The Easter long weekend still rates as a firm South African favourite for a well-deserved break.

If you haven’t made any plans for the long weekend yet, our friend has done all the hard work for you. There is still time to pack your bags and book that getaway to one of the following great destinations.


Blue Marlin Hotel in Scottburgh

Just 40 minutes from Durban you will find the welcoming town of Scottburgh and perched on top of a green hill, families will be welcomed by the Blue Marlin Hotel. With its warm, family-oriented ambience the hotel features 122 modern rooms with the magnificent views of the main beachfront. As an added bonus, the hotel also features family superior rooms, which sleep two adults and two children under 12 years; babysitting services over this peak period and a children’s play room. Kids between the ages of six and 12 stay for 50% adult rate.

Riverside Hotel & Spa in Durban

This luxury hotel and spa is situated on the banks of the Umgeni River in Durban North, not too far from the city centre and the beach. Enjoy easy access to Durban’s Golden Mile beachfront, as well as a selection of scenic views of the city, river, gardens or sea, depending on which of the 169 guest rooms you opt to stay in.

Feel free to explore the surrounding area this long weekend. Durban is home to the Valley of a Thousand Hills, the warm Indian Ocean, the botanical gardens, and a diverse culture. The hotel offers babysitting facilities, family rooms (which sleep two adults and two children under 12). Kids up to the age of 11 stay free of charge when sharing with two full-paying adults, with meals being charged on consumption.


Dolphin Beach Hotel in Bloubergstrand

Perched on an endless stretch of powdery white beach, the Dolphin Beach Hotel faces the sun-dappled sea and magnificent Table Mountain across the bay. With the ocean in front and a beautiful wetland vlei behind, the Dolphin Beach Hotel offers the serene atmosphere of an exclusive resort.

Enjoy sweeping views of the Atlantic from your balcony or patio views of the wetland vlei. All rooms sleep two adults and two children up to 12 years. Don’t forget to pop into the Blowfish Restaurant, rated as one of Cape Town’s top fish, seafood and sushi restaurants, which is situated on the premises and which will also take care of your breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service requirements. Kids up to the age of 11 stay free of charge with only meals being charged for on consumption.

Pepperclub Hotel & Spa in Cape Town CBD

Sweep your special someone away with a new level of sophistication and unparalleled luxury living at the Pepperclub Hotel and Spa, in the heart of cosmopolitan Cape Town. Welcome innovative design, personalised amenities and unsurpassed service that will cater to your every need at this five-star hotel. Kids will be entertained by the Odeon Cinema and the Beach Club. Kids up to the age of 11 stay free, when sharing with two full paying adults in a Superior Deluxe Studio.


Oubaai Hotel Golf & Spa in George

The Oubaai Hotel, Golf & Spa in George on the Garden Route extends along the Western Cape from Mosselbaai to Port Elizabeth. Overlooking the Indian Ocean on Herolds Bay, the development also features a signature Ernie Els 18-hole golf course. So, grab the wife and kids and explore some of South Africa’s most pristine beaches, indigenous forests and nature reserves before you enjoy a round of golf. The hotel offers babysitting and there is a kiddies’ pool. All rooms sleep two adults and one child. Kids up to the age of 11 stay free, when sharing with two full paying adults.

Tsitsikamma Lodge & Spa in Stormsriver

For those who would like to be tucked away in the forest surrounded by mountains, the Tsitsikamma Lodge is an AA Award Winning Leisure Hotel and haven of peace. A warm welcome is combined with unobtrusive and personal service, for the ideal family getaway.


Cresta Sprayview Hotel in Zimbabwe

If you would like to travel out of SA, Africa, plan a trip for the family to Cresta Sprayview, situated just 1.4 km from the Victoria Falls Rain Forest entrance. It is the perfect gateway for adventure-seeking families to explore the resort town of Victoria Falls and its surrounds. Forget the garden hose; children will love playing in the spray of the majestic falls, known as Mosi-oa-Tunya, that can be seen from the hotel.

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