Long Weekend Vibes – Best family friendly holiday destinations

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Do you feel that? It’s that time of the year again, long weekend time! It’s time to book your Citiliner ticket and travel to one of South Africa’s unique holiday destinations with your family. Wait – family? Let us show you some of the best holiday destinations to hang with the family this long weekend.

Sani Pass Hotel, Drakensberg KZN

Why it’s cool for kids: Kids can go horseback riding or join their parents on a flower, wildlife or fishing tour. If the weather permits it, there’s opportunity to go skiing, snow-boarding and snow sleighing.

Wild Coast Sun, Port Edward, Eastern Cape

Why it’s cool for kids: This hotel is close to the Wild Waves Water Park and the casino on the resort provides plenty of entertainment for children and parents alike.

Riverside Sun Resort, Gauteng

Why it’s cool for kids: Located on the Vaal river; this resort is only 45 minutes away from Johannesburg and all its entertainment options. However, the resort itself offers plenty of leisure and sports activities.

Cape St Francis Coastal Resort, St Francis, Eastern Cape

Why it’s cool for kids: This resort is a mere 300 metres away from the beach so bring the buckets and plastic shovels. This resort offers a children’s activity program during high season and there are deep sea fishing, kayaking, hiking, surfing and more adventure activities available.

Sabi River Sun Resort, Mpumalanga

Why it’s cool for kids: Due to its proximity to the Kruger National Park, parents can take their children on game drives. Chimp Eden, God’s Window, Horse whisperers and the Blyde River Canyon are but a few more attractions that will fascinate young ones.

Sun City, North West Province

Why it’s cool for kids: Where to begin? Valley of the Waves, Animal World, the Magic Company, movie theatres and more! Anything you can think of to keep your children occupied, you’ll find it at Sun City.


Water parks

If you can’t find any accommodation suited to your taste, follow the kids to the water parks for the day and celebrate the last dregs of sunshine before winter descends.

Umhlanga Gateway Wave House, Durban

Splash Waterworld, Amazimtoti

McArthur Baths Swimming Pool Complex, Port Elizabeth

Valley of the Waves, Sun City

Muizenberg Supertubes, Cape Town

Wild Waters Fun Park, Boksburg


Amusement parks

Ratanga Junction, Cape Town, Western Cape

Gold Reef City, Johannesburg, Gauteng

Adventure Land, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

Plett Puzzle Park, Plettenberg Bay, Western Cape

uShaka Marine World, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal


There you go, now you have plenty of holiday destinations to keep yourself and your family occupied during school holidays and super long weekends. Now, you know how you’re going to get there, right? Go on, pick a route and book your ticket.

The fun has only just begun.

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