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Family Friendly Accommodation Guide

A large percentage of holiday makers and visitors to South Africa travel with children. If you're taking the family on vacation and looking for child friendly accommodation Portfolio has a large number of guest houses, B&Bs, farm stays, safari lodges and self-catering villas and apartments that welcome children on our books.

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The Robertson Small Hotel

Robertson
10 Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,150

In the Breede River Valley, the quaint town of Robertson is surrounded by many well-known wine estates and stud farms. In this tranquil setting, chic sophistication meets...


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Cascade Country Manor

Klein Drakenstein
15 Bedrooms
PPS from R 845

Cascade Country Manor is set in the picturesque heart of the Paarl Winelands, amidst picturesque olive orchards and forests against the backdrop of the majestic Klein...


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Isango Gate Boutique Hotel

Port Elizabeth
10 Suites
PPS from R 900
Special Deal

Isango Gate is a serene escape situated in the quiet suburb of Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth. Originally built in the early 1900's as a residence for a jeweller, it has since...


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Hunters Country House

Plettenberg Bay
19 Suites
PPS from R 1,680

Fragrant and colourful, Hunter’s flourishing gardens create an idyllic setting for this luxurious retreat in the heart of the Garden Route. This beautiful property combines...


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De Zeekoe Guest Farm & Reserve

Oudtshoorn
16 Bedrooms and 4 Rustic Cabins, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 570

De Zeekoe Guest Farm & Reserve is a 2 000 hectare privately owned farm, between the majestic Swartberg and Outeniqua mountains on the banks of the Olifants River just...


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Spion Kop Lodge (Spioenkop Lodge)

Spioenkop
8 Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,900

Spion Kop Lodge offers warm hospitality in the Battlefields and Drakensberg Region of KwaZulu-Natal, set in indigenous tranquil grounds on an eco farm. The perfect place...


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Sable Lodge

Mabula Game Reserve
Exclusive use self-cater lodge with 4 chalets and a clubhouse
From R 3,400

Safari Lodge in the Waterberg just under two hours from Johannesburg, Sable Lodge is in the heart of the magnificent 10 000ha malaria-free Mabula Game Reserve, where the Big...


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Sandals

St Francis Bay
9 Bedrooms and 1 Family Unit
PPS from R 1,090

Located in St Francis Bay in the Eastern Cape, Sandals is set amongst lush indigenous milkwood trees. Sandals Guest House is a thatched lodge decorated Afro-Caribbean style,...


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Hartford House

Mooi River
6 Bedrooms and 8 Suites
PPS from R 790
Includes Bed & Breakfast

In the heart of South Africa’s champion racehorse stud, amid the sun-drenched valleys of Giant’s Castle, lies Hartford House, a world of heroic battles, picturesque mountain...


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Grootbos Nature Reserve Garden and Forest Lodges

Walker Bay
Garden Lodge - 11 Suites, Forest Lodge - 16 Bedrooms
PPS from R 5,700

Both lodges offer panoramic views and every suite offers complete privacy. Garden Lodge lies in an indigenous garden with stone walls and a warm African ambience. Each suite...


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Rosenhof Country House

Oudtshoorn
12 Luxury Rooms, 2 Executive Suites
PPS from R 1,800

Rosenhof Country House is situated on the outskirts of Oudtshoorn en route to the Cango Caves and Ostrich Farms.

The carefully renovated homestead (Circa 1852), with...


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Pumba Private Game Reserve and Spa

Near Grahamstown
12 Waterfront Chalets and 11 Bush Chalets
PPS from R 4,935
Includes Meals, local drinks, activities

Awake to sounds of the African bush as the sun rises from the morning mist, casting a sparkling reflection across the water to the edge of your private deck. In the...


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RiverBend Lodge

Addo Elephant National Park
8 Rooms and 1 Villa with 3 Bedrooms
PPS from R 6,000

Set on a 14 000-hectare private concession within the malaria-free Addo Elephant National Park, River Bend is family friendly and a mere 45-minute drive from Port Elizabeth....


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The Resort at Cape St. Francis

St Francis Bay
3 Villas, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 714

The Resort at Cape St Francis is a unique and exclusive paradise on the South African southern coast which draws holidaymakers from all over the world to enjoy the glorious...


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Baraza Resort & Spa

Zanzibar
14 one bedroom villas,15 two bedroom villas and one Presidential two bedroom villa

Baraza Resort & Spa is a luxury hotel located on one of the top 30 island beaches in the world and one of Zanzibar’s most exclusive boutique resorts. With just 30 villas,...


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Ant's Nest

Vaalwater
6 Rooms
PPS from R 3,900

Ant’s Nest is owned and run by Ant and Tessa Baber, descendants of some of the earliest pioneers in the area who settled here in 1886. This welcoming bush home is located...


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De Hoop Collection

De Hoop Nature Reserve
34 Cottages and Houses with 1 to 4 Bedrooms each, Self-Catering Options

Set on the coast near the southern most tip of Africa, lies De Hoop Nature Reserve. A World Heritage Site encompassing 34 000 hectares of nature reserve and fynbos,...


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Simbavati River Lodge

Timbavati Private Game Reserve
8 Safari Tents & 3 Family Chalets
PPS from R 4,350
Special Deal

Simbavati is situated in the heart of the world-renowned Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, which forms part of the Greater Kruger National Park. It takes its name from the...


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Ant's Hill

Vaalwater
1 Room, 4 Cottages
PPS from R 4,600

Ant’s Hill is owned and run by Ant and Tessa Baber, descendants of some of the earliest pioneers in the area who settled here in 1886. This unique bush home is located on a...


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The Bush House

Madikwe Game Reserve
6 Bedrooms
PPS from R 3,750
Includes Fully inclusive

The Bush House is your home away from home. A place to kick off your shoes and unwind in Big Five country, just less than four hours drive from Johannesburg. Set in the...


Grande Provence Heritage Wine Estate
Grande Provence Estate wears her 300-year history with...

Iziko Koopmans-de Wet House
Opened in 1914, it is the oldest house museum in South...

Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site
The Cradle of Humankind, a World Heritage Site, is...

The National Museum, Bloemfontein
Dating back to 1877, the National Museum has developed...

South African National Gold Panning Championships
Gold diggers of the 1870s retrieved the alluvial gold...

Family Friendly Accommodation Guide

A large percentage of holiday makers and visitors to South Africa travel with children. If you're taking the family on vacation and looking for child friendly accommodation Portfolio has a large number of guest houses, B&Bs, farm stays, safari lodges and self-catering villas and apartments that welcome children on our books.

Many families enjoy staying in a self catering villa which allows freedom and a relaxed atmosphere without set meal times or other guests to worry about.

Farm stays and safari holidays are also popular with families. It's wonderful for children to get to encounter domestic and wild animals first hand - from the back of a tractor or a 4x4 game viewer. The wide open spaces are also very appealing, especially for those who usually live in cities or subrubs.

Guesthouses and Bed and Breakfasts have the added advantage of serving yummy breakfasts daily, and in some cases dinners and lunches can be arranged in advance. Your room will be serviced daily (what a pleasure to come back after a long day site seeing and have clean fresh rooms and turned down beds waiting!) and you may meet other families with kids your own children can play with. Most family friendly establishments have outdoor play areas for little ones, and menus that cater to small tummies.

Whether you're taking the family to Jo'burg, Durban, Cape Town, the Garden Route, Kruger Park or anywhere else in South Africa you'll find luxury and comfortable accommodation welcoming children of all ages on our website.