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Fly over night into Cape Town and spend the first night of your family safari holiday acclimatizing in Cape Town’s cosmopolitan harbour district. After checking into your hotel you’ll be able to refresh and head out for a wonderful lunch in one of the fabulous bistros or restaurants that flank the harbour, after which you might like to take the children to the top of Table Mountain by cable car, to visit the penguin colony at Boulders bay or for an afternoon at the Two Oceans Aquarium before settling in for your first night in South Africa.

In the morning you can either take your own hire car or be chauffeur driven out to the stunning winelands just over an hour’s drive inland from Cape Town where you can stay for two or three nights at Le Quartier Francais. Le Quartier Francais doesn’t just accept children but sets out to make your family holiday in South Africa unforgettable. With it’s Very Important Kids programme which includes welcome treats on arrival such as books, activity lists, DVD’s and a special bath menu Le Quartier Francais is completely geared to look after your family. With specially converted loft rooms with twin beds, toy boxes spilling cuddly toys and soft furnishings to make your child’s stay as comfortable as possible Le Quartier Francais is a great choice. If you prefer children under twelve can sleep in your suite on two sleeper couches specifically selected for this purpose.

Unwind in the winelands and take advantage of stunning surroundings, exquisite food, fantastic walking countryside, horse riding, wine cellar tours and many nature trails. Le Quartier Francais also offers very well trained babysitters if you want to dine out one night.

After the winelands head along the Garden Route to Kurland Hotel at Plettenburg Bay. Kurland Hotel is an exceptional retreat for families as it is situated in 1700 acres of estate grounds. Time is of no consequence and you truly can set your own schedule at Kurland and enjoy mountain biking in the estate, horse riding (with Shetland ponies for young children), tennis and in the surrounding location; an elephant sanctuary, birds of paradise, Monkeyland, Tsitsikamma forest and Nature’s valley glorious beaches for literally hours of fun.

Like Le Quartier Francais Kurland has wonderfully appointed loft rooms for children and the hotel itself has an enormous playroom brimming with toys for all ages, there are also trained nannies on hand if you want to indulge in a spa treatment for an hour or so of complete ‘me’ time.

After two or three nights at Kurland it’s time to wave goodbye to the Thelwell like Shetlands and glamorous Polo ponies that are stabled on the estate and set off for Koro Lodge at Bushmans Kloof in the Cederberg Mountains.

Koro Lodge provides a relaxed welcoming space for families to enjoy a complete wilderness experience. Koro lodge is essentially a renovated farmhouse, nestled deep in the reserve that offers spectacular intimate villa style accommodation, surrounded by open vistas of wilderness and wildlife. The villa is completely equipped which kitchen and bar, flat screen Televisions with cable, music, games and air conditioning.

Koro Lodge is located about 2 miles from the main lodge ensuring a unique and very personal family environment. The lodge has its own chef to look after you and of course it’s own guide allocated for the duration of your stay. There are special child friendly activities to entertain and stimulate such as treasure hunts and painting in addition to family activities such as visits to the Rock art, mountain biking, canoeing (equipped with life jackets), hiking, star gazing, and swimming.

There are no predators at Bushmans Kloof which makes this very safe not just for families but also for the animals that have been reintroduced to the area such as Cape Mountain Zebra and Red Hartebeest.

There are also the smaller creatures such as the Bat-Eared Fox, African Wildcat, Cape Fox, Caracal (African Lynx), Cape Clawless Otter, Baboon, Rock hyrax (Dassie), Klipspringer, Aardwolf and Aardvark to spy navigating the plains and rocky outcrops of the reserve.

We think this combination in South Africa offers a superb nature rich child friendly holiday enabling all of the family to enjoy themselves and ultimately relax, which after all is what a holiday is all about.