you see a South African showing more care and pride than when cooking up their Braai (a traditional barbecue where grilled meat prevails) or enjoying a glass of red wine with friends and family. Meal times are a real social occasion and you will often be invited to share dinner with your hosts and other guests. There are countless opportunities to enjoy al fresco dining, from picnics in the winelands, street food in hip Cape Townian markets and delicious dinners over-looking moon-lit watering holes.
We know swimming is an essential part of any family holiday. We try to ensure that all of our accommodation options have spacious swimming pools, to allow children to enjoy their all important 'chill out' time.
We take time and effort to find truly unique and sustainable accommodation options, that all the family can enjoy. Children will love staying on a working citrus farm, with freshly squeezed orange juice on tap; in luxurious eco lodges with views of 'the big 5' from their bedroom window and glamping in safari tents on a working Ostrich farm. All accommodation options have fantastic facilities and incredible staff, ready to cater to your family's wants and needs.
WHEN TO GO
South Africa is a year-round destination, due to its varying regional climates. Generally, Cape Town and the Garden Route has gorgeous hot, sunny weather during the South African summer (Nov - March). The north and eastern provinces (Durban up to Johannesburg) can get very hot, with late afternoon downpours during these months. Game viewing opportunities in the northern and eastern regions are therefore better suited to South African winters (May - September).