At Shamwari Private Game Reserve, we believe in conserving a vanishing way of life.
That’s why we offer family safari holidays, where children and adults alike can be educated about our conservation practices all within a luxurious setting. You can also rest assured knowing that Shamwari is a malaria-free area, making it perfectly safe for you and your family.
Experiences to Treasure for a Lifetime
Visits to the Born Free Foundation Big Cat Rescue Centre are focused on promoting the conservation of species and the protection of habitat whilst maintaining a humane and compassionate approach to the welfare of animals.
While kids under the age of 4 years old are not permitted on game drives, there are a host of activities for them to enjoy. We offer a children’s coordinator at Riverdene, and for an additional fee, we have a childminding service available.
Children staying at Shamwari Private Game Reserve have the chance to run wild at The kid’s Adventure Centre at Riverdene.
Safari Activities for Kids
Upon arrival at Riverdene Family Lodge, parents can register their kids for the Kids on Safari Adventure Centre. Kids will have access to both indoor and outdoor activities throughout their stay. Child minding is available at an additional cost for children younger than 4 years as they are too young to join game drives.
At Riverdene Family Lodge, there are several activities to choose from, such as:
A must-visit for children seeking sky-high fun. With various heights and distances, this activity can help to develop your child’s coordination skills while having a blast.
Rock climbing walls:
See how strong your little warrior is when they tackle our rock climbing walls. This adrenaline-rushing exercise will keep their hands busy and their bodies moving.
A network of tree houses connected by suspended walkways
Let your child feel on top of the world when they explore the game reserve from the treetops.
At Riverdene Family Lodge, everything is an adventure. Keep your child active as they slip, slide and splash on our adventure slide.
As we want to ensure an enriching experience for moms and dads too, here are a few points that you should take note of:
CHILDREN 4 YEARS AND OLDER ARE PERMITTED ON GAME DRIVES AND VISITS TO OUR WILDLIFE REHABILITATION CENTRE. CHILDREN 6 YEARS AND OLDER ARE WELCOME AT THE BORN FREE RESCUE CENTRES.
ALL SWIMMING ACTIVITIES MUST BE SUPERVISED BY A PARENT AT ALL TIMES
CHILDMINDING SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE AT AN ADDITIONAL FEE