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Movie screening at Thornybush Collection, South Africa

Family time is precious, and is best enjoyed away without the stresses, distractions, and worries of the home environment. It is a rewarding experience, one that brings families together, and creates lasting memories which can be taken home and cherished forever. It is an unrivalled opportunity to really bond, and that is why some of Jumbari’s favourite lodges and hotels across Africa, have offered some wonderful specials that enable family travel to be all the more accessible by allowing children to stay absolutely free. 

Kids stay free at Thornybush Collection, South Africa

Two children under 18 years sharing with adults stay free at selected lodges. Valid until December 2021 for bookings until December 2020. 


Guided bush walks at Thornybush Collection, South Africa

Explore one of the most renowned wilderness areas in the Sabi Sands and Thornybush Nature Reserve by staying at a select number of exclusive Thornybush lodges, all ideally equipped for family-friendly  travel. With specifically designed family-orientated services, as well as personalised activities for the kids to enjoy and learn about the bush, Thornybush offers a unique and unforgettable experience.

Baking classes at Thornybush Collection, South Africa

Ranger programmes for the little ones, as well as baking and bush art are just some of the activities tailored to bring children closer to nature. Kids under 18 are welcome to stay free at the following lodges in the Thornybush collection: Jackalberry Lodge, Serondella Lodge, Waterside Lodge, Thornybush Game Lodge, Monwana Lodge, and N’Kaya Lodge. 

Luangwa River Camp, Zambia

Youngest child stays free for children aged 7 – 15 years. Valid throughout 2020.


Game drives at Luangwa River Camp, Zambia

The Great Rift Valley is considered to be one of the most pristine wildlife sanctuaries in all of Africa, and the South Luangwa National Park marks the end of this celebrated wilderness region.

Deck and outdoor swimming pool at Luangwa River Camp, Zambia

It is here, ideally located on the banks of the great Luangwa River, that you will find Luangwa River Camp – an intimate bush camp with just five suites, tucked away under an ancient ebony grove, looking out onto a game rich wilderness area, and the meandering riverine. It is a magical escape into the heart of Zambia, and is the ideal setting for a truly unforgettable African family adventure. 

Mahali Mzuri, Kenya

Up to two children (2-15 years old) stay free sharing a family tent with at least one adult. Valid for low season 2020 and 2021.


Lioness with cubs on the outskirts of Mhali Mzuri, Kenya

Meaning ‘beautiful place’ in Swahili, Mahali Mzuri is just that and more. The superb 12-tented luxury camp of Sir Richard Branson, located in Kenya’s exclusive Olare Motorogi Private Conservancy, provides front row seats to the truly spectacular annual wildebeest migration.

Lounge area in the Family Tented Suite at Mhali Mzuri, Kenya

The region not only boasts one of the highest densities of lions, it is a true feather in East Africa’s cap for some of the continent’s best wildlife viewing. Mahali Mzuri offers a truly unbeatable family-friendly safari adventure, jam-packed with fun activities, as well as style, comfort, and unparalleled service.

Hlosi Game Lodge, South Africa

All children 11 years and younger stay free when sharing with parents. Validity period: 05 April 2021 – 30 September 2021 / 18 April 2022 – 31 August 2022


Exterior of Hlosi Game Lodge, South Africa

Situated in the Eastern Cape of South Africa, at the northern point of the famous Garden Route, Hlosi Game Lodge offers incredible family-friendly safari trips in the malaria-free Amakhala Game Reserve.

Young elephant in Amakhala Game Reserve

With only six suites and eight luxury tents, the camp is intimate and the game viewing experiences are personal and truly enriching for the whole family. Resident wildlife in the reserve include the iconic Big Five, as well as cheetah, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and an abundance of various antelope species. The lodge is great for kids and lies along a river plain, offering rich game viewing from the comfort of your own private deck, as well as the lounge, dining area and swimming pool. 

Sign up to our Jumbari Travel Club to receive a complimentary in-room dining experience at Hlosi Game Lodge.

Leeu Estates, South Africa

Children 8 years and younger stay free. Maximum two children per room when sharing with two adults. 


Exterior view of Leeu Estates, South Africa

Located in the heart of Franschhoek, South Africa, Leeu Estates – the flagship property of the iconic Leeu Collection – welcomes families and children to experience the scenic valley and it’s surrounds in a truly luxurious setting.

Suite at Leeu Estates

Five-star facilities including pristine swimming pools with mountainous backdrops, manicured walkways dotted with playful artworks, beautiful gardens, and warm, attentive staff make this the perfect base for a family getaway to explore the world-renowned Cape winelands. Thoughtful details really place Leeu Estates in a league of its own, with personalised children’s menus, handmade treats from the kitchen, babysitting facilities, and even specialised spa treatments for the little ones. With a number of cottages on the property to host families, it is no wonder Leeu Estates has always been a number one go to for multi-generational travel. 

Stay at Leeu Estates on our 11 day Cape Town, Winelands and Family Safari.

Now is the time to gather your herd together and get excited about travelling to Africa once again! Contact any one of our expert travel specialists at Jumbari Family Safaris and get planning today.