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Family is forever, and though they may drive us crazy at times, they make the best travel companions. Often you don’t realise the true value of a moment shared, until it becomes a memory. And we’re in the business of creating truly unforgettable memories for families to enjoy and cherish for years to come.
Family (and especially multi-generational) travel is steadily on the rise and exactly what these families seek is also changing. They seem less inclined to flock to the typical all-inclusive holiday resorts, and are now more in favour of meaningful experiential travel that is not only insightful and educational, but that also makes a difference not only to the families themselves, but also to the planet’s land, wildlife and people.
Families want to explore new destinations, have authentic experiences, learn about local cultures, taste the different food, witness unique wildlife and have the opportunity to give back to the earth and its people.
They seek a deeper connection with each other, with the natural world and with the cultures they have only ever seen on TV or in textbooks. This growing need to disconnect oneself from reality and bond as a family is becoming more and more important to today’s traveller.
We help families explore, learn and, most importantly, reconnect with each other in the most enviable destinations. Here are 5 amazing family holidays … they’re a million times better than hours spent in a classroom or words read from a textbook.
1. Explore South Africa’s cities, safaris and sea
Gain an appreciation for the fascinating history and colourful townships of Johannesburg and discover the golden beaches, world-class Winelands and jaw-dropping scenery of Cape Town. No holiday in South Africa would be complete without a safari adventure and this one includes two Big Five reserves: Madikwe Game Reserve (renowned for endangered African wild dogs) and &Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve (world famous for its cheetah sightings). Traverse the remarkably beautiful Garden Route coastline and relax in a luxury villa, complete with private chef and butler. Want to know more? Click here.
2. Kiss giraffes & meet the Maasai
Families can get closer to the wilderness and its people on this incredible Kenya luxury safari. Share an unforgettable breakfast with gentle giraffes at the world-famous Giraffe Manor in Nairobi, then embark on a luxury safari adventure to two of Kenya’s most iconic and wildlife-rich national parks: the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy on the Laikipia plateau and the Masai Mara National Reserve. Enjoy interpretive game drives, nature walks and Maasai cultural visits and experience a once-in-a-lifetime hot air balloon safari over the Mara plains, followed by a celebratory champagne breakfast. Want to know more? Click here.
3. Waddle with penguins & dig for hidden gems
Families will love this full-day adventure in Cape Town, which takes in the most scenic highlights of the breathtaking Cape Peninsula. Play on the warm sandy beaches of Camp’s Bay and browse the bustling sidewalk cafés. Move on to Hout Bay, a picturesque former fishing village, and venture on to the Scratch Patch where children can hunt for polished gemstones. No visit to Cape Town is complete without a stop at Boulders Beach to watch the playful antics of the penguin colony. Carry on down to Cape Point, where two oceans meet, and eventually conclude the day’s fun by relaxing on the lush lawns and traversing the treetop canopy walkway of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens.
4. Snorkel the underwater world of the Maldives
Blessed with year-round sunshine, snow-white beaches and warm, crystal clear water that is 50 shades of blue, the magnificent Maldives offer exclusivity, adventure and fun for the whole family. Its family-friendly, yet oh-so luxurious, overwater beach bungalows offer the ultimate in barefoot luxury. The young and young at heart can simply dive off the front veranda into a magical underwater world teeming with colourful coral and curious creatures. With world-class snorkelling and scuba diving right on your doorstep, children are able to explore and learn about marine conservation at the same time. Want to know more? Click here.
5. Meet the curious creatures of Peninsula Valdés
The Peninsula Valdés in Argentina boasts wonderful adventures for families to enjoy. This rugged Patagonian nature reserve is home to Magellanic penguins, sea lions, elephant seals, southern right whales and Orcas. Explore the coastline’s seemingly endless sandy beaches, swim in the sea, drive to the Punta Ninfas’ lighthouse, take in some bird watching and cycle the many winding scenic pathways. Relax and unwind in a charming Patagonian farmhouse, rich in history and blessed with astounding views of jagged cliffs and pebble beaches. Want to know more? Click here.
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