South Africa Family Safari with Teenagers

12 Days | Explore South Africa's abundant wildlife, Zulu culture and dramatic scenery

5 out of 5 based on 37 reviews submitted.
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Travel through South Africa and Eswatini (Swaziland), combining cultural and wildlife experiences. The tour starts with an introduction to South Africa’s most famous township, Soweto, before heading out into the wilderness. Once on the road you’ll stop at a Zulu village and experience activities such as hiking and kayaking before arriving at Kruger National Park for unbelievable wildlife watching.

Trip overview

Map of South Africa Family Safari With Teenagers including South Africa and Swaziland
Start
Johannesburg, South Africa
Finish
Johannesburg, South Africa
Theme
Family
Destinations
South Africa, Eswatini (Swaziland)
Physical rating
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Style
Basix
Ages
Min 10
Group size
Min 2 - Max 16
Trip code
UWFS
This trip generates 41 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • This trip visits a great spread of Southern African game reserves, putting you and your family right in the midst of the mighty 'Big Five' game of Africa
  • Camp at Kruger National Park under the African night sky. Experience the sights and sounds of the wild, perhaps the roar of a lion as you and your family drift off to sleep
  • A Zulu village tour introduces you and your family to a fascinating tribal culture. You might learn about anything from spear-making and bone-throwing to dancing and basket-weaving
  • Beautifully lit by candles and parafin lanterns, your spacious campsite in Hlane National Park is just a stone's throw from a floodlit waterhole frequented by elephants and rhinos
  • Enjoy a guided hike at Blyde River Canyon, where the spectacular colours and shades of Bourke's Luck Potholes are a photographer's dream

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip quite a bit of distance, with two particularly long days of travel. A good dose of patience will go a long way towards your enjoyment of these beautiful countries.
  • This is a participatory camping trip and everyone will embrace the team spirit by helping with camp setup, food preparation and cleaning. You will be putting up and taking down your tent as you move from place to place
  • Malaria is a risk in these areas, so it's essential to consult a doctor about relevant medication prior to your trip.

Itinerary

Map of South Africa Family Safari With Teenagers including South Africa and Swaziland

Inclusions

Meals

11 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners

Transport

Overland truck, 4X4

Accommodation

Hotel (1 night), Camping with basic facilities (6 nights), Chalet Lodge (4 nights)

Activities
  • Soweto - Cycle Tour
  • Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park - Game drives
  • Zulu Village Visit
  • Kosi Bay - Kayaking
  • Hlane Royal National Park - Guided 4x4 Sunset Game Drive
  • Kruger National Park - Overland Vehicle Game drive
  • Kruger National Park - Full Day Game Drive
  • Panorama Route - Bourkes Luck Potholes
  • Panorama Route - Three Rondavels
Add on activities
  • Hlane Royal National Park - Guided Walking Safari - ZAR200
  • Hlane Royal National Park - Game Drive - ZAR335
  • Kruger National Park - Night Game Drive - ZAR290

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Important notes

1. Please note that these trips are for adults and children travelling together and there must be at least one child under 18 with you.

2. Minimum age for children on this trip is 10 years old.

3. A discount of 10% applies on this trip to children under 17 years of age at time of travel.

4. This trip starts at noon on Day 1 and ends at approximately 3pm on day 12 at Johannesburg international airport. Please do not book any flights until after 8pm.

5. Travelling with children: Children travelling on a valid passport with one or both parents are no longer required to present a birth certificate, parental consent letter and other supporting documentation. To check the requirements for other situations, such as legal guardianship or unaccompanied travelling minors, visit the South African Department of Home Affairs.

6.  A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

7. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel.

8. Border crossing delays in the region have been sporadic and difficult to predict. What takes an hour one day may take four hours the next. This may affect the order of activities in the itinerary. We understand this uncertainty can be frustrating, and we strongly recommend packing a bit of patience and flexibility.

9. On occasion, especially during the peak months of May to September and December we are not able to secure campsites within the Kruger National Park. In this instance we will camp at a backpackers outside the park.

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 37 reviews submitted.
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Emma · Traveled April 2024
I would recommend a family trip with Intrepid to anybody wishing to provide their kids with magical, cultural experiences with like minded people. Our adventures in South Africa could not have been better!
Review submitted 12 Apr 2024

Dona · Traveled April 2024
I can't say enough good stuff about this trip. For my daughter's first trip to Africa, our time with Intrepid absolutely exceeded expectations. It was just a pleasure to travel with other families and by the end of it, my daughters were in tears saying "we don't want this to end!!" We've all made lifelong friends and can't wait to travel with Intrepid again!
Review submitted 17 Apr 2024

Neil · Traveled April 2024
Our trip to South Africa for teenagers was fantastic. The crew was amazing with the group explained everything that we were seeing and doing and made sure we felt safe the whole time. Could not have asked for better
Review submitted 12 Apr 2024

Lisa · Traveled April 2024
We loved our family trip to South Africa and had the most amazing time. Memories to last a lifetime. Would recommend highly to do this trip.
Review submitted 12 Apr 2024

Eliza · Traveled March 2024
The whole trip was amazing, we went on so many safaris and the guides were perfect. Always making sure we were happy. Smokele is the best chef ever! I also made a lot of new friends from all around the world I would rate this trip a 10/10
Review submitted 09 Apr 2024
South Africa Family Safari with Teenagers
From
CAD $2,546