Finding a family friendly, affordable and entertaining venue is not always the easiest to achieve and when it is found and booked, over excited kids screaming “are we there yet?” drives you round the last bend- just to find out little Jimmy left his bucket and spade at home! At this point all you want to do is arrive already, have everything handled and with absolutely no hiccups! Let’s be honest, how often does that actually happen? Stress free? What’s that?!
Welcome to The Train!
Known simply as that to the locals, Santos Express Train Lodge has all you need.. but just in case you missed the memo- here are some tips and tricks from the best of the best- the travelling mummies!
Picking your spot
It’s hard enough for Mummy and Daddy to pick their perfect getaway– with all the choices from City or Town? Beach or Country? Foreign or local? Safety? The list goes on. Well what if you could have all of that in one go? A Dynamic Resort, with literally everything- A Beach one side, Mountains and country the other…. A town on your doorstep for the local cuisine and entertainment but the hustle and bustle of a city atmosphere just a drive away…. A local venue with fluency in 3 languages plus some and a menu filled with everything from Italian to Mexican! Who says you have to choose just one! And for the cherry on the cake, night security and monitored access!
Selling it to the kids- yes, selling!
Who agrees that kids are never quite satisfied?! “But mommy, Billy is going to the Swiss Alps to learn how to snowboard on his very own hand-crafted board with a private tutor”- gulp!
As simple as 1-2-Train.
Trains are a lost concept to the millennial’s. Most have never been on one, especially in our picturesque country. So it’s never too late to tell you, not only are we a genuine train but we are also pitched right on the beach with a real blue train passing daily for tours and trips around our beautiful garden route, perfect for the kids, pretty fun for mum and dad too.
You’ve chosen your spot, you’ve told the kids… now you gotta find the cash! The most obvious, yet most overlooked aspect of holidaying! No matter how much you budget, how well you save those pennies every month, you thought you were doing well until the car had to be put in for an emergency service! Well have no fear… deposits are here! Just to make your holiday that whole lot more stress free, you can pay half now, half later! Isn’t that nice…
We all know travelling nowadays is so pricey, most families would rather just stay at home, with the comforts of pizza and a TV, maybe throw in a trip to Show Max! Not all vacay’s have to be expensive, you just have to know what to look for… always bargain! What specials are available? Why not visit in the quieter winter months? Too cold… nah, we have the perfect climate with warm days and cool nights as well as 4 nights for the price of only 3… BARGAIN!
Directly on the beach & train rides, heated indoor pools with slides within 3 km’s plus rock pools to throw the hook in, a braai friendly beach and a surf school down the road!? Hell yes, they’ll be entertained! Rainy day….walk 3 minutes down our train and be introduced to the Diaz Bartholomew Museum for a quick guide to the history and mystery of our Mossel Bay. Or maybe a cliff top hike/walk/cycle for those more active, that’s down the road too!
Feeding the animals
Fussy Kids? Dread taking them out because they just refuse to eat their veggies? … When it comes to food, we have it all. Pasta-check. Burgers and Pizza- Check. Seafood and Steak- check…so what’s the problem. Even for the tiny tot that barely eats anything but you always end up having to share the last mouthful of your incredible favourite, we have those kiddie meals too. Paired with a juice and pudding, sorted! But what about Dad? Beers on tap at his disposal and steak to keep him happy- or maybe a light traditional meal with a non alcoholic cocktail is his fancy- done!
There you have it, a quick & painless hint into your perfect yet budget family getaway.
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