Enjoy your getaway at some these family-friendly holiday resorts in the Western Cape
That time of the year again, I can’t believe school is nearly finished for this year. It is time to plan your holiday adventure now to avoid disappointment. Would you like some new ideas on where to go? The Western Cape offers an array of choices, here are a few Holiday resorts that the entire family can enjoy.
ATKV Goudini SPA, Western Cape
The Goudini ATKV Spa is less than an hours drive from Cape Town. This family-friendly resort has all you could possibly want for a fun and relaxing holiday experience.
Some of the activities include:
- Indoor and outdoor warm baths
- Beautiful walking trails
- Games room
Contact: +27 11 919 9092 | Goudini ATKV Spa
ATKV Hartenbos, Garden Route, Western Cape
Discover the Garden Route and stay at the family-friendly Hartenbos ATKV, where you will find accommodation that will suit all tastes. The resort is only about 40km from the Georg International airport. Enjoy a holiday by the sea where you get to pay per unit and not per person.
Some of the activities available:
- Outdoor and indoor swimming pool
- Games Room
Contact: +27 11 919 9092 | Hartenbos ATKV
Kam’Bati River Family-Friendly River Resort, Swellendam
Kam’Bati is a camping and river resort that offers plenty of activities and fun-filled child-friendly adventures. There are a few accommodation options to choose from, camping facilities and self-catering cabins. There are also luxury tents available if you would like to experience Glamping.
- A swimming pool with water slides
- Jungle gyms
- Mountain Biking
This will definitely be a holiday getaway filled with fun and adventure for the whole family.
Contact: 079 2009098 | Kam Bati River Resort
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Arolela Guest Farm, Caledon, Western Cape
Arolela is a working farm that produces wheat, barley, oats and they also have some sheep. Here the kids can play freely, while the adults can relax and escape for a while form everyday life. The farm consists of 3 guest cottages that can sleep, 4-7 people.
The whole family can enjoy long walks, cycling on the farm and feeding the farm animals. There are also great braai facilities available; you also get to enjoy a ‘Bush Jacuzzi’ under the stars.
- You could be lucky to witness a ewe giving birth in season
- Fishing in the dams
- Feeding the donkey’s apples and carrots
Contact: 082 387 2416 | www.arolela.co.za
Blommekloof Country Lodge, Leeukloof, Western Cape
Image credit: Blommekloof County Lodge
The country lodge is situated 35km from Mossel Bay in the foothills of the Outeniqua Mountains. They offer self-catering accommodation in their beautiful cottages that are also pet-friendly.
The Farm provides a place to get away from it all where there is no television, giving you the opportunity to explore and enjoy the great outdoors. There is an array of farm animals and enough space for the kids to run around freely. The cottages are fenced off making it safe for kids and pets. There are also Dams where everybody can swim in on those hot days. Dads can also spend some quality time with their sons fishing in the Dams. There are plenty of games available in the cupboards and books to read for those lazy afternoons.
Contact: 082 467 041 | www.blommekloof.co.za
Image credit: Blommekloof County Lodge
Lekkerwijn Heritage Country House, Groot Drakenstein, Western Cape
The Historical Homestead offers a family-friendly memorable stay. They offer child-friendly services like a babysitting service that gives you time to go shopping or wine tasting in the area. You don't have to worry, the kids will be taken care of by a qualified Nanny.
The Homestead also offers a fun time feeding animals, playing on the grounds or in the provided children’s room. Located only 15 minutes from Paarl, Stellenbosch and 45 minutes from Cape Town, there will be plenty of places to visit and enjoy in the surrounding area.
Contact: 021 874 1122 | www.lekkerwijn.com
Eikelaan Farm Cottages, Tulbagh
The self-catering Cottages can be found 90 minutes from Cape Town. The farm Cottages offer spacious accommodation for couples and families.
There are daily kid’s activities on the farm, including feeding the animals, walking, cycling and lots more.
Contact: 083 270 4742 | www.eikelaan.com
Tulbagh is an ideal country getaway with plenty to do with the kids
Lake Pleasant Chalets and Lodges, Sedgefield
Lake Pleasant, which is the only freshwater lake on the Garden Route, you can find this tranquil Resort that is located in a natural Bird Sanctuary.
They provide plenty of children’s activities from a large indoor and outdoor games area to table tennis, a trampoline, swings, a see-saw and a jungle gym. The whole family can also enjoy mountain biking, canoeing, and fishing.
Contact: 044 343 1985 | www.lake-pleasant.co.za
Slanghoek Resort, Rawsonville
Awesome views and natural beauty can be found at the Slanghoek Mountain Resort. The resort offers self-catering chalets, tented camps, and a camping area.
There is plenty to do and activities for the whole family:
- Walking and hiking
- Fishing in the dams
- A putt-putt course that is built on a fynbos hill
- Horse-riding and camps for the kids
Contact: 023 344 3138 | www.slanghoekresort.co.za
Pine Lake Marina, Sedgefield
Pine Lake Marina is found along the Garden Route on the banks of the Swartvlei Lake. It looks like a beautiful place to take the family on holiday. The accommodation is self-catering and boasts many family-friendly activities.
- Pedal-power boating
- Paddle-boarding standing up
- Boating and jet-skiing
- Water gliders that are loads of fun
- Indoor gaming area
- Swimming pools
- Jungle gyms and play parks
- Trampolines and mini-golf
On weekends and holidays that offer a kids entertainment programme with slip and slides, jumping castles and lots more.
Contact: 044 349 2200 | www.pinelakemarina.co.za
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