If you’re after an incredible family holiday or you want to go somewhere your children (or the children of people you usually travel with) will be kept very busy, then this blog is definitely for you! We’ve searched far and wide to find some of the most kid-friendly resorts in South Africa which are so great that everyone will have a magical time. Maybe you’ll even rediscover your inner child! 😊
These resorts are very child-friendly and they have tons of kiddies activities on offer to keep the little ones busy all day long – so you can relax unless you are having too much fun yourself! An added bonus is kiddies will also be ready (and keen) for bed at the end of the day after running around so much. So… here’s our list of places that are great for family fun at any time of the year.
Midlands Saddle & Trout – Midland, Kwazulu-Natal
The list of fun stuff to do at Midlands is endless. From horse riding, adventure golf, tractor rides, activities with Fred, to swimming or just rolling around in the grass, the kids will be entertained for hours on end. To add to the variety, going down to the dam and fishing with dad or having a braai or picnic is entertainment on its own. Most of these activities can be done as a family or the kids can enjoy on their own whilst the adults can go to the onsite spa or relax at the restaurant. There is so much to discover and explore at this beautiful, serene property that one has consider this as a tick off on their travel bucket list for 2020.
Wild Coast Sun – Port Edward, Eastern Cape
If going to the coast is your thing, head down to Wild Coast Sun to enjoy their Wild Waves Water Park, which is one of the best children’s attractions in South Africa 😊 In this warm part of the world, kiddies get to enjoy long, sunny days spent floating along the lazy river or going on the fun high-speed slides. Other great activities are water sports (on the Mtamvuna River nearby), cosmic bowling (surrounded by glow-in-the-dark décor), an amazing arcade and the list goes on. We think this resort is great because it allows you to get away from the city AND your kids don’t have to miss out on having fun.
Magalies Park –Hartbeespoort, North West
Head to beautiful Hartbeespoort to discover one of South Africa’s best-kept secrets – Magalies Park. Here, lucky guests get to enjoy the resort’s wonderful splash zone, heated swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and take part in canoeing or go on fun barge cruises along the river. If that wasn’t enough there’s also adventure golf, a trampoline, paintball, tennis, great daily entertainment in the amazing Fred First Kid’s Club and much more (PHEW, we need to take a breath!!). Plus, all of this takes place on a lush golfing and nature estate which has great views of nearby mountains and the impressive river – heaven on earth!
Bushman’s Nek Berg & Trout Resort – Underberg, KwaZulu-Natal
There’s something special for little kiddies about running around in the mountains. Maybe it’s the fresh air and relaxing atmosphere that gets them going or it could be the unique things that they can only enjoy when they are there that excite them. Well, Bushman’s Nek Berg & Trout Resort offers tons for children to do (all in the beautiful Underberg surroundings) including horse riding, swimming in a rock-hewn pool, taking part in quizzes and competitions, trout fishing and more! This resort must be one of the most peaceful places for adults to unwind. 😉
Sun City Resort – Rustenburg, North West
As its slogan goes, this amazing resort is “A world within a city.” With so much for the little ones to enjoy, like a giant Finders Keepers activity, a forest decorated with lights, the world-famous Valley of the Waves, an impressive arcade, crocodile farm, and a huge maze among its amazing attractions, kiddies are in for a fun-filled time. Great nearby game farms, golf courses, shopping and an impressive Hall of Fame in the resort give adults plenty to enjoy too (which they will have time to, thanks to very busy kiddies 😉
La Côte d’Azur – Margate, KwaZulu-Natal
Maybe the most popular family holiday of all is a trip to the beach and La Côte d’Azur is one of the best destinations in South Africa, especially for children. It has stunning sea views, games that kids can play on the beach in front of the resort, an entertainment programme that seems to never end, a beautiful heated swimming pool and loads more! What’s also great about staying at La Côte d’Azur is that the nearby attractions are amazing. The Lake Eland Game Reserve, for example, can’t be missed (it has the longest zip line tour in Africa and a coffee shop with unbeatable views 😊). Spend some restful days lounging around the resort’s pool while you watch a throng of happy kiddies swamping the great entertainment team. Just the way holidays should be 😉
We hope you try out some of these great resorts where you can experience a great balance between fun and relaxing. After all, happy kiddies make for happy parents – so going to these family-friendly destinations is a win-win for everyone!
Have enjoyable travels and please remember to share your holiday photos or stories with us on social media – seeing them is the highlight of our work week!