South Africa Family Holidays
Warning big statement ahead: After traveling to over 60 countries as a family, we’re proclaiming South Africa our top pick for kids. It’s got everything you’d want in a family destination: animals, culture, warmth, English, food, wine, nature, good currency conversion, city, nice people and flights from all around the world that can get you here in one or max 2 flights. It’s mind-blowing at all ages, can be done a hundred different ways, catering to a thousand different interests. We’ve traveled the region as honeymooners, pre-kids, pregnant, with a baby, with a toddler and with a preschooler, and every type of trip has been better than the next.
With all those experiences, which age do I think is best for the trip? I’d say any kid over 3 is ideal since they’re old enough to understand how cool the experience is with a lesser fear of them throwing an epic public tantrum in the middle of a safari ride and getting eaten by the wildlife. At 21 months old our son had a blast in between his psychotic toddler breaks, but it was all hands on deck with him, which he’ll owe us for later in life.