Kololo Game Reserve Big Five Family Experience

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Kololo Game Reserve sits far in the far north-east of South Africa in the Limpopo province, which is home to a great diversity of the country’s wildlife. But this reserve offers more than just a fleeting wildlife experience…

Kololo is a very interactive game reserve that lets the guest become immersed in the wilderness. There are game drives, horseback rides, cycling safaris and cultural tours. It offers a great for becoming familiar with the South African landscape, both natural and cultural.

Into the Wild at Kololo

The Kololo Game Reserve borders the Big 5 Welgevonden Game Reserve. When staying at Kololo there are opportunities to visit the Big and Little Five at Welgevonden. Both these game reserves lie within the Waterberg biosphere and have a rich diversity of wildlife.

Although Kololo offers a prime safari experience, it is very child-friendly. It is the ideal family getaway location for families, as the wildlife is secure behind the fences of Welgevonden Game Reserve. Explore the wild on a game drive through Welgevonden, or simply cycle around the Kololo reserve. There are even safe wildlife adventures for the kids.

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Out on a 4×4 safari at Kololo Game Reserve.

Keeping Busy at Kololo Game Reserve.

Kololo offers great accommodation and a range of activities for all members of the family clan to enjoy. There are 4×4 safari drives into the neighbouring Welgevonden reserve where you can have fun spotting the Big Five. Then there are also guided expeditions around Kololo where you can learn more about the big African herbivores such as the giraffes, hartebeest, impala, zebra and many other species. There are even exciting horseback safaris for a different way of exploring the savannah.

Giving back to the Local Community

Things work a little differently at Kololo. The game reserve acknowledges the idea that it is part of something better and works to improve the lives of people living in the local community. They have been certified by Fair Trade Tourism which ensures that the local community benefits. They also support the Waterberg Welfare Society to help people affected by HIV/Aids, and have started the Friends of Kololo foundation to raise awareness about wildlife conservation.

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The Bokamoso Dance Group at Kololo Game Reserve.

Then Kololo also offers an exciting cultural experience that not many reserves have the luxury of having. The Vaalwater Township is situated nearby Kololo and is a unique cultural site. Take a tour around this hub and see how the local people live and express themselves. Witness the magnificence and raw power of the Bokamoso Dance Group. This group consists of a group of children from the local Vaalwater community who perform dances to raise money for their futures.

 

 

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