‘Explore. Dream. Discover.’ – Mark Twain
At Londolozi there has always been an emphasis on family. Over the past century four generations have adventured, dreamed and discovered here. The bushveld of Londolozi is a wild wonderland, a child’s dream come true, and we delight in being able to share her secrets with the next generation.
The Londolozi Cubs programme ensures that everyday is filled with fun and fascination; and our ‘young rangers’ gain far more than just an understanding of their role in managing and conserving Africa’s incredible biodiversity. At Londolozi children learn about themselves, other people and cultures, about building friendships and trust, and about survival in the wilderness – every new skill equipping them for an abundant life.
The Cubs Programme takes place long after the ‘cubs’ leave Londolozi as we encourage all children to read, watch and participate in our ‘Cubs Den Blog’. To see the latest story from the Cubs Den – CLICK HERE.
Like all good cubs the bush adventure begins in the safety of the Den. The Cub’s Den is equipped to delight your children, with fish ponds to splash around in, Land Rovers to “drive”, campout tents and an educational centre where wildlife takes centre stage.
Bushveld excursions are guided by the Cub Coach, a dedicated and expert naturalist, who oversees all the children’s activities and can make even dung spitting seem like a palatable idea!
- Paper Mache
- Candle Making
- Spoor identification
- Bird watching
- Bug catching
- African dance
- Bead making
- Singing & drumming
- Gumboot dancing
- Dung Spitting
- And a whole lot more…
Varty and Founders camp both accommodate children between the ages of 4 and 16 years old.
Game drives accommodate children of 6 years and older.
For those that have been unsure about whether you bring your children on safari, we hope that we have helped you make the decision and feel comfortable with the fact that they will have a vacation of a lifetime on safari. We look so forward to welcoming your family to Londolozi. Keep an eye out for the Londolzi Cubs iBook being launched later this year, it will be a great way to get the kids excited about their safari…
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Oh how I wish I was a “children”. They never had things like that when I was a kid, way back when!!!
The pictures & write up good as ever – thanks Kate
Of everything you do, this, as well as supporting the Good Works Foundation, is one of the best! Nothing is better than teaching and instilling in children the WONDERMENT of the world around them and the nature of which they MUST be caretakers. When we, as a family, came to Londolozi, we were ready to be a part of it all. We listened and learned. Our children are college age, and have taken back everything they learned and used it going forward into their academic careers. How WONDERFUL that you can instill that excitement at a much younger age!! Maybe someday they will be scientists, biologists, photographers, conservationists, teachers and guides, just as you all are!! 🙂