Our Family Welcomes Yours
“As parents to twins, Mack and Madi, I and my late wife Britt (partner in life and in MORE) learned what it means to travel as a family. Africa is a new world for children – filled with colourful people, marvellous attractions, and curious animals – the stuff of storybooks and dreams come true.
To discover it together is pure magic …reconnecting loved ones with each other (tech and work forgotten) and the ‘wonder-fullness’ of life. In this spirit, MORE brings you our Mack & Madi experience, giving your family every freedom to enjoy these precious moments to the fullest.” – Robert More
Mack & Madi Activities & Excursions
Between family game drives, the fun continues with our tailor-made kids’ programme of experiences – you can join in, but will likely be told: “No adults allowed!” As parent’s ourselves, we know that every child is unique – and shy or outgoing, creative, sporty or adventurous, we promise them the time of their lives!
The Eco House at Lelapa is at the centre of the action. Here we see youngsters disconnecting from the digital sphere as they make new friends and become more engaged with the many fascinations of the natural world. This is a base from which to explore – as well as a clubhouse, taking fun up another gear.
Led by our Mack & Madi Crew of field guides and childminders, activities and excursions encourage your kids to discover, create and express themselves, and keep them entertained (i.e. out of mischief). There is everything from animal ‘spoor’ tracking, meeting Debbie the bearded dragon, and pool games; to baking, arts and crafts, and dress-up plays to get excited about; before an evening of outdoor movies and dinner.
Mack & Madi Crew
You can relax assured that our team of dedicated childminders will look after your children like they were their own. Each minder has been specifically chosen as much for their nurturing aptitude as for their credentials, including first-aid training (just in case).
Facilitating both curiosity and safety, our minders allow your kids (3 to 12 years) to wander – but not too far, and for little ones (0 to 2 years), they provide babysitting – more like a play date. Your youngsters (13 to 16) may well decide to get in on the excitement, too.
Mack & Madi Family Time
After days out and about, the Family Suites at Lelapa Lodge have been designed to bring you together – while still offering you and your children your own spaces to make yourselves at home. And we think they may have got the better end of the deal… *wink*
Each Suite’s children’s bedroom is a happy place filled with toys and games, springy bunkbeds, and bedtime storybooks. Your shared bathroom also includes the bubbliest foam bath, water toys, and snug robes and slippers just for them.
Along with sleeping well, eating well is central to an enjoyable family safari. Meal times are something else to look forward to, with (healthy) dishes the whole family will find delicious; treats? (of course!); and surprise location feasts…
Bedrooms at Kopano and Dithaba lodges will also be specially laid out for children when your family books out either lodge exclusively