So on returning back to Beverly Hills, the actress couldn't wait to spend some quality time with her 20-month-old.
The mother-daughter team had a fun packed day at the park. And Jessica couldn't have looked happier to be back with the cute youngster.
Honor, cute as a button is a green top with a felt swan stitched into the design, had a face full of concentration as she got stuck into playtime with her mum.
There was sand to be dug and slides to be tackled before the toddler was given a ride in her special green and white trolley, adorned with animal faces.
During her time in South Africa, Jessica visited townships in Soweto where she learned about the fight for education and looked in on one of the stadiums which will be hosting the World Cup.
She kept fans up to date via her Twitter account throughout, but the most excited tweet came during her return journey. "Halfway home to see my sweet angel! So excited!" she wrote.
Her husband Cash warren, who accompanied her on the trip, was equally as enthusiastic.
"First leg of trip back from Africa complete. Stopover in London for a few hours then home to see my little one!! Can't wait," tweeted the film producer.