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There is nothing quite as life-changing as an African Safari. It is even more special when shared with your family. Toerboer Family Safaris endeavour to provide you and your loved ones (family or friends) with a safe, enjoyable, informative, fun, professional, personal and awe-inspiring journey through our beautiful region. We plan these trips so that everyone in the family will learn through exploring while having the best possible time. Our focus is always on enriching the lives of our guests so you can expect a journey with a variety of experiences. We will open up our hearts and introduce you to many smiling faces and new friends along the way. We invite you to join us on a discovery of life through travel. 


What we do:


The friendly Toerboer Family Safaris team will take you on a journey of discovery that includes our diverse wildlife, our unique cultures, our extremely beautiful landscapes, our very good food and wine and off course all the insights into life in this special part of Africa. 

We use only specialised, experienced and qualified full-time guides to facilitate your journey. Our guides are a treasure trove of knowledge, fun and professionalism and will make out such a big part of your journey.

Our vehicles are perfect for use by family members of all ages. When possible and applicable, we also use open game viewing vehicles (in the National Parks for game drives - wildlife viewing from a vehicle) as well as other forms of transport including boats, canoes, bicycles and our very own feet.

We cater for any and all dietary requirements. Our food is always freshly prepared by your guide or by the accommodation that we are using. You will probably leave Africa a few kilograms heavier ;-)

We supply you with a branded Toerboer 750 ml water bottle to be used along the journey. We have water available to top up your bottle as regularly as you need in order to save on unnessecary plastic bottle wastage.

Toerboer Family Safaris supports, through our Nikeza programme (a local isiZulu word meaning “To Give”), the following initiatives: Greenpop and EcoChildren.

We strive to show you unique landscapes and eco-friendly accommodations along your journey. We use only personally chosen accommodation venues that suite our values and fits with our brand.

What you will experience on tour is exactly what we will be doing when we go on our own family holiday. You can expect the most exciting, safe and fun activities while on tour with Toerboer Family Safaris. 




South Africa




Victoria Falls



What time of the year:


Spring and Summer: Summer is a beautiful time to be around in Southern Africa. The plantlife is lush and green. Birds are in full plumage. In late summer the young animals show up and make for great viewing. The days are warm to hot and the evenings mild to warm. Summer is the rainy season so make sure to bring a raincoat. Drink enough water during summer and make sure to wear a hat and sunscreen. Malaria does occur in some areas of region and we recommend that you talk with your medical doctor to make sure he prescribes the correct prophalaxis. The risk is low to medium and relatively limited to Spring and Summer. Summer in Cape Town is really beautiful with long hot days. 


Autumn and Winter: Winter is the best time for game viewing as there are less foliage on the trees therefore it is easier to spot the animals. There is also less water around so animals tend to congregate around waterholes. Winter nights can be cold, but the days are always mild and sunny. The exception off course is Cape Town as it is a Winter rainfall area. Winter is normally also the busy season and bookings need to be made early.


Book with Toerboer Family Safaris:


Welcome! You are at the right place. To make sure that you plan correctly and book the right tour for you and your family, we suggest that you set up a Skype meeting with Dawid de Wet (owner) or Karlien de Wet (marketing manager). We call this Toer-time and we suggest an hour to talk through your requests, dates, plans, etc.