Leading luxury safari lodges in South Africa pull out all the stops when it comes to creating fabulous safari holidays for families. Imaginative activity programmes for children, provision of spacious family suites with interleading rooms and offerings of stunning sole-use villas for private family safari holidays are all available. Enjoy our round-up of exceptional family-friendly safari accommodation in South Africa.Savanna Private Game Reserve: Discerning Choice For a First-rate Family Safari in the Sabi Sand, Mpumalanga
If you book the Savanna Suite in the Savanna Private Game Reserve, you’ve secured your own family pad as a luxurious safari base in the heart of one of South Africa’s most rewarding wildlife reserves, the Sabi Sand. Here, you and your brood will kick back under thatch to the innumerable delights of a family safari at one of the country’s prestigious private lodges. Designed as a sole-use facility, the Savanna Suite is intended to give families plenty of space and privacy in which to experience the wilderness together. Children of all ages are welcome here, whereas an age restriction applies at the main lodge. Mail us.
Tuningi Safari Lodge: Take the Kids to Tuningi in the Madikwe Game Reserve in North-West Where Young & Old Have a Bumper Safari
Book a Family Suite at Tuningi Safari Lodge, or for something really special and private, you could treat yourself to a stay at the sole-use pad Little Tuningi. Here 6 guests luxuriate in their very own den of bush comfort, complete with all-suite accommodation, lounge and dining room, kitchenette, bush-viewing deck, private pool and mini outdoor boma. Children aged 5 and upwards are included on regular game drives at the discretion of guide, parents and other guests, while special “bumble” drives are provide for younger guests. Many other activities are offered, creating ultra-special wilderness encounters for the young ones. Mail us.
Londolozi Varty and Founders Camps: Top Luxury Sabi Sand Safari For the Whole Family
Londolozi’s magnificent Varty and Founders Camps offer a Cubs Programme, bringing fun and fascination to young guests aged 6+. Wilderness survival skills and stories about different peoples and cultures are part of the learning and fun. Kiddies’ turf includes splash-about ponds, campout tents and an educational centre where wildlife is the main event. Activities include spoor identification, bird watching, bug catching, African dance, fishing, bead making, singing and drumming, paper mache, baking and bread making. Mail us.
Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge: A Superlative Safari Destination for the Whole Family
At Sabi Sabi‘s Bush Lodge, the Elefun Centre is a dedicated learn-and-play area for children. A variety of wonderful activities are offered there, themed around environmental awareness and appreciation. Qualified childcare professionals supervise the activities. Mail us.
Lukimbi Safari Lodge: Stunning Family-Friendly Five-Star Safari Deep in Kruger National Park
Hidden away deep in the Kruger National Park, Lukimbi Safari Lodge is another outstanding luxury family safari option. Lukimbi’s kiddies’ programme features face painting, bush Olympics, clay-play, a touch-and-feel walk, art classes, mask making, swimming and wildlife videos. Family activities include informative bush walks, a tracker course, bush theatre by Lukimbi’s creative staff, slide shows, talks, dress-up events and wildlife quizzes. Child-friendly menus are offered, and babysitting is available. The Lukimbi experience is available to children aged 2 and upwards. Mail us or Check availability online.
Gondwana Family Lodge: A Cape Karoo Safari Par Excellence in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
If you’d like to enjoy a prime family safari and steer clear of malaria-risk areas, this fantastic Cape safari at Gondwana Family Lodge in Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is for you. This lodge is a wonderful wilderness sanctuary for families, offering a children’s activity room, family rooms and dedicated outdoor play and activity areas. Activities include an interpretive trail through the garden; educational sessions in a unique skull garden where children learn about various wild animals; visits to rock art sites and much more. Mail us.
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Ask us about these and many more excellent family-friendly lodges throughout South Africa, where every member of the family will feel special and supremely welcome. Mail us for bookings or more information, or call us on +27 21 797-7122.