Family holidays are about creating lasting memories. They’re about new experiences and adventures that will be re-told countless times later. When we go on holiday with our family, it’s not just time to de-stress but a time to explore and learn.
We all have memories of family trips when we were young: whether they’re of getting sticky fingers eating watermelon, falling asleep on the back seat, exploring rock pools, playing all day until the sun had set and mom called you in for dinner.
We take a look at 9 great family holiday stays. Book soon to avoid missing out on making those lasting memories.
From R375 per person
Situated on a pecan nut farm a few minutes from Hartbeespoort Dam, Brown’s Cabin and Cottages offers the perfect weekend getaways for those treasured moments of tranquillity and relaxation. These self-catering units all have uninterrupted views of the magnificent Magaliesberg Mountain range.
From R500 per unit
This 8.5 hectare guest farm on the foothills of the scenic Waterberg Mountains, offers the perfect break into the unspoiled savannah in the Limpopo Province. There is a wide range of animal life on the farm, from birds to impala and blesbok. There are also 3 friendly dogs and cats.
From R390 per person
On the Mpumalanga Highveld bordering KwaZulu Natal, nestled between mountains and wetlands, lies Forellenhof Guest Farm.
Forellenhof has a four star grading and is one of those unique accommodation establishments that has that farm feel, yet it brings out the beauty of the country and the spender of its natural gifts. The ambience that has been created by the owners offers you rest and tranquillity in luxury romantic accommodation in two self-catering cottages and a guesthouse. Forellenhof sleeps a maximum of 16 guests.
From R450 per person
Situated on a private game farm, just 290km’s north of OR Tambo International Airport, outside of Vaalwater in the Waterberg, Izintaba offers self-catering and fully catered accommodation in 6 luxury and fully equipped self-catering cottages.
Sleeping between 4 and 12 people Izintaba Lodges are perfect for friend or family get togethers.
Izintaba Game Farm offers guests the freedom to enjoy the bush at their own pace either walking, mountain biking, fishing, birding or doing a game drive on their 1200ha game reserve.
From R375 per person
Imagine blazing sunsets and crackling camp fires all woven into the magical atmosphere of Buyskop Lodge. We offer a choice of accommodation either in our unique self-catering Chalets or spacious Camping Sites. All of this and more situated in the malaria free paradise of the Waterberg mountains, only 4kms outside Bela Bela on a private game reserve within easy driving distance from Johannesburg and Pretoria.
From R450 per person
This "little mountain paradise" is situated halfway between Johannesburg and Durban. 8 comfortable self-catering cottages, all enjoy views of the Mighty Drakensberg Mountains from the windows of the cottages. There are log fire places in each cottage, firewood available on site. Cottages are serviced daily including half board as well as breakfast offered - booking in advance is essential.
From R695 per unit
Sunset Lodge is situated on the banks of the St Lucia Estuary, a World Heritage Site. Relax on the deck of a luxurious log cabin, while you listen to the cry of the fish eagle and watch the sun set. You can also spot animals such as Hippo, Red Duiker and Bush Buck, which can often be seen on the front lawn.
Dash Luxury Apartments, Ballito
From R1900 per unit
The delightful village of Salt Rock is tucked away on the KwaZulu Natal Northern Coast just 30 minutes' drive from Durban and offers a timeless family holiday atmosphere, wonderful beaches and large tidal pools. Life guards are present on the beach every day, and aside from the beautiful beach, shell collecting, rock pools and perfect views for sighting bottle nose dolphins, there are also restaurants, shops and several golf courses in the Ballito area and at Maidstone to entertain the avid golfer.
The Dash Luxury Apartments are located conveniently in the vicinity of world class golf courses, restaurants, shopping, movies, casino and only 15 minutes from King Shaka International Airport. The apartments have easy access to shops at Tiffany's and the Gateway Theatre of Shopping and they are within close proximity to Ballito.
From R900 per unit
Visit Ocean Blue Guesthouse and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Indian Ocean whilst relaxing in one of the lovely holiday cottages situated in the tranquil surroundings of the Bluff.