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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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Hunters Country House

Plettenberg Bay
19 Suites
PPS from R 2,035

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 a...


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Sandals Guest House (St. Francis Bay)

St Francis Bay
9 Bedrooms and 1 Family Unit
PPS from R 1,290
Special Deal

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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Isango Gate Boutique Hotel

Port Elizabeth
10 Suites
PPS from R 1,200
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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Grootbos Nature Reserve Garden and Forest Lodges

Walker Bay
Garden Lodge - 11 Suites, Forest Lodge - 16 Bedrooms
PPS from R 7,300

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 is...


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Hartford House

Mooi River
6 Bedrooms and 8 Suites

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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RiverBend Lodge

Addo Elephant National Park
8 Rooms and 1 Villa with 3 Bedrooms
PPS from R 3,200
Special Deal

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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Rosenhof Country House

Oudtshoorn
12 Luxury Rooms, 2 Executive Suites
PPS from R 2,050

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 its...


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Bartholomeus Klip Farmhouse

Boland
4 Luxury Bedrooms, 1 Suite and 1 Self-Catering House
PPS from R 4,596

At Bartholomeus Klip you are surrounded by mountains that turn pink at sunset, farmlands stretching to the horizon, a 4 000-hectare fynbos nature reserve alive with herds of...


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Fordoun Hotel and Spa

Nottingham Road
17 Bedrooms, 5 Open-plan Suites, 8 self-contained Family Cottages

In the rolling hills of Nottingham Road in the KZN Midlands, Fordoun was created with the goal that every guest should leave feeling uplifted, positive and relieved of stress. ...


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The Resort at Cape St. Francis

St Francis Bay
3 Villas, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 600

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, this...


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Merindol Manor

Riebeek West
4 rooms
Units from R 1,150

The wine-producing region of the Riebeek Valley is at the heart of the Swartland and brims with wine growers and olive oil producers. It’s here, in Riebeek West, where you’ll...


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Umngazi River Bungalows and Spa

Umngazi River Mouth
69 Thatched bungalows
PPS from R 1,250
Special Deal

The Wild Coast is one of South Africa’s most spectacular regions with it’s rocky coastline, indigenous forests, secluded coves and many river mouths. All this is on your...


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Simbavati River Lodge

Timbavati Private Game Reserve
8 Safari Tents & 3 Family Chalets
PPS from R 6,500

Simbavati River Lodge offers an exclusive and authentic African Big 5 Safari experience over an extensive tract of pristine rich wilderness in the well-known Timbavati Private...


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Ghost Mountain Inn

Mkuze
70 Bedrooms and 4 Luxury Suites
PPS from R 930

At the foot of the legendary Ghost Mountain lies the relaxed and welcoming Ghost Mountain Inn, a country hotel in the village of Mkuze on the Elephant Coast of Northern Kwazulu...


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De Hoop Collection

De Hoop Nature Reserve
42 Units with 1 to 4 Bedrooms each. Fully catered and self-catering options available
Units from R 1,320

Set on the coast near the southern-most tip of Africa lies De Hoop Nature Reserve. It's a World Heritage Site encompassing 36 000 hectares of nature reserve and fynbos,...


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The Bush House

Madikwe Game Reserve
6 Bedrooms
PPS from R 4,745
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...


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Franschhoek Country House

Franschhoek
14 Bedrooms and 12 Villa Suites
PPS from R 1,890

A delightful boutique hotel overlooking the beautiful mountains of the Franschhoek valley and surrounding vineyards of the Cape Winelands in the Western Cape. Stylish rooms and...


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Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages

Schoemanshoek
2 Honeymoon Suites, 5 Luxury Farmhouse units & 7 Self Catering units
PPS from R 750

In the picturesque Schoemanshoek Valley near Oudtshoorn in the Klein Karoo, the Schoeman family extend a warm and friendly welcome to their 9th generation home, where Piet and...


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Dusk to Dawn

Piet Retief
2 Rooms, 4 Cottages and 1 Family Unit. Self-Catering Options. 1 Wheelchair-friendly room.
PPS from R 495

Dusk to Dawn Guest House and Farm is located 35 km from Piet Retief in Mpumalanga and offers a warm welcome, real country hospitality and generous breakfasts. Set on an...


No cancellation fees if you cancel more than one month before your date of travel.
Tour 2.0
Tour 2.0’s main focus is ‘community tourism’, and each...

Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical Landscape: World Heritage Site
The 160 000ha Richtersveld Cultural and Botanical...

Soweto Theatre
The eye-catching Soweto Theatre, afforded spectacular...

Kwakunje! at Talana Museum
Kwakunje, meaning “it was like this”, is a living...

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

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.