For an adult as much as for a child, seeing an animal in the wild is a delightful and exciting experience! One thing we know for sure, the world looks better from the bush.

For many of us, the love of the Kruger National Park, starts from a very young age. Memories of holidays spent together on long game drives in the back of a kombi, dinners under the highway of stars, and the smell of citronella candles and insect repellent.

Our eyes and hearts opened to this magical place – exploring its dusty roads, asking questions, 
sharp eyes looking into the long grass for a sighting, sitting quietly and waiting patiently. 

The Mdluli Explorers program is inspired by this youthful curiosity, and is focused on instilling a deep-seated inquisitiveness and respect for the wildlife, fauna and flora around us.

We want to continue to nurture a love for nature and its wonder in the generations that follow.

The Mdluli Explorers program runs during the school holidays, and is designed nurture the curious minds of kids, and also offer parents some often much-needed time and space to lie back, relax and take in the quiet of the African bush. 

“My first trip to the Kruger was so exciting. I couldn’t wait to see the animals! My favorite part was the morning drives – yummy hot chocolate and rusks.

I took photos of the animals with dad’s camera and showed all my friends when I got back to school. These animals are so special and we have to protect them. When I grow up I want to be a ranger” 

Matthew, age 8

Ages 2-12

The morning Bumble Drive leaves the lodge at 9am: Hop on board for a safari adventure with an experienced guide who will take you on your very own special game drive, exploring different animals and birds! (with accompanying parent)

Mdluli Club keeps kids busy while their parents enjoy a relaxed evening game drive. We offer dinner, movies, toys and games, with a child minder from 6pm – 9pm.

Family holidays are incredibly special and meant for making memories together in the bush. Switch off the iPad and choose from our library of board games enjoyed on the deck, by the pool or in the restaurant.


Please note: Mdluli Safari Lodge is a fully fenced lodge, allowing guests to move around freely and safely.

Kids stay & eat for free – Until 31 May 2020
(and only pay for game drives and conservation fees)

R5,900 per tent per night
(2 adults & 2 children under 12)

 R250 ex VAT per child, per bumble game drive.

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