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Tau Game Lodge in the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa bordering Botswana is a popular 5-star family destination, complete with invigorating Tau Spa Oasis treatments to complement the excellent Big Five game viewing and scrumptious cuisine …


Tau offers ideal family-friendly packages and the December 2015 safari packages will not disappoint.

Tau is offering a special 3-night Family package, valid from 1 – 20 December 2015 @ R35,6400 per deluxe chalet (suitable for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years of age), comprising:

Accommodation, 3 meals per day, 2 game drives per day for adults and children aged 6-11 years, daily kiddies bumble for children aged 3-5 years, a relaxing foot massage (30 minutes per adult) all snacks and beverages on game drives. Children under 6 years are not allowed on adult game drives.

Quote: FAMILY15 to book this safari family experience.

Rates exclude: park entrance fees of R160 per person, bed levy of R10 per person per night, return flights to Madikwe, airport taxes and airstrip fees, all items ordered from the bar, mini-bar, telephone and internet usage, laundry, gratuities, curios, etc.

As Tau is always extremely busy over the Christmas period, early booking is advised to avoid disappointment, with Christmas 2015 package comprising:

> R4,356 per person sharing per night in a standard chalet,

> R13,068 per night in a deluxe chalet and R17,424 per family unit/suite per night (suitable for 2 adults and 2 children under 12 years of age).

Tau has redecorated and upgraded its 5-star facilities over the years to ensure local as well as international visitors return time and again, whilst also making time to record their visits on TripAdvisor. The lodge launched its eco-friendly Tau Spa Oasis five years ago, whilst the Tau Cubz Club has proved a delight for children – and parents wishing for some private time.

Contact [email protected] for international reservations – and see more on this indulgent destination at www.taugamelodge.co.za 

Valley Lodge & Spa in the historical Magaliesberg region, less than an hour’s drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria, is on the famous Magalies Meander and near the Cradle of Humankind. 

The hotel does not disappoint during the December summer holidays, with packages including:

Fork-tailed Drongo 2 night stay: dinner, bed and full breakfast, and Spa package which comprises 1 Classic Facial per person per stay from 1-23 December and 26-30 December 2015 – rates per couple per 2 night stay;

Standard Room R6435 – R5,555 without Spa treatment;

Luxury Room R6,875 – R5,995 without Spa Treatment;

Superior Room R7,315 – R6,435 without Spa treatment.

Children: 0-5 years old: no charge; 6-12 years old R2,046 per child for 2 nights including dinner, bed and breakfast.

Five-night stay between 1-23 December and 26-30 December 2015 – per couple, including dinner,  bed and full breakfast and Classic Facial & Deep Tissue Spa Massage per person:

Standard Room: R18,287 – R11,687  excluding Spa

Luxury Room: R19,387 – R12,787 excluding Spa;

Superior Room: R20,487 – R13,887 exluding Spa.

Children: 0-5 years: no charge; 6-12 years old R5,115.

Country Hideaway Package  –  luxe 2-night stay miminim – valid from 1 November 2015,  including Dinner, Bed & Breakfast:

Standard rooms: R1,380 per person sharing per night /R1,958 Single Occupancy per night

Luxury rooms: R1,435 per person sharing per night / R2,233 Single Occupancy per night

Superior rooms: R1,600 per person sharing per night / R2,508 Single Occupancy per night

Children’s Rate Luxury room only:

No charge for children 0-06 years of age

R1,023 per child per night 07-12 years of age

Adult Single rate for children 13 years and older

Relaxing Sunday lunches, private picnics catered for by Head Chef Wayne Walkinshaw and his creative team on the banks of the Magalies River flowing through the 4-star privately appointed destination, bird- watching, hot-air ballooning, professional conferencing facilities, a romantic chapel, fly-fishing activities and the exquisite Valley Lodge Spa are on offer at the award-winning country hotel.

Contact [email protected] for international reservations and view for more at: www.valleylodge.co.za

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