The Eastern Cape has a wealth of family holiday accommodation and resorts. This province has so much to offer – from game reserves to mountains to forests to beaches, and in each of these you will find a family friendly place to stay.
What makes a hotel or resort or guest house family friendly? Firstly they must offer discounted rates or even free accommodation for kids.
Secondly, they would need to offer activities and facilities that would be of interest to kids. Thirdly, there must be something of major interest to make sure that the stay is memorable.
From a parents point of view safety is also a major feature. Parents would also enjoy the holiday more if there are child minders on hand.
Kids Connection has searched high and low and come up with the following wonderful list of family holiday accommodation and resorts.
Pine Lodge Resort & Conference Centre, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
With a focus on fun, friendly service and refreshing accommodation, it’s no wonder Pine Lodge Resort & Conference Centre is the go-to holiday destination in Port Elizabeth for families and groups.
Perfectly situated in the ‘friendly city’, this luxury accommodation allows you to enjoy a number of fun activities in beautiful natural surroundings.
The resort is right next to the Cape Recife Nature Reserve, with the beach and popular local attractions just a few minutes away. Read more…
Stellenhof Farm Stay, Addo
“At night, you can hear the lion roar and when the hyenas hoot and laugh, our dogs get very agitated,” laughs Natalie Groenhof, one of the managers of Stellenhof Farm Stay.
This amazing dairy farm shares a fence line with the Addo Elephant National Park and is so close to this world famous game reserve that guests are entertained by animal calls at night.
Not only is Stellenhof Farm Stay conveniently close to the Addo Elephant National Park, but it is also on the same public road as Schotia Safaris.
The magnificent farm house at Stellenhof was built during the late 1800s by a Mr Dougal McBean, who was a perfectionist in every way – this is clearly visible in the layout and design of this beautiful building. Read more…
For more information or for online bookings, visit www.stellenhof.com or call 042 233 2423
Ouma’s Farm House, George
It was during the recent Easter holidays that my family and I found ourselves at Ouma’s Farmhouse, situated in the pristine Garden Route countryside, along the Seven Passes Road, between George and Knysna.
We were received by the owners, Hennie and Magdel Niehaus, who led us to our weekend farm house, nestled among mature, indigenous trees of majestic height.
I immediately fell in love with the place. The kids in our group, set free from the confines of the cars, ran through the huge, natural garden laughing and stopped frequently to look into the depths of the large Khoi fish pond. Read more…
For more information, call 078 928 7127 or visit at www.oumasfarmhouse.co.za today.