Families craving a kid-friendly safari close to Cape Town need look no further than Gondwana Family Lodge in the Karoo. Only three hours from the Mother City, this lodge truly has something for every member of the family.
Situated on the 54,000-hectare Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, Gondwana offers guests a special ‘Kids on Safari’ programme which included guided walks, visits to San rock-art sites, face-painting, and more. While the kids are exploring, have a drink at the bar area or let your hair down with a relaxation treatment in one of the therapy rooms. Activities for the entire family include game drives, nature walks, water safaris, bird-watching, and star-gazing. Animals such as lions, leopards, white rhinos, hippos, ostriches, elephants, and giraffes roam these Karoo plains – and the reserve is home to more than 200 species of birdlife.
The lodge has 12 Luxury Suites with their own private decks, king-size beds, under-floor heating, and Wi-Fi. The premises include a child-friendly swimming pool, an outdoor boma dining boma, children’s playroom, and a gift shop.
- The special ‘Kids on Safari’ programme makes this a great getaway for families
- Game drives, guided walks, star-gazing, water safaris, and more for the whole family
- 12 Luxury Suites with private decks, Wi-Fi, and under-floor heating
- 7 recorded San rock-art sites on the reserve
- A paradise for bird-watchers with over 200 species of birdlife recorded here