When it comes to family vacations, an African safari seems like the dream trip. What more magical vacation memory could a child (or their parent!) have than their first glimpse of an elephant, giraffe, or lion? Planning a safari trip however is no small feat, and the particular demands of travelling with the family, whatever its shape or size, adds an extra layer of complexity.
South Africa is a fantastic destination for family travel, offering not just great safari opportunities, but dramatic landscapes, a dynamic and multifaceted culture, and a fascinating history packed with valuable insights for young and old. A family South Africa vacation is an opportunity for kids to learn, while their parents enjoy an adventure they’ll never forget. It might even be the start of a lifelong love affair with Africa!
Not all families travel alike. That’s why Goway has several South Africa itineraries optimised for family travel.
Adventures in Nature is a quick 7-day program that begins in Cape Town before flying on to Kruger National Park. Inclusions are light, allowing for maximum flexibility in creating a unique South Africa adventure. It does however include 3 nights waterfront accommodation in Cape Town, airport transfers, return transfers to Cheetah Outreach at Somerset West (entrance not included), reserve entrance fees, and 3 nights at Greater Kruger National Park with full board, beverages, game drives, and game walks.
Goway’s Cape, Garden Route and Safari Escape is a slightly longer, 10-day trip that begins in Cape Town, with city and peninsula tours highlighting the sights including Table Mountain, colourful Bo-Kaap neighbourhood, and Seal Island. After 3 nights, fly to George, an historic mountain town where the Fancourt Hotel and Country Club offers plenty to amuse kids and grown-ups alike. 3 nights at Shamwari Game Reserve round out the adventure with game drives and walks, plus family –geared activities.
The Mack & Madi Explorer is another 10-day trip, this time beginning at Madikwe Game Reserve, famous for its rare African wild dogs, before going on to Marakele National Park. Included stays at both Madikwe and Marakele offer a wide variety of activities that give kids the chance to engage and learn about the local ecosystem. Finally, the journey ends in Cape Town, with plenty of time at leisure to explore the sides of The Mother City that interest your family.
Often called The Rainbow Nation, South Africa is more than just a safari or family vacation. It combines the best of both experiences with a culture unlike any you can experience elsewhere. Let the destination experts Goway Africa handle the planning, so your family can focus on making memories to last a lifetime.
For assistance in creating the perfect family holiday, contact Goway Africa at 1-800-387-8850.