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Baby-Friendly Accommodation in South Africa


We name, review and rate our choice of top baby-friendly accommodation in South Africa.

Here is the first ever guide to baby friendly accommodation in South Africa.

Travelling with a baby can be tricky!

We've travelled with our own babies within Southern Africa.

We understand what a parent looks for when choosing baby-friendly lodging.

There are some wonderful places to stay, offering unique facilities for babies and young children.

Below are our picks of baby-friendly accommodation in South Africa.

Make sure you know the facts if travelling with your baby in a malaria area.

Factfinder - travelling with baby 

Popular Destinations in South Africa

Cape Town 



 Mount Nelson Hotel 

(Our pick)

  Located in central Cape Town.
  5 Star. Health club, tennis courts, pool. Business facilities, room service.
  Family spa treatments with baby massage.
  Baby facilities include : cot, baby-friendly toiletries, personalised baby sitting, baby car seat.
  Special services - child-sized robes and slippers, milk & cookies at bedtime, child menu

Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa

(highly recommended)

  Located 15 min from Cape Town centre.
  5 Star Award winning Hotel.
  Complimentary shuttle service to & from the Waterfront
  Baby facilities include: pram, cot, private cinema for children, experienced trained babysitters,toys.
  Mother’s amenities including nappies, swimming nappies, sterilizer, baby monitor.

 One & Only Cape Town 

   Located in central Cape Town, close to the Waterfront shops and restaurants
   5 Star Hotel with Health Club, spa and business facilities.
  Located in central Cape Town, close to the Waterfront shops and restaurants.
  Room service and babysitting  available.
  Baby Facilities include: baby cot, high chair, bottle warmer and steriliser.
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel   Located on the harbour with breathtaking sea views
  5 Star.  24hr concierge, babysitting, 24hr room service.
  Spa treatments including baby massage.
  Baby facilities include: cot, hypo-allergenic beddingfree bottled water.

 Ocean View House.

   Located close to Camps Bay.
  An intimate Boutique Guesthouse.
  4 Star. Babysitting available. Water features not ideal for mobile children.
  Baby facilities include: cradle, cot

 Lagoon Beach Self-Cater Apartments


  Located on the beach at Blaauwberg Coast.
  4 Star.Transfers to & from airport (R600 round trip).
  Health spa, sauna, gym, business services. Fee fro in-room Wi-Fi.
  Room massage, hypo-allergenic bedding, kitchenette with microwave.
  Baby facilities include: cot, microwave for bottle heating/sterilizing, blackout curtains.

Protea Hotel - Seapoint

  Located near the Waterfront.
  3 Star Hotel offering great value.
  Kiddies swimming pool, enclosed playground, babysitting.
  Baby facilities include: crib, child-size bedmicrowave, bottled water


 Cape Winelands




Knorhoek Country Guesthouse

(our pick)

  Located 10km Stellenbosch. (10km from C.T. airport).
  Contemporary Cape & Victorian style terrace units on a working wine farm.
  Some have a kitchenette, private garden & terrace. Playground, laundry facilities.Cot. Bath. 

Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel& Spa  

(highly recommended)

  Located in the historic part os Stellenbosch.
  5 Star rating. Vintage style. 24hr room service, room massages.
  Bathtub, bathroom with underfloor heating. Business facilities.
  Laundry facilities, babysitting, cots.
Eendracht Hotel    Located in Stellenbosch historic centre.
  3 Star. Mountain views. Kitchen with microwave, free parking, heating, traditional meals
  Babysitting, bath or shower, room service, cots, business facilities.
Grand Roche Resort Hotel   Located in Paarl. On the waters edge, Thesens island. Innovative design.
  5 Star. Bathtub and shower, free Wi-Fi.
  24hr room service, heated floors, business facilities. In-room massage, babysitting, cots. Non-smoking.
  Special menus on request. Tennis, pool.
De Leeuwenhof Estate   Located in Paarl.
  4 Star Dutch-style working farm dating back from 1698.
  Luxurious amenities. Private terrace, executive lounge access, heating. laundry facilities.
  Luxury rooms have mosquito nets.The apartment has a kitchenette.


Cape Garden Route




Belvidere Manor Hotel

(our pick)

  Located in Knysna.  Charming single and double storey cottages set within a private garden.
  4 Star.Near the beach, overlooking the lagoon.
  Cribs, infant bed, microwave, bath, shower - hand-held shower head.
  Fireplace, in-room massage

African Oceans Manor on the Beach  

(highly recommended)

  Located in Mossel Bay. Half way between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town.
  5 Star rating. On the beach, sea views.
  Suites with kitchenette with microwave, shower & bath, air-con, carpeted, heating, laundry facilities

Nyaru Game Lodge

(our pick for a game reserve experience)

  Located in the hills near Plettenberg Bay
  4 Star. Family game drives. Relaxed family atmosphere. No malaria.
  Baby facilities include: cot, babysitting, child meals, kitchenette with microwave.
Pezula Lodge & Spa    Located between Knysna and Plettenberg Bay.
  5 Star. Barnyard for children to meet farm animals. Puppy club for kids.
  24hr room service, bathtub, heating, business centre, babysitting, cot, nightlight.
Turbine Hotel & Spa   Located in Knysna. On the waters edge, Thesens island. Innovative design.
  5 Star. Bathtub and shower, free Wi-Fi.
  The apartment has a microwave & washing machine. Luxury suites have a private pool
Bay Lodge on the Beach   Located in Mossel Bay on the beach.
  4 Star. Family rooms, games room, and a lovely garden.
  Bath, heating, Wi-Fi, packed lunches, restaurant with child meals. 

  On the Beach GuestHouse 

  Located in Jeffrey's Bay. 50 min from Port Elizabeth Intnl Airport
  4 Star rating. Great sea views.
  The apartment has a kitchenette with microwave.
  2 bedrooms, air-conditioning, full bathroom, heating.
Belvedere Cottages   Located in  Port Elizabeth. Airport shuttle available . 
  3 Star. Close to Addo and Shamwari game reserves.
  Individual cottages with fully equipped kitchen, bath, garden.
  Free Wi-Fi, babysitting, cot on request. No air-con.


Durban Coast (note: Durban Beach is unsafe at night.)




D3 Sea Lodge

(our pick)

  Located at Umhlanga. 15km from Durban airport.
  4 Star. Quality Duplex apartments with kitchen (microwave).
  Washing machine/dryer, Wi-Fi, air-con, daybed.
  24hr manned security, secure parking. Direct access to beach
  Baby sitting, laundry service, airport transfers.

The Oyster Box

(highly recommended)

  Located at Umhlanga.
  5 Star. Water views, beach gear, beach access.
  In-room massage, gym, internet, laundry, room service.
Cot, highchair, babysitting,child menu, child-friendly turn-down.
Beverly Hills Hotel   Located at Umhlanga.
  5 Star. Beachfront location.18km from Durban Airport.
  Room pick - 809 best view. Breakfast in bed!
  Cot, highchairs, babysitting service, 24hr room service.

Southern Sun Northbeach


  Located at the beach on Durban's Golden Mile.
  3 Star, sea views.Transfers to/from airport.
  Room service, restaurants, laundry, massage, Wi-Fi
  Baby facilities include: cot, babysitting, highchair, family room.5 Star.
  24hr room service, health spa, airport shuttle.





The Westcliff

(our pick for babies)

  Located in north suburbs of Johannesburg near the zoo.
  5 Star. 24hr room service, health spa, airport shuttle.
  Baby facilities include: 
  A cot in the room
  Special fine cotton linen pillows and duvets
  Baby toiletries
  A bottle warmer
  Bottled water
  A baby bath
  Fresh milk 
  Baby-sitting services available

Intercontinental O.R.Tambo Airport

(our pick for airport hotels)

Intercontinental Rosebank  

  Located at Johannesburg International Airport.
  Across the driveway as you leave the airport!
  5 Star. Perfect for overnight stays if you fly out the next day.
  Crib, butler, fridge, 24hr room service.
  Intercontinental Rosebank has same facilities for babies.

Cape Elegance in Bryanston

(our pick for setting)

  Located in Bryanston.
  4 Star self-cater cottages or family suites.
  Breakfast included in rate.
  Fully equipped kitchenette with microwave.
  Heated pool, garden setting, laundry facilities, Wi-Fi

The Saxon

(our pick for comfort)

  Located in Sandhurst.
  5 Star. Personal butler with 24hr service.
  Bathtub, laundry service, full business station. Spa. Airport transfers.
  Private villas have heated plunge pool, spa suite, terrace, butler.

Always Welcome at Welcome Inn

(our pick for price)


  Located in Northmead, Benoni, 12km from O.R Tambo airport.
  3 Star, good value.
  On the way to Kruger Natl Park. Secure parking.
  Suites with microwave, bath, fridge (stocked on request).
  Breakfast included, dinner on request. Packed lunches.
  Wi-Fi, gym,bottled water.


Kruger National Park & other Game Reserves (see also family safari guide)



Kruger National Park self-cater camps   Located inside Kruger National Park.
  Not recommended for young babies due to the Malaria risk.
  Winter is less of a risk.
  If taking a baby, these points may help:
  • Take your own crib with fitted mosquito net.
  • Nappies and baby items including wipes, powder, creams  are available inside camp shops.
  • Take your own formula, the baby is used to it.
  • Guest houses & guest cottages have microwaves for heating bottle.
  • Some camps provide cots on  request.
Kruger Private fully-catered lodges   Located near or alongside Kruger National Park
  Not recommended for young babies due to the Malaria risk.
  Most lodges provide a baby sitting service and have family rooms
  Our pick : Lion Sands 1933 with kitchen, microwave Private pool.
  Also a children's dormitory,   private chef, mosquito nets

 South Africa National Parks & Private Game Reserves

  Malaria zone game reserves - not recommended for young babies.
  Malaria-free game reserves - less risk.
  Consider these things before taking a young baby on safari:

  • Baby cries create curiosity and can attract wild game.
  • Other guests will resent a baby crying through the night.
  • where are the nearest medical facilities?
  • There are lots of creepy crawlies in the bush that can cause a problem for young babies.
  • Roads are potholed and bumpy on game drives.
  • Most lodges have experienced baby sitters to care for the baby when you go a game drive 

Masodini Private Game Lodge

(our pick  for baby-friendly facilities)

  Located in Balule Game Reserve near Kruger National Park.

  •   4Star. A fenced-in, intimate camp catering for up to 8 people.
  •   Personalised, friendly service.
  •   Baby facilities include: cot, puréed food, boiled water, babysitter service on demand.



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