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We saw the big five!

We had a blast!

South Africa in June was the perfect adventure and escape for our family. Our children (all in primary school) really enjoyed the the private game reserve suggested by Butler by the Sea.

We saw the big five - lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino and leopard - in the first two game drives. All at close range too.

The kids came back ecstatic and pumped! They enjoyed playing national geographic photographer as well as patiently waiting for our friendly guide and tracker to help us find animals.

Two game drives a day over five days was just perfect - one in the early morning and on the late afternoon. In between game drives, we ate, rested, had more yummy food, read books and played card games. We loved the river lodge….it was tranquil listening to the sound of the river whilst sipping on a cup of rooibos tea. The weather was just perfect. A little chilly in the morning but it warmed up during the day. The evenings were a little cool but perfect to enjoy the South African night sky and spotting Venus.

Thank you Ella for always suggesting and organising the best adventures! We are grateful. Your insight into what is good for the couple, family and individual is such value add

Marina and family


Thank you for kind words Amber! It makes us so happy to know you had a great time! xx

Two game drives every day was just perfect!

A photographer in the making! 

The kids cooked up a storm in between safaris!

Our river lodge right next to the river was so tranquil!

Such a family friendly lodge – we loved it!