The five-star Gondwana Game Reserve is a safe and ideal destination for independent family safaris in South Africa. Parents and children will be rewarded with a wildlife bonanza for an unforgettable holiday, staying in stylish yet affordable family-friendly bush villas. Kids under four stay free and kids under 12 pay reduced rates. Gondwana is famed for its colourful indigenous fynbos vegetation and abundant wildlife, and the excellent chances of seeing the Big Five.
Children from seven years old may join regular morning and evening game drives as well as energetic activities to explore the bush. For the time between game drives and outdoor activities, Kwena Lodge has an inviting swimming pool and ice cream on tap as well as fun cooking activities for children. Families with younger children can book a dedicated safari vehicle, giving them the chance to customise game drives to suit their family’s sleep schedule.
Situated only 30 minutes from the charming coastal town of Mossel Bay in the heart of the scenic Garden Route, the private game reserve offers easy access, making it an ideal choice for those looking for family freedom. And with the warm waters and white-sand beaches of the Indian Ocean less than half an hour away, Gondwana can be complemented with a few days on the beach or with other fun day trips in the area.
Gondwana’s special Junior Ranger programme is a fun way to show little ones the African bush and to help them gain a greater understanding of conservation. Inclusive for children aged four to 12, this hands-on programme offers educational game drives, interactive activities, junior ranger packs and completion badges.