There is nothing like hitting the open road, with the whole family for an epic road trip and holiday,  car hire in South Africa is always a great option.

There are many varieties of self-catering and family friendly accommodation in South Africa. So there is no excuse to not get out there and experience the vast beauty which pervades almost every corner of this great land.

Here are four family friendly accommodation facilities one can stay at when next travelling through South Africa with the family.

Umngazi River Bungalows & Spa, Port St Johns

This award winning establishment situated only 18 kilometres from the picturesque Port St Johns in the Eastern Cape of the country is the perfect place for the entire family on their next adventure.

The fact that it’s also situated at the mouth of the River Mngazi, makes it another great destination to unwind in a natural setting. Other facilities include a swimming pool, tennis court, gym and spa. They offer free breakfast in their peaceful eating area and restaurant which also happens to have a deck where views of the river and ocean can be enjoyed.

Visit their website for more.

Swadini A Forever Resort, Hoedspruit, Limpopo

Breathtaking mountain views, world class facilities and enough accommodation options to suit all tastes is the order of the day at this leading family driven establishment. Some of these facilities include putt-putt, paintball, tennis courts, volleyball, trampolines and a heated swimming pool.

The area is also a stone throw away from great hiking in the district. Nearby you also have access to hot air ballooning, 4×4 and game drives. Visit their website for more.

Fairmont, Zimbali Resort, Ballito, Kwazulu-Natal

This beautiful resort situated just 30 minutes away from the centre of Durban, only 16 minutes away from the King Shaka International airport and 5 to 10 minutes from the beautiful yet bustling town of Ballito is the perfect destination for a family getaway. The area boasts both beach and forest in the iconic Zimbali Coastal Estate.

Families can even request rooms which have been fitted to accommodate slightly bigger groups and the resort prides itself in being family friendly with babysitting options and even a dedicated Kid’s Club entitled the Y-Univers Kids Club. Visit their website for more.

Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection, Thornybush Private Game Reserve

This is in fact not just one game lodge but a whole collection of them, many being found in the Thornybush Private Game Reserve itself.

Thornybush Game Lodge, Thornybush Waterside Lodge, Serondella Game Lodge, Monwana Lodge and Jackalberry Lodge are all proudly child and family friendly and make allowance for any needs your family might have whilst visiting as well as having extensive activities geared around children.

For more information visit this website.