Family Safaris at Pilanesberg

Your family needs the perfect combination of luxury and adventure, and with Savannah Safaris’ top hospitality included, there’s happiness in spades plus relaxation for Mum and Dad too!  With a fabulous collection of wild animals and natural flora, the safari holiday is both exotic and down to earth – a perfect setting for learning and having fun together, with sunshine, glorious landscapes and huge starry skies as the backdrop for wonderful long-lasting memories.

Savannah Safaris’ Private Luxury Lodge

Your accommodation is five-star luxury with easy sophistication: enjoy large beautifully furnished chalets with double height thatched ceilings, sublimely comfy double and single beds with top-grade linens, each unbroken views into the bush and across the hillsides. The bathrooms are spacious with large free-standing stone baths, open showers and double basins, and there are private open-air showers to cool off straight-away after a day-out.  Sit out in the shady gardens on private terraces, or lounge by the pool and sip cool, refreshing drinks.

Uniquely, the Savannah Safaris’ Lodge is completely private – only for you and yours, with just the right amount of non-intrusive pampering from the staff for your special time away together.

Savannah Safaris’ Luxury Lodge within the Black Rhino Private Reserve at Pilanesberg

You’ll especially enjoy the care and attention of a gourmet chef to prepare all your meals, just as you like them; a maintenance man to attend to the gardens and pools; and house-keepers to tidy and clean your chalets every day. It’s a five-star treat that all the family will appreciate.

You’ll arrive to a sparkling champagne and soft drinks reception with a very warm welcome and greetings from your safari Lodge team. Then there’s time for the children to explore (in safety) the gated surroundings, and to get unpacked, to rest-up and relax. And your private safari vehicle is standing by when you’re all ready to take your first drive into Pilanesberg’s wonderful animal reserve.

Why Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa

For those interested in nature and conservation there’s nothing like the big outdoors and the possibility of big-game encounters – and at Pilanesberg that’s guaranteed. Its relatively small size and varied and spectacular landscapes offer a wide variety of animal life – including the BIG 5 – within easy range and your family, whatever their ages, will learn new things every day from your experienced and passionate ranger-guide.

Travel to and within South Africa is no longer difficult, with daily international flights to Cape Town and Johannesberg. Onward travel to Sun City and your pick-up in under two hours makes journeys easy and affordable. (The value of the Rand has fallen in recent years making South Africa a seriously attractive destination for financial reasons, too).

More Family Options

Unique Fully Hosted Luxury Group Safaris including Cape Town and Victoria Falls stays

In South Africa it’s possible to combine a glorious selection of experiences that bring families and together and introduce children to natural and cultural life. You can have a wonderful week’s safari, and add the excitement and contrast of city life and a fun beach-time, too. On a two week Platinum experience, for example, your family’s itinerary will be entirely bespoke but it can include any of the following:

  • Morning and evening drives into Pilanesberg’s wonderful reserve
  • Activities and games for children to learn about the wildlife
  • Visit to Sun City water park or the animal rescue sanctuary
  • Personal chef, housekeeper, gardener and ranger-guide
  • Outside dining and the magic of African star-gazing evenings
  • Lunch-time fun bar-b-cues and meals out
  • Safe pool and spa tub close to private terraces and loungers
  • Hot air ballooning and spectacular views across the hills and plains
  • Cape Town – your choice:
                   Shopping and nightlife
                   Table Mountain visit (if the weather’s good)
                   Beach Day
                   Golf Day
                   Whale watching
  • Victoria Falls – one of the seven wonders of the World, never forgotten


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