After the family meeting that placed us back on level 1, many South African families are considering it safe enough to go on family getaways.

It has been a year since we starting reporting COVID-19. For many families, all plans of holidays were cancelled until it was considered safe enough to leave the house or the province. A quick escape is overdue for many, and below is a list of some of the best holiday resorts in the country that are kid-friendly. 

Kiara Lodge, Free State 

Kiara Lodge is Dihlabeng, Free State is the perfect place to break away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The lodge has on-site facilities that will allow families to bond, and parents to have some fun without the kids. They have an onsite spa, a game room, and putt and play, and a jumping pillow. Kiara Lodge has a variety of accommodations within the property, from free-standing suites to chalets.

They have playrooms for young children and teens, so enough for every kid to be entertained. 

Kiara Lodge has babysitting facility parents can use when they need some downtime alone.  

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Address: R712, Dihlabeng, Free State, 9701

Dikhololo Resort, North West 

This game farm in North West guarantees an unforgettable resort experience for families. It offers facilities that will keep all family members occupied and entertained during their stay. Your teen children have a teen pad they can use for entertainment, while younger children can choose to use the game room, jungle gym, or the jumping pillow. 

Families can hire bikes and go riding together, go on a game drive or play sports like squash or tennis. The heated pools might be calling your name too. 

Address: Farm Siena, Brits District, North West, 0250

Mount Amanzi, Gauteng

Like something out of a painting, Mount Amanzi resort sits next to the Crocodile River and offers amazing facilities to families. Boasting fun family activities like a game room, mini-golf, and a theatre room, Mount Amanzi “can ensure that young and old will have the holiday that they deserve.” 

Their accommodation facilities have self-catering facilities and an on-site mini-shop to purchase essentials that you might need. 

Address: Cnr Old Rustenburg Rd &, R512, Hartbeespoort, 0216

Warmbaths Forever Resort, Limpopo

The upcoming hot weather demands some water fun. The pool areas at Warmbaths are regulated to ensure that visitors abide by the COVID-19 regulations. The resort has pools for adults and children and a variety of water slides. They also have super tubes, tennis and squash courts, and a play park for kids. 

Address: 1 Chris Hani Way, Bela-Bela, 1240

Cayley Mountain Resort, Kwa-Zulu Natal

This resort is perfect for families with older children that would love to have fun at the beach club on an inflatable water park and paddleboats. There is an outdoor chess facility to use for chess fanatics, game rooms, and a jungle gym for younger children as well. The facility also includes swimming pools for children and adults and a jacuzzi for the relaxing mom. 

Address: D184, Winterton, Central Drakensberg, KwaZulu-Natal, 3340


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