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Family Holidays and Leisure

South Africa is a sterling choice for a family holiday, offering countless family accommodation options and child-friendly activities. The country spills over with natural treasures and wide open spaces, with enough space for everyone to play.

Gansbaai – Goose Bay when translated from the Afrikaans, is a wonderworld of rugged coastline featuring caves, coves and limestone rock formations, where whales come and flaunt themselves very close to shore. But geese, peculiarly, are no longer a focal point in their namesake town.

How exciting to see the first signs of Spring! In some parts of the Cape landscapes are already brightly abloom with Spring flowers. The whales are another Spring gift, and they’ve been seen already in some of our warm, sheltered bays. So why not put some spring in your step, quite literally, and skip off … Continue reading “The Joys of Spring: Plan a Getaway during Flower and Whale Season”

After a two-day jaunt in the stunning Spioenkop Valley, two Exclusive Getaways leisure-trippers returned refreshed and full of the joys of a Spring getaway in KwaZulu-Natal. Our enthusiastic adventurers were hosted by Simon and Cheryl Blackburn at their beautiful Spioenkop homestead, resting contentedly above the valley.

Exquisitely beautiful, and home to a large colony of endangered African penguins, Boulders Beach near Simon’s Town has notched its mark high up on the list of the world’s truly unique beaches. It’s been awarded eighth place by Tripadvisor, on the basis of user-generated opinions.

Bushmanskloof Wilderness Reserve and Retreat is tops for families who want an exceptional nature break somewhere very special. This Cederberg sanctuary is malaria and predator free, which means families can get out and about safely in the reserve, to explore wide open plains, intriguing rock formations, clear pools and waterfalls, and lots of flora and … Continue reading “A Nature Pad Par Excellence & Perfect for Families: Bushmanskloof Koro Lodge”

South Africa offers a fantastic choice of safari tours in a wide range of landscapes, each with its own variety of wildlife and experiences. Speaking to an experienced South African travel consultant is often the best way to match your particular expectations and budget with the right itinerary and wilderness accommodation. Here we bring you … Continue reading “South African Safari Ideas and Specials”

Set all notions of haste aside and gift yourself with two leisurely hours to make an unhurried journey from Cape Town to Arniston. Threading its way through the beautiful hills of the Overberg, the route is, in itself, a soul-soother.  And at the end of it, there’s exquisite Arniston to win you over. That’s if … Continue reading “Caves, Shipwrecks, Quaint Little Fishing Boats & a Big Whoosh of Sea Air: Arniston has it All”

Jaci’s Lodges are the fabulous inspiration of owners Jaci and Jan Van Heteren. Now these are real bush people, Jaci and Jan – they’ve lived in the Madikwe for close on two decades now.

There’s no end to just how luxurious a South African safari can get. Nowadays, many families or groups of pals who head for the bush to escape frenetic lives for a few days, go in search of privacy. If you’re one of those folks, this is where you’ll find it …

Need some ideas about how to keep the kids entertained during the holidays?

Family safaris can be as pleasant or as nail-biting as the choice of lodge you make. When  travelling into the wilderness with children, it’s crucial to select a family-friendly lodge where carefully planned and well supervised activities will keep your young ones safe and suitably entertained.