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A classic family-orientated Child-Friendly SAFARI Lodge

At Bayala Private Safari Lodge, children are treated to a paradise of engaging activities that blend adventure with fun. Nestled amidst the breathtaking safari landscape, the kids’ zone boasts a vibrant playground featuring a slide that promises thrilling descents, an enclosed trampoline and swings that soar to the skies. A charming Wendy house invites young imaginations to run wild, providing a cozy space for creative play. For those with a competitive spirit, a miniature golf course, or putt-putt, offers an opportunity for friendly family tournaments. To stimulate young minds, a giant chess game sits ready for strategic battles, encouraging critical thinking in a playful setting. The lodge’s commitment to creating a memorable experience for every guest extends to its youngest visitors, ensuring that Bayala Private Safari Lodge is not just a retreat for adults but a haven of joy for the entire family.

Looking for fun and educational activities to keep your kids entertained? Check out our downloadable kid activities! Our child-friendly safari lodge in South Africa offers a variety of safari-themed activity sheets, coloring pages, puzzles, and more. These downloadable resources are perfect for keeping your kids engaged and learning about the African wilderness while on holiday or from the comfort of your own home. Whether you need to keep the kids busy for a while or want them to learn while having fun, our Safari Kid Activities are a great way to keep your kids entertained and educated. Download our kids safari activity resources and make your child’s learning experience a fun one! You can also send us the completed activity sheets below!


match the dung
match the dung
kids activities safari
Oxpecker quizz
elephant quizz
wild cat facts
what tree is that?
Colour in activity
recycle take care of the earth
recycle take care of the earth



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Family Reviews


Fantastic family stay

We had a wonderful time, it was perfect for a family with your kids. Our guide Emma was wonderful with the children and had an incredible knowledge particularly of the birds. Our only criticism would be that it was frustrating when we booked to find out that so many things that would ordinarily have been included in the rate were extra. They were well priced extras so we feel that if we had just been quoted the rate up front to include things like lunch (which is very fairly priced) and a full game drive vehicle cost it would have been preferable. Maybe it’s just us but we have become used to safaris giving an all inclusive rate so we feel irritated when it is not so. Just a suggestion, it doesn’t stop us coming back and we would certainly do so hopefully soon. An idea would also to be to have snacks in the form of biscuits, fruit or chips readily available for children in between meals as they tend to need to eat more often than adults.

Amazing for Kids

We had a wonderful stay the decor is beautiful the rooms were perfect, staff were great. Game drives were wonderful with an amazing ranger named Sam saw lots of animals. Kids had a blast. Nice play area for kids. Mini golf as well. Definitely will be going back

Bush break with kids

We needed a breakaway after a busy season, I travelled with my 2 children, the setting was beautiful, game viewing absolutely superb, our ranger was top notch. We love the location! We had planned to stay 2 nights and extended an additional night to properly enjoy the experience. The staff are all friendly and helpful, our accommodation suited us. I do think they should consider an upgrade with a veranda on their standard rondavels. And family units that interlead- we have few bush experiences that cater for the South African Market, a five star experience in exclusive lodges is just not feasible for majority of local travelers. Bayala offers a top notch experience at a reasonably affordable price for one of those “bucket list” trips. The food was wholesome and big portions ! We will certainly keep Bayala on our travel list
Michelle B

A special time at a special place

We had two celebrations at Bayala last month and the lodge could not have made more of an effort for us. Our ranger, Tish, truly went above and beyond, and was super patient with our three small children. The game viewing was great, meals delicious and setting really peaceful. But the real star of the show at this lodge is the staff. Every cleaner, waitron, front of house person was friendly, kind, accommodating and personable in every way. We will definitely be back.

Amazing experience

Living in Europe now and not having been back to Africa for 20yrs , Bayala made the experience so special. Michelle and all the staff were very friendly, genuine and eager to help serve us. The food was excellent , we had a braai the one night were meat was fantastic and the chef makes the best creme brulee!! Rooms where very clean, lovely pool and reception area..esp when lit at night.

Our game driver Wally was very experienced, doing his job over 20yrs, had a passion for what he does, and we managed to be up very close to 2 elephants whilst they were eating breakfast , and on another drive we were up close to 6 Rhinos. Also got to see Lions and cheetahs..Really nice to be able to see the animals from so close. Highly recommend Bayala…for adults and kids.


Bayala Game Reserve

Bayala Game Reserve is well worth a visit. I recommend you visit as soon as possible. This game lodge is newly renovated and a wonderful conservation story. It used to be a hunting lodge. The style of the original accommodation has not changed and reminds me of game reserves that I visited as a young adult. Although only three/four star accredited the rooms are beautifully decorated and very comfortable.
The dining room and inside outside bar area and dining facility outside are absolutely beautifully decorated.
The scenery is sublime. It is a great place to bring children and young families. It would make the most superb facility for a wedding or important celebration. The staff are friendly and accommodating the menu is great with something for everyone’s palate. The game drives offer you a five star experience. Superb value for money