Children's Activities

Thornybush Luxury Game Lodge Collection prides itself on actively welcoming children of all ages at Thornybush Game Lodge, Thornybush Waterside Lodge, Serondella Game Lodge, Monwana Lodge and Jackalberry Lodge. The other smaller lodges will accept children provided that the family book sole use of the camp.

Kids at Thornybush Game Lodge and Thornybush Waterside Lodge have a special program prepared for them prior to their arrival that includes:

  • Children are allocated to specific rangers who enjoy interacting with younger guests.
  • On arrival, they receive a complimentary Backpack which will keep them entertained & occupied during their stay.
  • Drives and activities can be tailored to suit children’s interests and attention span.
  • Kids can enjoy a relaxing spa experience at Thornybush Game Lodge with 100% natural products free from artificial preservatives, colouring and fragrances (additional cost).
  • Walks are designed to ensure that their safety is taken into account and that they experience activities they might not normally do in the city.
  • Meal requirements and venues are provided if required by parents.
  • Baby sitters are available (additional cost).
  • The children’s program time slots will be discussed with parents.

Some of the activities we offer for kids include:

  • PICNICS AT THE POOL
    Packed lunch including sandwiches and fruit, eaten on a blanket next to the pool.
  • EDUCATIONAL WALKS WITH RANGERS
    Short walks with their own ranger pointing out insects, tracks of animals, trees & interesting facts.
  • TREASURE HUNT
    Children have to find clues around the lodge using books from the library, to get to their treasure.
  • BAKING
    Children spend supervised time baking sweet treats. These treats are then presented to parents at afternoon tea.
  • FACE PAINTING
    Children may have a replica of their favourite wild animal painted on their faces.

The "Ranger in Training" backpack consists of:

  • Canvas back pack (age related)
  • Colouring book with Crayons OR game drive book with pencil
  • Water bottle
  • Glow in the dark Mosquito repellent arm bands
  • Lip Ice
  • Safari Interactive toy to assist the little “Ranger in Training” (age related)

Children staying at Serondella Game Lodge, Monwana Lodge and Jackalberry Lodge will receive the “Ranger in Training” backpack – however the Children’s Program will not apply.