Family Safari Activities at Waterside at Royal Malewane

Waterside at Royal Malewane in Thornybush Game Reserve 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. Exciting activities, superb wildlife safaris, local excursions 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.


  • Helicopter flights over the scenic Blyde River Canyon
  • Golf at Leopard Creek 
  • Blyde River Canyon cruise
  • Timbavati Museum visit
  • Mololoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre visit

Children on Safari

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, arts and crafts, 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.

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