Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge offers a great kids-friendly safari experience. If you are worried about taking your kids on a safari holiday, thinking they will become bored too easily, this lodge is the perfect choice to ensure that doesn’t happen.
The EleFun Centre was created by childcare professionals. Your kids will have their own special place to indulge in wild fun.
Putting the Fun in Education
The Sabi Sabi Bush lodge was designed with the whole family in mind. The EleFun Centre is a special kids facility situated in the safety of the lodge. It’s not just about keeping the kids out of trouble while the adults relax, the activities aim to instil greater awareness and appreciation of nature.
While designing the space, the childcare professionals kept in mind that it needed to be a safe space, that made learning a fun activity. The interactive activities are hands-on, catering for kids between age 4 and 12.
The various bushveld-themed activities are age-appropriate, hosted by qualified staff who guide and supervise the kids. Subjects include bugs and birds, tracks and signs of wildlife, and bush survival. All the bush craft activities tackle environmentally focused subjects, keeping the kids constructively entertained for hours.
The Perfect Balance Between Play and Learning
Kids can spend the whole day at the Sabi Sabi EleFun Centre if they want to. In the mornings a variety of creative hobbies are explored. And the afternoons are filled with educational games. The kids are also taken on special bush walks and talks with the rangers. There are also scheduled midday kid-friendly game drives hosted by a childcare professional, exploring the topics of the ranger course.
The centre features a secure outdoor play area, perfect for a mini safari adventure within the safety of the Sabi Sabi Bush lodge. While the activities are structured at certain times during the day, kids are welcome to keep themselves busy in the play area when they aren’t participating in the formal sessions.
Sabi Sabi EleFun Centre offers families the opportunity to strike the balance between family time and recharge moments for the grownups without the kids around. Book yourself a pampering session at the Amani Spa while the kids are exploring nature.
Programs are designed to be flexible, catering to the needs of kids according to their age and interests. The structured programs change regularly. The learning sessions are balanced with arts and crafts activities.
The Junior Ranger Program
The program is offered to kids aged 4 to 12. It is structed to be age-appropriate. Mini exploration outings are conducted with a ranger creating a little safari walk around the grounds of the lodge. Older kids are taken on an educational game drive into the bushveld.
Kids learn fascinating facts about the Sabi Sabi bushveld and the animals that call it home. When the weather is too cold for playing outside, kids are kept busy with arts and crafts sessions. Without the kids even realising it, they still learn while getting their hands dirty, the natural world and nature is used as themes for the crafts they create.
The centre is closed between 13:00 and 14:00, giving families a chance to have lunch together. Your kids can then also tell you about all the interesting things they had been learning about during the morning activities.
From 14:00 to 15:30 both indoor and outdoor games are offered. Again, the kids won’t even realise that they are learning while having fun, the games were created by the childcare professionals to enforce the classroom learning sessions content.
The outdoor area features a maze, obstacle course, field for ball or water sports, and lots of jungle gyms. To exercise the brains in a creative way as well, the kids can participate in quizzes about African animals, using animal sounds as well.
Book Your Family Safari at Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge
Exposing your kids to the wonder of the African bushveld, will open their eyes to an amazing new world. Whether you are a regular visitor to the bushveld, or it’s your first African safari, Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge is a great choice for a family-friendly holiday.
The Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve is situated in the world-renowned 65 000-hectare Sabi Sand Reserve, on the South-Western side of the Kruger National Park. You can see the Big Five (rhino, elephant, buffalo, leopard, and lion) as well as more than 200 other animal species that roam the bushveld.
You can reach Sabi Sabi via a direct flight from O.R. Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) to the Sabi Sabi airstrip. Or you can fly to the Skukuza Airport, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport (Nelspruit). It is a 5-hour drive from Johannesburg.