Why Kruger is the Perfect Family Holiday

Kruger National Park is an ideal destination for a family holiday, offering a unique opportunity to explore the African wilderness together and create unforgettable memories. With a range of accommodation options and activities to suit all ages, there’s a Kruger safari for young families, teens and multi-generational families to enjoy.  

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Here are a few of our top recommended accommodation options in the Kruger Park for families... 

Buckler's Africa Lodge:

This family-friendly lodge is located just 10 minutes from Kruger National Park's Malelane Gate. It offers comfortable self-catering accommodation in spacious chalets, as well as a swimming pool and outdoor braai area. 

Kruger Gate Hotel:

Situated just a few minutes' drive from the Kruger National Park's Numbi Gate, the Kruger Gate Hotel offers stylish accommodation in a tranquil setting. The hotel features a range of facilities including a swimming pool, restaurant, and spa. 

Lukimbi Safari Lodge:

This luxury lodge is set in a private concession within Kruger National Park, offering guests an exclusive and immersive wildlife experience. The lodge features spacious suites with private decks, a swimming pool, and a spa. 

Shishangeni by Bon Hotels:

This family-friendly lodge is located on a private concession within Kruger National Park, offering guests the opportunity to see the Big Five and other wildlife up close. The lodge features a range of facilities including a swimming pool, restaurant, and kids' club. 

Hoyo Hoyo Safari Lodge:

This beautiful lodge is situated in the heart of the Kruger National Park, surrounded by stunning natural scenery. The lodge features thatched chalets with private decks, a swimming pool, and a restaurant. 

Imbali Safari Lodge:

Set on the banks of the N'waswitsontso River, Imbali Safari Lodge offers a peaceful and luxurious retreat in the heart of Kruger National Park. The lodge features spacious suites with private decks, a swimming pool, and a spa. 

Hamilton's Tented Camp:

This luxury tented camp offers a unique and immersive wildlife experience, allowing guests to get up close and personal with the African wilderness. The camp features spacious tents with en-suite bathrooms, a swimming pool, and a restaurant. 

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Activities in the Kruger Park for families: 
Game Drives:

The highlight of any Kruger National Park experience is undoubtedly the game drives. Experienced guides will take you on a safari through the park, giving you the chance to see the Big Five and other wildlife up close. The other alternative is self-driving through the park in your own or a hired vehicle. Be sure to stop at the picnic spots! Most game drive vehicles cater for children 6 years and over, so do be sure to enquire with your Thompsons consultant when booking.  

Walking Safaris:

For a more immersive experience, try a walking safari, where you can explore the African wilderness on foot and learn about the local flora and fauna. You’ll be accompanied by an armed guide and ranger; note that walking safaris is for 16 years and over. 

Bird Watching:

With over 500 species of birds, Kruger National Park is a bird watcher's paradise. Look out for the beautiful lilac-breasted roller, the iconic African fish eagle, and the colourful bee-eater. Make sure your child has a bird watching list of the Kruger to tick off what they spot in the park! A pair of binoculars is a must.  

Bush Braais:

Experience the magic of the African bush with a traditional braai under the stars in an open-air boma. Enjoy delicious food, good company, and the sounds of the African wilderness. A true highlight! 

Stargazing:

With clear skies and minimal light pollution, Kruger National Park is an ideal destination for stargazing. Marvel at the beauty of the African night sky and spot constellations such as the Southern Cross. The far north of the park offers the best stargazing as it is the most remote.  

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Book Your Kruger Holiday with us Today  

Kruger National Park is the perfect family holiday destination, offering a range of accommodation options and activities to suit all ages. Whether you choose to stay in a luxury lodge or a self-catering chalet, you are guaranteed an unforgettable experience in the African wilderness. So, pack your bags, grab your camera, and get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! Browse our Kruger Park family packages now and book your next African safari. 

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