Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates and inspiration.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

By submitting your information you agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates and inspiration.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

By submitting your information you agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.



6 Best Holiday Homes For The Whole Family

Pack the kids, pack the grandparents, even pack the dogs—these family-friendly holiday homes prove that laid-back luxury rentals and family vacations are a winning formula. Whether you're after a serene countryside escape, a coastal adventure, or the comforts of a stylish urban retreat, these holiday homes ensure that everyone is taken care of.

Le Grand Jardin is perfect for big families (it sleeps up to 15) and the kids will love it

There's so much to do at Le Grand Jardin, from swimming in the pool to lazy walks in the garden

For the family looking for adventure

Le Grand Jardin

Step into the world of magical realism at Le Grand Jardin. “If your kids are happy, you can relax—that's the philosophy,” says the owner, and the vintage 1930s fairground carousel in the meadow is sure to keep the kids occupied. Sleeping 15 guests in six bedrooms, this home also features a pizza oven, a secret tunnel, and an ice cream trolley—a kids’ paradise.

Book Le Grand Jardin

The house borders Table Mountain National Park; the outdoor terrace, with oversized seating

Karabo is perfect for summer, and features a large pool, wild garden and fire pit; the open-plan kitchen opens up to the alfresco terrace

For the nature-loving family


Bordering Table Mountain National Park, Karabo is steeped in nature and features two open-plan levels filled with natural light and lush greenery. The property boasts 3 en-suite bedrooms – two on the ground level and the master suite on the top floor – all with mountain and garden views and a large, heated pool (check out our round-up of the best pools in Cape Town). Its sprawling gardens provide a sanctuary for a nature-loving family to explore, play, and relax amongst the trees. 

Book Karabo

Heaven on Fourth has direct access to Clifton Fourth beach

The living room at Heaven on Fourth features plush, oversized sofas perfect for post-swim naps

An eclectic bedroom opens up onto the living area in Heaven on Fourth

For the beach-loving family

Heaven on Fourth

A soundscape of the gentle lapping of waves accompanied by magnificent mountain views makes Heaven on Fourth a blissful seaside property. This restored bungalow on Cape Town’s famous Clifton 4th beach is only a few steps away from the ocean, providing any beach-loving family with an oasis to wind down and soak up the Cape Town sun all day long. 

Book Heaven on Fourth

The courtyard garden and second bedroom at Jane

Min-century pieces in the sunny living room; the pistachio-toned kitchen at Jane

The master bedroom and shared bathroom at Jane

For the small family


Ideally situated in the leafy suburb of Gardens, a few minutes outside the centre of Cape Town, this Victorian terrace houses a perfectly peaceful escape from the crowds while still being close enough to the best shopping and beaches in the city. Beautiful, open spaces, lots of light, and a charming courtyard garden make this a must-stay Art House, able to sleep up to 4 guests in 2 spacious rooms.

Book Jane

It's impossible not to feel happy at Georgina, thanks to a bold colour palette and loads to do, from board games to dips in the pool

Each of the 5 bedrooms is individually decorated with the best in local design; the pool deck with views of Lion's Head

Hotel-style living with serious home-away-from-home cred at Georgina

For the big family


Located in the coastal neighbourhood of Seapoint, Georgina is an eclectic, modern-tropicana villa with no shortage of interesting art pieces (some of which you buy directly off the wall). This 5-bedroom home accommodates up to 10 guests in individually decorated, en-suite rooms —offering the perfect space for your family to unwind and bond in a household filled with colourful artistic expression.

Book Georgina

La Motte Homestead is just outside the Winelands town of Franschhoek

The home features spacious entertaining and living areas, as well as 2 pools, a gym, and a games room

There's no shortage of chill spaces for the whole family at La Motte Homestead

For the multi-generational family 

La Motte Homestead

Swap the frenzy of city life for the tranquil Winelands town of Franschhoek. La Motte Homestead is the purest example of modern countryside living with four en-suite bedrooms and an outdoor dining and entertainment area for the whole family to connect with one another against the backdrop of sweeping mountain views, an abundance of fresh air and sunshine.

Book La Motte Homestead

Don't miss this free to see Stellenbosch art exhibition
October 18, 2023
Condé Nast Traveller: You Can Now Stay in the Homes of South Africa's Most Prominent Artists
September 30, 2023
Insider Guide: Our top picks in Cape Town this month
September 28, 2023
Business Insider SA: This SA company lets you rent luxury homes with art by Pierneef and Kentridge
September 28, 2023