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Lelapa Lodge

 
Pioneering family safaris can be found in South Africa at Madikwe Safari Lodge. Their Lelapa Lodge literally means ‘family’ and is set up to perfectly accommodate parents and children of all ages, including several designated family rooms. 12 spacious suites offer comfortable lodging and specially tailored kids programmes ensure an outstanding experience for even the youngest of guests.
Lelapa Lodge kids bunk room

Spacious Family Safari Lodge

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Lelapa Lodge family suite interior

Spacious Family Safari Lodge

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Woman by pool watching elephants nearby at Madikwe Safari Lodge

Spacious Family Safari Lodge

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Lelapa at Madikwe Safari Lodge is an excellent choice if you’re after a more traditional safari lodge in a malaria-free area. Children will love bunk bed fun in the family suites, while the spacious lounge and king size bed in the other room give parents the space they need. Private plunge pools and viewing decks offer exclusivity, while expert chefs cater to even the fussiest young eaters. On hot afternoons, cool off in the main lodge pool while watching elephant and buffalo do the same in a waterhole nearby. When the evenings cool off, cuddle up next to your wood-burning fireplace with a book and mugs of hot cocoa.
Guide talking about bugs to child on safari

Safari Activities for All Ages

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Game drive near elephant in Madikwe

Safari Activities for All Ages

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Close up of cheetah in Madikwe

Safari Activities for All Ages

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Special children’s game drives take place around the lodge each day – parents are free to join, provided there’s enough space, but may also choose to take an adult-only game drive or bush walk with the knowledge their precious youngsters will be safe and well provided for. Bug CSI, mini-bush walks and dung tracking are some of the many activities that they will also take part in when they’re not busy in the Eco House or on a game drive. At night everyone comes together to dine before discovering constellations beneath the stars or enjoying safari games.
Man talking to child in Eco House

The Eco House

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Man with buffalo skull at Madikwe Safari Lodge Eco House

The Eco House

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Kids making treats with staff at Madikwe Safari Lodge

The Eco House

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The Eco House provides educational entertainement especially for kids and is buzzing with activity at all times. Parents can choose to learn alongside or leave their youngsters in the expert care of staff, stealing a few guilt-free hours for themselves. Children may also help learn to bake in the kitchen or make pizza in the boma.
Entrance to the eco suite at Marataba Mountain Lodge

Combine with Marataba in Waterberg

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Boat cruise waterberg south africa at marataba

Combine with Marataba in Waterberg

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Combine with Marataba in Waterberg

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Another malaria-free area and not too far from Madikwe is Waterberg. As a sister property to the same portfolio, Marataba is one of our favourite properties to combine with Lelapa in a family itinerary. The scenery here is different, with towering escarpments, winding rivers and expansive plains. Marataba sits within a valley on the vast, private reserve. You’ll explore the well-preserved wilderness with specialist guides and can even choose to spend a night beneath the stars. The Mack & Madi Kids' Adventure Safari Club is an action-packed experience, designed to engage youngsters in the magic of Africa.
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