Top 7 Family and Kids Friendly Game Lodges

You will find plenty of safaris and game lodges scattered all over South Africa, whether you are coming from abroad or you are a local looking to have a fun and adventurous time.

These game lodges are found across the country which features luxury retreats, beautiful tented camps, and rustic structures that are like homes away from home.

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Family and Kids Friendly Game Lodges South Africa

Here are the top 7 game lodges that are kids friendly to keep the little ones engaged and happy.

1. Tintswalo Safari Lodge

Family and Kids Friendly Game Lodges South Africa

This Tintswalo Safari Lodge is located amongst reserves like Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park, and Timbavati which can be the best pick for several reasons.

It overlooks the watering hole that has sufficient space for spacious suites for families with children. Here you can have loads of fun activities for your kids also.

Here your kids will have a bush programme that will take them into the thrilling wild with an experienced tracker that will show them what fun activities await them in the African Veld.

2. Garden Route Game Lodge

Garden Route Game Lodge

Garden Route Game Lodge is located just 3.5 hours from Cape Town. This is one of the most family-friendly game lodge and reserve for a great getaway.

Here you can get the luxury family suite, perfect for four people, and kids’ activities that are meant to develop a very special bond between little ones and their beautiful surroundings.

Here in this lodge, you will find plenty of fun kids’ programs which are available on weekends and during school holidays as well.

These include lessons on bush survival skills, guided bush walks, game drives for children and fascinating insect walks.

3. Thornybush Game Lodge

Thornybush Game Lodge

The thorny bush game lodge is known for its incredible game viewing and gorgeous accommodation for the family.

In addition to this, you can also find many other dedicated activities for children visiting this lodge including treasure hunts, educational bush walks with game rangers, and picnics close to the swimming pool.

4. Kariega Main Lodge

Kariega Main Lodge

Kariega, located in the Eastern Cape, is an amazing ventilator for Big Five viewing for the whole family. Nonetheless, kids are encouraged to join the game drives and river cruises, they also can enjoy a dedicated children’s program here.

Your kids can look forward to making their very own bushmen paintings, going on guided walks and learning about the bush, arts, and crafts, target practice, watching DVDs in the playroom, solving puzzles and reading books.

5. Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

Botlierskop Private Game Reserve

In this reserve, beautiful tented and family suites are all set against the Outeniqua Mountains for a great stay at Botlierskop.

Apart from the game drives and horse safaris, kids over six years also have their very own activities on offer here. These activities include junior ranger activities, fishing excursions, and plenty of spa treatments.

6. Jock Safari Lodge

Jock Safari Lodge

The Jock Safari Lodge is located in the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga where you can have amazing game viewing, star gazing and bird-watching opportunities.

Children will get involved in their program, including arts, and crafts, night walks, and outdoor games and activities. If your kids are interested in ranger training, this lodge offers junior ranger training as well.

7. Mabula Game Lodge

Mabula Game Lodge

Located in the Waterberg, the Mabula Game Lodge is ideal for families with kids as it is close to Johannesburg. Here you will get lovely accommodation, excellent food, and a Cubz Club for kids.

This club is known for its fun-filled outdoor activities. This includes kids-friendly stargazing, tug of war, game safaris, egg and spoon races, PlayStation, etc.


If you plan to visit South Africa, you can stay on any of the games lodges with your family and kids as these are extremely kids friendly and you can have every possible fun and entertainment that you can expect.

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Mamta Sharma