Five family activities in the area

Emberton is synonymous with family living, a sentiment it shares with the Hillcrest area. With so many schools and amenities to choose from, both Emberton and Hillcrest deliver happiness and peace of mind for those who want the best for their loved ones. Looking for a few ideas on what to do with the family these school holidays? Here are five things worth adding to your calendar…


Le Petit Playhouse

Those looking for something special to do with their little ones need look no further than Le Petit Playhouse. With a variety of themed rooms, scaled down to be the perfect size for little people, each one is carefully designed and filled with props to offer a creative and educational play experience. From a village to a market, café, theatre, construction site, post office, beauty salon, and medical centres, your child’s dreams of becoming whatever they want to be are well within reach. Bookings online at are essential.


PheZulu Safari Park

Located in Botha’s Hill, the “Your adventure awaits” sign at the entrance is certainly a promise of things to come. Enjoy a game drive with the family, visit the crocodile and snake park and immerse yourselves in traditional Zulu dancing. There are also Segway tours, hiking trails and the delectable Nguni Café.


A trip to Shongweni Market

Those who live our side of the world will be no stranger to the wonders of the Shongweni Market. Every week, the finest artisans in their respective fields gather to treat locals and visitors alike to some phenomenal fare. If you’ve never been, what are you waiting for? Come early and come hungry. There’s something for everyone.


A family lunch at Ray’s Kitchen Emberton

Set in an iconic building, Ray’s Kitchen Emberton needs little introduction for those who’ve had the pleasure of enjoying a meal there. With everything from classics to something new, the menu and its specials are as mouthwatering as one would expect from the Ray’s Kitchen crew. Whether it’s for a special occasion or simply to sit down and have a family meal together, it’s an ideal setting for quality time and incredible food. Bookings essential.


A pool day at Emberton

For our residents and their guests, our pool area provides the perfect place to get together and relax. Whether you fancy a packed picnic from home or a takeaway from Ray’s Kitchen Emberton, the sunshine and happy splashes from the kids will make every moment a special one. It’s also a popular option for our residents because they don’t have to venture far to enjoy the best of Hillcrest.

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