A great safari for the family where malaria is not a concern

 

Destination: South Africa

COST ZA R 36 000.00 per adult sharing
ZA R 18 000.00 per child 6-15 yrs of age
Children 0-5 yrs stay free of charge
INCLUDED 3 Nights accommodation at Madikwe Lelapa Safari Lodge
All meals, as well as teas/coffees
Mini bar in rooms
Inclusive drinks and selected snacks (all soft drinks and a selection of beers, spirits & house wines)
Two game drives daily with a FGASA-accredited field guide
Game drives refreshments and snacks
Eastern Madikwe Airstrip transfers
Two game drives daily
Bush walks
Stargazing
Wildlife lectures
Bush breakfasts/picnic lunches & bush dinners
Kids Adventure Safari Club experiences
NOT INCLUDED Flights
Car rental (while we are happy to include this for you, it is our experience that there are better options available when booking your car rental together with International flights)
Travel insurance
Optional excursions, including a private game drive vehicle
Expenses of a personal nature
Visa fees (where applicable)
Airport taxes
Souvenirs
Drinks not mentioned
Spa treatments
Guest conservation contribution
Landing fees if arriving by air
Recovery & rebuilding fee
Childminders

 

1

Days 1

Madikwe Game Reserve

On arrival at OR Tambo Airport, collect your rental vehicle and make your way to Madikwe Lelapa Lodge, which is part of Madikwe Safari lodge. Once you have settled in to the lodge, spend the afternoon relaxing before setting out on a late afternoon / early evening game drive

Dinner is served once you are back at the lodge

Overnight at Madikwe Safari Lodge on a full board basis

2 & 3

Days 2 & 3

Madikwe Game Reserve

There are two game drives on offer – one early in the morning and then the late afternoon / early evening game drive. Bush walks are also offered, as well as star gazing

Lelapa Lodge is the family friendly lodge and the lodge has a strong focus on children. Eco House is the kids’ territory (parents are welcome). It’s tech-free and offers activities to keep kids engaged and entertained.

The Safari Club is adventure from the morning till evening. It creates mini-guides when the children search around the lodge for animal tracks. There are surprise treasure hunts, rock-painting, cup-cake decorating and dress-ups.

The chef also invited the children into the kitchen to make their own pizza, as well as designing menu’s that are family focused, with children’s meal plated creatively to add to the adventure

It is important to note that should children be younger than 6yrs of age, a private vehicle will need to be booked (at an additional cost). Alternatively, there are childminders available to look after the little ones

Overnight at Madikwe Safari Lodge on a full board basis

4

Day 4

Departure

After breakfast, and once you have checked out of the lodge, make your way back to Johannesburg for your onward arrangements

**Please note we are happy to combine this tour with a tour down the Garden Route or in the Cape Winelands.
Instead of car rental, we can arrange return road transfers or return flights into Madikwe Game Reserve***

Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe Safari Lodge is known for its family friendly offering and is found in the malaria-free big 5 game reserve in Madikwe. Quality family time is what they focus on. Experienced child-minders are available to look after the children, allowing parents to enjoy some quality time together.

Madikwe’s wooded-hills give way to flat savannah plains, characterized by deep-red earth and sekelbos thickets extending into the dryer yellow-sanded Kalahari plains as you make your way west into the 75 000-hectare reserve. A beautiful diversity of biomes roamed freely by Africa’s notorious Big Five as well as many other mammal species.

Lelapa Lodge

Lelapa’s family suites provide comfort and luxury for every age group – rooms are designed to allow for ample personal space while still encouraging togetherness. The kids en-suite bedroom is a cheerful place packed with games and toys to let the imagination run wild. Parents may end up feeling a little jealous.