As you may have noticed by now, I’m all for Alone-time-away-from-the-kids, date nights and days reserved solely for your bestie. However Easter, to me, has always been about time spent with family. In fact when I was younger, the folks would pack us all up, scoop us into the back of the bakkie and before we knew it we were telling scary stories around the fire and singing along to Dolly Parton while the boys would braai. Those days away with the family, spent camping in tents, were the absolute best and it’s those days that will stick with me forever.
So, while feeling nostalgic, I have sought out some of Cape Town’s finest, family friendly and cost effective self-catering holiday destinations for you to enjoy and create some memories that will assuredly stay with your young ones for a long long time to come.
If you are merely visiting Cape Town for Easter or any time of the year, be sure to check into one of these!
1. Quay West Blouberg
Quay West also offers tailor made tours and trips by qualified tour guide Deon van Schalkwyk either in his Toyota Landcruiser or for the more adventurous guests in his Beach Buggy (tours with Beach Buggy starting from Paternoster). On request he can design a tour just for you, ie birding trips, West Coast National Park tours, Fossil Park excursions, flower trails and also scenic drives along the West Coast.
2 bedroom, 4 sleeper self catering home.
Address: 13 Velddrif Quays, Velddrif, 7365 Phone: 021 762 1543 Web: http://www.quaywestcoast.com/en/
2. Oppidraai Paternoster
Here, couples, small families or friends can spend time relaxing together to enjoy the tranquil simplicity of Paternoster.
Located on the quieter outskirts of Paternoster, they offer a relaxing space for friends, couples or small families. Small dogs are allowed in both Oppidraai units.
Sleeps 10 guests
Address: 1 Sonkwas Street, Paternoster, 7381 Phone:022 752 2044 Website: http://www.southofafrica.co.za/properties/oppidraai-paternoster/
3. Baywatch House Blouberg
Set on the Atlantic Coastline, Table View offers the best views of Table Mountain and Robben Island with spectacular sunsets over Big Bay, Little Bay and Dolphin Beach. Keen golfers can easily access the Milnerton Links course and for the water sport enthusiast we are ideally situated close to Kite Beach where the wind and waves will excite both the beginner and the experienced Kite Surfer. All bedrooms can sleep up to 4 guests. Address: 12 Popham Street, Table View, Blouberg, 8000 Phone:021 556 7547 Website: http://www.safarinow.com/go/baywatchhousetableview/
4. The Three Palms Blouberg
Feel at home within a bright informal lounge. Relax on the sofas, read a book or watch the satellite TV and help yourself to the well stocked courtesy bar.
The Three Palms B&B employs a loving young lady who looks after the management’s own child and who is more then happy and capable to look after guests children.
Address: 25 Disa Road, Bloubergrant 7441, South Africa Phone: 027 (0)21 5565273 Website: http://www.3palms.co.za/
5. Lagoon and Sea Hermanus
The chalet is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac and very safe for children. There is an indoor as well as outdoor braai available. Pelicans, flamingos and a variety of birds are seen all around the lagoon. Approximately 20-24 wild horses live freely in the dunes and have done so for possibly the last century. You can walk along the unspoilt sandy beach until you reach Kleinmond. The entire lagoon and estuary experience is great for nature lovers.
The house is located about 100 meters from the lagoon water’s and wooden footbridge which enables you to walk directly onto the beach. Canoeing, fishing, water skiing, sailing, and swimming are popular in demarcated areas of the lagoon. A canoe with paddles and life jackets is available at the beach house.
sleeping a maximum of eight people in four separate rooms (two double and two twin-bedded rooms)
Mobile +27 72 910 0656, +27 72 272 2729 Email: email@example.com Address: Nr 6 Meerensee, Middelvlei Estate, Hermanus, Western Cape, South Africa Website: http://www.lagoonandsea.co.za/accommodation/
To creating memories!
Wishing all you fabmoms a blessed Easter holiday with the family xx