Are you looking for the perfect family holiday destination? Look no further! Here are some of the best destinations for South African families, whether you’re looking for an action-packed adventure or a relaxing beach getaway for your next family holiday package.
Mauritius is one of the most beautiful islands in the Indian Ocean, and it is a popular tourist destination for South Africans. With white sandy beaches, lush vegetation, and crystal-clear waters, Mauritius is a paradise for families looking to relax, unwind and explore. There are many activities to keep everyone entertained, such as swimming, snorkelling, windsurfing, and kayaking. For the younger children, there are several kids’ clubs that offer supervised activities, so mom and dad can enjoy their own island adventures or spa treatment! Take a trip to the capital, Port Louis, and explore the vibrant markets or visit one of the many museums. For the adventurous family, there are also plenty of hiking and biking trails to explore.
Victoria Falls is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, and it is a must-see for any family travelling into Africa. Located on the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, Victoria Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. There are many activities to do in the area, such as white-water rafting, bungee jumping, zip lining and fantastic sunset cruises on the river. You can also take a scenic helicopter ride over the Falls, which is known as The Flight of Angels.
What can we say? World-famous Sun City continues to remain popular for South African families looking for a fun-filled weekend getaway or holiday break. Situated in the Northwest, the resort has something for everyone, including hotels, casinos, golf courses, malls, movie theatres, and much more. Families can enjoy several kid-friendly activities such as mini-golf, go-karting, and nature walks. There are also several family shows and parades that take place throughout the year – so make sure you chat to your Pentravel consultant when booking!
Disneyland Paris is situated in Marne-la-Vallée in France, and it is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. The park consists of two theme parks—Disneyland Park and Walt Disney Studios Park—as well as seven different Disneyland hotels. Families can enjoy rides such as It’s a Small World and Pirates of the Caribbean, meet their favourite Disney characters, watch Broadway-style shows, and explore majestic castles. Combine a trip to Disneyland Paris with a greater European holiday that families will love; chat to us to create the perfect trip for your family.
Dubai is famously situated in the United Arab Emirates and is known for its luxury hotels, shopping malls, and skyscrapers. Families can enjoy many different activities such as dune bashing, desert safaris, camel rides, and visiting Burj Khalifa—the tallest building in the world. There are also many kid-friendly attractions such as KidZania—a child-sized city where kids can learn about different professions—and Legoland Dubai—a Lego-themed Park with rides, shows, and workshops. Dubai also has some epic waterparks, so kids and teens of all ages will love a trip!
Cruising has become one of the most popular vacation options for families in recent years, and in South Africa, our local MSC Cruises remain high on the bucket-list for many! There are many activities to keep everyone entertained on board, such as pools, duty-free shops, gyms, spas, casinos, theaters, kid’s clubs, and much more. Plus, you get to visit multiple destinations without having to pack and unpack your bags every few days! It’s a win-win for everyone!
Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve in South Africa and covers an area of over 7 million hectares. Kruger is home to an amazing array of wildlife, including lions, elephants, leopards, rhinos, buffalo, giraffes, zebras, hippos, crocodiles, and much more. The Kruger National Park makes for the perfect bush getaway as families can go on safari drives or walks to see wildlife up close. There are also several lodges located within Kruger National Park that offer luxury accommodations, while nearby attractions such as the Panorama Route offer plenty of outdoor experiences for the whole family.
These are just some of the best family holiday destinations for South Africans. Whether you’re looking for a fun-filled adventure or a relaxing beach escape, there’s sure to be a destination on this list that’s perfect for you! Chat to us now to book your next family holiday package.
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