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 vacation 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.

Family Private Cape Adventure

Family Private Cape Adventure

Cape Town, South Africa

Explore the Cape with a professional guide and private custom-built Adventure Utility Vehicle fully equipped with surfboards, stand up paddle boards, hiking packs and more for a day that combines adventure and sightseeing!

Campfire Cooking at Melton Manor

Campfire Cooking at Melton Manor

Eastern Cape Game Reserves, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Anyone who's been on safari more than once knows you'll eat very well. So why not roll cooking and learning some South African braai (barbeque) skills in and around your safari activities at Kwandwe Melton Manor?

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.

Families on Safari At Madikwe Safari Lodge

Families on Safari At Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa

Madikwe Safari Lodge wants to create an environment for children & parents where they can tailor their stay based on exactly what everyone feels like doing or what opportunity may presents itself at the time.

Fishing at Molori

Fishing at Molori

Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa

The Groot Marico River runs through the reserve and offers some spectacular fishing spots as well as an opportunity to see hippos. Molori Safari can arrange a fishing excursion complete with a delectable picnic basket.

Flight over Walker Bay

Flight over Walker Bay

Garden Route, South Africa

Take-off from Grootbos' private airstrip for a magical flight over the Walker Bay area, from July to October enjoy incredible sightings of Southern Right Whales from the air.

Footsteps and township private tour

Footsteps and township private tour

Cape Town, South Africa

Discover the tumultuous history of South Africa with a guided walking tour around Cape Town, and meet some of the residents, with a chance to learn about how they come together to create a strong community in the city's townships.

Culture Eco/ethical tourism
Full Day Cape Point Tour

Full Day Cape Point Tour

Cape Town, South Africa

Your driver will collect you and drive you down the west coast of the Cape Peninsula. He will introduce you to the geography and cultural history, culminating at the Cape itself. You will drive back via Boulders Beach to see the penguins.

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.

Leobo Starlight Safaris

Leobo Starlight Safaris

Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa

The Observatory Dome houses a fully automated 20-inch telescope. Due to the reserve’s remote location, the sky is extraordinarily clear.

$200pp

25 Tour Ideas
&Beyond Kirkman's Kamp

&Beyond Kirkman's Kamp

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa

Kirkman's Kamp has spectacular views of unspoiled wilderness as far as the eye can see. The homestead serves as the recreational hub of the camp, particularly at mealtimes, and each of the eighteen cottages has its own private veranda.

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&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge

&Beyond Ngala Safari Lodge

Timbavati Private Nature Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa

Comprising 20 thatched cottages with en-suite bathrooms and private verandas, Ngala Safari Lodge is a great choice for families and couples alike. Couples will also enjoy the luxurious Safari Suite, overlooking the Mopane riverbed.

Adventure Wildlife Eco/ethical tourism
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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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Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren

Paarl, The Winelands, South Africa

Babylonstoren is a beautiful and unique boutique hotel located within vineyards and orchards in the Drakenstein Valley. Envision converted Cape Dutch farm buildings as your own person cottage or enjoy a luxury suite in the converted farm house.

Couples Eco/ethical tourism Spa & health
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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 harbor 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
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
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
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Lion Sands River Lodge

Lion Sands River Lodge

Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Greater Kruger, South Africa

Lion Sands River Lodge is a beautifully designed safari lodge in the heart of the Sabi Sand Game Reserve. On the bank of the Sabi River, the location offers unparalleled game viewing, and the lodge a luxurious experience with fantastic service.

Wildlife Adventure Eco/ethical tourism
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