Holiday activities for kids and families

Find kids holiday clubs, camps and holiday care in Gauteng or family getaways in other parts of the country. Browse the list below.

Vipassana Association of South Africa Trust
Meditation and yoga to build confidence and calm in your kids plus a free lunch
From 8 - 16 yrs old
Developing Mindz
Offering tuition services, aftercare, homework supervision and assistance as well as a holiday club.
From 6 - 18 yrs old
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Reviews
Nature rambles through an area of grasslands and wooded hills with wildlife only 10km from the heart of Joburg.
Party Animals SA Reviews
Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; West Rand
Interactive Educational Animal Shows with Caiman Crocodile, Snakes, Tarantulas, Chinchilla, Hairless Rat, Blue-Tongue Skink, Tenrec, Ant Farm & Petsitting services
All ages
Dance Parties & Entertainment
Dance parties for kids, dance workshops, dance teambuilding events for corporates or any other adult function
From 3 - 18 yrs old
Mziki Safari Lodge
A natural, affordable haven for eco-travellers seeking an authentic, unaffected encounter with the African bush.
From Birth - All ages
Shepherds Fold Stables Reviews
West Rand
Find horse riding lessons for children and adults from 3 to 63 years! -We have experienced and caring instructors who cater for everyone. We also offer pony parties and pony holiday camps
From 3 yrs - All ages
Sundowner Fly fishing Adventures
West Rand
Family outing with fishing, restaurant, kids activities, holiday accommodation, fishing lessons and kids parties.
From 5 yrs - All ages
JATA - Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts Reviews
Our academy offers quality tuition for children and teens in all aspects of the performing arts and presents group classes in diverse forms of dance plus individualized acting and singing coaching.
From 3 yrs - All ages
1st Randburg Meerkats, Cubs and Scouts
Cubs and Scouts promotes adventure, learning and leadership amongst children and young adults.
From 5 - 18 yrs old
The Peartree Centre
The Peartree -Pre-booked exclusive venue in Craighall Park for your celebration: family get-togethers, anniversaries, stork parties and children's parties.
All ages
Lory Park Zoo
Lory Park is a privately run zoo and animal sanctuary situared in Midrand. We house for an assortment of exotic and indigenous mammals, reptiles, bird
All ages
Au Pair Professional Services
Pretoria / Tshwane; Johannesburg; West Rand; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Vaal Triangle / Sedi...
Specialising in au pairs, tutors, domestic nannies, school facilitators, lifting schemes, nurses, domestic chefs, house sitters
All ages
Wanderers Cricket Club
Cricket coaching for boys and girls
From 6 - 14 yrs old
Ranger Stables
Ranger Stables is a small stable yard found in the heart of Craighall Park. We offer horse riding lessons, pony rental for parties, holiday camps and weekday / weekend outrides.
All ages
Art Studio 32 Flavours
Johannesburg; East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Art lessons for kids, teens and adults. Explore creativity through drawing,painting and sculpture.
From 5 yrs - All ages
Irene Country Lodge
Pretoria / Tshwane
Luxury family accommodation with kids activities, day spa, conference, wedding & functions venue, NOT a kids party venue.
All ages
Fun art and craft venue for kids, messy play classes, party venue
From 18 mnths - All ages
Sarah's Swim Academy
Swimming Lessons
From 3 yrs - All ages
Little Lamps Pre-school
Our kindergarten is a home away from home for 1-6yr olds. We offer small-sized classes run with the integration of the CAPS curriculum and Cambridge Principles.
From 4 mnths - 5 yrs old
Happy Acres
Fun filled holiday camps, Natural Science school courses, Leadership courses, sports and bonding camps.
From 7 - 14 yrs old
Tara Rokpa Centre
Groot Marico
Retreats - mindfulness meditation yoga wellness Buddhism family environment gardening eco-building therapy community
Comprehensive computer and coding courses for kids aged 6 to 14 years old in Sunninghill, Johannesburg North
From 6 - 16 yrs old
Achieve with Clare Reviews
East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Johannesburg
Private tuition, online tuition, homework supervision and/or childcare services.
From 3 - 15 yrs old
Garden Road Montessori
We are a Montessori based nursery school specifically designed to cultivate a love for learning, exploring and imagination with the best Montessori materials for 18 mnths to 6 year olds.
From 2 - 6 yrs old
Kolor Kids Art
Arts and crafts studio, party venue, art classes, art stationery suppliers, teambuilding for corporates
From 2 yrs - All ages
Sue Rollinson Tennis Academy
Professional Tennis Coaching to all ages. Venues: Pirates Tennis Club Greenside and Grayston Prep
From 4 yrs - All ages
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
World Class interactive science museum offering science & technology programmes for general public & schools. Also Birthday party & conference venues.
All ages
Bedford Centre
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Bedford offers an elegant shopping, living and dining experience in the heart of Bedfordview, JHB
All ages
Helen O Grady Drama Academy Midrand and Pretoria
Pretoria / Tshwane; Johannesburg
Acting and Developing Confidence - Speech and Drama for ages 5 - 18yrs.
From 3 - 18 yrs old
Johannesburg Zoo
The Big 5, Animals of the Amazon, Day and night tours, children's farmyard, tractor rides, kids party venue, school tours and more
All ages
The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa / Pretoria Zoo
Pretoria / Tshwane
This is the largest zoo in SA with Aquarium & Reptile Park, holiday programs, tours, camping, birthday parties, tractor train rides etc.
Club Engage Jhb North Deals
South Africa's leading provider of after school and holiday care solutions. Holiday club open to all private and public schools, Aftercare all year round.
From 3 - 12 yrs old
Joburg Ballet
Joburg Ballet is the country's foremost professional ballet company.
From 6 yrs old
Cashane Junior Rangers
West Rand
Survival and bushcraft courses for children. Cashane Junior Rangers is about bringing people back in touch with nature through fun outdoor activities
From 7 - 18 yrs old
Club Engage Randburg
Johannesburg; East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Fun Aftercare programme with homework supervision & extramurals. Themed activities for both aftercare & holiday programmes in arts & crafts, music & drama, sports & games and fun food & experiments. Great outdoor venue that is secure, all meals incl.
From 3 - 13 yrs old
STEM & Robotics for Kids Reviews
Science, STEM, Rocket launch, Dinosaurs, Chemistry Experiments, Programming, Engineering, Robotics
From 6 - 17 yrs old
Hands On Science
We create hands-on Science Shows and Workshops for all kinds of audiences at science festivals, schools, events, and parties.
From 5 - 12 yrs old
Tennis For Life Deals
Professional Tennis coaching available to all ages and levels
All ages
Daktari Wildlife Orphanage
Non profit company, dealing with orphaned wildlife and using the animals as a medium for education particularly for the underprivileged children
From 12 yrs - All ages
Sci-enza Hands On Science
Pretoria / Tshwane
Interactive - Science Centre for kids / Science Parties
Sugar Bay Holiday Camp
KZN North Coast
A holiday camp for children and teens, on the KZN North Coast
From 7 - 17 yrs old
Thandi's Tutoring and Au Pair service
Tutoring, Tuition services, Au Pairing, Pet Sitting and House Sitting
From 10 - 18 yrs old
Club Engage Joburgwest
South Africa's leading provider of afterschool and holiday care solutions. Offering supervised aftercare and holiday care programs.
From 12 yrs old
Sifiso Edtech
Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; West Rand; Vaal Triangle / Sedi...
Coding and robotics training and robotics sales, robotics holiday programs
From 5 - 15 yrs old
The TechoLab at the University of Johannesburg hosts workshops in technology for children of all ages.
From 6 - 18 yrs old
Bryanston Cricket Hub (BCH) Deals
Elite Private Cricket Coaching Club offering cricket coaching, cricket clinics and holiday camps.
From 5 yrs - All ages
Honeydew A-maze-ing Mazes
West Rand
Giant Maze Puzzles Outdoor Family Fun Parties Schools Teambuilding Weekend
From 6 yrs - All ages
Sun Valley Stables
Shows, pony camps, fun days and outrides. Different levels of promotion. Safe first ponies to competitive ponies available. Halfbait and fullbait ponies available.
All ages
Fame Academy
Performing Arts Holiday Workshops: Singing Dancing Acting
From 6 - 16 yrs old
Aragon Stables
West Rand
We offer quality horse riding lessons plus pony parties and camps for all ages in Muldersdrift. Whether you have never ridden before, or need lessons in show jumping or dressage, we can help you!
From 3 yrs - All ages
Little Chefs Club Reviews
West Rand
Kids cooking and baking classes, saturday cooking workshops, cooking and baking themed birthday parties, holiday workshops
From 4 - 15 yrs old
Garden World
West Rand
Garden Centre with tea garden, kids playground, animal farmyard, wedding & kids party venue, Educ centre, craft market, Clover Mama Afrika Bakes
All ages
Master Maths & Science Randpark Ridge
Qualified tutors offer indvidual extra maths tuition for Gr 4-12 plus Science for Gr10-12
From 10 yrs old
Aniki's Kitchen
West Rand
Little Chef's parties, cooking classes for children, domestic workers and adults.Teambuilding and parties.
From 4 yrs - All ages
Hennopspride Lifestyle Resort
Pretoria / Tshwane
Water park for the whole family. Family accommodation with swimming pools, slides, jumping pillow, braai areas, swim, hiking
All ages
Jackies Playschool/nursery school
Nursery school with small groups indiividual attention, playball, pottery computers holiday care
From 18 mnths - 6 yrs old
Montessori Eco Schools
An international Montessori based preschool and primary school with a wide variety of extra-murals and more.
From 1 - 13 yrs old

How to use our School Holiday Directory?

School holidays are great, however it is often difficult to stop your kids from getting bored. To make it a little easier to find all you need for the school holidays, we have put together some things to consider when using the directory, which will hopefully narrow down your search and help you find what you need for a great holiday.

Daily Holiday Programs for Kids

Kids of today find it difficult to keep themselves occupied. Many companies offer great holiday programs for kids which are either for the full day or half days where kids can do things they enjoy. Arts and crafts , dance , and drama programs will have your kids engaged in stimulating activities. Kids sport workshops and clinics are great for children who wish to perfect their sport. These are shorter programs designed to add-on to what children usually do in their extra murals. Science and tech programs are educational and fun as kids learn important life skills as well.

You will also find holiday programs for extra math to help your child if they’re struggling at school. Churches, recreation centres and small businesses offer a range of mixed programs to make your life as a parent easier. If it's animals your child is interested in, you can enroll your child in a program such as horse riding or they may enjoy volunteering at a zoo.

Holiday Care

With many households having both parents at work, holiday care is important. Most preschools offer holiday care for kids that attend their schools as well as older children in their suburb. Holiday clubs also offer amazing activities, fun and stimulating as well as age-appropriate so your kids will never come home saying they were bored!

Sleepover Camps for Kids

The perfect break for parents and most awesome time for kids is when they're away at camp! Kids sleepover camps can be found in the most picturesque locations around South Africa including the Magaliesberg, Mpumalanga, Kwazulu-Natal and in Gauteng. These camps offer kids time to enjoy their natural surroundings, be tech-free and most importantly, form bonds that will last a lifetime. Teenage camps get your teenager excited (believe it or not) as well as active for a weekends break.

Holiday Destinations

You might decide to go away for the holidays and South Africans know that South Africa is the best holiday destination ever. Our weather, the different landscapes, African sunsets and the beaches, your options are endless. With such a variety of holiday activities for families, couples, students and friends.

Popular Holiday Destinations in Gauteng

Gauteng is situated in the Highveld and is famous for its beautiful Highveld thunderstorms as well as suburbs lined with Jacaranda trees in full bloom during the summers. There are many interesting places to go on holiday in Gauteng including the Johannesburg Zoo, The apartheid Museum, Montecasino and FNB stadium. In addition you will find great places to stay such as find upmarket hotels, cozy guesthouses, country-style boutique hotels, spas and more in this urban jungle. Most of these have facilities for conferences, gyms, are kid-friendly and conveniently located. If it’s shopping you’re into, Johannesburg is known as the best city in all of Africa for its variety of world-class malls.

Popular Holiday Destinations in Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN)

This is one of the largest provinces in SA. Kwaz-Zulu Natal is a popular holiday destination for families in Gauteng. The Drakensberg forms part of the Great Escarpment and you will find a range of luxury accommodation in KZN , hiking trails, adventure activities and beautiful settings. Beaches across the coast of KZN are great not only for swimming but for fishing, boating, dolphin watching and much more. Ushaka Marine World is a world class aquarium and water park that families thoroughly enjoy

Popular Holiday Destinations in Mpumalanga

Formerly known as the Eastern Transvaal, just a 5 hour drive away from Johannesburg, families can look forward to sights and sounds of the Kruger National Park. Game viewing, safari drives and the Big 5 are what make the Park famous. In addition, the province's iconic Blyde River Canyon is among the world’s largest, a beautiful sightseeing experience. Mpumalanga has great holiday accommodation options, including family resorts and lodges to choose from.

Popular Holiday Destinations in Limpopo

If it's a family holiday you're looking for that's close to nature, then look no further. The Limpopo Province is the ideal getaway with great hotels, lodges and other accommodation, all tailored around family activities such as fishing, hiking, walking trails, animal sanctuaries, swimming pools, wildlife parks, restaurants and more.

The North-West is a Popular Destination

Magaliesberg is only about an hour out of Johannesburg so this is an ideal weekend getaway destination. With plenty of outdoor activities like fishing, hot-air balloons, swimming, sports and spa venues, the North-West is a popular destination. It is often the place for corporate functions, conferences and team building weekends too.

Popular holiday destinations in Mozambique

Neighbouring SA and having the Indian Ocean on its beaches, Mozambique has arguably the best swimming beaches in Africa. Accommodation in Mozambique includes rustic lodges, luxury 7 star hotels and everything in-between. Swimming with dolphins is possible and the variety of seafood will have foodies licking their fingers!

Spas/Wellness Getaways

There’s nothing quite like a spa treatment or retreat to help you feel rejuvenated. You’ll find these all in Gauteng for a quick, well-deserved feel-good or pampering session.

House & Pet Sitters

Unfortunately the reality is that our country is not the safest. House sitters provide peace of mind by looking after your property while you’re away. Pets will be properly cared for by loving individuals so you can relax and enjoy your break.

For all that you may need to enjoy a relaxed holiday or an exciting one with kids; we at jozikids have taken the time to make your life easy and your holiday hassle-free.

Begin your search

For all that you may need to enjoy a relaxed holiday or an exciting one with kids; we at jozikids have taken the time to make your life easy and your holiday hassle-free. Enjoy exploring the various holiday options.

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