The remarkable Fancourt luxury resort right at the heart of South Africa’s Garden Route has an unusually bold take on family activities. So, when they ask what you want to do on holiday, go with your wildest dreams. Ask for anything from ocean safaris and extreme sandboarding to early morning Meerkat meets or dawn game drives and Fancourt can, and will, make it happen.

Aside from its strong spirit of adventure and an extraordinary location on one of ‘The World’s Most Beautiful Drives’ (high praise from National Geographic), Fancourt has no less than three of South Africa’s best golf courses in its 613ha grounds; counts several gorgeous Western Cape beaches as near neighbours, and is only seven kilometres from George Airport and the historic town of George - if you decide not to drive along the Garden Route, daily flights from Cape Town to George take just under an hour.

1/3 Five-star luxury and laid-back family atmosphere

Between the morning Meerkat encounters and famously fantastic thin crust pizzas (best in Western Cape some say), you can’t fail to notice how important families are at Fancourt. It’s a resort that clearly deserves every one of its five stars in terms of luxury but could easily pick up the same number again simply for letting kids be kids and making sure anything you need is just an ask away: whether it’s a day out, a babysitter or a birthday party.


  • Kidz Club gives kids aged between three and 10 space to play, get creative and make new friends, all under the supervision of Fancourt’s experienced and well-trained team of carers.
  • Teen Lounge is heaven for young gamers, cool for just hanging out and epicentre of fun activities designed for ages 12 and over, AKA the toughest to please of all guests.
  • Kids of all ages like Redberry Farm. Right next door to Fancourt, it’s packed with family activities, there’s strawberry picking in season and it’s also home to the largest hedge maze in the southern hemisphere.
  • Victoria Bay beaches are 20 minutes from the resort for swimming, surfing and family picnics.
  • Fancourt’s 613ha of unspoiled countryside is made for walking, hiking, horse riding or mountain biking, and the resort leisure team are happy to arrange anything from bikes and boots to calm ponies for first time equestrians.

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