Activities for Kids in South Africa

by Nagyman

Taking your kids to an African adventure has all the chances to become one of the most inspired decisions you ever made. South Africa has hardly any rival in terms of biodiversity, not to mention the superb beaches one can find in this country. Making your vacation as kids-friendly as possible is also quite an easy task: with numerous national parks and hundreds of safari offers to choose from, your kids will never get bored. And the good news is that, in addition to the safari tours (which are an absolute must), there are plenty of other activities for kids in South Africa that are worth checking out:

Meet the Ostriches

Africa is one of the big names in ostrich farming, so almost everywhere you go you’ll have the chance to visit one on these interesting facilities. An ostrich farm can be a fun experience for a kid, especially in those places where kids are lowed to ride the animals. Most ostrich farms also organize ostrich races and let people feed them. Western Cape is the recommended region for this type of activity.

Zulu games and traditions

by David Berkowitz

Kawazulu-Natal is one of South Africa’s most visited regions, with a long history and a great diversity of traditions. If you want to teach your children about cultural awareness, this is the place to be: once you’re in Zulu land, you can choose one of the immersion programs and live with the locals or stay in some nice eco lodge. Here your children can get initiated in the art of bead work or learn some of the beautiful Zulu games and songs.


There are several bootcamps throughout South Africa, most of which are situated close to the big urban centres. A  boot camp doesn’t mean you will be sending your kids in the middle of nowhere in a foreign country. But it’s a fun way to spend a weekend or an afternoon is the middle of nature and have our kids engaged in some thrilling military exercises or in some of the thematic parties.

Kids Safaris

by Kyle Taylor, Dream It. Do It. World Tour

Last but not least, safaris can be not only exciting, but also highly educative. There are many places to book a safari, however some national parks mighty offer special wildlife watching tours for kids as well also kids ranger programs. For the smaller kids, you might choose one of the private game reserves or even zoos where children can fed the animals or pet them.



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