What we do …
Our area of expertise is the creation of imaginative malaria-free family holidays to South Africa and Mauritius (The Seychelles, Dubai and Oman coming soon), tailored to the interests and age-groups of our clients. As we have travelled to these destinations with our young children from age 4 months, we can offer detailed guidance on the best places to stay with babies and pre-school children and how to manage the practicalities of a long-haul holiday with little ones!
It's easy to fall in love with South Africa, as few countries can offer so much for visitors including magnificent wildlife, breathtaking scenic beauty, award-winning cuisine and wine and cosmopolitan shopping and entertainment. However, the heartbeat of this 'Rainbow Nation' is her inspirational and diverse people, who will provide the warmest of welcomes for your family.
An overnight flight, with little time difference from Europe, will cause minimum disruption to routines and there is no need for any health precautions to be taken when visiting any regions covered by our web-site. Self-drive is an excellent option with good road infrastructure and giving you the freedom to travel at your own pace. English is widely spoken, making issues such as travel and childcare straightforward. We appreciate that value is important to parents and you will find South Africa is great value for money once you arrive.
We would recommend a 3-centre holiday for a 2-week trip with your baby, incorporating a stay in the Cape, the Garden Route and a safari in the malaria free Eastern Cape at a family friendly Lodge. Most offer special game drives for children under 6 once a day and will offer babysitting if required whilst you enjoy a longer experience in the Bush!
Whether you visit Mauritius as an extension to your trip to South Africa, or for a single destination holiday, you will marvel at the idyllic white beaches, friendly people and excellent facilities for children. The coral reef ensures gentle seas for paddling and good children’s clubs are available for those parents needing an hour or two of R&R!
See our accommodation pages for a wide choice of hotels and lodges which offer excellent facilities for both parents and children. You will find information traditionally found in a brochure, alongside details regarding the various room options most suitable for families and information about special facilities, children's meals and supervised activities/childcare options.
soon), tailored to the interests and age-groups of our clients. As we have travelled to these destinations with our young children from age 4 months, we can offer detailed guidance on the best places to stay with babies and pre-school children and how to manage the practicalities of a long-haul holiday with little ones!
Bushbaby Recommended Itinerary for Pre-schoolers - Cape Adventure
• Fly direct, overnight to Cape Town
• Upon arrival you will be met at the Airport and transferred in a private car to the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa where you will stay for 4 nights in a Luxury Room including breakfast.
• The next morning AVIS will deliver your Group C hire car with baby seat so that you can explore the Peninsula.
• Drive to the Garden Route (approx 5 hours) for 4 nights at Hunters Country House in a Garden Cottage including breakfast.
• Continue your journey to Riverbend Lodge, Addo Elephant National Park (3 hours) to enjoy your 2 night Safari on an All Inclusive basis.
• Drive to Port Elizabeth Airport (1 hour) return your hire car and fly home, changing planes in Johannesburg