3 child-friendly local bush breaks for every budget


Fancy a bush break? We sure do! Disconnect from all the noise and head into the bush with your family over the upcoming Easter holidays to create some fun memories. Take a look:

Timbavati Nature Reserve: Home to some of South Africa’s rare white lions and filled with exceptional wildlife, Timbavati is a must for wildlife lovers. With a variety of accommodation options available that are suitable for all budgets and requirements, you can choose to keep things low-key with a 3-star stay or go all out with 5-star luxury. The convenient location means you get to experience a more private game lodge atmosphere while being an easy transfer away from Hoedspruit.

Zebra spotting in the bush. Source: Unsplash

Addo Elephant National Park: Just a quick hour outside of Port Elisabeth, you’ll find the home of the famous, family-friendly Eastern Cape national park…and don’t be fooled into thinking you’ll only get to see the incredible large elephant population here – this park even tops the Big 5, as it is home to the Big 7 which includes the Southern right whale and Great white shark. The accommodation options include a traditional DIY-tent site, a glamping option or a family cottage.

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve: Set close to Barrydale just off the R62, Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a little slice of luxury amid the arid Karoo. Family-friendly Gondwana Lodge has been built in the traditional style of a thatched Karoo homestead, and offers a wide variety of kid-friendly activities: A dedicated “Kids on Safari” programe, interpretive nature walks around camp, kids activity books and a children’s zone for indoor play and fun. But parents will love it too! From spa treatments to Big 5 game drives, incredible cuisine, wilderness walks and stargazing, there’s plenty for everyone at Sanbona.

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