Why Dolphin Beach Hotel Is Perfect For Your Family Holiday

Family holidays – a time of relaxation, bonding, and fun! The last thing you want is for unsuitable accommodation, lack of space, and no fun activities to spoil your excitement. Dolphin Beach Hotel is the perfect location for your family holidays and we’re here to tell you exactly why.

Sleeping Arrangements

A good night’s rest is a must when you’re on a family holiday. Not only to recharge the batteries, both short-term and long-term, but because an argument can best be avoided when everyone is well rested. Dolphin Beach has comfortable beds waiting for the whole family. Bigger beds can be exchanged for single beds, which is especially necessary when you are travelling with children that do not want to share a bed. It is also a good arrangement if two family members need to share a room. We also have baby cots available on request, meaning you can put your baby to sleep wherever best suits you and your family!


Having clear boundaries about when it is you-time and when it is family-time is essential to having a fulfilling holiday – this obviously requires space. For those staying in our two-bedroom cabanas, there is a clear divide between the bedrooms and the communal spaces like the kitchen and living room. This ensures some privacy and alone-time should you require it. The same can be said for our sea-facing and lagoon-facing apartments! Our gardens are another place for you to relax with a book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. Or perhaps you would like to take a peaceful walk on the beach – access is provided directly from the gardens. And for parents looking for a little romantic break, why not get a couple’s massage from our on-site massage studio?


One of the biggest challenges when travelling with a family is when to eat, what to eat, and with whom. Children often have different meal times to adults, and a group of adults may have different dietary requirements and cravings. Our solutions are simple: self-catering in our accommodation or visiting our on-site restaurant, Blowfish. Our apartments have a fridge, microwave, and stovetop, with our cabanas having an oven as well. Here, you can feed yourself and your family as and when you wish! And for those wanting a break from cooking, head to Blowfish Restaurant. We serve delicious seafood and sushi, but also have non-seafood items on our menu. We have a kid’s menu, as well as a bar for drinks. And don’t miss out on our buffet breakfast in the conservatory – a cup of coffee with a view!


As for keeping busy on your holiday, we’ve got you covered! On site we have an outdoor pool, perfect to cool off in during the summer heat, and extensive gardens with playgrounds for the kids. We offer direct access to the beach, where you and the family can relax, swim, play in the sand, surf, windsurf, kitesurf, and tan. We are only a 20-minute drive to Cape Town, where you can visit attractions like Table Mountain, Camps Bay, and the V&A Waterfront. We are also ideally located for day trips: here are our top 5. Our rooms come with WiFi and a television – perfect for the rainy days!


We are less than 30 minutes away by car from Cape Town International Airport and can arrange a shuttle for you to our hotel – no long car rides with the kids after a flight! For those travelling with their own car, we have secure parking at no extra cost. We are a 15-minute walk away from the nearest MyCiTi bus stop, public transport that will take you in and around Cape Town.


Budget is one of the biggest reasons people don’t want to go on family holidays. However, it does not have to be expensive, and you CAN find something that fits your budget. At Dolphin Beach kids under 12 stay free and we have amazing budget-friendly specials that run year-round. Regularly check our socials and website to get an idea of the current specials or contact our team who will be able to discuss this further with you.

A good holiday can fix nearly everything, especially one spent with loved ones. We can’t wait to welcome you and your family to our home with open arms! Don’t forget to share and tag us in your new memories made.

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