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South Africa: An amazing destination for children (Part 2)

  1. Fugitives’ Drift Lodge in Kwazulu-Natal

It is not really obvious for taking your children on a battlefield. However, most children desire to play perfectly on the iconic confrontations between the Boers, the British, and the Zulus such as the compelling Rorke’s Drift and Blood River. Fugitives’ Drift Lodge’s superb tours are very famous and has now serving children who can not only visit to Zulu villages but also walk through the surrounding game area. On these tours, kids will also have the opportunity to discover the battlefield history and the secrets of traditional Zulu medicine. ​

  1. Simunye in KwaZulu-Natal

In addition to Fugitives’ Drift Lodge, in the hills of KwaZulu-Natal you can stay at a Zulu cultural village near Melmoth. In a mystical valley seperated to the outside world, visitors can travel by ox-wagon or donkey cart to Simunye. They are greeted by natives in traditional Zulu style. They have the chance to study about ritual customs and ceremonies as well as enjoy local cuisine. During the day small children can be taken care of by a nanny with advance notice, together with animals and playing areas which can entertain them. Traditional Zulu games and skills, including bull dancing and fighting with padded sticks are given for older kids.

  1. Stormsriver Adventures in Eastern Cape

One of South Africa’s remaining indigenous coastal rainforest is protected by the Tsitsikamma National Park– a Garden Route highlight. There are two unforgettable forest tours which last for about three hours at Stormsriver Adventures. The far tamer Woodcutters Journey (for all ages) is a tour which uses an open vehicle namely the giant yellowwoods and stinkwoods, including either tea or lunch. Also, The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour (for ages older than seven) takes you to the treetops through platforms suspended by steel cables with a  height of 30 meters above the ground. Both tour offer amazing chances to learn about biodiversification in this exotic arboreal world including birds, animals and plants.

to be continued.

South Africa: An amazing destination for children (Part 1)

South Africa is an wonderful place for family vacations, and it’s also easy to take your children on a trip which they’ll remember forever. There are various options, from rustic holidays along the beach to unbelievable experiences including elephant-back hunting expedition or hot air balloon rides over the savanna. These South African beautiful places will surely turn your family holidays into the amazing African adventure and inspire your children. There are 10 magnificent destinations that can change your kid’s life in South Africa.

  1. Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in Northern Cape

Remote Tswalu Kalahari Reserve located on the green fringe of the Kalahari Desert in Northern Cape province, South Africa. Possessed by the Oppenheimer family, it is the largest private game reserve in South Africa. Tswalu is both truly dedicated and conveniently malaria-free, and children are providing particular welcome. Through the lodge’s Tswalu Junior Ranger game, kids are able to participate in specially tailored bush walks and are taught by local guides how to recognize animal trace and craft their own bows and arrows. Luxurious family suites and a special menu for children complete the experience, while they can see rare wildlife such as black-manned lions and desert black rhinos. ​

  1. Sun City in North West Province

Sparkling and entertainment resort Sun City may be better known for adult gambling and golf, but it can also be a great stop for children. Supervised crèche Camp Kwena gives young kids the opportunity to socialize while their parents enjoy some deserved time off; while older kids can enjoy alcohol-free, under-eighteen Kowabonga nightclub. There also includes a spectacular petting zoo, a kids’ games arcade, and a magnificent water park on-site. Nearby Pilanesberg National Park, there is a great offer for authentic wildlife viewing. Adventurous families can decide to participate in a  hot air balloon ride or an African bush elephant safari. ​