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Holiday Type / Family Safari

Imagine the exhilaration on your children's faces as they see their first lion, get close to a baby elephant or learn how to track meerkats through the bush. Several lodges excel at welcoming families and provide unique facilities and ranger programmes for youngsters. Carrier's Africa specialists can tailor a safari especially for families and children, allowing all members to experience perhaps the most spiritual of adventures and creating long-lasting family memories.

Tswalu Kalahari Reserve

South Africa’s largest private game reserve offers, without doubt, a unique experience, set against the backdrop of the Korannaberg mountains and surrounded by endless rolling dunes and red Kalahari sands. Here guests may encounter colonies of meerkats, enjoy a horseback safari across the plains or marvel at the sheer size of the Kalahari black-maned lions – with a maximum of 10 vehicles on the malaria-free reserve, an uninterrupted experience is assured. As well as zebra, buffalo, lion, giraffe and cheetah, the pristine wilderness plays host t...

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Mara Bushtops

Located within a private conservancy, this exclusive camp lies in front of the largest, natural salt lick in the Masai Mara attracting an abundance of wildlife all day long. The twelve tented suites – including one for families – are amongst the largest in East Africa; each boasts an expansive wooden deck with sunken hot tub and telescope, spacious beds and en suite bathroom with indoor and outdoor shower. A gourmet menu of à la carte dishes is served in the restaurant, accompanied by an extensive selection of world wines from the underground c...

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Ant's Hill and Ant's Nest

Two family-run lodges that offer an authentic bush experience in a privately owned reserve. Each has a heated pool and spacious verandas – Ant’s Hill offering captivating valley views from its gorge setting; Ant’s Nest nestling in a natural amphitheatre. Many guests visit for the horseback safaris. With horses suited to all levels – and ponies for children – this is a truly exhilarating way to move amongst the wildlife, tracking animals deep into their natural habitat. Game drives, mountain biking and walks are also available.

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Family escape: ultimate South African adventure

To best experience the great outdoors and all she has to offer, there are few places that can rival the breadth of options a family can enjoy in South Africa. This tour begins with the vibrant city of Cape Town; take time to ascend Table Mountain or swim with jackass penguins at Boulders Beach. Little ones will feel especially welcome at Cape Grace with activity packs on arrival, gingerbread decorating and African bedtime stories in the library. Next stop is a private nature reserve near to Hermanus; flower safaris, whale-watching and treasure...

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