1. Shorter Morning Walks

Many of the shorter walks are ideal for families. Backpacks for carrying younger children are available for hire from the Entertainment’s desk. The most child-friendly walks include: The Grotto, Fan Falls, Natural Pool, May’s Falls and Top Dam. There are always a few short climbs but taking it slowly with a few rewards makes it possible for most children. Guides carry along crunchies and juice and brew tea at the destination. Children can help collect firewood and enjoy playing in the streams while everyone has a good rest. The route home is normally relatively quick.

2. Pony Rides

Pony Rides are available each morning at 09h40 and afternoon at 14h40, Monday to Saturday and on Sunday mornings at 09h40. Please book at the Entertainment’s Desk at least an hour before so that the pony is not let out to pasture! Parents should collect tickets and then wait at the Jungle Gym just below the front lawn. A helmet is provided by the groom and the led ride goes from the Jungle Gym towards the tennis courts and back.

3. Croquet, Putting, a Jungle Gym & Trampoline at the Tennis Courts

Croquet or Putting can be arranged on the top bowling green. And, a new play area has been established next to the tennis court. This shady spot is ideal for little ones. There is a slide, see-saw, mini roundabout and the small trampoline is a real hit!

4. Kiddies’ Nail Treatment

A special something for little girls – visit the Spa Reception and have nails painted a pretty colour. Please book in advance with the Spa.

A nominal charge applies to certain activities.

5. Picnic at the Natural Pool or Cowslip Falls Dam

Children love exploring. These short walks are ideal for the family. Order packed lunches the night before. Collect them from the Entertainment’s desk before departing. Spend time splashing in the water, looking for crabs or racing wooden “boats”. Enjoy sandwiches, fruit, cheese & biscuits and juice in the shade before returning home.

6. Canoeing on Darter Dam

Oars and life jackets are available at the Entertainment’s Desk. Walk down to the dam via the swimming pool and race across Darter Dam. Look out for the trout swimming below. If you’re quiet you may see the kingfisher. Try and make your own floating raft – you need two water bottles, three bamboo sticks (look near the tractor) and 2 elastic bands (pop into Reception). A large arum leaf will work well as a sail.

7. Fishing at Charleswood Dam

Charleswood Dam is next to the tennis courts. Hire rods from the Entertainment’s desk.

8. Afternoon Activity @ 15h00 Monday to Saturday

Watch the notice board daily. Pretty, Lindiwe, Rebecca or Nomusa will meet you at the playroom for an hour of great fun!

Your children will be kept amused by creating their own pet rock, building Jelly-tot structures or racing around about on the scavenger hunt or nature challenge.

9. Swimming Pool & Slippery Slide

Don’t miss the slippery slide in the summer. There is also a separate kiddies’ pool for the tiny tots

10. Paddling in the Putterill’s Stream

Walk down the drive-way to the petrol bowser and behind the 201-203 block towards the Fern Forest. After 5 minutes you will come across a bridge crossing the Putterill’s Stream. Don’t cross the bridge, but walk to the river where children can paddle and play for ages.

11. The Nature Trail

Walk down the drive-way towards the 70’s block to the large gum tree. The Nature Trail starts here. There are information boards which explain many interesting facts about the birds and plants found at The Cavern

12. Face Painting – Don’t miss this!

Wednesday & Sunday 13h00 to 14h00 – just outside the playroom

14 thoughts on “Top 12 Activities for Kids

  1. Hi we looking for accomodation over the Christmas holiday for 2 adults and 2 children ,one aged 6 and the other 3 months old

  2. Dear Sir or Madam,
    We are very interested in your accommodation offer. We would like to spend three or four days in your lodge: 20, 21 22 December.

    We are 4: two adults, two children (12 and 4 years old). So please inform us about availibility of the rooms and prices (2 big beds are absolutely enough for us).

    We have also another question concerning LESOTHO TRIP. DO you organize such an excursion? How much is this?
    We are wondering if we need to have visa for it. Our country is on the list with visa requirements and it is quite expensive. But we heard that in such a day trips the visas are not necessary.

    We would be very grateful for response about available rooms and details about Lesotho trip.
    Your faithfully
    Rafal and Paulina Matera from POLAND

  3. We are looking for family room inter leading accommodation for 2 adults and 3 kids aged 15, 12 and 1 from 23rd to 29th December

    1. Dear Mohapi

      Thank you for your website enquiry.

      We regret we are fully booked. We trust you will be able to make alternative arrangements.

      Kind regards,


  4. Good afternoon,

    I am looking for accommodation for the easter school hollidays is there self catering? We will be 9 Adults 4 children under the age of 4 and one 6 year old child.

    What will the cost be?

    yours faithfully,
    Sharon O’Regan

  5. Dear Sharon,

    Thanks for your enquiry, we regret we are fully booked over Easter. Please visit us when we are less busy.

    We do not provide self catering, our standard rates are full board which include three meals daily, morning guided hikes and two tea times each day.

    Please find all our information on our site.

    Warm Regards


  6. HI

    I’m looking for accommodation for 2 adults (couple) and three kids. Kid’s ages are 9, 4, and 8months.

    Looking to come through on 13 February and check out on 15 February. Thanks

  7. Hi there,

    Looking for accomodation for 6 adults and 6 kids.
    Ages: 2, 4, 5, 6, 10 and 3 months.

    8th to 10th August 2015.

  8. Dear Nareen

    Thank you for your enquiry.

    Regrettably we are fully booked from 8-10 August as required.

    Please email us on info@cavern.co.za if you would like to be placed on a waiting list, just in case there are any changes.

    Kind regards

  9. hi

    I would like to book accomodation for 3-6 March 2017

    Could you advise if there is any availability

    For 2 families .

    1 family of 4 and one of 5

  10. Dear Shazia

    Thank you for your enquiry.

    I have just responded directly to your email.

    Looking forward to hearing back from you.

    Kind regards

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