Kids at Cape Grace

If you remember checking into a hotel as a child, you may remember the excitement of exploring every square inch of the place, marvelling at the size of the swimming pool, having a guided tour of your room for the first time and fighting with your sibling over who would be sleeping in which bed. The thrill of being allowed to order almost anything off the menu (besides caviar and crayfish) without your parents kicking up a fuss, and the guarantee of going to bed late and watching TV in bed.

Checking into Cape Grace with children in tow is a delightful experience. From the get-go, everyone from the doorman to the concierge seems to have a knack for tuning into individual needs and finding a point of connection with both parents and kids, rather than taking a cookie-cutter approach to the whole family. Depending on the age of the children and your energy levels, you may like to share a formal afternoon tea together, take a swim in the hotel’s heated pool, hire bikes and cycle around the Waterfront, or book a boat cruise.

From a location point of view, Cape Grace is safe, secure and within walking distance of all the V&A Waterfront’s many attractions from the Two Oceans Aquarium to the Cape Wheel. It is the ideal base for families with children of any age, whether they want to explore the Cape Peninsula by car or simply soak up the history and culture of the Mother City.

Consider this:
Cape Grace’s Family Time package (valid until 21 December 2014) applies to a minimum stay of 3 consecutive nights and is available to 2 adults and up to 2 children (under 16 years old). It includes:

  • Complimentary welcome gift for children
  • Complimentary food and beverage from the special kiddies menu for kids 3 years and under
  • In-room dining vouchers to the value of ZAR700 for a family night in, with popcorn and DVDs.
  • Complimentary babysitting up to 4 hours
  • Gingerbread man decorating and African story time for little ones
  • Junior bath time accessories, themed bed linen for toddlers and children’s dressing gowns and slippers provided.
  • A selection of children’s DVDs, game consoles, books and board games are available on request at no additional charge, too.

Blog post by Jane Broughton

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