Kids Elephant Adventure | Kruger Family Elephant Encounter

This 4 Day Kids Elephant Adventure Package is a fun filled self-drive safari holiday for the whole family. Let the kids delight in an encounter with Elephants and other exciting adventure activities. Explore the Kruger National Park and see its diverse wildlife on a self-drive game drive.

Family Holiday Package Experience

Enjoy a family holiday with our self-drive Kids Elephant Adventure Package. Learn about Africa's gentle giants and ride an Elephant through the bush. Kids will be mesmerized by the interaction with these magnificent animals. Exchange trunk greetings and learn about their behaviour from the guides before setting out through the bush on the Elephant's back.

Challenge your family's creativity while on a choice of adventure activities, either the Tree Top Trail, the Climbing Wall, or experience the rush of speed while whizzing through the air on a Zip Line. All of these activities are fun for the whole family.

Spend a full day on a self-drive game drive, discovering the varied wildlife in Kruger National Park. Spot many antelope such as Giraffe and Zebra, or see Elephant in the wild. Stop off and have a leisurely picnic at one of the Rest Camps, before continuing your adventures.

Safari Highlights

  • Elephant-back adventure safari
  • Exploring the tree tops, zip-lining or wall climbing
  • Excellent Big Five game viewing
  • Cool off in the swimming pool after your adventures

Day 1: Johannesburg to HazyviewView Lodge

Hippo Hollow country estate pool and grounds.In the morning you will collect your rental car from O.R. Tambo International Airport and drive to Hazyview. The journey will take you through the Mpumalanga Highveld, as you descend the escarpment the scenery is very beautiful and changes from the pine forests to the bush of the Lowveld.

Settle into the hotel and let the kids cool off with a swim in one of the two swimming pools. Then relax on the terrace overlooking the river and listen to the Hippo honking down below, while sipping on refreshing sundowners. Savour a delicious meal in the restaurant before falling asleep to the sounds of the African night. (Dinner included)

Day 2: Country Estate in HazyviewView Lodge

Family friendly treetop challenge in Hazyview.After having a delicious breakfast at the hotel set out for a day of adventure. Take to the trees while on a rope course through the beautiful Lowveld Forest on a Tree Top Trails course. The whole family will have fun as they are challenged by the obstacles on the course.

Alternatively, if your family has a need for speed, you can try the zip line experience. How about attempting the climbing wall? Anyone can attempt this, as strategy rather than strength is the all important factor in getting to the top.

Head back to the hotel and have lunch before relaxing. Perhaps cool off in the swimming pool. In the late afternoon drive to an Elephant interaction.

Touch an Elephant and feel how tough their wrinkled hide is. Watch elephants spraying water over their backs as they enjoy a sunset drink. This is a memory the kids will cherish! (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3: Country Estate in Hazyview (Game Drive in Kruger)View Lodge

Elephant in Kruger National Park seen during a self-drive safari.Today after breakfast you head into the Kruger National Park. Perhaps pack yourselves a picnic to have at one of the rest camps or stop off at one of the rest camp restaurants or shops to grab lunch. You will now have a much better understanding of the Elephants when you come across them in the wild.

Spot a pride of Lion on the prowl, or let the kids spot Technicolor chameleons crossing the road. Experience the thrill of spotting the regions varied antelope and perhaps see the endangered White Rhino. (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 4: Hazyview - Panorama Route - Johannesburg

Road near Kruger National Park.Today after breakfast you will drive the Panorama Route before heading for Johannesburg. The Panorama Route offers some of the most stunning scenery in the country.

Stop off at the Three Rondavels and God's Window and take in the spectacular view. In the late afternoon you will arrive back in Johannesburg and leave your car at O.R. Tambo International Airport. (Breakfast included)

Rates & Prices

This package is suited for children from 4 years and older.


  • 3 nights' accommodation in a standard en-suite family chalet (Hazyview)
  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • 1x adventure activity (Tree top trail, zip line or wall climbing)
  • Elephant interaction - opportunity to touch the elephant, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats to the majestic Elephants
  • Elephant back ride - set into the African bush on the back of an Elephant

Not Included:

  • Conservation and entrance fees for the Kruger National Park
  • Beverages / bar


  • 4 days car rental with super cover car insurance and unlimited mileage

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