We’ve seen teenage lion siblings frolicking, a lioness stalking giraffe and certainly the most memorable, a pack of wild dogs in a feeding frenzy.
The Hallford Family
Children Activities at Jaci’s Safari Lodge
Jaci’s provides the opportunity for the perfect family safari as well as introducing children to the wonders and enjoyment of the African bushveld. Children of all ages are welcome at Jaci's and are especially catered for.
Our family safaris have evolved from the specialized children’s safaris, as there was a demand from parents to see and enjoy their children’s wild experiences first hand rather than when they returned to the Lodge, so we had more parents on the specialized safaris than children!! The family safari vehicles are only available at Jaci’s Safari Lodge – this now enables us to put families with children aged 5 – 12 years on the game drive with their parents for the morning and evening game drives.
We still have the fabulous “jungle drive” available on request, during the day for the very young children 4 yrs and under - which lasts for approx 45 minutes - cost of R 250.00 per child per "jungle drive"
“Jungle Drives” are provided for children 4yrs and younger and go out once a day, between the morning and evening game drives. Parents are welcome to join, but they must behave like children! On the “jungle drive” things of interest to children are pointed out, e.g. toothbrush plants, beetles, etc. The information on the drive is aimed at the age/s of the children on the drive.
The “jungle drive” is NOT included in the 0 - 4yr old children’s free rate.
Children 12 yrs and younger will enjoy dinner in the dining room (as the evening meal is an adult affair) and enjoy a child oriented menu with things that they prefer, like spaghetti bolognaise, hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and lots of vegetables (to keep Mom happy) etcetera. Children 12 yrs and under sharing with their parents will not be allowed to eat dinner in the boma – the earlier children’s dinner is provided instead.
On arrival the chef will ask the children specifically what they like and dislike and use this as a guideline when preparing the children’s menu.
All meals are prepared fresh at the Lodge - so no fast food – and dessert is always served!
All children 5 - 12 years have dinner as soon as the family game drives are back in the evening and the littlie, little ones eat around 6 pm – so when the parents get back from game drive they are bathed, dressed and fed – bliss indeed!
Children’s dinner works really well, as the evening meal is usually served late and by then they are starving – and would much rather be playing with the other children in the playroom. This also gives Mom and Dad time to have a romantic pre-dinner drink and a leisurely evening meal together – what a treat!
All children in their own rooms paying adult rates are welcome to eat with the adults at night. Brunch is eaten together as a family.
Children sleeping in the room with their parents, camp beds/stretchers made up at the foot of the parents' bed for each child. We can easily accommodate up to 3 children on stretchers in a room.
The special children’s rate is for children 12 yrs and younger sharing a room with their parents and littlie lilttlies 0 - 4 yrs old now stay free!
Children love Jaci’s Safari Lodge – they especially love the idea of “camping” in a tent! One of the things they comment most about are the bugs, they love the variety and are enthralled by these creepy crawlies.
Children love the space at Jaci’s Safari Lodge as well as feeling part of the Jaci’s staff family – this sets the pace for how their experience on Safari turns out for them.
Jaci’s Lodges are fenced off from the Reserve - but it is still the responsibility of the parents to be mindful of potential dangers as Jaci’s Lodges are situated in a wildlife area and the responsibility of children remains with their parents - at all times.
The most attractive feature for parents looking for a place to go on Safari with their children is that Jaci’s WELCOMES children. We do not merely tolerate them. Our staff are fantastic with children, including them in their daily duties - which is fun as there is always something to be done - as well as going go out of their way to accommodate the needs and wishes of both parents and children at all times.
Child minding is provided on request at a cost of R150.00 per occasion - babaysitting service only available during morning/evening game drives and evening dinner.
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