Looking for the right accommodation that suits the needs of your family is one thing, trying to find one in a safari destination is another. Add: “privacy, convenience, luxury, self-catering and private-game-reserve” on to your checklist, and the list of options becomes somewhat limited.
The owners of Thutlwa Safari Lodge pride themselves on the fact that their inspiration behind the design and running of the lodge is almost solely based on it being a family-orientated lodge, where family members (especially those with young children) can come and spend quality together and experience the magic of a South African safari.
Here are 5 reasons to book Thuthlwa Safari Lodge for your next Safari Holiday…
Just a short 2.5-hour drive from Johannesburg, Thutlwa Safari Lodge is the ideal getaway for friends and family looking to relax and unwind in the heart of the bush – so you can expect a lot less of “are we there yet?” coming from the back seat during your family road trip to the Black Rhino Reserve.
This is where families can come and enjoy the freedom and privacy that comes with booking an exclusive-use lodge, without being interrupted or having to worry about other guests. It is in the heart of the Black Rhino Game Reserve, a private game reserve on the North-West side of the greater Pilanesberg area, with its own secure, private entrance.
Thutlwa Safari Lodge has been designed specifically with large families (including those with young children) and groups in mind. Its open-plan design lends itself to that home-away-from-home feeling where the family can enjoy quality time outside around the fire pit, or in the large, fully equipped kitchen when cooking up your favourite meal. If you prefer to be indoors for family meals, you can enjoy this time around the 8-seater dining room table in the dining area, and for those with small children, the lodge provides highchairs, baby monitors, plastic dishes and cutlery, as well as a sleeping cot upon request.
The lodge is perfect for parents with a desire to share the magic of the bush with their children. With Thutlwa Lodge as your base, you can experience the solitude of the Black Rhino Game Reserve, as well as traverse into the greater Pilanesberg area and have access to other amenities and attractions such as a convenience store situated just outside of the park. There is an abundance of wildlife to experience with your family as you head out on game drives from Thutlwa. Apart from the iconic Big 5, you could also spot the endangered African wild dog, as well as some of the less popular ‘Small 5’ game, over 354 bird species, and an extensive variety of antelope – to name just a few.
Perhaps the essence of Thutlwa Safari Lodge is that because there are no itineraries or time limits, so you can do things your own way and at your own pace. Flexible and child-friendly game drives enable you to take the kids along when it suits you and for however long it suits you. The lodge lets you choose your safari times and durations, as well as who accompanies you on the drive.
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