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Child-friendly Activities around Southern Africa (Part 2)

Posted on Monday, 28th Sep 2015

When travelling with children it’s important to keep them entertained. There were several great ideas in our previous blog, and here we have highlighted more great programmes from around Southern Africa that will provide children with memorable adventures that are not only fun, but also educational:

Maropeng’s Visitor Centre
Maropeng’s Visitor Centre, near the Sterkfontein Caves in Gauteng, aims to educate children on evolution, diversity and sustainability. The tour of the centre begins with a boat ride, you then walk across a bridge that goes through the centre of a turning tunnel to create a “vortex” experience. You arrive in front of a hologram of the globe as it was millions of years ago. There is an interactive zone relating to the study of evolution, the formation of fossils, DNA and life on Earth. The tour ends at the original fossil display, which includes some of the rarest fossils found in the Cradle of Humankind region.

Legend Lodges
Legend Hospitality Group offers unique activity programmes for children aged 4 to 12 years old. The Conservation Programme is an interactive activity that teaches children about animals and nature. Children will learn about reptiles and rare predators. Animal tracking and first aid are also taught. A picnic in the bush is included as part of the programme. The Sport and Adventure Programme encourages children to participate in different outdoor adventure and sport activities. They can experience their own game drives within a safe environment and will also visit the Legend Wildlife & Cultural Centre, where they can see White lions, Bengal tigers, buffalos and reptiles.

Vulture Culture Experience
The Victoria Falls Safari Lodge and Africa Albida Tourism offer a unique experience for children with the daily Vulture Culture Experience. The challenges vultures are experiencing and conservation efforts currently under way are examined. Children can then watch hundreds of vultures swoop down for their feeding at 1pm. They will see White-headed vultures, Hooded vultures, Lappet-faced vultures, White-backed vultures, as well as Marabou storks and Tawny eagles.

Ant’s Hill & Ant’s Nest
Ant’s Hill & Ant’s Nest is located in the Waterberg region in Limpopo. They offer specialised walks where children can learn about bugs, animal tracking and their natural surroundings. Children can also join their parents on game drives and pony rides. Both lodges have various child-friendly facilities such as a heated swimming pool, a trampoline, sand pits and badminton and volleyball nets.

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