Spring Break – 18 days/17 nights

South Africa, in my opinion, would rank as one of the top family destinations. English is widely spoken all over. The country boasts all of the conveniences of home, along with very well developed infrastructure. It is very easy to get around, and overall it presents a wide array of travel itineraries to satisfy even the most finicky of travelers.

Up Close and Personal – “What was your most memorable experience in South Africa?”
Yana: “Taking two cheetahs for a walk at Tanikwa Wildlife and Rehab Center “
Chris: “it’s a tie: riding an ostrich and seeing a baby rhino”
Zachary: “Getting closer then ever to indigenous cultures and the wildest of animals”
Maya: “Safari in Phinda”
Adeline: “Riding ostriches”

We chose a mix of VRBO rentals and hotels to comfortably fit our family of 5. Of course, safety is always a number 1 priority when traveling with children, so I put a lot of research into choosing the right accommodations.

We started our journey by an overnight flight to Cape Town through Amsterdam on KLM. It was a comfortable flight, as much as it would in coach class.

Cape Town is great with enough activities and day trips for a good 4-5 days. Our first day, we explored V&A Waterfront, aquarium, and finished with a dinner and a show at Gold Restaurant.