Do Like Balou in the Overberg this Holiday Season

Melt your worries away at the Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa

Take your lead from the beloved Balou the bear this holiday season and ‘forget about your troubles and your strife’ at the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa.

The Arabella’s Kid’s Club
at Balou’s Adventure Centre offers a secure fun-filled environment where children can enjoy stimulating and creative activities, whilst mom and dad relax with a round of golf on the Arabella Golf Course or a well deserved break at the award winning Arabella Spa.

Children are heartily welcomed at the Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa with child guest facilities to cater to their every need, ensuring a relaxed stay for kids and parents alike.

The Balou Kid’s Club is open from 09:00 to 17:00 on Saturdays, Sundays and during school holidays, and caters for children aged four and up.

Age appropriate leisure entertainment includes arts and craft activities, board games, puzzles, books, Lego, a fun jungle gym, DVD’s, Sony Playstation and plenty of facilitated play. Other activities include outings, horse riding, tennis, golf, mini cricket, putt-putt, scavenger hunts, volleyball, Olympics and lively competitions.

For younger children, the hotel offers an experienced babysitter service that care for children in the comfort of your room. The hotel’s expert chefs take special care to create uncomplicated and enjoyable children’s meals, guaranteed to satisfy even the most discerning young gourmet.

For complete peace of mind, the hotel will ensure that rooms are adapted to be baby or child friendly, including thoughtful extras such as nightlights, plug socket covers, anti-slip bath mats, baby baths and playpens. To make your stay as comfortable as possible, other special baby items, specific to your needs, are available on request.

The Arabella Western Cape Hotel and Spa provides its guests the best of the best; the resort was voted both South Africa’s ‘Leading Luxury Hotel’ and ‘Africa’s Leading Family Resort’ in 2009 and the Arabella Golf Course was recently selected as the ‘Best Golf Course in South Africa’.

The resort is situated in the Overberg, a scenic hour’s drive from Cape Town. The Overberg region is situated on the Southern most tip of Africa and also known as the ‘whale coast’. The area best known for its superb whale watching, stretches from the Hottentots-Holland Mountains in the West to Swellendam in the East, and from the Riviersonderend Mountains in the North to the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in the South.

The region is easily accessible from Cape Town – journey over the dramatic Sir Lowry's Pass along the N2 or by a meandering coastal road along the sea cliffs from Gordon's Bay, through the magnificent Kogelberg Biosphere.

The Overberg offers scenic beaches as well as slow country rambles, which are perfect for walks, hikes and biking, through nature reserves and farmlands framed by rugged mountains and pretty fynbos landscapes.

Using the resort as your base explore the quaint seaside towns of Hermanus, Kleinmond, Pringle Bay and Gansbaai and the inland and historic towns of Stanford and Greyton.

For the energetic, mountaineering, biking, hiking, walking and running trails are in abundance, as well as quad biking and water sports such as shark cage diving, white water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, sailing, diving and angling. Game viewing experiences are also at your finger tips, with an opportunity to view the Big 5, a mere 2 hours drive away.

Whale watching in-season and other eco-marine activities such as dolphin, seal and great white shark adventures, from land or boat, are on offer.

With so many fun filled activities to choose from, the Overberg is an ideal family breakaway.

For more information
, contact the Arabella Western Cape Hotel & Spa on 028 284 0000 or visit their website

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