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Child-friendly Activities around Southern Africa (Part 1)

Posted on Monday, 21st Sep 2015

Family holidays are great for making memories, it’s an added bonus when there are fun and educational activities to keep the children busy while you get some much needed relaxation time. Here are some programmes from around Southern Africa to keep the kids active:

Kapama conservation activities
Kapama Southern Camp in the Kruger National Park offers conservation-themed activities for all children. From introducing children to the world of insects to teaching them about animal tracks and tracking, these activities are designed to stimulate curious young minds. The camp offers luxury family suites, with a second bedroom for children or extended family. At Kapama’s Karula Camp, in Hoedspruit, Limpopo, they offer a similar itinerary designed specifically for families. Their children’s programme has an activity about the importance of dung beetles and how to make paper from elephant dung.

Western Cape Adventure
The Western Cape has loads to offer in terms of child-friendly adventure activities. Lonely Planet named Cape Canopy Tour in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve near Grabouw, in the Western Cape, as one of the world’s hottest new tourism experiences for 2015. Their ziplines will take you past waterfalls and through valleys, enjoying spectacular views. Children can also experience camel rides, donkey cart rides, bumper boats and feeding animals at the Wilgewandel Farm near Oudtshoorn, or enjoy a 3-D maze, forest puzzle walk and rope maze at Plett Puzzle Park in Plettenberg Bay.

Gondwana Game Reserve Junior Rangers Programme
The Gondwana Big Five Game Reserve allows children aged 6 - 12  to join their Junior Rangers programme. Participants receive a rangers backpack and a safari booklet to fill in throughout their stay. During game drives and other activities with their ranger, kids will be taught about ecosystems, nature conservations and how to identify mammals, birds, Fynbos species, and even stars. They will be quizzed on what they’ve learned by their ranger and receive a level 1 Junior Ranger Patch and completion certificate

Snorkelling and diving at Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa
Mozambique is an ideal destination where the family can learn to snorkel. Children aged eight and older can learn to snorkel and how to dive with the Bubble Blower dive course. They can also go dugong, turtle, whale & dolphin watching, dune boarding, horseback riding, waterskiing and wakeboarding. 

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