Children under 12 can now enjoy the exciting safari experiences on offer at a top South African resort.

 A luxury safari lodge has encouraged families to book flights to South Africa, by announcing that it will be welcoming children under 12 years old during school holidays.

Previously, Makanyane Safari Lodge was off-limits to families with young children, but the resort is now opening its doors to youngsters during Christmas, February half term, October half term and the summer school holidays.

To mark this change, the lodge will also be offering various activities for young children, including basic game walks, teaching survival skills and a junior guiding course.

Garth Kew, managing director at Makanyane Safari Lodge, said: “Whilst the lodge will maintain the same peaceful atmosphere for couples, we wanted to open up the experience for families travelling during school holidays.”

Situated on private game land, Makanyane offers lush riverside forest and chances to spot the famous Big Five safari animals – Lion, Leopard, Black Rhino, Elephant and Cape Buffalo.

Prices start at 4,600 rand (£401) per person per night, while children under 12 can get a discount of a least 50 per cent.

Written by Anthony Nicholson

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