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Family travel in SA


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  • Added on: January 12th, 2010
We hope to spend 1 month in SA during February. We'd like to stay in a long term let and use that as our base for the month. We have a 4 year old and 15 month old. Does anyone have recommendations on where is a good place to stay? We are thinking somewhere on the garden route that is safe for young ones. Any recommendations on acommodation sites worth visiting would be great as well as any other tips on youngster friendly things to do in SA.

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Joined: January 9th, 2010
Location: currently in South Africa

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  • Added on: January 17th, 2010
I don't think you can go far wrong with Rooms For Africa ( It's the booking site I use when traveling around South Africa. It's very comprehensive and lists accommodation from hotels, to self-catering and longer term vacation lets.
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  • Added on: September 2nd, 2010
Family Travel would be a wonderful in South Africa! There are many tourist attractions to enjoy


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  • Added on: April 11th, 2011
South Africa is a wonderful family vacation spot. You will get flexibility of hiring your own car and planning your own trip. All budgets are provided for and there's outstanding friendly accommodation which accept children of all ages. Most hotels are having swimming pools there are even wineries like Spier, with ample to keep amused the children while you enjoy some world-class vintages.

An ideal family vacation to South Africa would include Cape Town (city) where you can swim with penguins, visit the aquarium, experience the townships, and ride a cable car to the top of Table Mountain. The Garden Route is filled with exceptional beaches, a monkey sanctuary, Cango caves, ostrich farms and much more.
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