Crystal Springs Mountain Lodge is a gem of a family breakaway destination. With so many activities on and near the Resort, why would you want to vacation anywhere else? Family fun holidays are not only a great way to educate and entertain the kids but are wonderful for stress relief and allow you to completely submerge your soul in the vacation spirit.
Dinner at Le Fera Restaurant
We know that meal times with the family provide a great setting to catch-up and spend some quality time together. Take a stroll down to our Restaurant and set the scene with some wood-fired oven pizzas and refreshing drinks and dive into a family feast. Order any two large pizzas from our menu and receive a small pizza absolutely free! We will even deliver to your chalet on the evenings you would much rather spend time in each other’s company with the best “movie” there is: nature.
There are five hiking trails on the Nature Reserve for our guests to explore. Make an early start, grab a backpack and fill it with; treats, water, a camera and a picnic blanket and push on into the wilderness. There cannot be a more opportune moment to catch sun blocked, smiling faces with stunning backdrops than out in nature. When views have been soaked up and you’ve spotted a few of the resident wildlife, head back to your chalet for a hearty breakfast and naptime like you’ve never before had.
Some day’s kids have more energy than what you know what to do with. The Resort facilities offer a secure, exciting environment which they can explore! Let them challenge one another at our giant chess on their quest to secure the Philosopher’s Stone, have a family tournament of mini-golf or pool in the games room where the losing team has to buy everyone ice-creams. For those chilly Crystal Springs’ evenings when everyone is cosied up around the fireplace, rent a board game and laugh into the night.
Crystal Springs is a great location from which to explore the surrounding area and Pilgrim’s Rest makes for a twisted time adventure. Pack up the kids and enjoy a scenic short 12km drive into days gone by. Try your hand at panning for gold in the trickling stream, enjoy a goose bump enticing ghost tour with Brummer Tours and end off your excursion with a memento of your time-travelling excursion. Dress up in the fashion of the time and pose, no smiling please, for your family portrait. This is a day trip the kids will surely enjoy and talk about long after it has passed.
Graskop Gorge Lift Company
A little further away you’ll find a sweet gem: The Graskop Gorge Lift Company. The family is sure to soak up the breath-taking views before being plummeted 26 stories into a gorge. Below lies an intricate ecosystem of flora and fauna with its own magical waterfall and natural wooden walkways. Stroll along under the canopy, snap some of the creatures who call this place home and listen to the rush of cool water splashing into pools before you. When the tough get tired, head back up to dry land where you can make a stop at their little kiosk or return to your home-away-from-home for a tummy-filling meal.