I love living in the Western Cape for so many reasons, but one of the best parts of living here is that if you want to “escape” the city and suburbs, you don’t have to travel very far to relax and wind in a lot less chaotic surroundings. However, finding family friendly accommodation in the Western Cape is now the order of the day for us, so we’re always on the lookout for places that will have enough to keep the kids entertained but at the same time give Kurt and I a relaxing break.
If you’re a parent, I’m sure you will share this sentiment! So, what I thought I’d do is put together a list of family friendly accommodation in the Western Cape that we’ve visited and loved. I will also keep adding to this list if we do come across any other gems!
So, if you’re in the mood for a little vacay with the family, here are a few towns and establishments that we love:
It’s so important to remember the fragile spirit of the festive season that must be kept alive for children all over the world!
Kids believe in Santa’s scout elves just as fiercely as they believe in Santa, and they derive the great joy from thinking about, writing to and interacting with them. Don’t you think?
The North Pole helpers at The Elf on the Shelf® receive thousands of letters each year from children worried that their scout elves have lost their magic or wonder why adults aren’t abiding by the North Pole rules.
While all children know The Elf on the Shelf’s rules, it’s important for grown-ups to get to know them, too!
How can we as parents keep this magic alive?
Starting with just one music and movement class in Fish Hoek in 2008, the Wriggle and Rhyme programme has grown to seven branches across Cape Town, a dynamic pre-schools programme, 4 musical story CDs and many opportunities to share their resources with less fortunate children.
If you’ve been following my blog or on social media for a while, you’d know how much my kids love music and dance – this is exactly why they are such big fans of Wriggle and Rhyme.
Last week, Kurt and I spent a few days at Aquila Private Game Reserve for our 10 year wedding anniversary.
It was our first real holiday experience alone without the kids and although we did miss them, the time away was so calming and relaxing.
Also getting away from the hustle and bustle of our normal daily lives in Cape Town was the best. The 2 hour drive from Cape Town wasn’t bad at all (obviously no kids asking “are we there yet?”) but we also got to stop at a few cute farmstalls along the way.
Aquila Private Game Reserve has been on our bucket list for a while and we thought it would make for the perfect romantic getaway to celebrate a decade of marriage!