Are you planning a family getaway for the upcoming Easter Holidays? Book your Kwazulu Natal dream holiday spot soon to avoid the rush…
What is stopping you from getting away for that much needed family holiday? Did you know that during the December to January peak season and long weekends, particularly over the Easter break, most places along the beautiful coast of South Africa are booked a year in advance.
We were on a mission to seek out the best holiday spots in South Africa, that caters for the family man – which means swimming pools, activities for the whole family, games rooms, playgrounds, and a restaurant or two on site are the universal features…and at AHA we have just what you need!
Alpine Heath Resort – Drakensberg
Alpine Heath Resort offers excellent chalet accommodation, fine dining, a wealth of indoor and outdoor activities and entertainment, in a breathtaking setting of beautiful streams and healthy, refreshing mountain air.
Alpine Heath Resort has an amazing entertainment team, there to provide hours of fun-filled activities for all your needs, making sure your Drakensberg holiday is as exciting as possible.
There is a little something for everyone to do. While the little ones play putt-putt and enjoy the awesome kids entertainment programme, the more active parents can make use of the two tennis courts, a squash court and volleyball court and fully equipped gym.
Riverside Hotel – Durban
If you want a place to stay that will leave you feeling relaxed and well-rested don’t need to look any further. The Riverside Hotel has the ideal setting that offers stunning views of the river and abundant bird life.
Here, you will find a peaceful space where you can unwind after a busy day, but you won’t feel cut off from the rest of the vibrant city as they are located just outside the city centre. For those avid golfers out there, two golf courses are within easy access as is the KwaZulu Natal coastline.
It takes just a short drive to get to some of Durban’s main business and leisure attractions like the International Convention Centre, the Suncoast casino complex, the restaurant district of Morningside and the Gateway Shopping and Entertainment centre.
Shakaland – Eshowe
Why not treat the entire family to a cultural themed holiday instead of the “same old” as last year? Go beyond the normal tourist holiday, change the destinations you visit and enjoy a cultural holiday, where the focus on the local culture, past and present, will help you discover the lifeblood of any country – its people.
Cultural holidays uncover different ways of life, and offer you the unique opportunity to meet and sometimes stay amongst local people or tribal groups.
At Shakaland, you can get in touch with the Zulu culture when staying at this authentic recreation of Shaka Zulu’s Great Kraal! Shakaland Hotel is more than just a tourist attraction – it is an enriching experience affording a better understanding of the Zulu nation, its people and their intriguing customs.
The Gateway Hotel – Umhlanga
Umhlanga is the place to be, as visitors from around the world who flock to this holiday resort village to relax and have fun on one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world will tell you. As you explore the golden sandy beaches, all the way to the spectacular Isimangaliso Wetland Park, a world heritage site, remember that inland from Umhlanga, endless fields of sugarcane give way to the undulating landscape of the Valley of 1000 Hills, the massive Inanda Dam and the mystical hidden valleys of Zululand.
Once your tour of this stunning area has ended, relax and put your feet up at The Gateway Hotel.
Situated in the heart of Umhlanga, 10 minutes from our local beach and 20 minutes from King Shaka International Airport, The Gateway Hotel is proudly the only eco-friendly hotel attached to the famous Gateway Theatre of Shopping. This Hotel offers 146 freshly appointed rooms, complimentary wi-fi, swimming pool and state of the art conference facilities, for those who aren’t yet in holiday mode and have a few things that need sorting out before the fun begins.