Amazing family experiences to book without having to leave home


Looking for inspiration to keep kids entertained indoors during school holidays? Whether you want to go on a live virtual safari, learn all about sharks, or prepare for a story hour, there are some amazing family-friendly online experiences on the Airbnb platform. With passionate expert hosts and packed itineraries, these experiences are all virtual, so you don’t even have to leave your home.

Dive under the sea with a shark expert

Perfect for kids and adults who are interested in sharks or want to learn more about these amazing creatures, this online experience takes guests on a virtual underwater adventure. Hosted by shark conservation specialist Lesley, who has a 20-year career in shark conservation, scientific research, campaigns and education, this fun and interactive online experience highlights his underwater encounters , test your knowledge and hone your drawing skills. As a social impact experience, 100% of what guests pay for this experience goes directly to the host and AfriOceans Conservation Alliance.

Join a virtual live safari

Starting at the entrance to the 240-acre wildlife sanctuary at Stellenbosch, this online experience is moderated by Deirdre, who rides on horseback to bring guests closer to the park’s incredible wildlife, including giraffes, zebras, wildebeest and a variety of South African antelopes. and birds. As well as teaching guests the history of the sanctuary and the animals you meet, families will also get to meet its 13 Boerperd horses.

Speed ​​up to story time at the races

For this fun experience, families can join race car driver and host Michelle for a little escape through the books. The adventure not only features a fun racing story, but guests will be able to create their own racing cars that will continue to bring fun and excitement even after the activity is over. This activity is designed for the youngest and can also be booked for birthdays.

Meet a real shark scientist

Another treat for anyone interested in learning more about sharks, this online experience is hosted by shark scientist Justin, who asks guests to put aside what they thought they knew about the Supreme Predator. In this online experience, guests will learn how science and technology are used to uncover the secret lives of sharks, as Justin shares some of his favorite stories, images and videos taken by himself and his team. Another experience with a social impact, the money from reservations goes directly to RockHopper and the shark conservation.

All of these activities are available for booking through Airbnb Online Experiences. Online Experiences launched in early 2020 as a new way for people to connect, virtually travel, and earn income during the COVID-19 crisis. With South Africans staying at home to protect their health and the health of others, this is a great way to bring fun and excitement to your living room during school holidays.


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