Private game reserves in South Africa has an enviable international reputation for providing some of the best safari related experiences on the face of the planet. Ultra luxury accommodation and service level that equal and most often exceed those provided to guests at any other luxury destination on the continent and indeed anywhere in the world. Guests are pampered from the moment that they arrive at the moment that they leave – and while they’re cossetted in the comfort of a luxury game lodge they are also treated to 5-star cuisine and exceptional domestic and international wines and aperitifs.
The only limitation is that many of the lodges are not child-friendly, often barring children under a certain age from enjoying the exquisite luxury accommodation that they offer – some even limit their clientele to adults only.
However there’s good news in that one of the best private game reserves, Londolozi actually welcomes kids with open arms. In fact, Londolozi has specifically structured activities for the younger members of the family to enjoy.
Aside from the inevitable wonder that a game drive will provide for kids it’s the time that is spent between these events that really makes Londolozi a cut above the rest when it comes to keeping children active and stimulated.
In fact, the fun starts just after breakfast and ends when it’s time to climb aboard the open-topped game drive vehicle for the afternoon game drive.
During this time kids can really get an experience of what growing up in the South African bush is really all about. From fishing to rock climbing and the ever popular mud fights there is simply no other private game reserve that offers more fun under the African sun than Londolozi.
It’s not all just about kicking off the restrictions of big city life – there’s also a huge helping of educational but still stimulating activities including the tracking and track moulding excursions. Hosted by one of Londolozi’s exceptionally qualified and kid friendly guides this activity will offer an insight into the magnificent wildlife of the reserve and the literal breath of fresh air will open up new vistas of imagination to even the most Internet and app focused child.
The value of creativity is also explored with classes on cooking and baking and arts and crafts. Of course the popularity of the pool which is found alongside the new Cub’s Den in all part of what makes kids absolutely thrilled to be part of the Londolozi experience.
Education and fun also go hand in hand at Londolozi. Imagine climbing a gnarled old tree, just like the reserves many Leopards under the watchful eye of qualified personnel. This is learning with a generous helping of outdoor fun. Kids are also kept powered up by the kid-friendly meals and are exposed to some of the interesting and varied cultures that have shaped this corner of Africa.Londolozi. Imagine climbing a gnarled old tree, just like the reserves many Leopards under the watchful eye of qualified personnel. This is learning with a generous helping of outdoor fun. Kids are also kept powered up by the kid-friendly meals and are exposed to some of the interesting and varied cultures that have shaped this corner of Africa.
For parents who want to give their children an experience that will live in their memory forever Londolozi is the perfect child-friendly safari destination. make sure that it’s on your list of places to see.