Africa is the world’s second-largest continent after Asia. Moreover, yet, while Asia, Europe, North and South America and even Australia are considered lands of diversity, distinct stigmas have given Africa the image of a homogenous entity. However, that is as far from the truth as it possibly could get. Africa is a land of diversity regarding people, culture, and landscapes. It offers a lot more than just wildlife attractions and would prove to be a highly educational trip for you and your kids.
Why South Africa?
If you are planning a visit to Africa for the first time, or would be travelling with kids for the first time, then South Africa would be a great place to start. Going to South Africa with children would be an adventurous trip without taking them out of their comfort zones too much. South Africa is the perfect mixture of traditional values and modernism. It boasts wildlife safaris as well as state-of-the-art recreational and accommodation facilities. So your kids would get to taste the best of both worlds. Following are a few reasons why you should make your next trip to South Africa with children:
For the Love of Adventure
Holidays are not about digging into the complimentary welcome basket at your hotel room; it is about getting down to business and soaking in as much adventure as you can. South Africa not only offers adult experiences like Shark Cage Diving and Paragliding off of a mountain but also has many adventurous activities for children also like boot camps in Durban and Johannesburg, Predator World in Pilanesberg, Skyway trails in Hazyview and The Big Swing in Graskop. You can also take your kids for paintball, camel riding, and Go-Karting, the options are limitless.
For the Love of Animals
Going on a safari is the major attraction of South Africa, and these safaris have been made safe for kids also. South Africa boasts one of the largest game reserves in the world, Kruger National Park. This park goes into Mozambique, Zimbabwe and of course South Africa. You can drive through the park on your own or opt for private tours with one of the local guides. There are some lodges there also if you’d like to stay the night in between all that wildlife. In your visits, you would have hardly come across a beach with penguins frolicking around, but that is exactly what the Boulders Beach in Cape Town has on offer. There is a colony of around 3,000 penguins on the beach and even more at the seabird rehabilitation center.
For the Love of Rail Travels
Travelling via trains has its charm. You not only get a chance to see the country pass by but also provide ample space for the kids to be kids while travelling. Children are restless being, ask them to sit through a two-hour drive and you’d know that they are more interested in getting to the destination than soaking in their surroundings. Children need space to play and fidget around, and that is exactly what the Blue Train offers, along with gorgeous sceneries and comfortable accommodation. Yes, compromise because it is a 27-hour train ride that goes from Pretoria to Cape Town or the other way around. The train offers comfortable beds, full sized bathtubs, standing showers, gift shops, cigar lounge and open bar. So that is a trip that caters to all!
South Africa is a place of adventure and excitement paired with comfort and modernism. If you are planning a trip to Africa, make sure your first leg is South Africa with kids.