Where: River Lane, Mannum

Mannum is one of SA’s most beautiful towns, located on the River Murray about an hour or so from the city (Great footy team too…Go the mighty Roos!) and home to most of the gorgeous houseboats you see floating along the Murray. Such a magnificent spot for a day trip or a base for a family holiday on the Murray.

Recently, they have upgraded a fabulous little playground (fully fenced too I might add) right in the heart of town on the banks of the river. Mary Ann Reserve has been transformed into a modern playground suitable for toddlers right up to the 10yo crowd, with the highlight being a houseboat inspired playground with slides, climbing nets and cubby houses. You will also find a range of swings and other small bits and pieces to keep the kids entertained, while you can just sit back and soak in the view……which is just unreal. Kind of hurts typing about it and not being there to be honest.

We highly recommend the Pretoria for a good family feed, but the playground has toilets, bench seats, plenty of grass (outside the fenced area though) and plenty of shade from the huge river gums and a lovely undercover area.

All images thanks to Dave Hartley Photography and you can see all his fabulous work here.