Go Kleinmond, South Africa
You wake up one day and it suddenly dawns on you that the kids are growing at the speed of light and soon family holidays spent together, could very well become a thing of the past. Mom, it’s up to you to orchestrate the perfect family getaway. One that will last until the end of time in the family holiday hall of fame…no pressure, no pressure at all.
Let me tell you about Kleinmond, South Africa.
International travel needn’t break the bank and sunny South Africa has become a top holiday destination for families who love to travel on a budget. South Africa has an exciting mix of things to do, all within a two hour flight from each other. This is the country that has become famous for its spectacular game reserves, ocean adventures and most importantly, highly affordable accommodation and living costs.
Jet into Cape Town International and instead of heading to the bustling Mother City take a scenic and leisurely one and a half hour drive in the opposite direction, to Kleinmond, your new home-away-from-home. Kleinmond is a quiet coastal village set along the Cape Whale Coast. Embraced by Fynbos covered mountains on one side and the blue waters of the Cape Atlantic on the other, Kleinmond has more to keep you busy than meets the eye.
Many of the locals rent out homes and cottages as self-catering accommodation in Kleinmond for a spec of the price it would cost to stay at top hotels and guesthouses. Choose between entry level cottages to high-end mansions and experience life through the eyes of a local when you live amongst friendly neighbours in tranquil and safe suburban streets. If self-catering seems like a little too much work while you are on your well deserved break, then you can quite simply enjoy a feast of fresh seafood and traditional South African fare at one of the many restaurants in Kleinmond. At any given time you are but a short stroll or drive from lagoons and swimming beaches that are just perfect for families with children. The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens and the world famous Penguin colony at Stoney Point are also close by. Be one of the lucky ones to spot wild horses that run freely on the Kleinmond wetlands that separate two lagoons from each other. Furthermore, Kleinmond boasts some of the best land based whale watching opportunities in the world and these gentle giants of the ocean can be enjoyed from any of the vantage points that this charming village has to offer.
All in all, Kleinmond is a destination just waiting to be discovered by you and your clan, and a visit to this town is bound to open doors to future holidays in Southern Africa’s, Overberg region.