South Africa’s Kruger Lowveld region is a veritable treasure trove of different family activities that make for an exciting and unforgettable family holiday. Together with the famous Kruger National Park, this area boasts some of the country’s best kept secrets, and when based at umSisi House you can enjoy a variety of day trips further afield for children of all ages.
umSisi House can organise all your day trips throughout your stay. From game-viewing to hiking to wildlife interaction experiences, there is something for everyone. But when not out and about, umSisi House is the perfect base to just relax with a good book or pack of cards.
When staying at umSisi House, we recommend these fun family activities to enjoy around our beautiful country getaway:
Enjoy a Big 5 Safari in the Kruger National Park
A quick 20-minute drive from umSisi House and you will arrive at the Numbi Gate entrance to the Kruger, South Africa’s most celebrated national park, and home to Africa’s famous Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). With a private vehicle and expert guide, children of all ages are welcome on our private day safaris to the Kruger National Park, which means it is a day out for the whole family to enjoy South Africa’s natural beauty and those animals that call it home.
Experience amazing wildlife interactions at Chimp Eden and Elephant Whispers
As the only chimpanzee sanctuary in South Africa, Jane Goodall’s Chimp Eden is a rewarding place to visit with children. These chimps have been given a safe haven here after being misplaced from their natural habitats elsewhere in Africa. Although home to a slightly larger mammal species, Elephant Whispers is just as important and engaging for children as Chimp Eden, as it has a particular focus on education.
Immerse yourself in nature at Blyde River Canyon
You will feel on top of the world when you stand on the edge of the Blyde River Canyon and enjoy magical views from the many viewpoints along the route of the world’s third largest canyon. There is also God’s Window which offers panoramic vistas that are simply breath-taking. The entire route will create a deep connection with nature as you are immersed in absolute tranquility.
Take a hike in the Panorama Route
The Panorama Route offers amazing walks and hikes of differing intensity. On the 8km Belvedere Day Walk, you will enter a haven of thick riverine forest that is home to colourful feathered friends and is considered one of the most rewarding walks in the area. Or for one of the more actively intense family activities, do a multi-day, overnight hike where you can enjoy nocturnal nature.
Hang out at umSisi House
A perfect holiday is one that has a good balance of exciting exploration and relaxing downtime back at your home-away-from-home. umSisi House offers the family just that! While the kids play in the swimming pool or get engrossed in a fun board game, the parents can unwind with a good book and wonder what sumptuous treats they will be enjoying at dinner!
Contact us to book your holiday at umSisi House for an exclusive-use villa experience and a wide range of exciting family activities to keep everyone happy.