With Easter just around the corner and all the extended weekends that come with it, now is the perfect time for you and your clan to get away from it all for a little break. Here are some great family friendly holiday resorts in South Africa, that won’t leave you broke until June.
1. Salt Rock Hotel, Salt Rock, KwaZulu Natal
Famous for its sunshine all year round, Salt Rock Hotel boasts stunning secluded beaches and colourful nightlife, making this the ultimate coastal family getaway. The Hotel’s facilities comprise various bars and restaurants, a games room and playground for the kids, as well as a 25 metre swimming pool.
2. Fairy Knowes Backpackers – Wilderness
In an idyllic corner of the Western Cape Wilderness, ideally situated on the Touw River, you’ll find Fairy Knowes Backpackers. The views of lush milkwood forests, the stunning gardens, river and lagoon make it a perfect spot to take the family away from the city and back to nature. Kick back on the comfy couches, shoot some pool or relax at the bar – there’s something for everyone!
3. Xaus Lodge, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Northern Cape
Granted the travel to this destination will be an undertaking in itself, however, it is its remoteness that makes it such an incredible experience for the whole family. The game you will get to witness will even include the black-maned Kalahari lion. If you’re looking for a wild-life themed getaway in breathtaking surroundings far from the crowds, then this is the holiday destination for you.
4. Journey’s Rest – Napier
Journey’s Rest in Napier is a charming little getaway featuring two fully fitted self-catering cottages, providing everything you and your family need to completely unwind. Both cottages look onto a central braai area, an outdoor lounge and a swimming pool. Your evenings will be filled with stargazing and taking in the Overberg’s beauty.
5. Lebanon Citrus Holiday Farm – Clanwilliam Dam
If you’re looking for a wet and wild family holiday, take your family to Clanwilliam. Whether it’s wakeboarding or waterskiing you’re after, or simply a braai along the water’s edge, Lebanon’s 650-hectare farm provides the perfect setting for a rustic Easter holiday, with a selection of cabins or campsites to set up base at.