Quality family time in our fast-paced world is a luxury. At award winning* Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge, our ‘home away from home in the bush’, children of all ages have always been welcome, and it is here where families connect with nature and reconnect with each other. Without having to compromise on the quality of a vacation, Bush Lodge offers an unforgettable 5-star experience for all members of the family.
Parents can rest assured that during their stay at Bush Lodge, children are catered for from the moment they arrive at their suites. A delightful bush-themed welcome pack and personalised letter invite them to our world-renowned EleFun Centre, a safe and fun-filled area where hands-on, interactive activities designed for children between the ages of 4 and 12 years old keep young minds interested and engaged. Environmentally sensitive subjects of bush survival skills, identifying animals and tracking are taught by qualified tutors who take great pride in encouraging our young guests to become future conservationists. It’s not only the kids that are agog with their wildlife adventure, parents join in on the fun on fostering an appreciation of nature.
Young adventurers burning energy while exploring the EleFun Centre are fuelled with nutritional meals specially prepared by our Chefs. Healthy, interesting, child-friendly meals are served according the requirements of the children, with input from their parents on special diets or fussy eaters. There is even a dedicated kids corner at breakfast to provide a nutritious start to the day.
The spacious luxury suites at Bush Lodge are perfect for families, each equipped with a day bed that is converted to a bed for children at night, complete with mosquito draping. For the very little ones under two years, a crib with linen bedding is placed in the suite. The Mahlatini and Tumbela Luxury Villas feature a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a second, separate room with twin beds and en-suite bathroom. These are linked with a central lounge that flows out to a private patio and plunge pool – spacious, ultra-luxurious and private.
At the end of a busy day in the outdoors, there is nothing better for kids than splashing up a bath full of bubbles. A colourful towel, foam bath and a safari themed grooming box with shower gel, sunscreen, insect repellent and a special treat make bath time fun. An indoor teepee tent to play a game of Jenga, read a book or store toys creates a space in the suite for kids to call their own. Turndown just before bedtime consists of delicious sleep-inducing treats.
At Sabi Sabi, family bonds are strengthened by cherishing time together. Allowing children on safari (from the age of 6, otherwise by special arrangement) and offering stimulating outdoor activities create eager wildlife learners and lovers of all inhabitants of the bush. This indelible imprint on a young and impressionable mind cultivates a second generation of guests who will one day make lifelong memories with their loved ones at our luxury ‘home’ in the bush. Here you arrive as a guest and leave as a life-long family member.
*Australian magazine ‘Out and About with Kids’ recently awarded Sabi Sabi Bush Lodge the Reader’s Choice Award 2019 for the Best Luxury Family Holiday Destination. Category finalists included Atlantis The Palms in Dubai, Aulani – A Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii, Hayman Island by Intercontinental and Six Senses in Fiji.