Children on Safari | Deluxe Madikwe Family Safari

This Deluxe safari package for children offers you a wonderful family safari experience, in the malaria-free Madikwe Reserve - one of the best places for family safaris in South Africa.
  • Accommodation: A spacious en-suite family room which sleeps 2 adults and 3 children (under 13 years)
  • Activities: Morning and afternoon game drives and nature walks; kids - a Jungle drive and game room
  • Destinations: Madikwe Game Reserve

Children on Safari Experience

The Children on Safari Package has to be one of the best family safaris in South Africa! Go on a fantastic safari into the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve, which is situated on the border with Botswana. It is close to Johannesburg and Pretoria making it ideal for a family weekend getaway.

You can drive your self. You can opt for a road transfer, or you can fly in. See the "Options" at the end of this page.

Fun decor at Jacis Safari Lodge.Your comfortable family suite includes your own private plunge pool.
There are exciting safari activities for the whole family. Small children can go on a shorter Jungle game drive focusing on tracking and looking for the regions less dangerous animals such as Zebra and Impala. There is also a games room, filled with toys and exciting games that will keep the kids entertained for hours.

Families can go out on game drives together in a private vehicle, or mom and dad can enjoy a safari while the kids are kept entertained back at camp. The chef will find out the children's likes and dislikes and prepare a kiddies menu for them. Adults can savour delicious safari inspired cuisine out under the stars in the traditional boma (meeting place).

Day 1: Johannesburg - Madikwe Game Reserve

Children can go on game drives.On the first morning you will travel to the malaria-free Madikwe game reserve. Once you have arrived at the lodge, you will have time to settle into your special family suite which is comfortably furnished and has a private plunge pool. If you are going to arrive early enough, you can pre-book a tasty lunch.

The chef will meet with the children and discuss their preferences. You will have time to relax before tea, after which you will set out on your afternoon game drive. Children over 5 years are allowed on the game drive with their parents. Younger children will enjoy a shorter game drive in search of Giraffe, Hippo and Zebra, or can play in the games room under supervision while their parents enjoy a game drive.You will enjoy sundowners and a short night game drive on the way back to the lodge. Smaller children will have already had a kiddie's meal at 18H00 and been prepared for bed. Leaving their parents free to relax and have a drink before a traditional dinner under the stars.

Day 2: Madikwe Game ReserveView Lodge

See Lion in Madikwe Game Reserve.Your day will start early, as this is the best time to see the wildlife. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and have a snack before heading out on your morning game drive. This can be adults only or a family affair. If mom and dad head out alone, the children will be entertained in camp with a range of games and a Jungle drive, where they will learn about the toothbrush bush, how to track animals, and see the regions smaller animals and creepy crawlies.

Once you have returned to camp you will have breakfast together as a family. This will be followed by some leisure time where the kids (and parents too) can have a refreshing swim. You could have an optional spa treatment or go on a river walk, which is a great opportunity to see the many species of birds in the area. You will have a light lunch followed by the afternoon game drive. Young children will have an early dinner and older children can join their parents in the boma for dinner.

Day 3: Madikwe Game Reserve - Johannesburg

On the last day of your Children on Safari Package, you will enjoy one last game drive as a family or adults only before returning to the lodge for breakfast. You will then say your farewells and return to Johannesburg/Pretoria according to your chosen package option.

Rates & Prices

This Deluxe 3 Day Children on Safari Package is calculated for a family of 2 adults and a maximum of 3 children (under the age of 13) sharing a single room in a lodge. Meals and game activities are included.

This safari package has 3 Options. Please see below.

Car rental costs will be deducted for guests making use of their own vehicle on self-drive itineraries, please contact a Siyabona Destination Specialist for more details.

Rates may vary depending on the season and daily currency exchange rate.

Option 1: Road Transfer Option

Included

  • Road transfer ex/to Johannesburg / Pretoria in an air-conditioned minibus
  • 2 nights in en-suite accommodation
  • Meals with brunch / lunch on departure day
  • Tea and coffees
  • Selected Spirits, local wines, beers and soft drinks
  • 2 game drives daily and a bush walk
  • For children: Jungle drive and child minding
  • 14 % VAT

Not included

  • Premium brand beverages
  • Lunch on day of arrival (needs to be pre-booked - will be served between 12H30-13H30)

Option 2: Self-Drive Option

Included

  • 3 Day Rent-a-Car ex/to Johannesburg / Pretoria, includes super cover insurance and unlimited km
  • 2 nights in en-suite accommodation
  • Meals with brunch / lunch on departure day
  • Tea and coffees
  • Selected Spirits, local wines, beers and soft drinks
  • 2 game drives daily and a bush walk
  • For children: Jungle drive and child minding
  • 14 % VAT

Not included

  • Car rental fuel, contract fee, additional driver fee
  • Entrance fee for Madikwe Game Reserve per person / stay
  • Premium brand beverages
  • Lunch on day of arrival (needs to be pre-booked - will be served between 12H30-13H30)

Option 3: Fly-In Option

Included

  • Complementary transport to departure lounge
  • Return flights Johannesburg - Madikwe airstrip
  • Return complimentary road transfer Madikwe airstrip - lodge
  • 2 nights in en-suite accommodation
  • Meals with brunch / lunch on departure day
  • Tea and coffees
  • Selected Spirits, local wines, beers and soft drinks
  • 2 game drives daily and a bush walk
  • For children: Jungle drive and child minding
  • 14 % VAT

Not included

  • Premium Brand Beverages
  • Lunch on day of arrival (needs to be pre-booked - will be served between 12H30-13H30)

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