Holiday activities for kids and families

School holidays are what we all look forward to! We can help you plan your school holidays plus find pet and house sitters to look after your home while you are away. There are also companies offering kids holiday clubs, camps and holiday care for those of you who will be staying home or need to work and want your kids entertained.

Kidz Fishing Camp
Vaal Triangle / Sedibeng
fishing holiday camps for kids of all ages filled with fun activities plus family getaway or day trip
From 7 - 15 yrs old
Nutty Scientists
East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Johannesburg
Hands on science education, educational shows, birthday parties, holiday programs, science educational camps for kids
From 4 - 16 yrs old
The Character Company Reviews
Johannesburg
NPO - Mentorship program for boys with absent fathers, youth development
From 5 - 14 yrs old
Clubventure
KZN North Coast
zipline, scuba, paintball, family accommodation, party venue, school trips and camps
From 5 yrs old
Let them grow preschool and daycare
Johannesburg
Nursery school, creche & day care with aftercare & holiday care
From Birth - 5 yrs old
Artjamming
Johannesburg; East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Fun art and craft venue for kids, messy play classes, party venue
From 18 mnths - All ages
The Cradle Rest
West Rand
Halaal, well-being holistic centre, venue for retreats & getaways, wedding venue, family reunions, corporate functions, accommodation, school groups
All ages
Singing Forest Montessori (Fourways)
Johannesburg
An international nursery school where children pick their own organic fruit, learn to recycle and respect the environment, Wide variety of extra-murals and more.
From 1 - 6 yrs old
Little Chefs Club Reviews
West Rand
Kiddies Cooking/Baking Activities, Saturday Workshops, Birthday Parties, Holiday Workshops
From 3 yrs old
Vipassana Association of South Africa Trust
Johannesburg
Meditation and yoga to build confidence and calm in your kids plus a free lunch
From 8 - 16 yrs old
Expressions Junior Prep & Kids Club Reviews
Johannesburg
Junior Preparatory School from kindergarten, Extra Murals, Exclusive After Care with Homework Support and Holiday Care Programmes
From 5 - 16 yrs old
ZuluMites Reviews
Johannesburg
isiZulu language learning for families, children, caregivers and schools.
From 2 - 8 yrs old
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
Bright Young Chefs Reviews
Johannesburg
Come & experiment with colour, flavour and texture. Our fun filled workshops will have you using all your senses to create mouth-watering yummy meals.
From 1 yr - All ages
The Peartree Centre
Johannesburg
The Peartree -Pre-booked exclusive venue in Craighall Park for your celebration: family get-togethers, anniversaries, stork parties and children's parties.
All ages
Achieve with Clare Reviews
Johannesburg
Private tuition, homeschooling and/or homework supervision and/or childcare in the comfort of your own home!
From 3 - 12 yrs old
Master Maths and Science Centre in Your Area
Johannesburg; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; West Rand; Pretoria / Tshwane; Vaal Triangle / Sedi...
Qualified tutors offer individual extra maths and science tuition for Gr 4-12
From 10 - 18 yrs old
Kids Can Cook Academy SA
Pretoria / Tshwane
Interactive cookie decorating workshops for kids to raise funds for our projects. We also give away Chef parties.
From 4 - 18 yrs old
Master Maths & Science Randpark Ridge
Johannesburg
Qualified tutors offer indvidual extra maths tuition for Gr 4-12 plus Science for Gr10-12
From 10 yrs old
Master Maths & Science Sandton
Johannesburg
Our unique method of integrating personal contact from tutors with interactive computer lessons sets us apart from other maths tuition services. Our lessons are authored by highly competent maths teachers to make the curriculum easy to understand.
From 10 - 18 yrs old
Sunninghill Arts & Crafts
Johannesburg
Mosaics, paints, canvases, creative projects, scrapbooking, workshops for all ages and for all levels.
From 2 yrs - All ages
Lory Park Zoo
Johannesburg
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
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
Sarah's Swim Academy
Johannesburg
Swimming Lessons
From 3 yrs - All ages
Dance Parties & Entertainment
Johannesburg
Dance parties for kids, dance workshops, dance teambuilding events for corporates or any other adult function
From 3 - 18 yrs old
The Kids Gym
Johannesburg
At The Kids Gym we are all about FUN and FITNESS! We offer a variety of cardio exercises, games and equipment to develop your child's fitness and strength.
From 18 mnths - 15 yrs old
Tatjana's Music Studio Reviews
Johannesburg
Music lessons including singing, piano, guitar, violin and clarinet lessons!
From 5 - 18 yrs old
REDevelop
Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane
Specialists in recreational, educational and developmental adventure programming and action coaching.
From 9 yrs - All ages
Kolor Kids Art Reviews
Johannesburg
Arts and crafts studio, party venue, art classes, art stationery suppliers, teambuilding for corporates
From 2 yrs - All ages
Bushtrail and Environmental Centre
Magaliesburg
We offer holiday camps for kids & educational camps for schools.
From 7 - 14 yrs old
JATA - Johannesburg Academy for Theatre Arts Reviews
Johannesburg
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
Keye Coaching - The Kids and Teens Empowerment Coach
Johannesburg
Life skills development for kids & teens, coaching and help with bullying, lack of focus, low self confidence, peer pressure, anger, divorce issues,
From 8 yrs - All ages
Sandton City
Johannesburg
With more than 300 leading local and international retailers, Sandton City is a one-of-a-kind premier fashion and leisure destination. It's an energetic hub of Afro-cosmopolitan glamour - international shopping with South African flair.
Chatterbox Day School
Johannesburg
Nursery school, Day & night school ,preschool, swimming school, pre-primary, childcare, daycare, primary, aftercare, holiday care & baby sitting
From Birth - 8 yrs old
HappyFun Kids Alberton
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Arts, Crafts, Sport, Ceramic Painting, Mosaic, Color Run Events, Birthday Parties, Entertainment for Kids, Jam Zone, School Holiday Programs
From 6 mnths - 13 yrs old
1st Randburg Meerkats, Cubs and Scouts
Johannesburg
Cubs and Scouts promotes adventure, learning and leadership amongst children and young adults.
From 5 - 18 yrs old
Garden Road Montessori
Johannesburg
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
Little Cooks Club
Johannesburg; East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Kids & adults cooking classes, cooking & baking parties and holiday programs, adult and domestic worker cooking classes in Gauteng.
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
Sue Rollinson Tennis Academy
Johannesburg
Professional Tennis Coaching to all ages. Venues: Parkwood Tennis Club, Pirates Tennis Club Greenside
From 4 yrs - All ages
StudentCo Pet sitting services
Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; West Rand
Pet sitters, house sitters, holiday pet care, dog walking in all major areas of Gauteng
BBK Trails
Waterval Boven
Adventure pony camps for kids holidays
From 8 - 16 yrs old
Happy Acres Reviews
Magaliesburg
Fun filled holiday camps, Natural Science school courses, Leadership courses and bonding camps.
From 7 - 14 yrs old
Irene Country Lodge
Pretoria / Tshwane
Luxury family accommodation with kids activities, day spa, conference, wedding & functions venue, NOT a kids party venue.
All ages
JEFA Education
West Rand
STEM steam education,holiday club, lego, robotics or kids, coding technology jefa, Coding courses weekly
From 4 - 18 yrs old
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
Tirisano Foundation
Johannesburg
High school learner development and support organisation providing a structured programme to assist learners
From 13 - 18 yrs old
Mziki Safari Lodge
Rustenburg
A natural, affordable haven for eco-travellers seeking an authentic, unaffected encounter with the African bush.
From Birth - 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
Jackies Playschool/nursery school
Johannesburg
Nursery school with small groups indiividual attention, playball, pottery computers holiday care
From 18 mnths - 6 yrs old
Tennis For Life
Johannesburg
Professional Tennis coaching available to all ages and levels
All ages
Chartwell Stables (Fourways)
Johannesburg
Childrens Riding School and Livery Stable. We specialize in teaching children to ride from beginners to advanced and offer childrens holiday pony camps.
From 4 yrs - All ages
TechnoLab
Johannesburg
The TechoLab at the University of Johannesburg hosts workshops in technology for children of all ages.
From 6 - 18 yrs old
Little 5 Sandton
Johannesburg
A nursery school and daycare based on play with a purpose. Our children are encouraged to move, experience, hear/see, name, understand and use, while learning
From 3 mnths - 4 yrs old
PsychMatters Therapy Centre
East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Johannesburg
Life Skills & Therapy for parents, kids, teens, adults & families: Inspired to assist all to have a MASTERFUL life
From 1 yr - All ages
Little Lamps Pre-school
Johannesburg
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 1 - 6 yrs old
Camp Nelu Adventure Centre
Magaliesburg
21st birthday parties, Economical wedding venue with chapel, Holiday camps, adventure birthday parties, school camps, Hekpoort area, day trips
From 6 - 14 yrs old
Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve Reviews
Johannesburg
Nature rambles through an area of grasslands and wooded hills with wildlife only 10km from the heart of Joburg.
Honeydew A-maze-ing Mazes
West Rand
Giant Maze Puzzles Outdoor Family Fun Parties Schools Teambuilding Weekend
From 6 yrs - All ages
The National Zoological Gardens of South Africa / Pretoria Zoo
Pretoria / Tshwane
This is the largest zoo in SA w/ Aquarium & Reptile Park, holiday programs, tours, camping, birthday parties, tractor train rides etc.
Christine De Jager Art Classes
Johannesburg
Art classes, art workshops, holiday art programs
From 9 - 14 yrs old
Smallways Nursery School
Johannesburg
Kindergarten and nursery school that believes in Holistic learing with nurturing, loving teachers to compliment it. We follow the CAPS system of teaching
From 9 mnths - 6 yrs old
Cathedral Peak Hotel
Drakensberg
Family holiday accomodation with activities for families and children.
All ages
Northgate Shopping Centre
Johannesburg
Shopping Centre with ice rink, movies, cinema, shops, entertainment, food, restaurants, children, shopping, fun!
All ages
Ranger Stables
Johannesburg
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
Field and Study Montessori Preschool
Johannesburg
Half day, Montessori nursery school for kids. We also offer a holiday program.
From 18 mnths - 5 yrs old
STEM & Robotics for Kids
Johannesburg
Halloween, Science, STEM, Rocket launch, Dinosaurs, Chemistry Experiments, Programming, Engineering, Robotics
From 6 - 14 yrs old
Sherpa Kids Randburg
Johannesburg
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
Expressions Kids Club - Extra Murals
Johannesburg
Yoga, karate, art, mixed crafts, cooking and baking for kids, teens and adults
From 5 yrs - All ages
Tara Rokpa Centre
Groot Marico
Retreats - mindfulness meditation yoga wellness Buddhism family environment gardening eco-building therapy community
Sun Valley Stables
Johannesburg
Shows, pony camps, fun days and outrides. Different levels of promotion. Safe first ponies to competitive ponies available. Halfbait and fullbait ponies available.
From 3 yrs - All ages
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!
All ages
Create Esteamed Kids
Pretoria / Tshwane; Johannesburg; East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Monthly STEAM classes for ages 2-12. Learn. Experiment. Explore. Play.
From 2 - 12 yrs old
Think Camp - SA's Tech Camp for Kids & Teens
Johannesburg
Learn coding, robotics and game design with Think Camp. From JavaScript and Python to Robotics and Game Design, Think Camp ensures kids and teens thrive in the high-tech world of tomorrow
From 8 - 15 yrs old
5 Senses Creative Exploration Centre
Johannesburg
Using a whole-child approach, this centre provides learning support in various scholastic areas, and also creative opportunities such as pottery.
All ages
Southern Sports Academy
Johannesburg
Professional Tennis coaching for kids and adults, ladies groups, holiday programs
From 5 yrs - All ages
Teddy Sport
Johannesburg
Weekly sport activities focusing on tennis and cricket for the very young, holiday clubs and activities, birthday parties
From 3 - 6 yrs old
Joburg Ballet
Johannesburg
Joburg Ballet is the country's foremost professional ballet company.
From 6 yrs old
Fame Academy Reviews
Johannesburg
Performing Arts Holiday Workshops: Singing Dancing Acting
From 6 - 16 yrs old
MamaZumbulas Transport, Travel & Tours
Johannesburg; West Rand
Offerling safe, affordable and reliable school shuttle services and educational day tours during the holidays.
All ages
Experienced Tutor, excellent results Reviews
Johannesburg
Need extra Maths? One-on-one for grades 4 – 9 and beyond.
From 9 yrs - All ages
Sherpa Kids South Africa
Johannesburg; Pretoria / Tshwane; East Rand / Ekurhuleni; West Rand
An international Out-of-School Hours Provider that is locally owned and operated, offers services in Before School Care, After School care and Holiday Care
From 3 - 13 yrs old
Little Honey Bees Nursery School
Johannesburg
Nursery school, day care, creche with aftercare & holiday care for kids 3 mnths to 6 years
From 3 mnths - 6 yrs old
Lifesmart Centre Reviews
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Our centre offers a venue for birthday parties - teacher conferences, holiday clubs and free play on weekends.
From 1 - 11 yrs old
Wanderers Cricket Club
Johannesburg
Cricket coaching for boys and girls
From 6 - 14 yrs old
Johannesburg Zoo
Johannesburg
Day and night tours, children's farmyard, tractor rides, kids party venue, school tours and more
All ages
Kunas Corner
Johannesburg
Pet sitter, house sitting, personalised holistic dog training w/home visits, obedience training & urban socialisation.
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
Chartwell Castle & Guesthouse
Johannesburg
Guesthouse, accommodation, conference venue, maze walks and venue for parties and functions.
Petrus Productions Reviews
East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Pretoria / Tshwane; West Rand; Johannesburg
Puppet shows, puppet making workshops, muppets, party entertainment & for kids parties
From 3 - 12 yrs old
Sherpa Kids Joburg East & Bryanston
East Rand / Ekurhuleni; Johannesburg
Holiday club, before and after school care, structured activities with wholesome meals
From 4 - 12 yrs old
Sci-enza Hands On Science
Pretoria / Tshwane
Interactive - Science Centre for kids / Science Parties
Sci-Bono Discovery Centre
Johannesburg
World Class interactive science museum offering science & technology programmes for general public & schools. Also Birthday party & conference venues.
All ages
Sugar Bay Holiday Camp
KZN North Coast
A holiday camp for children and teens, on the KZN North Coast
From 7 - 17 yrs old
Enlightech
Johannesburg
Comprehensive computer and coding courses for kids aged 6 to 14 years old in Sunninghill, Johannesburg North
From 6 - 14 yrs old
Johannesburg Equestrian Centre
Johannesburg
Horse riding lessons for kids and adults
From 6 yrs - All ages
Warmbaths, A Forever Resort
Forever Resorts South Africa offers some of the most popular holiday destinations in SA! Warmbaths is one of the most popular resorts, just an hour away from Pretoria & Johannesburg.
All ages
Sherpa Kids Northriding
Johannesburg
An international Out-of-School Hours Provider that is locally owned and operated, offers services in Before School Care, After School care and Holiday Care
From 3 - 12 yrs old
Swim with Wild Dolphins in South Mozambique
Mozambique South
Swimming with wild dolphins in Southern Mozambique, just 15kms north of Kosi Bay Border. Family weekend getaways with facilitated programs on offer.
From 1 yr - All ages
Cashane Junior Rangers Reviews
Magaliesburg
Survival skills, camping, family adventure, team building, guided field trips, snake talks
From 8 - 18 yrs old
Daktari Wildlife Orphanage
Drakensberg
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
GoalsLab Coaching
East Rand / Ekurhuleni
Academic and leadership coaching, goal setting, personal mastery, Strengths awareness
From 12 yrs - All ages

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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