Posted on November 13, 2016 by Kate Bergh - Family Safaris
When people think of Family Safaris, Namibia is perhaps not the first country that springs to mind, mainly because of the long distances involved. But if your family are seasoned and adventurous travellers, then a Namibia family safari holiday should definitely be on your short list!
As with South Africa, the great thing about a Namibia family safari is that its not just about the wildlife. This desert country offers loads of variety for kids from climbing some of the highest sand dunes in the world to clambering over rocks looking at ancient Bushmen rock engravings at Twyfelfontein to exploring the eerie ghost town of Kolmanskop near Luderitz.
The scenery in Namibia is quite unlike anywhere else in the world and there’s excellent game-viewing in Etosha and Damaraland, with the chance of seeing desert-adapted elephants and rhino.
On the coast near Swakopmund, there are some great adventure excursions for older children and their parents alike. How about kayaking on Walvis lagoon with the seals and pelicans, heading out on an ocean safari in search of whales or taking the amazing Living Desert tour in the Namib desert or an exhilarating quad bike ride on the sand dunes?
So what sort of family would enjoy Namibia?
Part 2 of our article on suggestions for activities with children when you are on holiday in the Cape. (Click here to read Part 1 of Things to do with kids in Cape Town if you missed it…)
Museums & Indoor Attractions (Also perfect for rainy days)
I have mentioned one museum already (Rugby Experience in What to do with Children in Cape Town) and will mention another later on (The Simonstown Warrior Toy Museum). These indoor attractions below are all either in the City Centre or what we call ‘the Southern Suburbs’, about 10-15 mins drive from the city centre.
It’s coming up to the prime holiday season in Cape Town so we’ve put together our Top 20 Things to do with Kids in Cape Town. It’s focused a little more on older kids (from 6 upwards) but there are plenty of things which are perfect for little ones as well.
We’ve divided our list into four sections. Some activities could have easily fitted into more than one section.
Aquarium * Springbok Rugby Experience * Watershed Arts & crafts * Scratch Patch * Boat Trips
Cable car * Walk on Table Mountain * Abseiling * Kirstenbosch & Skywalk * Red City Bus * Shark Cage Diving
Museums & Indoors activities (Great for rainy days)
Planetarium & Company gardens * HintHunt * Science centre * Heart of Cape Town museum
Seal Island Boat Trip * Imhoffs Farm * Cape Peninsula Lighthouse * Swimming with penguins * Toy Museum