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Shamwari Riverdene Family Lodge
Why we like it
- Family friendly
- Big 5 game viewing experience in a malaria free private game reserve
- A classically styled lodge, perfect for a family on their first safari
- Excellent "Kids on Safari" activities organised by the children's co-ordinator
- Visit the Animal Rehabilitation and Born Free Centres on the reserve
Dinner under the African stars is always a highlight while on safari and with the Boma overlooking the Bushmans River the scene is perfectly set.
Joanne Swinton was excellent and dealt with our numerous changes with courtesy and timely attention. Some of the places we stayed we might not have found without A&K and we would certainly return to them.
- TA, Somerset
The family friendly lodge, Riverdene Lodge comprises of nine inter-leading luxury rooms, rim flow pool, supervised playroom, spacious green lawns and jungle gym facility. Rooms are air-conditioned and all feature a stylish en suite sandstone bathroom and private lounge area, private balconies lead onto landscaped gardens. In the main lodge area there are a further two elegantly furnished casual lounges as well as an enticing rim flow swimming pool. Upon arrival, the children's co-ordinator will discuss activity options with you. Child minding facilities are also available as children younger than four years are not permitted to join game drives.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.
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