Family Holidays in South Africa

Nov 16, 2022

Considering a family trip to Africa? For the best introduction to the continent, make your way to sunny South Africa. While many may think of safaris, those are just a collective drop in the bucket of marvelous wonders the country has to offer. South Africa has modern, multicultural cities and excellent infrastructure with reliable road networks and quality accommodations, such as the SEVEN Villa Hotel & Spa.

The list of activities is endless. You could take a scenic drive down the lush coastline of the Garden Route, hike and raft around the landscape of Blyde River Canyon, or venture out into a range of malaria-free safaris such as the Kruger National Park.

Here are some of the top destinations to visit on your South African family holiday: 


Family Holiday Hotspots

If you googled the top destinations to visit in South Africa, Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town are the three main cities usually included.


Set just outside Johannesburg, or “Jozi,” as it’s colloquially referred to, is Gold Reef City; a theme park designed for family fun. Then, after half an hour’s drive, you’ll find yourself in Pretoria, home to one of the top-rated zoos in the world, attracting hundreds of thousands of local and international visitors annually

To the west of Johannesburg is Hartebeespoort Dam. Here you can enjoy water sports or hop into a hot-air balloon for a breathtaking aerial view of the vicinity. A short distance away is Sun City, a famous holiday destination, and the Pilanesberg game reserve, which is home to several endangered species.

Staying in Jozi? Book a room at SEVEN Villa Hotel & Spa for a luxurious home away from home.


On the east coast of the country is Durban, a tropical paradise. Durban has some of the most pleasant beaches in the world and is a great location for family vacations. You can take a fun rickshaw ride down the city’s famous shoreline and make your way to the iconic combination aquarium and theme park, uShaka Marine World.

Cape Town

Listed as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town offers a mix of everything, such as scenic drives, beautiful beaches, and great weather, and is home to Table Mountain, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Take a glass-sided revolving cable to the top of the mountain for an unforgettable view of the city, then make your way to the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town’s top tourist shopping destination.

While you’re at the V&A Waterfront, visit the Two Oceans Aquarium, also one of the best in the world, and take advantage of the special entertainment packages they have available. There are many other family attractions in the area, such as the local craft market and the Scratch Patch, where you can spend an hour digging around for precious gems that you can take home.

Discover What SEVEN Villa Has To Offer On Your South African Family Holiday

SEVEN Villa Hotel & Spa is a unique urban retreat ideal for all those must-have indulgences. While maintaining a sense of unspoiled privacy, the luxury suites and private villas provide specialised lifestyle services and all the attentive luxuries you and your family enjoy. The only thing left to do is pause for seven seconds and really immerse yourself in everything. The seven senses serve as the cornerstone of human experience and sensory growth. Guests at the SEVEN Villa Hotel & Spa can completely utilise their senses of sight, smell, touch, hearing, taste, movement, and balance while taking a break from the fast pace of life.