Let’s be honest, travelling with kids doesn’t sound too great. Images of screaming kids, mopping up messes, and dissipating tantrums doesn’t quite promote the idea of a relaxing getaway, but then you’d be doing your getaway all wrong! Do it right with these amazing holiday packages where the whole family is taken care of and the little ones can get stuck into exciting kiddies’ activities leaving you and your partner to take it easy. Even better than all that? Finding awesome deals where kids stay free! Take a look at these 4 hotels where you’ve got one less thing to worry about – paying for your kids:

1. ULUSABA

Fancy a safari holiday at Sir Richard Branson’s private game lodge? Ulusaba, which means ‘place of little fear’, lies on top of a hill just outside of Kruger National Park and is an award winning, five star game lodge that was voted as the number 1 resort in Africa in the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards in 2016 and was ranked as the third best resort in the world! But if you thought you couldn’t possibly bring the kids along, think again!

Referred to as ‘cubs’, kids aged from 0 – 11 years get to stay at Ulusaba for free until the 21st December 2017. Up to two children travelling with one or more adults can stay at Rock Lodge at no extra charge, while getting to partake in tailored kiddies’ programmes at the Cub’s Club. Cubs over the age of 6 can even join their parents on game drives!

For more information and to book visit their website.

2. TSOGO SUN

Dreaming of a family beach holiday somewhere along the coast of South Africa, or better yet, Mauritius? Well, if you book your stay at least 21 days in advance at any of the Luxury, Southern Sun or Garden Court hotels in the Tsogo Sun portfolio nationwide, you are entitled to the 21 Days in Advance promotion which not only saves you 15% on your accommodation but up to two kids under the age of 18 sharing a room with two adults get to stay for free!

For more information and to book visit their website.

3.  OYSTER BOX

If you’re in Durban and looking for a place to unwind with sweeping vistas and unparalleled hospitality, look no further than the Oyster Box. Voted as the No. 1 Top Hotel for in South Africa by the TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards, the Oyster Box is something of a national treasure.

Luckily for you, if you’re wanting some R and R at this Indian Ocean spot, kids are most welcome and those under 12 years stay and eat breakfast for free! Kids can enjoy the Holiday Club while you hit the spa or the pool deck

For more information and to book visit their website.

4.  TWELVE APOSTLES HOTEL

With uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean and nestled against the slopes of the Twelve Apostles, the eponymous The Twelve Apostles Hotel is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city without leaving Cape Town. While you might think a place like this is reserved only for romantic getaways, then discover their amazing kiddies package!

Kids 12 years and under stay free with complimentary breakfast and daily meals from the 12A Kiddies menu. They’ll receive a special Kiddies Pack on arrival, enjoy a selection of DVDs they can watch in your hotel room or in the private hotel cinema, and get to ice cupcakes with the chefs. Complimentary babysitting is included if you and your partner would like some quiet time.

For more information and to book visit their website.

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