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Safari @ Khaya

Encounters with black rhino and African wild dogs are increasingly rare as both species are pushed closer to extinction. Rhino populations are being decimated by poaching, whilst wild dog populaces are being wiped out through indiscriminate destruction of their natural habitats, as well as the spread of diseases such as rabies and canine distemper.

However at Khaya Ndlovu, there is every possibility of a memorable sighting of both these threatened species. Home to a number of white rhino as well as a breeding pair of black rhino, a game drive here offers an exciting opportunity to view these extraordinary and elusive animals. You may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a newly-born black rhino calf, which needless to say, has created much excitement amongst the local rhino warriors.

The sight of a pack of African wild dogs in action is one of the most entertaining exhibitions on earth. Renowned for their strong family bonds, the interaction between pack members provides a fascinating spectacle. Litters of up to 16 pups are born once a year and witnessing the interaction between all the family members which play an active role in raising the young is super-exciting!

Bush breakfasts or evening braai's at the Leadwood deck or a secret hide can be organised by prior arrangement. Fee includes game drive, snacks and drinks at R 400 per person.

Children are welcome on our safaris from the age of 6 onwards. For children under the age of 6 years old a private vehicle can be arranged at a fee of R3,250.00 per drive. There is also the option to leave your children with one of our very capable babysitters in the lodge.

Kids @ Khaya

Did you know that we are one of the only child-friendly lodges in the Lowveld?

We accept children of all ages, and will entertain them to the best of abilities and our true South African hospitality.

Things for kids to do at Khaya Ndlovu:

  • Children of 6 years + can join daily game drives.
  • Children under the age of 6 are kindly asked to either stay at the lodge with a baby sitter, or alternatively parents can book a private vehicle where the children can join @ R3250.00 per 3 hour drive.
  • Bush walks around the outskirts of the lodge to learn about the smaller creatures in the bush, and of course, all kids favourites – DUNG!
  • Funky pizza making sessions with our friendly fun chefs. - On arrival children up until the age of 12 will receive a nature themed gift.
  • We are able to do kiddies spa treatments on request with our wonderful therapists.
  • Complimentary hot chocolate with mini marshmallows – perfect for an after-dinner treat.
  • Our chefs have a brilliant choice of menus to satisfy our little fussy ones.
  • Baby Sitting is offered and is charged at R150 per hour per child.