Holiday Programmes and Camps

Is it that time of year already? It seems so, and that means that school holidays are fast approaching. Kids are getting giddy, and some parents may be left wondering how they’ll keep their babies entertained.

 Well, we’ve happened upon some fantastic holiday programmes and camps that your kids will love.

Happy Acres

Happy Acres is a favourite for many South African kids, and they have fostered a solid reputation as one of the country’s most loved holiday camps for kids. Their camps are a mix of those cool American camps and Scouts you see in the movies, along with a good old South African twist.

At Happy Acres, campers of all ages are looked after and kept entertained. Your kids are bound to have a ball and make tons of new friends here. They provide fun-filled activities such as hiking, sports, cookouts, arts and crafts, dancing, and acting, to name but a few. These activities will help your kids to learn new skills and to work together in groups all while having a great time. The kids are split up into groups of roughly 20 kids and are looked after by trained camp counselors who will ensure that the kids stay safe and are having fun.  

Where? R24, Rustenburg Road, Magaliesburg, 1791

More Info: [email protected] // 083 449 5123 //

Outrageous Adventures Youth Camps

Clarens is such a beautiful place… and as it happens, you could send your kids there for a five-day action-packed adventure. Allow your teens (14 years to 18 years) to escape the city in favour of clean mountain air by sending them on their way to enjoy a super exciting outdoor holiday that they won’t soon forget.

Outrageous Adventures will keep them entertained with a range of exciting activities, including archery, abseiling, river rafting, and volleyball. They’ll also have the opportunity to learn new skills like raft building, orienteering and map reading, and rock climbing. The camp also includes educational visits to the Basotho Cultural Village and the Fertility Cave.

And more good news! Outrageous Adventures promise that your child will be in the safe and capable hands of their highly qualified instructors who also put safety first. So, if adventure, making new pals, and having fun is something that your child loves – you may very well have found your camp of choice.


More Info: [email protected] // 083 485 9654 //

Kidz Fishing Camp

What’s that saying, again? Give a kid a fish finger, and they’ll have a tasty meal; send a kid to Kidz Fishing Camp, and they’ll have a happy school holiday. Or something like that – we might be paraphrasing. If your child is between the ages of 7 and 15, and a fan of nature, Kidz Fishing Camp is an excellent choice for their holiday entertainment.

Kidz Fishing Camp is situated along the Vaal River. At this camp, campers learn all sorts of nifty skills in connection with fishing. They’ll learn how to use fishing gear (rod, reels, etc.), how to tie simplex and complex knots, different methods of fishing, and what bait to use to catch specific fish. The camp will provide your child with everything they need to have a good time, including fishing equipment, transport, meals, and accommodation.

This camp isn’t only about fishing though. There are other fun activities like a swimming pool, table tennis, pool, canoeing, and board games to keep the kids entertained. Kidz Fishing Camp is a great place for your child to have fun and to foster friendships with other kids who have similar interests.

Where? Plot 8, Vaal Vista, Viljoenskroon, 2095

More Info: [email protected]  // 083 610 2911 // //

Your kids have been working hard at school; now it’s time for a break that they won’t forget. We hope one of these will tickle your fancy and keep a smile on your child’s face this school holiday. Let us know in the comments if you know of any other happening holiday programmes for children to partake in during the school holidays.

By Tilana De Wachter