DESTINATIONS FOR WINTER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

School winter holidays have started early in South Africa this year, so there is no time to waste on booking and planning your family vacation. The Global Travel Alliance has compiled the best family-friendly vacation destinations for everyone to enjoy this 2021 winter holidays.

Father and son camping trip

Give the kids a break from being indoors by giving them the vacation of a lifetime without making a massive dent in your wallet. Global Travel Alliance offers generous savings to our valued members on accommodation, car rentals as well as on other travel related products. You will be able to fully enjoy a fun family vacation without the stress of hefty expenses. So with that in mind, where would you like to go this winter holiday?

We have listed some destinations and events where you and the kids can discover the beauty of our own country.

Sightsee on a safari game drive

Elephants spotted on a safari game drive in the Kruger National Park

The winter months are the peak season for being out in the African bush. Rent a car and take a long leisurely drive to game reserves like the Kruger National Park or Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park in the northwest bordering Namibia. These local adventures during the colder month provide the perfect conditions for spotting the wildlife. We offer many lodging accommodations that our reservations can speedily book for you before the peak season fills up. For those looking for a more rugged experience, the nights are clear for you to enjoy some stargazing while nestled around a campfire.

Work, Stay, Play’ at the Knysna Oyster Festival

Fresh oysters and cocktails served at the Knysna Oyster Festival

Knysna’s Tourism sector has made innovative improvements to the annual Knysna Oyster Festival which includes modern takes on classic events hosted at the festival and more family-friendly fun. Have a staycation in Knysna that your entire household can enjoy between 9-18 July at the Knysna Oyster Festival. Events like the Mountain Bike Family Fun Run, Winter Christmas Market and the Knysna Cycle Tour make this the perfect one-stop-shop for everyone to have a little fun. While at the festival do not forget to indulge in a meal of fresh oysters, seafood, and cocktails to unwind after a long day of adventures.

Visit the divine beaches of Durban

Shark tank at uShaka Marine World

It is possible to have a warm winter weekender within the borders of South Africa by heading to the sunny climate of Durban. Escape the chilly weather for shorts and flip-flops along the warm east coast. The warm days are ideal for outdoor activities like having a braai near to the beach on your staycation. The entire family can learn about and embrace the diverse South African nature at places like uShaka Marine World and Umgeni River Bird Park.

Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day as a family

Nelson Mandela street art in Johannesburg

On the 18 July every year, Nelson Mandela Day is celebrated to commemorate the legacy of the inspiring life that ‘Madiba’ lived. Nelson Mandela Day is an opportunity to teach everyone, especially your kids, the value in uplifting communities in whatever small ways we can. Aside from offering community service, your family could celebrate the life of Mandela could take a boat trip to Robben Island, visit his childhood home in Qunu or the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha.

Allow our experienced reservations team at Global Travel Alliance to help you find accommodation nearest to these attractions. Contact us today for advice, travel specials and peace of mind when making a booking.

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