Cape Town’s city center is one of the few places that offers a rich city experience for all travelers from backpackers to businessmen as well as families. With a diverse mix of attractions, from traditional to eclectic, cultural to trendy, historic to modern, the Cape Town city centre offers hot spots, hotels, museums, markets, loads of fantastic restaurants, the vibrant and buzzing Bree Street precinct – and all just a few minutes’ drive from the beach.
Renowned as one of the city’s most iconic buildings, the 33-year old Southern Sun Cape Sun is the new kid on the block for family accommodation, having undergone an extensive rejuvenation project that has broadened its offering from a largely business hotel to one that now provides accommodation and facilities to suit both business and leisure travelers. Gearing up for the holiday season, the refurbishment has been completed in two phases, beginning with the addition of a parking facility and more recently with a full refresh of all 367 bedrooms, focusing on the finishes and details. In addition, a large number of the hotel’s twin rooms have been converted into family rooms, which contain two double beds.
“Southern Sun Cape Sun’s room configuration has traditionally catered more towards the business traveler but with the conversion of the rooms into family rooms the hotel now has greater family appeal, allowing two adults to share a room with two children,” says Jacques Moolman, General Manager at Southern Sun Cape Sun.
The introduction of these new room types means that the hotel now offers 226 family rooms, 121 king rooms, 16 suites and 4 presidential suites.
Further ensuring that all members of the family will enjoy a memorable experience, the hotel plans to offer a number of child-friendly entertainment activities over the December holiday period. This will include a daily schedule of activities with movies, face painting, drumming circles and games; shuttles to both the beach and the Waterfront; as well as optional extras like tickets on the City-Sightseeing Red Bus Tours.
Says Moolman, “The city centre has seen a massive revival to its former atmosphere of authentic cultural experiences, combined with some of the best dining in the country, and a lively and colourful experience of street life in Cape Town. This is a true reflection of life in Cape Town – not just of its spectacular beaches, but of real Cape Town city life.”
He concludes by saying, “When planning a family holiday to Cape Town there are many things to consider, such as the fly vs self-drive options, kids vs adult entertainment, and accommodation that caters for the whole family. Southern Sun Cape Sun is now able to check all those boxes.”