Things to do with your kids in South Africa

Keeping the kids entertained during the holiday season can be quite a challenge. We’ve picked some the top activities to do with kids during the holiday season in South Africa.


Mpumalanga is perfect for an affordable family holiday with numerous activities on offer.

Big 5 safari in the Kruger National Park

A game drive through the Kruger National Park is a great way to let your kids live out their safari fantasies. With the help of a professional guide, your kids will be able to spot lions, giraffes, wildebeest, and much more!

Elephant interactions

Did you know that an elephant’s brain weighs up to 5 kilograms? No wonder they have amazing memories, and your kids will remember this educational and interactive experience with elephants too! Visit one of the elephant sanctuaries in Hazyview where you will walk with them and feed them!

Tree Top Challenge in Hazyview

For the busier kids, the Tree Top Challenge will keep them entertained and busy. Kids will tackle over 35 exciting obstacles during this activity, including balancing beams, rope bridges, and even a 50m zip line!

Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth)

The windy city has no shortage of fun and interesting activities to entertain your kids this holiday season!

Penguin Patrol Tour

Take the kids out on an educational day tour where they’ll learn all about African Penguins! On the Penguin Patrol Tour, you’ll enjoy a leisurely cruise, delicious lunch as well as a visit to St. Croix Island, which is home to the largest breeding colony of African Penguins in the world!

River Cruise at the Sibuya Game Reserve

Unwind on a relaxing River Cruise at Sibuya Game Reserve. Spot animals from the Kariega River, followed by a delicious lunch.

Segway rides

Segway rides are an amazing and different way to experience the outdoors. It’s simple, easy and fun! Kids under the age of four can join their parents, while older kids can ride by themselves.

Garden Route

One of the top holiday destinations in South Africa, and we can see why – from beautiful scenery to amazing adventures, the Garden Route will not disappoint!

Meerkat Safari

For fans of “Timon and Pumba” – this is the perfect adventure for you! The Meerkat Safari departs in the early hours of the morning as they wake from their dens. Learn about these adorable creature’s habits.

Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour

Soak up the stunning views of the Tsitsikamma indigenous forest while you glide from platform to platform on this Canopy Tour.


The age-old practice of archery is a perfect activity for families with kids. Practice shooting at targets in a safe environment while having fun.

Cape Town

The Mother City has a wide variety of affordable kid-friendly activities that will keep them entertained and begging for more.

Two Oceans Aquarium

A visit to the Two Oceans Aquarium is a must do with kids in Cape Town. Visit the aquarium and view sharks, turtles, penguins, jellyfish and much more!

Scooter tours down Table Mountain

Experience the Table Mountain from up close as you ride down its gravel pathways on a scooter. This activity is easy and fun for kids and adults to do.

Visit one of the Cape’s beautiful beaches

A visit to Cape Town’s stunning white-sand beaches is a ‘must’ when on holiday in the Cape Town! Visit surf capital, Muizenberg, and learn to ride the waves with a surfing lesson.

For more activities for families in Cape Town, take a look at our Instagram Reel.

While keeping your children entertained during the school holidays may seem like a daunting task, it doesn’t have to be! Let us put the WOW in you and your kids South Africa holiday with our amazing activities & specials.

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