Mack and Madi: Families on Safari

As parents of twins – Mack and Madi – my late wife Britt (matriarch of the MORE family until her passing in 2016) and I learned first-hand what it meant to travel with young children. They don’t fit into prescribed timelines, and have specific needs when it comes to what they eat, where they sleep, and their entertainment. We experienced the joy in their effervescent excitement at discovering a new place, and came to realise that schedules should be left at home, with a little extra freedom for them to just play, explore, and be kids… And so began our journey of crafting the Mack & Madi Family Experience, which we have brought into our lodges and hotels for our family travellers. – Robert More, Owner of MORE

We have carefully created environments that are welcoming to guests of all ages, and encourage your family to feel at home away from home – but with some added luxuries. We provide space and places for loved ones to come together, and with every comfort and convenience afforded, there is time for the rest to take care of itself.

There are so many reasons why Marataba Safari Lodge makes for the perfect family travel experience. Beyond being in one of the country’s most beautiful and untouched wilderness areas, it is situated in a non-malaria reserve where parents with younger children are treated to a first class Big 5 safari, with none of the worry.

In addition to family game drives, we offer a programme of specially-planned child activities at our lodges’ Eco Garden education and entertainment area. Here, we often see young guests disconnecting from the digital sphere as they become engaged with the many fascinations of the natural world. Future NJ MORE Field Guides? We hope so! Parents have the option of joining their children or taking a little time for themselves… with spa therapies or poolside cocktails…


  • Children of all ages welcome & children aged six to fifteen pay 50% of the per person adult rate.
  • A babysitting service is available


  • Family safari drives
  • Bush orientation
  • Bug CSI
  • Rock painting
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Marshmallows & Stargazing
  • Cinema nights (with popcorn!)

Click here for the comprehensive kids’ experience at Marataba….