Children on Safari
A Family Holiday in Kruger Park

Advice on taking young children to Kruger Park on a family safari holiday in Kruger Park. Best routes, activities and accommodation for children on safari.

FAQ for Children on Safari in Kruger Park

What is the best place for kids in Kruger Park?
The south of Kruger National Park is more child-friendly than the north in that the distances are not so great between get-out points, the landscape is varied and the game is more plentiful. If travelling with children, it's best to choose areas which are less than an hour's drive into the park.

Is there an age limit for bringing children into Kruger Park?
Because of the hazard of malaria, it is advisable to take only children above the age of five into the Kruger National Park and to get medical advice before visiting Kruger.

Are children of all ages allowed on safari?
Not all lodges accept younger children, however, there are family-friendly lodges that accommodate children of all ages. Our Kruger Park experts can recommend the best family-friendly accommodation in Kruger Park.

What is the age restriction for game drives in open safari vehicles?
Most lodges do not allow children under 6 years to partake in the scheduled game drives, however, the family-friendly safari lodges will.

Will my child get bored on safari in Kruger Park?
The family-friendly safari lodges in Kruger park have children's programmes that offer various activities to keep the little ones occupied.

What is the best gate to enter Kruger Park for families on safari with young children?
Crocodile Bridge Gate is probably the best gate to enter through if you have young children. This is because of the likelihood of seeing large numbers of game fairly soon after entering Kruger National Park, and the fact that it is only about an hour's drive to Lower Sabie which is a child-friendly safari environment and a good place to stop for lunch and to use the facilities if you are self-driving through the park.

Family Safari Packages

See Kruger Park Family Safari Packages below

Our Destination Specialists can also tailor-make a safari package just for your family. Just advise us of how many days you have to spend on holiday and the number of children and their ages. We will recommend an itinerary that will be age-suitable for your kids and enjoyable for adults too.

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