Families coming to South Africa on safari are fully entitled to have great expectations. South Africa caters exceptionally well to families coming out to enjoy luxury safaris in prime game viewing areas, offering numerous luxury safari villas with superb accommodation in several bedrooms, along with sumptuous in- and outdoor leisure areas and dedicated game ranging and lodge staff. These family safari villas are intended to provide families with the finest facilities and privacy in which to enjoy their South African safari. These villas are ideal for multi-generational travel and special family celebrations.
1. FTIZPATRICK’S AT JOCKS, Kruger National park, Mpumalanga
Fitzpatrick’s at Jock is a fabulous hideaway for families in the Kruger National Park. The lodge has three rooms and a private pool, and the camp perimeter has electric fencing to prevent animals from entering the guest areas. A Kids on Safari programme provides educational and recreational wildlife activities, and child minding services are available. Mail us.
2. SINGITA LEBOMBO PRIVATE VILLA, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga
The private villa at Singita Lebombo is a first-rate choice for a premium family safari in Kruger National Park. Set on a river bank a little distance away from the main lodge, the villa offers two 2-bedroom suites, each with a private pool. The suites link together to form a sublime 4-bedroom safari haven at one of South Africa’s premier destinations. The private villa is fully staffed, has its own open-plan kitchen and dining boma. Mail us.
3. PEL’S POST, Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga
Pel’s Post is an opulent satellite lodge at The Outpost in the vast wilderness of the Makuleke Contractual Park in the far north of the Kruger National Park. Ideal for families wanting a luxurious and private safari experience, Pel’s Post accommodates eight guests in four suites and is available on a sole-use basis. Mail us.
4. SINGITA CASTLETON, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, Mpumalanga
Singita Castleton is a stunning safari retreat for families in Sabi Sand game reserve, accommodating up to 12 people in six individual cottages. The main house is in the style of a country farmhouse, providing sumptuous communal living areas. The facility has a large garden, swimming pool, wine cellar, gym, tennis court, boma and spa treatment room. Singita Castleton is set close to a waterhole where animals gather to drink. Mail us.
5. ZINDOGO VILLA, Kapama Private Game Reserve, Limpopo
Zindoga Villa is an exclusive, self-contained safari sanctuary at Camp Jabulani in the Kapama Game Reserve in North-West. Serviced by a dedicated game ranger, chef and butler, this luxurious villa comprises two suites that are connected by a shared lounge and dining area. Each unit has a large bedroom with bathroom en-suite, expansive wooden deck and private heated plunge pool. One of the suites includes an adjoining twin room with private bathroom, ideal for two children sharing. Zindoga Villa accommodates up to 9 guests. Mail us.
AM VILLA, Klaserie Region, Limpopo
Another excellent sole-use option in Limpopo – in the Klaserie region – is AM Villa. This self-contained villa is a short drive away from AM Lodge and can accommodate 6 guests in 3 en-suite bedrooms. The villa has its own private chef and butler, and dedicated safari vehicle. Private leisure and dining areas have a magnificent view of the wilderness across the Klaserie Dam. Mail us.
6. WATERBUCK PRIVATE CAMP, Timbavati Game Reserve, Limpopo
Waterbuck Private Camp is set along a dry riverbed in the Timbavati Private Game Reserve where game sightings are outstanding. The villa is utterly luxurious, offering 4 exquisite bedrooms, air-conditioning and plush comforts. The camp lends itself to a private and exclusive safari, with dedicated game vehicle, ranger, tracker, villa attendant and chef. Mail us.
7. LEOBO VILLA, Waterberg, Limpopo
Leobo Bush Villa is a gorgeous two-bedroomed bush sanctuary for families, available on an exclusive-use basis. Safari drives are not timetabled, but are available as and when guests choose them – by day and by night. Other options are buggy rides in the bush, swimming, horse riding, helicopter flips, fishing, and stargazing in a dome housing sophisticated telescopes that provide views of the moon, planets, other celestial objects and the sun. Mail us.
8. LITTLE TUNINGI, Madikwe Game Reserve, North-West
Little Tuningi is an appealing choice for a malaria-free family safari in Madikwe Game Reserve. Six guests can be accommodated here, in all-suite accommodation. There is also a lounge and dining room, kitchenette, deck area, swimming pool and boma. Mail us.
9. JACI’S NARE SUITE, Madikwe Game Reserve, North-West
The Nare Suite at Jaci’s Safari Lodge is a private bush home for families, situated in view of a waterhole where animals gather. A family of up to six can be accommodated here, to enjoy the use of a private swimming pool and viewing deck. Enjoy a bumper family safari in Madikwe Game Reserve, an area that does not have the risk of malaria and supports all of the Big Five. Mail us.
10. VILLA IZULU, Thanda Private Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal
Villa Izulu accommodates up to 10 guests in great luxury in KwaZulu-Natal’s Thanda Private Game Reserve. This grand homestead is situated within a fenced area, made safe from wild animals. There are five beautiful suites in the villa, each with its own luxurious bathroom and viewing deck, whilst the master bedroom has a jacuzzi. The villa also has a modern kitchen, lounge and dining areas, boma, entertainment areas, heated pool, gym, wine cellar and business area. Mail us.
Mail us for bookings and help to plan your safari holiday in South Africa, or call +27 21 797-7122.