The Best Luxury Hotels & Resorts For Families – Africa

By Anthony Adler

Savute Elephant Camp
Chobe, Botswana

Known for its herds of elephants, large lion prides and other wild animals. Family safari packages offered, but children should be age eight or older. Luxury tent accommodations.

Khwai River Lodge
Moremi Game Reserve, Botswana

Luxury tents are housed on raised wooden platforms, offering great views of the wildlife below. Tents have private decks, mini-bars, safes and even discreet air conditioning.

&Beyond Baeleur Camp
Kichwa Tembo, Kenya

Set in the legendary Masai Mara in the path of the annual Great Migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra. Ambiance of a classic Kenyan safari. Elegant tents and pool.

Fairmont The Norfolk
Nairobi, Kenya

One of Nairobi’s best luxury hotels. 165 guestrooms and suites, heated pool, health club and gym. Use the hotel as a base for visiting the Elephant Orphanage or the nearby Giraffe Center.

Marrakech, Morocco

Amanjena, peaceful paradise, is located just outside the ancient city of Marrakech. Guided excursions by foot, bicycle and private car. Stay in beautiful pavilions or elaborate two-story maisons.

Kasbah Tamadot
Marrakech, Morocco

Complete luxury in this Sir Richard Branson owned hotel. Explore the surrounding Berber villages on the hotel’s own mules. Resident camels too. Kasbah Kids program with treasure hunts. Fun!

Indigo Bay Island Resort And Spa
Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Idyllic island resort perfect for diving, fishing and various water sports. Land sports include dune-boarding down sand dunes, volleyball, tennis and a form of miniature golf tailored to families.

Cape Grace
Cape Town, South Africa

One of our favorite hotels. Located in the historic Victoria & Alfred Waterfront area. Adults shouldn’t miss the world-class spa. Just the right blend of modern luxury and traditional Cape culture.

Ellerman House
Cape Town, South Africa

Mountainside setting with panoramic ocean views. For a wonderful multigenerational stay, we recommend the Ellerman Villa in the gardens complete with butler and private chef.

Mount Nelson Hotel
Cape Town, South Africa

Fabulous spa has treatments for adults and families. Indulge at the hotel’s famous afternoon tea. Kids’ program offers a huge variety of activities for children of all ages.

One&Only Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa

Prime waterfront location. Wonderful suites for families. Excellent dining including Nobu signature restaurant. Terrific programs for kids and teens. Your family will be spoiled.

Samara Private Game Reserve
Eastern Cape, South Africa

Only children age eight and older can participate in the game drives, but younger ones will not feel neglected because Samara offers supervised programs designed especially for the little ones.

Camp Jabulani
Hoedspruit, South Africa

Experience the bush as an active participant on the back of an elephant. The camp has only six luxury suites. Families should consider the Zindoga Villa on the river’s edge for the ultimate in exclusivity.

The Westcliff
Johannesburg, South Africa

Cliffside hotel is surrounded by beautiful cascading gardens. You may spot an elephant or a springbok from the infinity-edge swimming pool. Lots of activities offered for children.

Pezula Resort Hotel & Spa
Knysna, South Africa

Nestled on the rugged cliffs of the Southern Cape, Pezula is the perfect prelude to your days on safari with a top-rated spa, championship golf, horseback riding and indoor and outdoor pools.

Singita Game Reserves
Kruger National Park, South Africa

Choose from several lodges in Kruger National Park. Singita Ebony and Singita Boulders both offer family suites. A host of children’s activities including the Mini Rangers Course, trampolines and wildlife shows.

&Beyond Phinda Private Game Reserve
KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This luxury game reserve offers seven diverse habitats with wildlife virtually everywhere. We recommend The Zuka Lodge with its coastal bush style and the exclusive safari villas at The Homestead.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge
Limpopo Province, South Africa

The Big Five (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino) literally surround the lodge. Bask in luxury with private plunge pools and air conditioning. Stargaze with Tintswalo’s experienced guides. Safari first, spa later.

MalaMala Game Reserve
MalaMala Game Reserve, South Africa

Famous MalaMala is known for its wildlife. Families of all ages are welcome at the main camp’s luxurious accommodations. Try an after-dark safari through the bush for an adventure to remember.

The Palace of the Lost City at Sun City
North West Province, South Africa

The Valley of Waves water park is an Elite Family Travel award winner. Highlights include Gary Player golf course, huge casino and neighboring Pilanesberg National Park. Don’t feed the monkeys.

Londolozi Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Proud of its ecotourism roots, Londolozi is a family-run and family-friendly operation with luxurious accommodations and fine cuisine. Situated on the Sand River in the heart of the Sabi Sands Game Reserve.

Ulusaba Private Game Reserve
Sabi Sand Game Reserve, South Africa

Richard Branson’s fabulous resort offers the Ulusaba Cubs Club – a kids’ program with treasure hunts, storytelling and more. Track the Big Five in open Land Rovers. World-class spa.

&Beyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

The incredible crater is a World Heritage Site and home to 25,000 animals. So many zebra! Often described as the Eighth Wonder of the World. Spectacular accommodations and dining. Children over five only.

Singita Grumeti Reserves
The Serengeti, Tanzania

Children are welcome at the Faru Faru Lodge and the Singita Sasakwa Lodge. Both command a view of the renowned migratory route traversed annually by more than a million wildebeest and the predators that lie in wait.

The Victoria Falls Hotel
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

The hotel offers spectacular views and a private path to the famous falls. Watch the crazy bungee jumpers from the terrace while enjoying high tea. Try white-water rafting or a vintage steam train excursion.

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