Family travel in South Africa has been steadily on the rise. The hospitality world’s increasingly open-door policy towards and appropriate provision-making for families has drawn the family-oriented sector of travellers firmly into the fold, and there are now splendid arrangements and offerings made with families in mind, to ensure holidays where all needs are met. Exclusive Getaways lists some wonderful options that make child’s play of family holidays.

Babylonstoren, Franschhoek Winelands

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Babylonstoren Fynbos Family House

For groups and families wanting a totally private and superbly luxurious farm stay in the gorgeous Franschhoek area, Babylonstoren’s Fynbos Family House is an exquisite 5-bedroomed sole-use offering for up to ten people. This is a dream escape on a uniquely beautiful old Cape farm. Aside from its 5 individual bedrooms, the house offers a fully equipped kitchen and modern living spaces. Each of the bedrooms has a fireplace and spacious en-suite bathroom with marbled tile floor and luxurious freestanding bath. The private courtyard is a central gathering space for all to share. At its centre is a clear pool fed by a shallow channel, emulating the streams on the farm and providing the sound of gently trickling water. Mail us.

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat, Cederberg

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Bushmans Kloof Koro Lodge

Koro Lodge is a family villa set in a peaceful place in the magnificent nature paradise that is Bushmans Kloof. The lodge accommodates up to six adults and four children, in two master bedrooms with four-poster king-sized beds and private en-suite bathrooms and a spacious outdoor shower, and a loft with four single beds. A wrap-around terrace is perfect for outdoor dining with soul-soothing views. There is also a private barbeque area, and a heated infinity pool overlooking a secure garden. A dedicated chef, host and wilderness guide are made available to Koro Lodge guests. Mail us.

De Hoop Collection: De Mond Villa, Overberg

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De Mond Villa in De Hoop Nature Reserve

De Hoop Villa is luxurious family villa in the magnificent De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Cape Overberg. Overlooking the beautiful Ramsar Vlei in the reserve, the villa has exceptional views. It offers five en-suite bedrooms, and a private outdoor area with barbeque and swimming pool. The villa is fully off the grid. Families get to enjoy exclusivity of accommodation, and guided activities that include a marine walk, nature drive, mountain bike trail, and bird and vlei walk. Mail us.

Prana Lodge Beach House, Wild Coast

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Prana Lodge Beach House

Prana Lodge Beach House is a beautiful, secluded retreat with breathtaking ocean views, ideal for family holidays and private celebration getaways. The Beach House accommodates eight adults and four children in 3 king suites, 1 queen suite and a  children’s room with 2 bunk beds. Facilities include upstairs and downstairs lounges, entertainment decks, a TV room, dining areas and swimming pool. Mail us.

Amakhosi Private House, Mkuze River, Zululand

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Amakhosi Private House

Amakhosi Private House is a 2-bedroom safari villa just perfect for a family of four. This family house overlooks the Mkuze River and is perfectly positioned for majestic sunsets. It offers privacy, yet is not far away from the main lodge where guests can access wellness facilities. This private wilderness home offers high thatched ceilings, open-plan design, spacious deck, swimming pool, air-conditioned lounge and bedrooms. Mail us.

Singita Castleton, Sabi Sand Game Reserve

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Singita Castleton

Singita Castleton is a private safari home with the rustic charm of a country farmhouse, and is an ideal base for families wanting a leisurely safari in Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. The beautiful stone homestead and six double en-suite cottages accommodate up to 12 guests. Castleton facilities include a Bocce court, wine cellar, country-style kitchen, and tennis court, as well as a fitness centre, yoga pavilion and treatment rooms. A boma provides for fireside dinners under the stars. Mail us.

Kings Camp, Timbavati Private Game Reserve

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Kings Camp Waterbuck Camp

Waterbuck Private Camp provides distinctive family safari accommodation in a 4-bedroomed, air-conditioned villa, suitable for up to 8 guests on a sole-use basis. Expect spacious exclusivity, with a dedicated team to make your stay memorable and comfortable. A private game vehicle, ranger, tracker, host and chef will be available to you throughout your stay, and you can determine the tempo and schedule of your safari in the magnificent Timbavati Private Nature Reserve. Mail us.

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