Exciting attractions and activities are available for young and old in the Private Reserve making it an ideal family vacation destination for safaris. At Reserve, the organised family safaris offer extraordinary opportunities for guests and children to experience the magnificent beauty and variety of the untamed African bush.
EleFun Centre at the Bush Lodge
Families with children are welcome to stay at the Bush Lodge. The EleFun Centre is a fully equipped children's facility within the lodge reserve which enhances children's awareness and appreciation of nature. This Kids Club has been designed by childcare professionals who created a space that is fun, safe and educational. The EleFun Centre offers hands-on, interactive activities designed for two distinctly different age groups. The Junior Tracker programme is for 4 to 8-year-olds, and the Junior Ranger programme is for children between the ages of 9 and 12.
The Elefun Centre Bush Lodge, South Africa provides age-appropriate bushveld themed activities and 'edutainment' which are designed and supervised by qualified staff and include interesting bushcraft subjects - animals, bugs and birds, tracking, map-reading - a long list of environmentally sensitive issues that every child will find fascinating.
Hobbies, Arts and crafts and fun-filled bushveld events are offered. Selected Rangers offer bush walks and talks for children, as well as specially planned children's safari drives. Set itineraries are scheduled every morning and afternoon. Children are also welcome to enjoy the facility between formal sessions.
Parents have the opportunity to relax and enjoy the incredible safaris, get pampered in the spa, or just enjoy some private time, knowing that their children are learning in their particular bushveld experience.
Junior Tracker (age 4 - 8) & Junior Ranger (age 9 - 12) Programmes
10:00 - 11:00 adventures with nature
This is the time dedicated to the interactive bush activity.
Depending on the age of the children, exciting adventure walks with a ranger into the bush or around the lodge are offered. The young junior tracker group will learn interesting facts about the bushveld and the animals, bugs and birds which live here. Even the trees and plants provide loads of fun and educational opportunities.
Weather permitting, a ranger will guide the older children on exciting outdoor adventures. These activities may include nature walks, tracking, bird watching, map reading and different other Bush-related subjects. In the case of inclement weather, rangers make use of the display table in the Elefun Centre and engage the children in fascinating bush activities.
12:00 - 13:00 hobbies and crafts
The teacher offers a beautiful arts and crafts session, organising creative, hands-on projects for boys and girls with all subjects being related to nature. Junior Rangers have the opportunity to undertake and master more complicated crafts during this time.
14:30 - 15:30 Play time
Children may join the indoor and outdoor afternoon events which are fun and educational. Treasure hunts, blindfold adventures as well as bushveld activities, keep children entertained. Junior Rangers learn environmentally inspired board and stone games at Sabi Sabi, have contests such as scavenger hunts or play team games.