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This exciting 6-day safari offers a little something for every member of the family and provides not only a fun family holiday, but an educational experience in the African bush. The children can enjoy a range of exciting activities, while mom and dad can enjoy a spa treatment, a game drive or a round of golf.

Begin your adventure in White River where you'll spend two nights at Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge, enjoying the beautiful surrounds and playing games on the large lawn. Move on to the Kruger area where you’ll spend three nights on safari at Thornybush Main Lodge.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Indulge in gourmet food & wine at Oliver's
  • Enjoy a round of golf on one of two courses
  • Relax & unwind in the wellness centre
  • Search for the Big 5 in the Kruger
  • Exciting bush activities specifically for children

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in the picturesque White River

You family safari begins today as you fly from Johannesburg to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport. Here you'll be met and transferred to the quaint little town of White River.

Head to Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge - a warm and intimate home surrounded by lush forests - renowned for excellent gourmet cuisine, wine pairings and dining experiences.

Day 2

Search for the Big Five

Relax at Oliver's Restaurant & Lodge where a wide range of activities is on offer to entertain the kids. Situated on spacious grounds, there is plenty of space for the children to run and play, and a large swimming pool in which to cool down.

Golfers can enjoy a game at either the Leopard Creek or White River Golf Courses, while those in need of some pampering can enjoy a relaxing massage at the health and beauty clinic.

Other activities include a game of tennis or squash, or a scenic tour of some of the area's beautiful viewpoints. In the evening, enjoy a delicious gourmet meal complemented by award-winning South African wines.

Day 3

Make your way to Thornybush

Say goodbye to scenic White River today, and transfer into the Kruger area to the Thornybush Private Game Reserve. The reserve is situated on the border of the world-renowned Kruger National Park and is the perfect location from which to explore this wildlife-abundant reserve.

Arrive at Thornybush Main Lodge, a family-friendly safari lodge known for their dedicated children's activities and day-care facilities.

Days 4-5

Experience the wonderful bushveld

Spend the next two days enjoying thrilling big game safaris and guided safari walks, searching for the Big 5 and a variety of other species that reside in this reserve. Be on the lookout for hippo, giraffe and cheetah as your expert guide takes you through the reserve.

Dedicated children's bush guides will take the youngsters on bush walks around the camp and teach them interesting things about the wilderness. Parents can relax beside the pool or enjoy a massage in the Wellness Centre while the children enjoy supervised activites.

Day 6

Say goodbye to Kruger

Enjoy one last morning game drive before heading to Hoedspruit Airport, where you'll board your flight back to Johannesburg.


  • 2 nights at Oliver's Restaurant and Lodge on a bed and breakfast basis
  • 3 nights at Thornybush Main Lodge on a full board basis
  • Flight from OR Tambo International to Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport
  • Transfer from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Olivers Lodge
  • Transfer from Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport to Thornybush Main Lodge
  • Flight from Hoedspruit Airport to OR Tambo International Airport
  • Transfer from Thornybush Game Lodge to Hoedspruit Airport


  • International flights
  • Airport taxes
  • All meals and drinks not specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

Tour Rates

  • dates rates from
  • 14 Oct 2014 - 10 Nov 2014 $2120
  • 11 Nov 2014 - 08 Dec 2014 $2110
  • 09 Dec 2014 - 31 Dec 2014 $2110

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

Product Manager

"An easy safari holiday that is excellent value for money while enjoying some little luxuries on the side - perfect for any family!"



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