Vibe: A historic homestead and farm with a self-catering cottage.

Setting: 6,000 acres of rolling wheat fields in the Cape Winelands.

Why parents love it: In addition to daily game drives into the reserve, you can hike in the Elandskloof Mountains, cycle through the fields, canoe or windsurf on the lake, and go wine-tasting.

Why kids love it: Activities include baking classes, kids’ game drives and farm tours, plus crayons, DVDs and colouring books.

For more info: i-escape.com

READER OFFER: 5 nights for the price of 4; Wild Olive House from £248 per night. Book with i-escape to get a gift of Bartholomeus Klip products including rosemary and lavender essential oils.