The best strollers and prams in South Africa

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Choosing the best stroller for your child in South Africa can be a daunting task, given the wide array of options available to suit various needs, budgets, and lifestyles. Whether you're navigating city streets, exploring suburban parks, or planning outdoor adventures, finding the best pram that ticks all the boxes is crucial for both comfort and convenience. By BabyYumYum.

Choosing the right stroller for you

When selecting the best stroller, it’s essential to consider factors such as safety features, comfort for your child, ease of use, and suitability for your specific lifestyle and environment. Whether you’re navigating the bustling streets of Cape Town or enjoying a serene stroll in a Johannesburg park, finding the right stroller can significantly enhance your parenting experience. Each pram or stroller mentioned here offers unique benefits tailored to different needs and preferences, ensuring that you can make the best choice for your family’s journey. Happy strolling!


What are the different types of strollers available?

Strollers in South Africa come in various types including travel systems, umbrella strollers, and jogging strollers, each designed to cater to different needs and lifestyles.

What is a travel system stroller?

A travel system stroller includes a stroller and a compatible car seat, offering convenience for parents who frequently transition between car and stroller, suitable for urban and suburban environments.

Which travel system strollers are recommended for versatility?

Options like the Joie Versatrax, Maxi-Cosi Stella, and Chicco Bravo Trio offer versatility, combining comfort and functionality across various surfaces.

What are umbrella strollers and their benefits?

Umbrella strollers like the Maclaren Quest and Chicco Liteway are lightweight, compact, and easy to fold, making them ideal for travel and quick outings.

Why choose a jogging stroller?

Jogging strollers such as the Thule Urban Glide 2 and Chicco Activ are designed for active parents, offering stability and comfort on rough terrain during outdoor activities.

How do I choose the right stroller for my child?

Factors include safety features, comfort levels, ease of use, and suitability for your lifestyle and environment, ensuring a positive experience for both parent and child.

What makes certain strollers stand out in terms of design and functionality?

Strollers like the Joie Litetrax 4 for city living, Maclaren Techno for durability, and Bebe Confort High Trek for rugged terrain are noted for their exceptional design and functionality.

Are there strollers specifically suited for urban environments?

Strollers such as the Joie Litetrax 4 and Chicco Bravo Trio are designed with urban living in mind, offering manoeuvrability and comfort in crowded areas.

How important is the durability of a stroller?

Durability ensures longevity and reliability, making strollers like the Chelino Urban Detour and Bebe Confort High Trek suitable for frequent use and varied terrains.

What should I consider for long-term use of a stroller?

Strollers such as the Cybex Gazelle S and Chicco Activ 3-in-1 are designed to adapt to different stages of a child’s growth, offering flexibility and longevity.

How do I ensure safety when using a stroller?

Look for features like secure harness systems, sturdy frames, and reliable braking mechanisms to ensure your child’s safety during stroller use.

What are some tips for maintaining a stroller?

Regularly clean and lubricate moving parts, check for wear and tear, and store it in a dry place to maintain your stroller’s condition over time.

Also read: Choosing the right pram for your baby

Travel systems

Joie Versatrax Travel System

Joie Versatrax Travel System

The Joie Versatrax is a standout choice for parents seeking versatility and functionality. This travel system seamlessly combines a stroller with a compatible car seat, ensuring smooth transitions from car to stroller without compromising on comfort or safety. Its robust design and user-friendly features make it ideal for busy urban environments as well as suburban settings.

Check it out at The Mom & Baby House
Joie Litetrax 4 Stroller - BabyYumYum

Joie Litetrax 4 Stroller
Urban parents swear by the Joie Litetrax 4 for its lightweight frame and exceptional manoeuvrability. Designed with city living in mind, this stroller effortlessly glides through narrow aisles and crowded streets, offering both parent and child a comfortable ride. Its compact fold and easy handling make it a practical choice for everyday use. 

Check it out at Babies R Us

Maxi Cosi Stella Travel System - BabyYumYum

Maxi-Cosi Stella Travel System
For families seeking comfort and convenience, the Maxi-Cosi Stella Travel System delivers on all fronts. This system is equipped with a stroller that ensures a smooth ride across various terrains, coupled with a car seat that provides optimal safety during travel. It’s designed to grow with your child, offering adaptability from infancy through toddlerhood.

View it online at The Mom & Baby House

noola Elite 4in1 Travel System - BabyYumYum

The NOOLA® Elite 4in1 Travel System
Family excursions shouldn’t be stifled by the limitations of your child’s stroller. Combining maximum comfort with impressive all-terrain prowess, The Elite travel system is designed to best complement your young family’s sense of adventure. Compact and suitably versatile, our bespoke travel systems are designed to place comfort and safety at the forefront, perfectly suited to accommodate both a newborn and, indeed, a toddler of up to 25-kilograms in weight. 

Get it here at Noola South Africa

Graco Comfy Cruiser Travel System

Graco Comfy Cruiser Travel System

The Comfy Cruiser travel system is a great choice for everyday outings. It offers a range of convenient features and is all you need from a travel system at a great price. This package includes the SnugRide® infant car seat.

View it at BabyCity


Chelino Urban Rider Travel System
Taking you off road and on wild adventure with your little one. The New Urban Rider Travel System features, large inflatable wheels for extra comfortable strolls for your baby. Designed with adapters and an Isofix base, this travel system ensures a seamless and secure journey for you and your baby. 

Check it out at Chelino Baby


Chelino Coyote Stroller & Tulip Travel System
The Chelino Coyote stands out as a reliable choice for everyday use. This stroller offers practical features combined with comfort, making it an ideal companion for navigating city streets or suburban pathways. Its lightweight yet sturdy frame ensures effortless handling and manoeuvring.

Buy it online at Precious Cargo


Cybex Gazelle S Travel System

With its modular design and versatility, the Cybex Gazelle S adapts effortlessly to the changing needs of your family. This travel system offers multiple configurations to accommodate growing children and varying lifestyle demands, providing both style and functionality in one package.

Check it out at Precious Cargo

Umbrella strollers

Little Bambino Umbrella Stroller
Perfect for outings with your little one. With the expandable hood you able to protect your child from rain, wind and sun. This is an all-around stroller that will last many years and outings. It has a convenient under basket storage and comfortable foam grips for parents to manoeuvre around the tightest corners with the help of the 360 wheel swivel.

View it online at Little Bambino

Little Bambino Umbrella Stroller

Baby Things Stroller Compact Black & Grey

The most Compact structure and easy to fold and carry. The Best suspension designed to give smoothest ride to you Baby while strolling. Best suspension especially designed for tough roads of South Africa. Front wheels to swivel or to lock for long strolling. Rear Wheels brake help you to park stroller when needed.

Check it online at BabyCity


Baby Things Stroller Compact Black Grey - BabyYumYum

Joie Nitro LX Stroller
Ease of use is the hallmark of the Joie Nitro, known for its simple folding mechanism and lightweight structure. This stroller is designed for hassle-free transport and storage, making it an ideal choice for families who prioritise convenience and functionality.

Get it at BabyCity

Joie Nitro LX Stroller

Graco TraveLite™ Stroller
For city living or travelling, TraveLite is your compact strolling solution that doesn’t compromise on convenience and comfort. This lightweight stroller offers you easy portability to get where you need to go without extra effort.

Get it online at aZee Baby’s World

Graco TraveLite™ Stroller

Chicco Liteway Stroller
The Chicco Liteway stands out for its contemporary design and ergonomic features. This umbrella stroller offers adjustable settings and a smooth ride, ensuring comfort and convenience for both parent and child during leisurely strolls or busy city excursions.

View it on Takealot

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Jogging strollers

The Sprint 2in1 Stroller

The Sprint 2in1 Stroller

Designed to complement your optimal jogging pace, our Sprint travel system combines maximum comfort and safety for your precious cargo, with sleek, forward focused efficiency. Compact and suitably versatile, our bespoke travel systems are designed to place comfort and safety at the forefront, perfectly suited to accommodate both a newborn and, indeed, a toddler of up to 25-kilograms in weight. With its lightweight aluminium frame, high quality cloth accommodation, bespoke suspension system and air-filled tyres, with its three-wheel configuration The Sprint is the stroller you need for keeping pace with your jogging routine.

Get at Noola


Chelino Platinum Urban Rider Stroller

Taking you off road and on wild adventure with your little one. The New Urban Rider Stroller has large inflatable wheels for extra comfortable strolls for your baby. A sturdy frame and with large wheels will allow you to venture off road, taking a detour from City life.

Check it out at Precious Cargo

Thule Urban Glide 3

Thule Urban Glide 3

Thule Urban Glide 3 is the ultimate full-size, iconic all-terrain stroller, perfect for both newborns and toddlers. Updated with more comfort features, the built-in legrest, upright, comfortable seat with adjustable recline and full coverage canopy with ventilation makes for a comfortable ride all-day, everywhere.

View it at Thule

Thule Urban Glide 2 Jogger

The Thule Urban Glide 2 sets the benchmark for jogging strollers with its exceptional suspension and smooth ride. This jogger is perfect for active families who enjoy running or walking, offering manoeuvrability and comfort across various surfaces.

Chicco Activ 3-in-1 Jogger
Versatile and sturdy, the Chicco Activ 3-in-1 adapts seamlessly to jogging, walking, and everyday use. This jogger combines durability with practicality, making it an ideal choice for families who value versatility and performance in their stroller.

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