School holidays always seem to be over far too soon. It feels like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to make enough memories with your spouse and your children.

At the Madikwe Safari Lodge, we recognise the importance of family, and as such, we do our best to make your family holiday at the Madikwe Game Reserve truly unforgettable. While our game drives are unbeatable, we offer so much more to keep every member of the family entertained.

Read on to discover what makes the Madikwe Game Reserve the perfect place to be during the school holidays.

Family Suites

Accommodation at Madikwe Safari Lodge is designed with you and your family in mind. Among the lodge’s private luxury suites with their stunning views over the game reserve, the family suites in Lelapa Lodge are especially tailored to your kids as much as they are to you and your partner.

Kids get their own en-suite bedroom, their own space complete with bunk beds. You and your partner can enjoy some much-needed alone time, while your little ones entertain themselves in their own room, which comes fully equipped with all sorts of games and toys.

The Eco House

This is our home base for all kids’ activities. While parents are welcome, they may have a hard time keeping up with the dizzying range of games to educates as well as inspire. Make sure you leave their iPads back in the suite – this is strictly a tech-free zone! Our goal is to ignite their curiosity and wonder for nature. Screens can’t compete with that.

Two tables surrounded by plants, educational material and comfortable couches
Kids Eco-House

By the time you pick up your kids again, they’ll have all sorts of friends, memories, stories, and fun facts to share about life inside the Madikwe Reserve.

Kids Safari Club

While the Eco House gives your children an unforgettable hands-on experience of nature, the Kids Safari Club encourages them to be inspired by nature. Children are turned into young guides as they are taught how to look for animal “spoor” tracks around the lodge premises.

Around the Lelapa Lodge pool area, your children can get really creative. Rock-painting, cupcake-decorating, or dipping into our fancy dress wardrobe are some of the many activities we offer to inspire young imaginations.

And the fun doesn’t end, even after the sun goes down! Your kids can join our chefs whip up their own pizzas with all their favourite toppings. And who has time to sleep, when you can all come together for movie screenings under the stars?

While The Kids Are Away…

With your children in the capable hands of the lodge’s child minders, you and your partner can finally get some time to yourselves. Treat yourselves to a massage from our professional spa therapists. Or maybe you just want to take a moment to enjoy the silence as you look over the savannah wilderness with a sundowner in hand.

A guest at Madikwe getting a sensational spa treatment
Madikwe Safari Lodge Spa Therapy

School holidays aren’t just for kids. Book your family’s next big adventure today and get ready to make memories that you’ll all look back on fondly for many years to come.