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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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Grootbos Nature Reserve Garden and Forest Lodges

South Africa
Garden Lodge - 11 Suites, Forest Lodge - 16 Bedrooms
PPS from R 3,870

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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Cascade Country Manor

Boland
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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RiverBend Lodge

Eastern Cape
8 Rooms and 1 Villa with 3 Bedrooms
PPS from R 4,400

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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Isango Gate Boutique Hotel

South Africa
10 Suites
PPS from R 800

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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Rosenhof Country House

Route 62
12 Luxury Rooms, 2 Executive Suites
PPS from R 1,300

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

South Africa
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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Hartford House

Mooi River
6 Bedrooms and 8 Suites
PPS from R 625
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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The Robertson Small Hotel

Route 62
10 Bedrooms
PPS from R 1,050

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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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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The Resort at Cape St. Francis

St Francis Bay
3 Villas, Self-Catering Options
PPS from R 300

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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Ant's Nest

Waterberg
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

South Africa
34 Cottages and Houses with 1 to 4 Bedrooms each, Self-Catering Options
Units from R 910

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

South Africa
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

Waterberg
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 3,350
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

Cape Winelands
14 Bedrooms and 12 Villa Suites
PPS from R 1,475

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...


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Hunters Country House

Plettenberg Bay
19 Suites
PPS from R 1,368

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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Tonquani Lodge and Spa

Knysna
Units from R 1,090

This boutique Lodge and Spa offers excellent service in a tranquil setting close to town. Stylishly decorated chalets, family suites and pool villas include...


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Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages

Route 62
6 Bedrooms, 8 Self-Catering Cottages and 1 Honeymoon Suite
PPS from R 620

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...


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Ghost Mountain Inn

Northern KwaZulu-Natal
49 Bedrooms and 1 Luxury Suite
PPS from R 765
Special Deal

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...


Uyaphi Tours, Usiphile Job Creation and Chippa's Place
Take a visit to Mbekweni with Skanyiso Tshaya of...

The Rooibos Route
Visit a Rooibos farm and factory, or if you're...

Cullinan: Refilwe & Onverwacht Townships
Refilwe and Onverwacht are small townships established...

Andulela Community Projects
Fun, inspiring, themed cultural tours and incentives...

Basotho Cultural Village
The Basotho Cultural Village is a real cultural...

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.