Introduce your family to the magic of South Africa on this 8 Day Kruger Family Safari starting in Johannesburg. Visit the famous Kruger National Park and Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve to discover the Big Five as a family on daily game drives and walking safaris. Time off will be spent at your hand-selected eco-friendly camps namely Rhino Post Safari Lodge, Plains Camp and Notten’s Bush Camp – all of which cater for families traveling together. Alongside expert wildlife guides your family will be educated on different species in the African animal world while simultaneously catching up on quality time with your loved ones. Your safari starts and ends in Johannesburg. The minimum age for this safari is 12 years and up.
Rhino Post Safari Lodge is Fair Trade accredited and supports sustainable tourism practices. The lodge uses eco-friendly cleaning products which are chemical free to conserve the quality of the water used at the lodge. In their efforts to conserve water, the lodge has dual flush toilets, water saving pipes and shower heads, as well as a grey-water system. Rhino Post Safari Lodge stocks the lodge with eco-friendly amenities and toilet paper and follows a strict policy of printing on eco-friendly paper. During the evenings, generators are switched off to reduce carbon emissions and noise pollution. Solar power is used for heating water. Rhino Post Safari lodge does not support off-road driving in the park – both out of respect for nature and wildlife and the long term sustainability of the environment.
Plains Camp is Fair Trade accredited and supports sustainable tourism practices. The lodge uses eco-friendly cleaning products which are chemical free to conserve the quality of the water used at the lodge. In their efforts to conserve water, the lodge has dual flush toilets, water saving pipes and shower heads, as well as a grey-water system. Rhino Post Safari Lodge stocks the lodge with eco-friendly ammenities and toilet paper and follows a strict policy of printing on eco-friendly paper. During the evenings, generators are switched off to reduce carbon emissions and noise pollution. Solar power is used for heating water.
Notten’s Bush Camp is an eco-friendly camp that supports supports sustainable tourism practices. The lodge runs off lanterns and candlelight by night, keeping their carbon footprint to a minimum. Ceiling fans have been installed as a more sustainable option in comparison to air-conditioning.
Rhino Post Safari Lodge welcomes children of all ages. Baby sitters are available but require a 24 hours notice period. Children aged 6+ can participate in game drives and a private game vehicle and guide can be booked at an additional cost for families with children under 6 years.
Plains Camp welcomes children aged 12 years and up.
Notten’s Bush Camp welcomes children of 6 years and older. Families are accommodated in either the family room or a triple suite. Children aged 12 years and under enjoy a 30% discount off the regular rate.
Your Kruger family safari starts on arrival at Skukuza Airport, after your short flight from Johannesburg International Airport. Your family will be welcomed by a Jumbari Family Safaris representative who will accompany you to Rhino Post Safari Lodge. Located in the Kruger National Park, Rhino Post Safari Lodge is a mere 45-minute road transfer away and will serve as your home base for the next 2 nights.
This eco-conscious family lodge was named after a resident rhino who was famous for using a tree stump on the property to scratch his back. Today, the tree stump appears polished from multiple visits by the rhino. The lodge consists of only 8 suites making it the ideal place to spend quality time with your family.
During your stay you will enjoy 2 daily game drives which typically depart at 06h15 in the morning and 16h00 in the afternoon. Game drives will be your opportunity to learn more about the environment, wildlife, birds, insects and reptiles of the Kruger National Park from your expert guides. Savour the moments as your little ones spot their first lion or elephant on safari and don’t forget to capture it on camera! Spend your evenings around the dinner table with your family and share stories around the fire while keeping an eye out for shooting stars!
All meals included
Enjoy your final breakfast at Rhino Post Safari Lodge and prepare for your transfer to your next exciting destination in the Kruger National Park – Plains Camp. This camp is famous for being the home of rhino walking safaris in South Africa which is bound to be a highlight for your family’s trip to Africa.
Plains Camp consists of only 4 stylish African explorer tents complete with hot running water and electricity with views of a nearby waterhole which are frequented by a herd of elephants.
Your mornings will start with an early walking safari alongside expertly trained wildlife guides and end with a sunset game drive to spot predators on the hunt. The morning walks takes approximately 3-5 hours, totalling 5-12km but the walk can be tailored to your family’s fitness levels. If your family is looking for more adventure you can also choose to book a night at the Sleepout Deck – a raised platform where you can sleep under the stars and listen out for the cries of hyenas, the rumble of elephants or even a lion roaring in the distance.
All meals included
This morning, enjoy breakfast at Plains Camp before meeting your driver for your transfer to the sought-after Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve. Your Kruger family safari continues at Notten’s Bush Camp, one of the last family-run safari camps in the Kruger.
Consisting of only 9 private suites the camp gives a feeling of true seclusion in the African bush where your only source of light will be ambient candlelight and paraffin lanterns.
Your family will spend time exploring the reserve and its wildlife on daily game drives and bush walks, while time at the lodge can be spent at the main lodge which overlooks a waterhole or cooling off in the 20m lap pool. For parents, inviting spa treatments awaits at the Nature Spa. During your stay you will also have the opportunity to do a morning cultural tour of the local Shangaan village so you can learn more about the local culture. Evenings will be spent around the candlelit boma with your family as you share stories and memories made on this unforgettable trip in South Africa.
Today marks the end of your Kruger family safari in South Africa. After breakfast at Notten’s Bush Camp, your driver will transfer you to Hoedspruit Airport for your onward flight to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg. Connect with your international flight home for your safe journey home.