Avalon Springs Resort has long become a “hotspot” for annual family holidays in the Western Cape. Just two hours’ drive from Cape Town, guests will find themselves frolicking in this watery arena of steamy pools, while enjoying all the benefits a resort-style holiday has to offer. The service is top-notch, the atmosphere effortless, and the accommodation plentiful, ranging from hotel rooms and chalets to self-catering studio apartments and even wheelchair-friendly garden suites.
While soaking up the mineral-rich waters is a remedy for the body at this family-friendly resort near Montagu, the surrounding views are just the right remedy for the soul, stretching out far beyond the glorious vistas of orchards and craggy mountains.
The on-site Cogman’s Restaurant and Avacabana Bar ensure that you’ll never go hungry (or thirsty) during your stay, with other facilities including a children’s play area, a cafe, lounge and private spa. Avalon Springs offers more great activities such as hiking along the nearby trails, teeing off on the putt-putt greens and swinging a few rounds on the tennis court. The main draw of Avalon Springs is of course, the natural hot springs, the town of Montagu just down the way, offers a treasure trove of activities, restaurants, quirky padstalls, and lively locals.
While the levels of luxury enjoyed are much improved since the first recorded discovery of the springs, bubbling out from crude hollows in the rock at Cogman’s Kloof, they are as natural and perfect as they have always been.