What if, say, the next time you checked your bank account a few extra zeros had been added to the lonely figure you usually find sitting there? Youd be pretty happy, right? Youre rich, youre super rich and you can do whatever you want. How on earth to spend it all? How would you fancy jetting off for a once in a lifetime holiday to South Africa
, tailored especially for you and your family? A ‘pimped up getaway, utterly unforgettable, all in the lap of luxury and the ultimate experience for all involved.
Anything you could ever dream a family holiday to be South Africa provides; from its glorious weather and beautiful golden beaches to its varied scenery and diverse culture. The list of activities and attractions, for both adults and children, is unending, with a safari an adventure in itself. And let us not forget the accommodation; those few extra zeros will make all the difference when it comes to luxury. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, kick back, relax and read on to discover exactly what your ultimate family holiday would entail.
Your trip begins at the very tip of Africa where you can enjoy a four night stay in South Africas illustrious capital city; the beautiful Cape Town
with its many sights and attractions including Table Mountain, Robben Island, Cape Point and the spectacular winelands
If the sight-seeing gets too much for you, never fear, you can always unwind back at your luxury 5-bedroom private villa located in Bantry Bay. Set in the grounds of the world-renowned Edwardian Ellerman House
, Ellerman Villa is an exclusive self-contained home, where you will be waited on hand and foot and around the clock; the attentions of a personal butler and house staff will never get old. No need to worry about dinner as the house comes with its own chef! The lavish villa with modern minimalist design hosts an inviting pool, a well-equipped gym and private spa so whilst the kids are enjoying the pool or entertainment room, mum and dad can catch up on some much needed ‘me time. To top it all off the villa offers arguably the best view in Cape Town, a panoramic picture of the glistening Atlantic Ocean.
But dont get too settled, the next stop of your trip beckons. So its bye-bye Cape Town, hello Hermanus
. Of course you wont be driving there yourself, oh no, this is the ultimate family holiday so youll receive private transfers from place to place, be that by car or even helicopter, whatever you desire. The coastal town of Hermanus is world famous for sightings of Southern Right Whales that appear every year from June to October.
You will be staying at the spectacular Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
in the glorious Grootbos Villa, which comes equipped with its own landing strip, so we were serious about the helicopter! Spoil yourselves in one of the most luxurious villas in South Africa. For your exclusive use are 6 elegant suites, 2 lounge areas, a dining room, a private pool, a fully equipped kitchen, wine cellar, BBQ area and media room with big screen and projector. A private butler, chef and guide will be on hand to cater to all of your familys requirements and to tailor all of your activities and boy, are there activities! 4x4 drives and walks through the fynbos and forests of the reserve, trips to the nearby coast to view the Southern Right Whales from land, walks along deserted beaches, visits to archaeological and cultural sites, boat-based whale watching trips, as well as boat tours to a nearby seal island to view penguins, seals, dolphins and even great white sharks. The tailor-made childrens program is all about inspiring, educating, enthusing and exhilarating the children in this wonderful nature setting.
After a delightful two night stay you are off again, this time to the celebrated Garden Route, renowned for its scenic grandeur and imposing mountains that tumble down into an explicitly sandy coastline. Your four days here will be as action-packed as the kids will allow. Activities on offer include hiking, white water rafting, canopy tours through the forest, bungee jumping, boat trips, golf, horse riding and many many more.
After a busy day, retreat back to your own castle...yes we said castle! Pezula Private Castle is an ultra-luxury beach accommodation situated on Noetzie Beach, voted one of the top three beaches in South Africa. Live like royalty in this magnificent residence with your own direct beach access. You will stay in the lap of luxury in the Castles five spacious luxury suites with sumptuous bathrooms, vast living areas and private terraces. Of course a stay in a castle for a ‘royal family wouldnt be complete without an executive butler and personal chef who will prepare your meals to your own personal tastes. Create your own fairytale days lazing in the heated outdoor pool or lounging in the gazebo perched above your private piece of heaven. When the children are itching for adventure the surrounding Pezula Resort offers activities such as golf, archery, horse riding, hiking and canoeing.
With those four nights unfortunately at an end it is now time for the final leg of your trip, have your cameras and binoculars at the ready because its safari time. Picture yourself in a contemporary frontier farmhouse with a modern touch. The sole-use villa, Melton Manor
on the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve offers 4 suites and a private pool, perfect for accommodating family parties. But it doesnt stop there; you are also presented with your own private safari vehicle, a team of trackers and a park ranger all ready and willing to provide you with the definitive safari experience, as you explore the reserve in search of the famous Big Five.
Kwandwe is particularly well suited to maintaining the welfare of any children along for the ride, with the reserve completely malaria free - always a plus. There are also various activities provided for kids that range from their own daily game drives each morning to tracking animals of the bush with resident trackers and rangers.
So there you have it, the ultimate family holiday, according to Mahlatini anyway. Impressed and enamoured by the notion of that perfect getaway? Well if those few extra zeros ever do decide to appear in that account of yours, the dream may just become a reality. If not, you could still enjoy this amazing destination with less of a strain on your wallet.