Family Eco Safari in South Africa

Taking children on safari is difficult? With our Family Eco Safaris children become Junior Rangers from the age of 6 years already. The entire family has fun in Africa’s nature, getting close to its wildlife while learning about important conservation projects.

Explore the life of a game ranger, “peek behind the scenes” of a Big Five Game Reserve and help to safe Africa’s wildlife. Participate in wildlife and veld management and volunteer with the kids of the local community.

The activities and the timetable have been planned in a child-friendly manner and can be easily managed by children from the age of 6 upwards together with their parents.

The children are introduced to the topic gradually, but care is taken not to test their patience. They learn through play, and information about nature and animals is processed in the group, using story-telling and pictures. Our guides are well experienced and take good care of the children and their safety.

The family game ranger holiday is a unique experience for parents and children. Together they explore the African bush, go on exciting game trips in a malaria free area and make a contribution to the preservation of the diversity of species. Not least, there will be lots of fun for the family in the daily life in the camp, with activities like collecting wood, cooking and enjoying campfire tales.

The game reserve on the renowned Garden Route is the only fynbos reserve in the world in which the Big Five roam freely. Nature and animal conservation are the priority at this 11 000 hectare private game reserve, and as a hands-on game ranger you will contribute to the preservation of the unique floral and animal kingdoms of South Africa.

Tented Bush Camp and homemade food

Your base during the program will be in our eco-friendly tented camp set in a protected valley, blanketed in Fynbos, in the heart of the game reserve.  The camp facilities include 5 comfortable twin share tents for guests set on raised platforms with covered deck areas, each with a flushing toilet, sink area and hot water shower and a private deck.  The camp is remotely located in the reserve, therefore all power is supplied by solar energy or gas. The camp accommodates a maximum of 10 guests.

Food is always an important part of a holiday, especially when guests will be expending so much energy. The meals are wholesome and homemade, using  fresh local ingredients. Guests can expect dishes like game pies, oxtail stew and vegetable lasagne. They will also participate in making braais (barbeques) and potjies (a three-legged cast iron pot used to make stew on an open fire), and learn how to prepare a variety of breads to enjoy with dinner.

Share this meaningful wilderness experience together as a family and grow your family bond. Enquire now info@elelaafrica.com

Rates 2017

The conservation program starts every THURSDAY and runs all year around. The program is designed for 6 days/5 nights and the full time is recommended to get the full benefits out of the experience. However a shorter period of 4 days/3 nights is available as well as a longer stay of 12 nights/13 days.

Rates are per person and including all meals and activities at the Eco Camp

6 days (5 nights)

ZAR 11,550 per adult sharing tented accommodation

ZAR 19,060 per single adult in private tented accommodation

4 days (3 nights)

ZAR 9,240 per adult sharing tented accommodation

ZAR 15,260 per single adult in private tented accommodation

Children under 16 year receive a 20% discounted rate

6 days (5 nights)

ZAR 9,250 per child sharing tented accommodation

4 days (3 nights)

ZAR 7,400 per child sharing tented accommodation

Please contact us for further information