Family Safari & Beach Holidays

The classic family combo – a high-drama safari and afterwards, a more relaxed beach vibe

Overview

If you are unsure whether your family would like a full-on wildife safari, you can opt for a South Africa family safari. There you can easily combine a safari with other family-friendly areas including some beach time.

OR you can go for a relaxing two-centre family safari and beach holiday?

There are several classic combinations to choose from, depending on time of year, the time you have to spend, and yes... the amount you have to spend.

  • South Africa alone
  • South Africa with Mozambique as there are direct flights from Kruger
  • Mix any of our family-friendly safari destinations with Mauritius
  • East Africa with the Kenyan coast or Zanzibar
  • Or even combine Zambia with Lake Malawi for a more off-the-beaten-track family safari & beach option.

South Africa safari & beach holidays

There are plenty of options, depending on the time of year. If it's the Southern hemisphere summer, you can combine the beaches of Cape Town and the Garden Route with the Eastern Cape safari lodges . This is particularly good between November and March.

Family Safari and Beach Holidays

If your family safari is during the Northern Hemisphere summer holidays (June to August), then we’ll help you weigh up the pros and cons between Mauritius, Mozambique and northern KwaZulu Natal in South Africa.

(See our South Africa Family Holidays for more info).

Family Safari and Beach Holidays

Mozambique family holidays

If the idea of five star resort hotels with organized activities and kids clubs for your children fills you with horror, then Mozambique could be perfect for your family. It offers a more laid-back island style with swimming, snorkelling, diving and dhow boat cruises on offer

Check out our Kruger Safari & Mozambique family holiday...

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Mauritius family holidays

Mauritius offers some of the finest family-friendly resorts in the Indian Ocean Islands. Here you get world-class service levels and an unsurpassed range of water sports. Thus it’s a recipe for a happy holiday for many of us. Some of our Mauritius resorts have children’s clubs. So parents can score a little bit of time to themselves.

Mauritius can be easily combined with any of our safari destinations as long as you don't mind spending the preceding night in Johannesburg. (There's a good choice of pleasant airport hotels to choose from. Or you can make a destination, and visit the Sterkfontein Caves, Maropeng or the Apartheid Museum with the kids?)

Family Safari and Beach Holidays

East Africa

Tanzania offers myriad opportunities to combine a safari with beach time either on Zanzibar or one of the smaller islands. Some say Kenya pioneered the concept of family safaris and still offers great family safari and beach combinations using the lodges and hotels on Diani beach.

See Kenya Family Safaris for more…

Kenya family safari - at Sabuk

Zambia & Lake Malawi

Finally, this is a more adventurous family safari and beach holiday idea which you may not have thought of. Why not combine beach time on Lake Malawi with a safari in South Luangwa National Park in Zambia, or Liwonde National Park . Easy flight connections between Zambia and Malawi makes this a relaxing combination. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling in the freshwater lake, kayaking and a host of other water sports at one of the small friendly lakeside lodges.

Family Safari and Beach Holidays

Note: Some of our sample itineraries below are not priced for families. But give you an idea of a good routing. So ask us for a family quote

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Highlights

  • The classic family combo – a high-drama safari and afterwards, a more relaxed beach vibe.
  • Reverse the formula; de-stress from school and work first, then finish with the adventure.
  • Loads of options to choose from: South Africa alone or with Mozambique or Mauritius. East Africa with the Kenyan coast or Zanzibar. Even Zambia with Lake Malawi.
  • We specialise in tailor-making safaris to suit your family.

Learn which safari destinations will suit YOUR family

Take our Easy Quiz to narrow your family safari options Check out our Family Safari Quiz
 

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