South Africa Family Holidays

We specialise in South Africa holidays for adventurous families. South Africa is perfect for a family adventure - an exotic destination with stunning National Parks and wildlife and an excellent range of family friendly accommodation. Even better, South Africa is in the same time-zone as the UK meaning you don't have to worry about jet-lag.

Where to go When? The Garden Route and Eastern Cape areas are malaria free and easy to self-drive (great for young families) and ideal for the South African Summer. During the winter months, we suggest you combine some time on the Cape with a safari in the Kruger area or the malaria-free reserves of Madikwe or Kwa-Zulu Natal.

Why Book with Tourdust? We have tried & tested these itineraries with our own children and have over 15 years experience of selling holidays in South Africa. For added peace of mind, we have ABTA & ATOL bonding.

People love what we do. Tourdust is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
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Itineraries

Our itineraries are carefully designed by our experienced travel designers based on years of experience and customer feedback. For a custom itinerary tailored to you, please enquire giving as much detail as possible on your brief.

A holiday of a lifetime. Spend 4 days exploring the best of Cape Town, before heading to Kruger for world class safari.

Tailor-made Luxury 8 days

Families from $1,474 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,366 per person economy class from London

Discover waterfalls & hidden canyons with a local guide in Blyde Canyon, before heading off on safari in the Kruger area.

Tailor-made Luxury 1 week

Adults from $2,059 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average per person price for ground arrangements for two people sharing.

Flights are typically an additional $1,056 per person economy class from London

Families from $1,745 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,056 per person economy class from London

One week holiday combining the best of Cape Town with gorgeous lodges in the Winelands & Whale Coast.

Tailor-made Luxury 8 days

Families from $1,296 pp plus flights

'From Price' is the average price per person for ground arrangements for a family of four (two adults + two children under 12).

Flights are typically an additional $1,056 per person economy class from London

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We know our onions. Our specialists have vast experience of their destinations.

Sensible prices guaranteed

Our prices are often better than booking direct. We'll match any quote from a UK or US Tour operator.

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Accommodation

Tswalu - Tarkuni

The Northwest Province

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Family Friendly
- Incredible location
- Hot air balloon safari
- Great game to spot nearby

Tswalu - The Motse

The Northwest Province

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Huge private game-viewing reserve
- Outstanding services
- Spectacular views of savannah
- Family friendly

Mount Anderson Ranch

Greater Kruger

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive-use
- Designed for families
- Horse riding and fly-fishing
- Incredible location in Mt. Anderson

Cape Grace

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- High-end luxury hotel
- Amazing room views
- Central but secluded location
- Great service for all ages

The Ant Collection

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Malaria free Waterberg safari
- Superb for families
- Horse Riding and Bush Walks
- Beautiful landscapes

Jembisa Bush Home

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Waterberg Bush Home
- Bush Walks
- Fly Camping
- Family Friendly

The Marine

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Spectacular Ocean Views
- Land Based Whale Watching
- Luxury Hotel
- Spa

Kirkmans Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Colonial Homestead
- Sabi Sands
- Pool, tennis & croquet
- Manicured gardens

Singita Ebony Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Big Five
- Luxurious living
- River Bank Location
- Private Game Reserve

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Big Five
- Private Game Reserve
- Luxurious Living
- Great Facilities

Singita Castleton

Greater Kruger

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Exclusive homestead
- Only six rooms
- Personal team of staff
- 'Big Five'

Twelve Apostles Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Stunning views
- Great Facilities
- Part of Table Mountain National Park

Ellerman House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

9/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Incredible location in Cape Town
- Luxury hotel experience
- Amazing facilities
- Family Friendly

Kwandwe Ecca Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Located in Kwandwe Game reserve
- Great 'kids' activities
- Big Game Walking Safaris
- Luxurious accommodation

Kwandwe Great Fish River Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Located beside Great Fish River
- Big Game and Bush walks
- Rhino Conservation safari
- Luxurious accommodation with views

Kwandwe Uplands Homestead

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive-use only
- Ideal for families or groups
- Located in Kwandwe Game Reserve
- Private, tailor-made services

Shamwari Long Lee Manor

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxury accommodation
- Incredible views of Shamwari
- Located in Shamwari GR
- Great educational centres

Shamwari Riverdene Family Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusively for families
- Kids on Safari activities
- Great game drives
- Located in Shamwari GR

Shamwari Bayethe Tented Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Outdoor deck and pool
- Located in Shamwari Game Reserve
- Luxury accommodation
- Great game drives and education centres

Shamwari Eagles Crag Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Excellent views of Shamwari GR
- Great game drives with Big Five
- Luxury accommodation
- Relaxation Retreat

Villa Lobengula

Elsewhere in S Africa

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Panoramic views of Shamwari GR
- Great game drives with Big Five
- Modern luxury accommodation
- Private swimming and plunge pools

Shamwari Sarili Family Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Family-exclusive
- Located in Shamwari GR
- Rooms with views
- Educational centres

Kwandwe Melton Manor

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exclusive-use
- Tailored experience
- Great for families
- Big Game Walking Safari

Robberg Beach Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Located in Plettenberg Bay
- Beach location
- Sea Views
- Chic accommodation

Pafuri Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Located in Kruger NP
- Luxury tents over Luvuvhu River
- Family-friendly
- Game-spotting from camp

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Unique walking experience
- Explore remote areas of Kruger
- Expert field guides
- Camp under the stars

The Last Word (Long Beach)

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Isolated location on beach
- Private patios and gardens
- Exploration activities
- Relaxation facilities

More Quarters Apartment Hotel

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Located central Cape Town
- Family-friendly
- Not many activities on-resort
- Spacious apartments

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Located in wilderness reserve
- Great local cuisine
- Lots of activities
- Luxurious facilities

Thonga Beach Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Pristine coast line
- Large spacious airy suites
- Snorkelling, village visit, guided forest walks

Grootbos

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- pristine wilderness lodge
- beautiful views
- superb service & guides
- family friendly

Hog Hollow

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- High quality forest lodge
- Beautiful forest location
- Swimming Pool
- Base for Garden Route

Emily Moon River Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Luxury lodge
- Superb restaurant
- Colonial-chic decor

Hillsnek Amakhala

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Tourdust favourite
- Exquisite small camp
- Only three tents
- Stunning views

Babylonstoren

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Boutique farm hotel
- Design-led
- Pool, kayaking & cycling
- Kitchen Gardens

Belmond Mount Nelson

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Iconic Hotel
- Large Gardens
- Large Pools
- Family Friendly

The Oyster Box

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Beach front Hotel
- Two Pools
- Iconic Hotel
- Superb service

Riverbend Lodge

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Very family friendly
- Under 5s allowed on game drives
- Stunning Colonial Style
- Adjoins Addo NP

Jaci's Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Malaria free Madikwe Safari
- Renowned Family Friendly Lodge
- Bush Luxury
- Exclusive Family Suites

Lawhill Luxury Apartments

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Location central Cape Town
- Lots of activities nearby
- Family suites
- Rooms with views

Thakadu River Camp

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Malaria-free Madikwe Safari
- Great value for Madikwe
- Special drives for under-sixes
- Dedicated family suites
- Strong community links

Tuningi Safari Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Malaria-free Madikwe Safari
- Five-star luxury
- Lots of activities for children
- Pool overlooking waterhole

Thanda Safari Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 5

- Private infinity plunge pool
- Luxurious & spacious suites
- Family friendly

Motswari Game Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family run
- Big five
- Guided bush walks
- Child friendly

Rocktail Beach Camp

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Deserted sandy beaches
- Coastal forest safari accommodation
- Snorkelling

Garonga Safari Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Open air bush bath
- Exceptional food and service
- Intimate camp
- Low malaria risk

Nottens Bush Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Simple, honest camp
- Genuine bush experience
- Great value
- Year-round game spotting

Impodimo Game Lodge

Madikwe & Waterberg

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Malaria free Madikwe safari
- 8 lovely private suites
- Authentic atmosphere
- Recommended option for Madikwe

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Fantastic for families
- Year round ‘Big Five’ viewing
- Traditional atmosphere
- Sabi Sands

Londolozi Varty Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Very Family Friendly
- ‘Big Five’
- Private plunge pools
- Prime location

Ngala Tented Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Luxurious tents
- ‘Big Five’ and Wild Dog
- Timbavati Reserve
- &Beyond property

Mala Mala Main Camp

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Exceptional Big Five viewing
- Family friendly
- Specialist rangers
- Traditional luxury safari

Phinda Forest Lodge

KwaZulu-Natal

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Range of activities
- Glass fronted accommodation
- Black Rhino

Ngala Safari Lodge

Greater Kruger

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Big Five
- Private watering hole
- &Beyond Property
- Timbavati Reserve
- Exclusive family suite

Four Rosmead Guesthouse

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Great Location
- Peaceful atmosphere
- Maximum 18 guests

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Big Five
- Private Reserve
- Authentic Safari feel

Shamwari Game Reserve

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Big 5 Private Game Reserve.
- Non-Malarial area
- Variety of intimate luxury accommodations
- Family Friendly options

Hunters Country House

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Beautiful Gardens
- Family Friendly Accommodation
- Central Garden Route Location
- Fab for families.

Vineyard Hotel & Spa

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 4

- Historic & Contemporary
- Lush Parkland
- Indoor & Outdoor Spa
- Banyan Tree Spa

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Cape Town & Garden Route

Our rating

8/10

Price guide

Price rating 3

- Family Friendly
- Choice of luxury accommodations
- Variety of activities

What customers are saying after travelling with Tourdust

Average Rating

based on 602 reviews

(4.93/5)

  • Thanks for organising an excellent holiday for us. It's my first time using Tourdust and I've been really impressed and will certainly be recommending you to friends and family. You provided an excellent level of service all the way through, and the bespoke nature of the trip was fantastic whilst being really good value for money.
    Key highlights:
    - Le Kasbah de Toubkal blew us away - one not to miss!
    - The trek was amazing and my kids loved it. The camping was really fun, the food was excellent, and I'd particularly call out our guide Rashid who was fantastic show especially with my kids.
    - Riad Adore was outstanding - far exceeding my expectations - it was beautiful and we were very well looked after
    - Le Doux Tour was luxurious and a nice relaxing way to end the holiday.
    - Logistics were great and our main driver Mustapha was brilliant

    If there was one build / thing I would change, it's a very small one but some candles / lanterns to use in the evening whilst camping would have made it easier to stay outside for a bit longer.

    MissingMark Dilley reviewing Boutique Marrakech & Atlas Mountains on 07 June 2016

  • Truly another world. The sky was enormous and the summits snow covered. Blue irises, wild herbs and fruit trees flowered on the slopes. Even as I toiled up the dry river bed I gazed in admiration.

    Without exception, everyone was courteous and welcoming. Food was good ( and far too plentiful); accommodation clean. Above all-everything worked! A pick-up was promised for 9.00am. At 8.55 the doorbell rang. Impeccable.

    No praise is too high for the organisation and staff. I am definitely going back.

    MissingTerence Humphreys reviewing Classic Atlas Valleys & Villages Trek on 16 May 2016

  • Our trip was excellent. Thank you! We were particularly impressed with the way it all worked seamlessly: someone was at each arrival point to meet us (or Alex was on the end of the phone to tell us what to do) or there was a phone message at Reception for when to expect someone.

    The Jerusalem Hotel in Lalibela is not the same standard as Tukul Villages but it was OK for one night & we had plenty of warning. Lalibela at Christmas is pretty manic: full to bursting!

    I must say that Alex looked after us well. He came to see us in Gondar to make sure everything was in place for the Simiens Trek & that we knew what to expect. When we got back after it, there he was again! Small but highly-valued pieces of customer care, evident again when he spoke to drivers while we were travelling.

    All the staff who worked with us were of high quality, especially drivers and guides. Two who stood out were Younus, our driver both times we were in Addis Ababa, who we felt went beyond the call of duty & made our time there enjoyable - our last evening when waiting for a 2 a.m. flight could have been a drag, was in fact absolutely fine because of his suggestions (the Via Via cafe for dinner & then Mama's Kitchen for some music) and company.

    The Simiens Trek was outstanding. Spectacular scenery, challenging at times, full of interest. Key to making it so was Dereje Gedamu who is a wonderful guide: we felt privileged to have him. he was ably assisted by the other staff & when our first, excellent chef had to leave at short notice to visit his mother in hospital, a replacement was found immediately (at Chenek!) who fed us to the same high standard. It was all a great experience that we will be talking about for a long time.

    We were all pleased to have selected the 8 day option (& were not at all jealous of the peak-baggers heading for Ras Dashen). The second half of the trek was a good contrast to the high altitude section in the National Park's heartland as we descended through more intensively cultivated and populated areas, down steeply to the river and then back up past wonderful rock formations towards Mulit and out to the road at Adi Arkaye. It was full of interest and we were pleased to be pretty much on our own, rather than with the crowds at Geech & Chenek.

    By comparison, the TESFA trek was rather tame, although an interesting comparison to see a more pastoral landscape and less remote villages. We had another good guide & enjoyed the lunch & evening stops, and the "loos with a view".

    Pleased as we were that we had opted to drive from Bahir Dar to Lalibela, we had mixed feelings about driving the rough Gashena-Lalibela road three times - the starting and finishing points for the TESFA trek were just beyond Gashena. In 3 years when the road is complete this point may become academic, but meanwhile - if anyone else wants to do the same thing - it would be better for them to drive from Bahir Dar to Gashena, meet the TESFA crew there, do the trek & then continue to Lalibela. I am sure that TESFA could look after any extra baggage that people did not want on the trek.

    One other point about the TESFA trek: we were not aware that there are several grades offered. I think we did the easiest and might well have preferred something more challenging so perhaps you could clarify the options available.

    Only one other critical comment: we were underwhelmed by the Mayleko Lodge near Gondar airport. It was indeed welcome to have somewhere peaceful to return to after the trek, the rooms are nice & a couple of us enjoyed a "refreshing" swim, but on the other hand the restaurant was pretty mediocre and slow: we might have preferred to be out in the town.

    Apart from that it was all good! A glimpse of Addis and another of Gondar; trekking with some R&R in Bahir Dar with its different scenery and history, ending with the religious fervour at Lalibela. A great holiday.

    MissingGordon Parker reviewing Simien Mountains Trek & Northern Highlights on 09 February 2016

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