Family Holidays

From toddlers to teens, bring your family to Africa

Family holidays in Southern Africa are all about making memories to last a lifetime. From thrilling up-close wildlife encounters to authentic interactions with local communities, a family holiday with Explorer will enrich your children’s lives in unexpected ways. Africa encourages new perspectives; whether you’re viewing Cape Town from the summit of Table Mountain, marveling at the Victoria Falls through a haze of misty spray, standing atop the Sossusvlei Dunes at sunrise, or floating over the Masai Mara in a hot air balloon.

For families travelling to Africa for the first time, you can take your pick of bucket list experiences. See the Big 5 (or even the Big 7 if you choose to go on safari in the malaria-free Eastern Cape of South Africa). Watch whales from the shores of Hermanus, or see sharks up close at the Two Oceans Aquarium, before taking a ride in the big wheel at the world-famous V&A Waterfront.

Travelling with tots, or travelling with teens? We will tailor your trip to suit your family. From the floodplains of the Okavango Delta to the elephants of Chobe, experience Southern Africa with Explorer.

 

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Bring the whole family to Madikwe for an unforgettable family safari. The absence of malaria in the reserve makes it the perfect destination for families with younger children.

Marvel at the abundant marine life off the shores of the Whale Coast. Experience up close encounters with Southern Right, Humpback and Brydes whales as well as dolphins and penguins.

A canopy tour in the Knysna Forest is an unforgettable experience. As you glide along in a harness high above the forest floor, you may even spot the Knysna Loerie!

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TRUSTED TRAVEL BRAND

Explorer is the inbound division of Grosvenor Tours, part of Cullinan Holdings, a member of The Travel Corporation family of brands. 

WE DO LUXURY BEST

We are the industry leaders in private, tailor-made luxury travel, leveraging over 60 years of experience in creating bespoke safaris in Africa. 

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We’ve personally experienced each destination and luxury safari lodge to ensure we offer only top quality, exclusive & authentic African encounters.