Child friendly holiday destinations in South Africa
Child friendly holiday destinations in South Africa

If you're shopping for child friendly holiday destinations around South Africa, you're in for a treat. South Africa is a fantastic country for family holidays, especially with the many opportunities for healthy, outdoor activities. Whether you plan to stay in one province or venture further afield for your holiday, Optima Holidays has an impressive selection of child friendly holiday destinations.

Affordable holiday resorts in 6 provinces


Holiday options in Natal will spoil you for choice. Families can make the most of self-catering holiday accommodation in Durban (right on the beachfront), on the North Coast, the South Coast or in the Berg. KZN is famous for its golden beaches and year round summer climate, perfect for keeping kids entertained outdoors. The Berg is a great holiday destination for families who love walking, hiking, rock climbing and golf.

KZN resorts

Take your pick of 65 resorts located on the South Coast, the North Coast, Durban beachfront and the Drakensberg.

Western Cape

The Western Cape is another excellent place for family vacations. Common attractions include the white beaches, magnificent mountains and fynbos covered slopes of the Winelands. The Indian Ocean coastline is popular with families due to the warmer water and the beautiful, spacious beaches. The Cape is also populated with nature reserves, farms and wine estates offering trails, picnics, walking, eating out and various forms of entertainment. In Cape Town itself there's plenty of educational entertainment available at attractions like the Two Oceans Aquarium, World of Birds, Kirstenbosch and Cape Town's working harbour.

Western Cape resorts

Take your pick of 14 resorts in Cape Town, Gordon's Bay, the West Coast, the Winelands and the Koue Bokkeveld.

North West and Limpopo

The North West Province is best known for Sun City, entertainment and leisure.  Another drawcard is the Pilanesberg National Park. Pilanesberg is set on an extinct volcano and is a fascinating place to explore due to its history, flora and fauna.

Limpopo is a good province to visit if you’re keen to take your kids to the Kruger National Park. The northern area of Kruger is known for its elephant, buffalo, tsessebe, sable and bird life.

North West and Limpopo resorts

Take your pick of 12 resorts in North West and Limpopo.


Mpumalanga offers a superb bush retreat. Optima has several child-friendly resorts near to the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon. This remarkable area gives parents an opportunity to teach kids about indigenous plants, animals and the importance of conservation. They can also learn about some of South Africa’s most amazing natural geological features.

Mpumalanga resorts

Take your pick of 13 resorts in Mpumalanga.

Garden Route and Eastern Cape

The Garden Route and Eastern Cape are ideal for family getaways. The Eastern Cape coastline is scattered with seaside towns and charming places to stop and visit. Parents can take kids walking, hiking, bird watching and boating among a host of other wonderful holiday activities.

Garden Route and Eastern Cape resorts

Take your pick of 19 resorts in the Eastern Cape.

Finding appropriate holiday accommodation for family vacations can be difficult and expensive. Whether you're looking for child friendly holiday destinations in your home province or somewhere else in SA, Optima Holidays can help you find the resort you want.
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