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This year the stars align on the 16-18 June as Youth Day and Father’s Day combine to make a lovely long weekend. It’s the ideal time for a family holiday and the perfect excuse for Dad to take that much-needed break… and it’s quickly moving up on the calendar. It may be last-minute, but luckily for you, Safari Plains in the Greater Mabula Game Reserve has a few spots left for this long weekend. You could spend your family weekend with a backdrop of the magnificent Waterberg Mountains in the Limpopo Province.   

A luxury tented camp with a family focus, Safari Plains has everything you need for a relaxing and connect-with-the-family safari holiday. 

Here’s why Safari Plains is a great place to book for your long weekend: 

You don’t have to spend hours in the car 

Safari Plains is located just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Johannesburg, meaning you can quickly escape the city and arrive in a wildlife-abundant bush retreat that feels far from civilisation. Make it a mini road trip (the best kind when the whole family is coming along!) with some snacks and some screentime for the kids—two episodes of their favourite show will perfectly cover the journey. 

The ultimate in comfort 

Safari Plains has just had a revamp—a sparkling new refurbishment with updated facilities, a modern take on the timeless safari aesthetic, all the mod cons and an enhanced focus on sustainability guarantees the ultimate in comfort. Expect an up-to-date, luxurious tented camp that strikes the perfect balance between a family-friendly focus and sophistication.  

Top-notch kids’ activities 

Finding great entertainment for the kids on family holidays is like striking gold. The children’s activities at Safari Plains keep them busy with arts and crafts, kiddies yoga, games and supervised movie time. The kids’ Bumble safaris have the added benefit of being an educational experience—kids learn about wildlife, the environment and conservation in a fun and engaging way, away from screens! Parents can also enjoy babysitting services.  

Delicious cuisine 

Safari Plains understands that when you go on a safari holiday, the food enhances your experience. Our chefs are passionate about cuisine and preparing delicious meals that cater to the special requirements of each guest. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options are available, and there is a dedicated children’s menu too. 

Super Activities  

This Youth-Day-Father’s-Day long weekend, you can spoil the kids, as well as Dad’s inner child, with a different type of gift, the unforgettable kind—an experience. Safari Plains has just the ticket—hot-air balloon safaris, horseback safaris and eco-quadbike safaris create memories like no other present can. A spa and guided bush walks are also sure to bring you back into the moment.  

And… there’s a spot just for you! 

If you hurry, you can reserve one of the last spaces! We only have a few rooms left from 16-18 June 2023, so don’t delay. 

Rates start from R 2 800.00 per person sharing per night in a Safari Suite, which includes three meals and two safaris daily. 

Enquire now at res@extraordinary.co.za