Safaris are the kind of stuff dream holidays are made of, and increasingly people are travelling to South Africa as families.  In fact, a Skyscanner survey revealed that South Africa is the fourth most popular holiday choice for children. And of course a safari usually has top place on every agenda. South Africa’s safari lodges have reviewed their children policies large-scale, and many foremost safari lodges now welcome children. Many also provide specifically for their safety, entertainment and learning during their stay in the bush. These programmes give children a first-class orientation to nature and the wilderness, which is a great headstart to fostering planet-friendly attitudes.

Here’s the low-down on some South African safari lodges with open-door children’s policies:

In the Sabi Sand, Mpumalanga
Cheetah Plains (All)
Chitwa Chitwa (All)
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge / Little Bush Lodge (All)
Singita Boulders / Singita Ebony (All)
Ulusaba Rock Lodge (All)

MalaMala (All)

In Kruger National Park, Mpumalanga
Lukimbi (2+)
Rhino Post Safari Lodge (All)
Singita Sweni (All)

In Limpopo
Entabeni (All)
Kapama River Lodge / Kapama Karula (All)
Shibula Lodge & Spa (All)
Yellow Wood Game Lodge (All)

In North-West
Ivory Tree Game Lodge (All)
Jaci’s Lodges (All)
Tau Game Lodge (All)
Tuningi Safari Lodge (All)

In KwaZulu-Natal
Hluhluwe River Lodge (All)
Mkuze Falls Tented Camp (All)
Thanda Private Game Reserve (All)
White Elephant Bush Camp (All)

A number of lodges run carefully tailored kiddies’ programmes. For instance , in Mpumalanga there are special children’s programmes in place at Sabi Sabi, Lukimbi Safari Lodge, Singita Ebony, Chitwa Chitwa, MalaMala and Ulusaba.

In North-west – a malaria-free area – Tau and Tuningi run dedicated children’s programmes

Mail our Getaway Consultants for more information, or call us on 0860 102 907 (local) or +27 21 797-7122 (international).