Waterside Lodge

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Enjoy stunning views from the main deck which overlooks the water while you savour a delicious breakfast. The lodge also serves meals in the open-air boma (traditional enclosure), in a bush clearing or on a dry riverbed.

You’ll find peace and relaxation amongst the towering trees and well tended gardens or around the sparkling swimming pool. Your children will receive a welcome Ranger Pack filled with interesting goodies and there is an excellent kid’s programme in place.

Twice daily game drives and fascinating game walks are the order of the day. But you can just relax in between and simply enjoy your own leisure time too. Local excursions are also on offer for those who want to get out and about.

There are 20 suites in all at Waterside Lodge and each is tastefully furnished and well appointed. At this Thornybush lodge accommodation you can relax on your private deck and savour the peaceful atmosphere. Two of the suites share an inter-leading door which is great for families.

This is a great destination for a family safari in South Africa. Children are welcome and there is a unique kid’s programme in place.

On this family safari in South Africa, children of all ages will be well taken care of while parents set off on exciting game drives and walks. Interesting activities, local excursions like ballooning and scenic drives and also fun in the sun at the lodge pool, ensure that everyone relaxes and has the best experience.

Game drives take place at the optimal times for game viewing, usually in the early morning and late afternoon. The drives are led by experienced rangers and trackers and you’ll be quite comfortable in the open Land Rovers, with cooling towels in summer and blankets and hot water bottles in winter. Bush walks with an armed guide take place after breakfast from the lodge.

Childrens activiities: Your children will be allocated a specific ranger who enjoys interacting with youngsters. Together they will set off on special, safe game drives and walks (snacks and drinks supplied) tailored to the ages and interests of the children. Other fun activities include pool picnics and treasure hunts. On arrival at the lodge, each child receives a Ranger in Training backpack. There are baby sitters and child minders available as an optional extra.