Why Sabi Sabi is Perfect for a Safari with Kids

Child friendly safaris and activities in Sabi Sabi Game Reserve.
At Sabi Sabi your kids will have FUN....fun on safari, fun in the bush and fun while learning about nature! It's the perfect solution for the ultimate family safari in South Africa. The days of non family-friendly safaris are over. At Sabi Sabi you can all relax in comfort and enjoy a range of great things to do in the heart of the bushveld. The Elefun Centre at Bush Lodge is a dedicated space for kids from 4 to 12 years of age.

Elefun Centre at Bush Lodge

The centre is custom designed by childcare experts to offer an optimal environment for your children. They'll have a fabulous time in these safe and creative surroundings. Each day will be filled with age-appropriate activities that are themed around nature.Qualified staff and hand-picked rangers will supervise this fun edutainment. The centre has a spacious outdoor area where your kids can run around and also play on the equipment. There are formal sessions in the morning and afternoon, but the centre is available for in between times too. There are 2 programmes with interactive activities for different age groups.

Junior Tracker (4 - 8 years)

Mid-morning is set aside for bush exploration. A ranger takes the children on a stroll into the bush near the lodge where they will discover lots of fascinating things about the birds, bugs, animals and plants in the reserve. After the walk, the Junior Trackers return to the centre where the teacher takes them through a delightful session of arts and crafts suitable for both boys and girls. There may be some messy fun but lots of creativity too.After lunch it is game time - indoors or out your kids will have a blast engaging in treasure hunts, memory games and some brand new adventures that they won't have tried before.

Junior Ranger (9 - 12 years)

The morning bush ramble is more advanced in this group and will depend on the weather. On clear days, the kids will set off with a ranger and learn some bush skills such as map reading, animal tracking and identifying birds. On wet days the ranger will set up fascinating displays indoors and still incorporate bush activities. After the morning session with the ranger, the Junior Rangers can engage in some interesting and more complex crafts than the younger group, before it is time for lunch. In the afternoon, the kids will be introduced to team games and scavenger hunts in the bush or at the centre, there are also board games and stone games to try.

Bush Lodge

This is the flagship lodge at Sabi Sabi and it's a firm favourite with many return guests. The Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge with its air-conditioned suites overlooks a waterhole and an open plain. Facilities include a boma (open air dining area), spa, swimming pool and numerous decks with views of the bush. There are twice daily game drives and bush walks to enjoy.

Child Policy

Children under the age of 6 cannot participate in safari activities. Families can reserve an exclusive use safari vehicle for game drives although there are additional costs and conditions around this service. The lodge offers a baby-sitting service which should be reserved in advance. The fee charged is per child per hour. Children younger than 5 years of age eat dinner in the safari lounge in the early evening and not in the boma.
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