Riverdene Family Lodge

Shamwari Private Game Reserve, South Africa

The restored homestead of Riverdene Family Lodge, located in the 25,000 hectare Shamwari Game Reserve is the perfect family retreat offering the full African experience. Not only is it malaria-free, it has a welcoming vibe for families of all ages to enjoy the warmth and become fully immersed into the naturally beautiful surroundings.

With nine spacious and luxurious rooms including a balcony or patio, seven of which are inter-connecting and three have a sofa bed to accommodate one child. Twice daily game drives are on offer for guests aged four years and upwards, relaxing communal areas include a fantastic pool offering views over the Shamwari plains and Bushman’s River. The resorts modern amenities are in line with what you would expect from a five-star accommodation.

The comprehensive ‘kids on safari’ programme keeps the children entertained and allows them to learn about their surroundings; with animal focused games and activities in the jungle gym and playroom. Children can take an accompanied trip to the reserve’s Animal rehabilitation and Born Free big cat centres, learning how they run the rescue and rehabilitation programmes for the local wildlife.


What's Included

  • All meals
  • Rim-flow swimming pool with shallow area for children
  • Children’s supervised play room and jungle gym
  • Two games drives daily
  • Guided walks
  • Bottled water, teas and coffee
  • Game drive beverages

Price Information

This lodge can be booked as part of a tailor-made safari, with or without flights. Per person per night prices from £365 / €400 / $265

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