LONG SUMMERS, WHITE BEACHES, COLOURFUL CULTURES
OCTOBER TO MAY
€105 A DAY
South Africa is one of the world’s top destination for Family holidays:
Long summers, white beaches, colourful cultures, authentic cuisine and unspoilt nature are characteristics of the Garden Route. Add a surfboard, meet local guides, cook a fish on the coals and you have all the ingredients for an unforgettable holiday experience.
We offer surf lessons for the whole family! Qualified surf instructors ensure safety and lots of fun so everyone can experience the thrill of riding waves.
Experienced surfers can join our local surf guides as they look for the best waves along the coast. Parents are also free to relax at our natural rock swimming pool while the kids have their surf lessons with us.
Rugged coastlines, lush forests and breath taking mountains make the Garden Route a standout! Together we’ll explore hidden treasures suited for the whole family:
~ Kayaking through indigenous forest
~ Cliff jumping a secret quarry
~ Hikes along the beach, in the forests, and in the mountains
~ Snorkeling in pools filled with diverse marine life
~ Canyoning around the Map of Africa
~ Mountain biking fun and challenging routes
~ Exploring caves older than time itself
~ Fishing with local expert
~ Friday night live music in town
~ Hunting fresh produce at the local farmers market
Known as the “rainbow nation”, South Africa is proud of its many diverse cultures and ethnic groups. Tourists from around the world are attracted by the friendliness of the South African people.
To involve the local community we offer training courses to young people from the surrounding townships, giving them the opportunity to become trained tour guides and surf instructors.
We also host South-African cooking classes where locals show guest the process of baking Xhosa bread, cooking “pap en smoor” and braaiing snoek. These family-friendly, interactive activities showcase the vibrance of African culture.
South-African cuisine is influenced by the African, European and Malaysian kitchen. It’s spicy, colourful, versatile.. and simply delicious! Our local team likes to prepare meals on the coals outside (famous snoek braai!)
The majority of our meals are plant based with 90% of the ingredients sourced from local gardens. Expect mouth-watering creations like bobotie, soet patats and potjiekos!
~ WHERE ~
The villa is situated on a beautiful piece of rural land in Wilderness, the heart of the Garden Route. The villa is only 2km from our favourite local beach, Victoria Bay, and features an open and spacious design. The comfortable rooms are decorated with the colours of the Garden Route and overlook the breath-taking Outeniqua Mountains. The villa features an open kitchen and living room where we enjoy meals, drinks and play games together. The 1 ha fynbos garden, natural rock swimming pool and our three friendly labradors complete the villa
ABOUT WILDERNESS, SOUTH-AFRICA
Wilderness is a sun soaked, tranquil coastal town close to Victoria Bay. With it long sandy beach it is the perfect midway stop between Cape Town (4,5 hours) and Port Elizabeth (3,5 hours). According to local say-so the name Wilderness finds its origin in the wish of a to-be-bride to have her honeymoon on a complete “wild” spot on the Garden Route. Anxious to receive the “yes” the groom took to cutting and sawing and built them a nest quite seclude. Here grew the town of Wilderness.
~ WHAT & HOW ~
~ 4 star accommodation
~ all breakfast, lunch, dinners and drinks
~ daily surf lessons for the kids with a local surf instructor ~ all surf equipment
~ optional surfing for the parents
~ optional daily activities with a local guide
~ usb stick with ALL the footage of your time with us
~ free wifi
~ airport transfers
~ an experience you'll find hard to forget
- Transport (we can arrange something on request)
- Travel insurance (essential)
HOW TO GET HERE
~ Cape Town Int. airport is 4,5 hr drive from our house. We highly recommend renting a car (from €10 a day) in Cape Town as it's one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The road from Cape Town to our villa travels through the Garden Route which is lined with wine lands, steep mountains, and vast green landscapes. We'll also provide you with a travel itinerary for Cape Town and the rest of your trip through the Garden Route
~ there are also domestic flights (€60) and buses (€30 - Intercape) from Cape Town to George, where we'll be waiting to pick you up
~ fly to Johannesburg Int. airport and to take a domestic flight (starting at €60) to George airport, where we'll be waiting to pick you up