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A wonderful beach and safari destination or just head to Zanzibar for the beach

Whale Watching

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Hotels that offer Whale Watching

Nr. Hermanus, South Africa: South & East Coast

What a delight to find this villa. We have seen many fabulous villas in South Africa but to find one that suits families so perfectly is rare and to find one that is also so very reasonably priced is is a bit like trying to spot a pangolin, practically impossible. The beauty of this villa compared to many other self catering properties is the fact it is situated on Blue Gum country estate – giving you the benefit of hotel services just a few minutes walk away. A great base for whale watching and the beaches of Hermanus.

Suitable for: Perfect for a family with any age of children.

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Blue Gum Villa (Exclusive Use)

Hermanus, South Africa: South & East Coast

Birkenhead Villa is the family option of the well known and totally fabulous Birkenhead House. It is one of the most luxurious family friendly hotels in the area. Each of the five rooms is beautifully decorated, most with balconies and sea views. The Villa is just a few minutes’ walk from two lovely sandy beaches – both great for sand castle making.

Suitable for: Due to a variety of antiques in the villa we recommend it for less 'boisterous' children.

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Birkenhead Villa

Our rating: Utterly Fab Rating explaination
Rooms: 5
Interleading rooms: No
Childrens facilities: No
Setting: Coastal
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Kids club: No
Baby sitters: True
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Gansbaai, South Africa: South & East Coast

Set on a 1700 hectares Private Nature Reserve, Grootbos is a wonderful family lodge with hours of outdoor fun to keep children happy. Each suite is free-standing and feels like your own little home with plenty of space for children. There is loads to do at Grootbos - the majority of the activities are nature based so perfect for children who enjoy the great outdoors.

Suitable for: Children of all ages however the activities are geared for children 5yrs+.

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve

Our rating: Utterly Fab Rating explaination
Rooms: 27
Interleading rooms: Yes
Childrens facilities: Yes
Setting: Nature Reserve
Style: Classic Contemporary
Kids club: No but have kids programmes
Baby sitters: True
Nightly rates from: 2 adults & 2 children £684 per night FB
Adult: from £193 pppn FB
Complimentary age sharing: 0-4yrs

Nr. Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route, South Africa: South & East Coast

This is a beautiful hotel with some of the most stunning gardens on the Garden Route. Rooms and the main house are quite old style elegant and therefore not for everyone. The hotel is in a great location next to Plettenberg and has some wonderful family rooms as well as one of the best children's play areas we have seen in SA.

Suitable for: Best suited to families with younger children who will love the Cubs Corner and all the lawns.

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Hunters Country House

Our rating: Not Rated
Rooms: 20
Interleading rooms: No
Childrens facilities: Yes
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Kids club: Yes
Baby sitters: True
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Walkers Bay, South Africa: South & East Coast

Based on the edge of Walkers Bay, the best place to spot whales in SA, this beautiful safari style lodge is surrounded by countryside and a stunning lagoon that heads out into the bay. For families wanting to see the whales but also have a bit of space, a chance to play on quad bikes, go fishing and generally enjoy a relaxing lodge then this is a very good option.

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Mosaic Farm

Our rating: Lovely Rating explaination
Rooms: 5 suites, 4 cottages
Interleading rooms: No
Childrens facilities: No
Setting: Wilderness
Style: Boutique Lodge
Kids club: No
Baby sitters: True
Nightly rates from: 2 adults & 2 children from £320 pn HB
Adult: From £136 pppn HB
Complimentary age sharing: 0-2yrs