June School Holidays: Exploring the Best of Cape Town & Durban

We explore the best sights and experiences of Cape Town and Durban for an unforgettable June holiday with your family.  

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As June approaches, South African families eagerly anticipate the upcoming school holidays, searching for the perfect spots to create lasting memories. With Cape Town and Durban right on our doorstep, there’s no need to look very far. From vibrant urban attractions to breathtaking natural wonders, both Cape Town and Durban offer plenty of activities suitable for families of all ages.

Discovering Cape Town's Treasures 

South Africa's Cape Town is a haven for families wanting a memorable June holiday adventure. Renowned for its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, you’re guaranteed plenty of attractions and sights. 

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Aquatic Wonders at Two Oceans Aquarium 

Dive into an underwater wonderland at the Two Oceans Aquarium, where children can marvel at the diverse marine life inhabiting the waters of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans. From colourful coral reefs to playful penguins, the aquarium provides a captivating educational experience for the whole family. 

Don't miss out on: Participating in the daily feeding sessions where you can witness marine life in action and learn fascinating facts about their behaviour. 

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Explore the City with a Hop-on-Hop-Off Bus 

Enjoy a sightseeing adventure aboard Cape Town's iconic City Sightseeing Hop-on-Hop-Off bus. With convenient stops at major landmarks and attractions, including Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and the V&A Waterfront, families can explore the city at their own pace while enjoying panoramic views from the open-top deck. 

Don't miss out on: Taking a stroll through the vibrant streets of Bo-Kaap, known for its colourful houses and rich cultural heritage. 

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Journey to Cape Point 

If you haven’t been to the southernmost tip of the African continent, now’s the perfect time to go. Join our Cape Point Tour and traverse through the Cape Peninsula, stopping at viewpoints like Chapman's Peak and Cape of Good Hope along the way. 

Don't miss out on: Hiking to the tip of Cape Point to enjoy panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean meeting the Indian Ocean, a truly breathtaking sight. 

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Thrilling Adventures with Scootours and Cape Canopy Tour 

Zoom down Table Mountain's slopes on all-terrain scooters with Scootours or soar through the treetops of Elgin Valley on a zipline adventure with Cape Canopy Tour.  

Don't miss out on: Capturing the exhilarating moments of your zipline adventure with Cape Canopy Tour by renting an action camera like a GoPro and reliving the excitement later. 

Ready to have the best June holidays with your family? Take a look at our Cape Town brochure for our full list of experiences and book today.  

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Exploring Durban's Delights 

In Durban, families can embark on an unforgettable journey filled with cultural immersion and natural wonders. From scenic mountain landscapes to thrilling wildlife encounters, this coastal city offers an array of attractions. 

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Visit Drakensberg's World Heritage 

Venture inland on our Drakensberg World Heritage Tour and discover the beauty of South Africa's highest mountain range. Marvel at cascading waterfalls, explore ancient rock art sites, and enjoy scenic hikes amidst breathtaking vistas, providing an enriching experience for the whole family. 

Don't miss out on: Visiting the Giant's Castle Game Reserve within the Drakensberg mountains, where you can view ancient San rock paintings and spot wildlife in their natural habitat. 

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Segway Gliding Tours: A Unique Perspective 

For a novel way to explore Durban's cityscape, hop on our Segway Gliding Tour and glide effortlessly through the streets while taking in panoramic views of the coastline and urban landmarks. Suitable for all ages, this eco-friendly adventure offers a fun and memorable way to sightsee. Choose your route and the duration you’d like – from an express 45-minute tour of the stadium, beachfront and Sunken Gardens area to a 60-minute stadium glide and a 105-minute Moses Mabhida Stadium and Bay of Plenty experience.  

Don't miss out on: Gliding along Durban's scenic Golden Mile during sunset for views of the coastline illuminated by the golden hues of the setting sun. 

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Wildlife Encounters at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park 

Nature enthusiasts won't want to miss a safari adventure at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, one of the oldest game reserves in Africa. Home to the Big Five and a diverse array of wildlife, this tour offers thrilling game drives and guided bush walks. 

Don't miss out on: A guided night drive safari at Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park for a chance to spot elusive nocturnal creatures such as leopards and hyenas. 

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Conquering Sani Pass: A Bucket-List Adventure 

For the ultimate adventure-seekers, go on our guided Sani Pass Tour and journey through rugged mountain terrain to reach the Lesotho border. Cross into the mountain kingdom of Lesotho and experience its unique culture and landscapes, making for an epic family adventure. 

Don't miss out on: Enjoying a traditional Basotho meal at a local village in Lesotho, where you can savour the flavours of authentic cuisine while immersing yourself in the local culture. 

Make the upcoming June school holidays unforgettable and book from our list of sightseeing experiences in KwaZulu-Natal 

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Why Choose Thompsons Holidays for Your June Holiday Getaway 

For hassle-free planning and expert guidance in crafting the perfect June holiday itinerary, look no further than Thompsons Holidays. With our extensive knowledge and expertise in South African travel, we offer a range of Cape Town and Durban holiday packages tailored to suit every family's needs. From cost-saving deals to seamless logistics, booking with Thompsons Holidays ensures a stress-free vacation. 

Whether it’s a safari in Durban you’d like to experience or the marine life in Cape Town, the June school holidays of 2024 are the perfect time to discover the wonders of these vibrant coastal destinations. Get in touch with us today to start planning the perfect itinerary for you and your family.  


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