South Africa for Teens

For teenagers, South Africa opens up into a playground of exciting wildlife, rich culture and adrenaline filled activities. At Scott Dunn, we know the best places to explore to create the most memorable South Africa holiday for your family. Being such a diverse country, there is something to pique the interest of even the most hard-to-please teens.

South Africa for Teens

If your teen is an active adventurer, South Africa has standup paddle boarding with penguins in Cape Town, game safaris where you can view the “Big Five” in Madikwe, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, ATV tours and hiking.

Or if your teen prefers more cultural pursuits, they can explore the various museums that delve into South Africa’s sordid history, or your family can visit Long St. & Kloof St. in Cape Town for vibrant galleries, antique shops, bookstores, and out-of-this-world restaurants. Those with an artistic eye can even go on a private photographic safari with award winning photographer Mike Dexter.

With so many cool once-in-a-lifetime experiences available in South Africa, there’s no way your family will get bored.

Coastal Cave Tour

Coastal Cave Tour

Garden Route, South Africa

Explore the fascinating coastal caves in the cliffs below Grootbos. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the history of human habitation going back in time to a period when the Stone Age people and Khoi bushman called the caves home.

Horse Riding in the Cape

Horse Riding in the Cape

Garden Route, South Africa

Enjoy exploring the dramatic landscapes of South Africa on horseback, an experience to be included on any visit.

Photographic Safaris

Photographic Safaris

Eastern Cape Game Reserves, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Private photographic safaris and tutorials are offered by local award-winning photographer Mike Dexter. A private safari vehicle with ranger and tracker is provided to tailor-make each experience.

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve

Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa

Plettenberg Bay Game Reserve is the largest game reserve in the Southern Cape and is in the perfect location for anyone who wants to experience a one day, big game viewing experience along the Garden Route.

Visit the local children's home

Visit the local children's home

Greater Kruger, South Africa

Visit The Fold, a non-profit charitable organisation set up to provide a home and teaching for young children in need.

Game drives and bush walks at Tswalu

Game drives and bush walks at Tswalu

The Kalahari, South Africa

With no set routes or times, game drives at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve are relaxed and personalised, meaning each guest can plan their own safari adventure. Bush walks give guests the chance to get up close and personal with the flora and smallest fauna.

Couples Wildlife Adventure
Horseback safari at Tswalu

Horseback safari at Tswalu

The Kalahari, South Africa

Saddle up and survey the Kalahari from a different perspective on a horseback safari at Tswalu Kalahari Reserve. Walk through the plains and dunes, and experience safari just as the early explorers would have.

Adventure Riding Wildlife Couples
Robben Island Trip

Robben Island Trip

Cape Town, South Africa

A short ferry ride from the V and A Waterfront in Cape Town is the famous Robben Island, a cultural must-do when staying in Cape Town, this trip gives an insight into South Africa's difficult history, as well as brilliant views across Cape Towns harbour.

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&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

&Beyond Phinda Mountain Lodge

Phinda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa

Phinda Mountain Lodge is a great safari destination on the private Phinda Game Reserve. The lodge offers 25 suites in individual rondavels, scatted along the mountainside, with the focus on authentic African architecture and ethnic design.

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Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is an elegant hotel with 197 rooms and suites and is situated within a sprawling lush garden estate in the heart of Cape Town. The hotel is fantastically located to explore the attractions in and around Cape Town.

Adventure Spa & health
Cape Grace Hotel

Cape Grace Hotel

Cape Town, South Africa

The Cape Grace is a stylishly decorated hotel with 120 rooms, set on its own private quay within the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. The hotel is surrounded on 3 sides by the bustling harbour and is in a fantastic location from which to explore Cape Town.

Culture Short Break Spa & health
Cape View Clifton

Cape View Clifton

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape View Clifton offers a dream-home away from home in the heart of this popular coastal suburb. Dramatic coastal views, and just a stone's throw from Bantry Bay and Camps Bay, Cape View is a great option for a stay in Cape Town.

Sailing & surfing Short Break
Leobo Private Reserve

Leobo Private Reserve

Waterberg, Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa

Leobo Private Reserve is an exclusive, luxury bush retreat situated in the Waterberg region of South Africa. The reserve is only available on an exclusive use basis and guests can enjoy an array of activities, all arranged for them at the drop of a hat.

Adventure Riding Wildlife Villa
Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Londolozi Private Game Reserve

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa

Comprising five separate camps over 14,000 game-rich hectares, in the heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Londolozi is a thoroughly luxurious but down to earth safari destination, which prides it self on its excellent standard of guiding.

Adventure Wildlife
One&Only Cape Town

One&Only Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa

The One&Only Cape Town is the largest luxury hotel in Cape Town, offering chic water-side accommodation in 78 rooms and 53 suites. The hotel is fabulously located at the heart of the Victoria and Alfred waterfront.

Culture Spa & health
Singita Boulders Lodge

Singita Boulders Lodge

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa

An exclusive oasis in the beautiful and game-rich Greater Kruger area, Singita Boulders Lodge offers high levels of service, impeccable guiding, luxurious, airy rooms and the chance to get close to nature, accompanied by your expert guide.

Couples Wildlife Spa & health
Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

The Kalahari, South Africa

Lying on the edge of the Kalahari, Tswalu offers luxurious accommodation in two camps, The Motse and Tarkuni, which can accommodate up to 16 and 10 guests respectively. Both camps are a great option for families and children are well looked after.

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Hermanus, Garden Route, South Africa

Just 2 hours from Cape Town, Grootbos is a superb family-run nature reserve set on the fynbos-clad hills above Walker Bay. 27 luxurious suites are divided between two lodges, set amongst ancient milkwood trees overlooking a majestic sweep of coastline.

Adventure Wildlife Culture Off the beaten track
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