South African Destinations Ideal for an Autumn Family Vacation

So many families schedule their holidays for the summer months at the end of the year, but what they don't know is that they are missing out on a myriad of family-fun autumn vacation destinations all around the country. Along with their picturesque qualities, these glorious vacation spots also give you the opportunity to relax and enjoy a much-needed, well-deserved mid-year break with your loved ones. Here are a few destination suggestions to keep in mind:


Obviously, nothing quite beats a family-oriented trip to the Western Cape. However, if the Western Cape is your destination of choice, it is imperative that make a stop in the city of George and, more specifically, it is imperative that you pay a visit to the classic Red Berry Farm.

This family fun hot spot offers wonderful autumn-centric activities from picking strawberries to adventurous train rides and more. Once you have all made the most of the stunning venue, it will be time to settle down at their unique little tea garden for a warm, comforting beverage and an uplifting view of the farm in all of its glory.

The Overberg

The red, yellow and brown crispy leaves adorn practically every inch of the Overberg each autumn, making it the perfect destination for some family fun. Not only is it beautiful, it is also chockfull of things to do. Why not take a drive down the Overberg Fynbos Route? Or perhaps explore the Platbos Forest with the little ones? And don't forget to pay the Greyton Market a visit on Saturday morning in order to purchase some farm-fresh produce and handmade crafts. The kids are sure to have a blast!

The Midlands

The beauty of the Midlands is simply undeniable during the cooler months of the year. Boasting a variety of tranquil routes that make for the perfect family drive, along with adrenalin-inducing hiking adventures, you can expect to make the best of both worlds in terms of an exciting, yet soothing autumn holiday. One thing is for sure – no matter where you go in the Midlands, you can expect truly exquisite views that are certain to take your breath away.

It goes without saying that the heart of any amazing autumn vacation lies in the people with whom you spend it. Think camping fires, roasting marshmallows with all of your loved ones wrapped tightly in a warm, comforting blanket (don’t forget your favourite Comfort fabric softener, and plenty of stories to go around. Sound good? Of course it does. It’s time to put in your leave, plan an exciting itinerary and get the children hyped up for a road trip and holiday that they are sure to remember for a very long time.