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South Africa isn’t just for newlyweds or single travelers; families alike enjoy the activities that surround this beautiful region. The rich landscape offers site seeing into the most intriguing national parks, lush vineyards, and relaxing beaches that family vacationers can expect.  So, what are you and your family longing for on a vacation? Whether it’s exploring the cliffs at Cape of Good Hope or hot air ballooning on a safari, you and your family are sure to find a relaxing yet adventurous vacation.

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Beach at Clifton, Western Cape

You and the family can take a much-needed beach day together without the crowds. Relax and/or people watch under the sun while overlooking the crystal waters of the Atlantic Ocean. All corners of the pristine beaches at Clifton overlook the majestic Lion’s Head mountain peaks and Camps Bay’s most popular attraction, Twelve Apostles. This cozy cove welcomes beach activities such as Frisbee, rugby, and beach bats (similar to tennis).

Getting Wild at the Park – Kids and Cubs interact

There is plenty to see, taste, and experience here at this safari. Kids are welcome to ride giant elephants, view up close and personal lion behavior, and even pet the cubs at Gauteng Lion Park! You will be able to view such animals as the Wild Dog, White Lion, Cheetahs, and many more of the exciting wildlife that inhabits this area. The guided tours allow families to view the wildlife by truck if preferred. But you will still get an up close and personal experience to take home with you. Your child will have memorable interactions with each of the animals on this adventurous safari.

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Family Fun in the Winelands – Bikes ‘n Wines Family Rides

Biking in Winelands is an enjoyable and satisfying adventure that anyone from 18 months to 85 years old can enjoy. The older children are able to experience their own version of this scenic discovery on their kiddie bikes while your toddler can relax in the carriage seat behind you. On this tour, while you’re exploring some of South Africa’s finest wines, your little ones are exploring the wildlife on the vineyard! An expert tour guide will be pointing out all of the unique wildlife that exists on the farm, such as the farm dogs, chameleons, and hidden treasures. While you’re enjoying our classic local wines, the kids are being entertained by the trusted crew, learning about nature and playing in the yard. Not only will all of you get to embark on an exciting journey through rolling hills and lush landscapes, but you will have your work cut out for you. This journey is made for all fitness levels, so expect to get your daily workout!

Hot Air Ballooning

Tour the region in a light-as-a-feather balloon and live out your childhood dream of flying. This one-of-a-kind experience will take your breath away as you soar past desired destinations. This sentence doesn’t make sense. One popular and scenic activity can be had at 10-20 miles above ground in a giant balloon. Hot air balloon rides can take you over the picturesque Cape Winelands. You can even get up early to watch the sunrise over the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg. The kids will have something adventurous to tell their friends about, and these memories will last a lifetime.

Seal Island – A Family Affair

Young and old will be awed by the captivating cape fur seals as they bark in playful entertainment. You and the family can spy on the pups through a glass-bottom porthole conveniently layering the bottom of the ship. This is more than just a zoo experience; it’s a chance to view the most adorable creatures in their natural habitat while snapping a few photos for your photo album.

Families and couples alike can enjoy the splendor that surrounds this vast region of the world. Come embark on one of the most memorable vacations, and book your trip your today!

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