There’s something about the December holidays that makes us all feel young again, no matter your age – perhaps it’s the Christmas spirit, not having to clock watch, or being able to spend more time with your children? Whatever it may be, we encourage you to release your inner child these December holidays and join in on the fun with these family suited activities…
Wet ‘n Wild Ushaka Marine World
When the sun shines in Durban (when does it not though?) the best place to be is Wet ‘n Wild waterpark at Ushaka Marine World.
Giba Gorge Mountain Bike Track
Head up the hill to Hillcrest and explore the natural beauty of Giba Gorge on the many trails– ranging from beginners to experienced biking and hiking trails.
People’s Park and Moses Mabhida Stadium
People’s Park and Moses Mabhida Stadium itself offers thrill seekers and active kiddies all the entertainment needed for a full day of fun.
Head to Cool Runnings in Tygervalley, Cape Town, and take to Africa’s only toboggan track for an exhilarating day on the slopes for the whole family.
Cape Town Science Centre
Cape Town Science Centre in Observatory is a great place to indulge your kid’s inner nerd. The Centre’s exhibits are both mind-bogglingly cool and informative.
Create a masterpiece (or mess) on a blank canvas, all while listening to funky music. Artjammers are provided with a menu of 12 different size canvases, easels, and a selection of non-toxic acrylic paints, brushes and tools – express yourself!
East London Lion Park
See one of Africa’s greatest predators in close range at the Lion Park, just five minutes outside of East London.
In the summer months this a lovely day spent outdoors for everyone to enjoy strawberry picking and munching at Lavender Blue in Beacon Bay.
Zip-lining at Adrenaline Addo
Take to the trees for a thrill and zipline your way through the Sundays River Valley, found just 50 minutes from Port Elizabeth.
Jane Goodall Chimpanzee Eden Sanctuary
For both an educational and special family treat when holidaying in Mpumalanga, head to the Chimpanzee Eden for an insight into how this beautiful species is being conserved.
Geckoing on the Sabie River
Sabie River Adventures offers an exciting day on the rapids of the upper Sabie River, though not suited to children younger than 12 years old, this is an excellent family activity to do on a warm summer’s day!
Perry’s Bridge Reptile Park
Located in Hazyview, the Perry Bridge reptile park offers interactive demonstrations to enthral brave young kids and adults alike!
Croc City Crocodile Farm
Visit the crocodile farm for an opportunity to view crocodiles and hatchlings at close range.
The Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre
Spend some time exploring the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Centre. This world-renowned breeding and conservation centre offers various tours conducted by knowledgeable tour guides.
Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway
Take a ride up the iconic cable way for breath taking views over the surrounding Magaliesberg Mountains, Hartbeespoort Dam and surrounding landscape of the Magaliesberg.