Children on Safari

Children of all ages are welcome on Gondwana 

Children’s Policy


  • Children 6 – 12 years of age pay 50% of full adult rate regardless of whether they stay in their parent’s room or occupy another room in the Villa. – until May 1, 2024.
  • Children 0 – 6 years of age stay free of charge when sharing with two full paying adults – until May 1, 2024.
  • As of May 2024 children age 0-2.9 stay for free, children age 3-5.9 stay for 30% of adult rate, and children age 6-12 stay for 50% of adult rate.
  • Children 12 years and older pay the full adult rate.

Accommodation, Meals and Baby Sitting

  • Families with children under the age of 12 are accommodated into Lehele Villas for their comfort and convenience.
  • Starting from May 1, 2024, no children under the age of 12 years will be accommodated in Kwena Villas.
  • Children’s menus are available at all times at Lehele Lodge.
  • Please advise us should your children have any specific dietary requests.
  • Babysitting in your villa is available at an hourly rate of R250 per child, per hour, and needs to be pre-booked to avoid disappointment.

Activities – The Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger Programme is available for children staying at an additional R350.00 per child per activity. Children will receive a fun Ranger’s backpack and a cool safari booklet to fill in throughout their stay. During game drives and other activities with their ranger, kids will be taught how to identify mammals, birds, Fynbos species, and even stars. They will gain a greater understanding of conservation and our precious ecosystems.

Activities – Game Drives

  • For safety reasons, children under the age of 2 years are not permitted on game drives.
  • Children under the age of 6 staying at Kwena Villas (until 1 May 2024) are not permitted on game drives with other guests. We try to accommodate young families with children under 6 together on game drives subject to availability.
  • Gondwana offers private game vehicles for families with children under 6 to be able to do game drives (R8 000.00 per 3-hour game drive) subject to availability.
  • The availability of private vehicles can only be confirmed 48hours prior to your arrival.

Conservation Fees

Conservation fees – R450.00 per adult per stay and R225.00 per child per stay.
Please note Conservation Fees apply and are not included in online or quoted rates.
The conservation levy guests pay is vital in helping Gondwana protect its endangered flora and fauna through its anti-poaching unit and training facility as well as ongoing conservation programs to strengthen our biodiversity.

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