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merle-kids-GermanyJunJul09-019-150x150by Merle Dieterich, passionate mom and businesswoman whose 2 beautiful children, Lerato and Marvin never cease to amaze and teach her about what counts. You’ll find her at  jozikids or kznkids

My family and I recently had the privilege of spending a weekend at the Protea Hotel Ranch Resort in Limpopo which we discovered had a whole lot  to offer  families, including heated pools, a playground, game drives, walking with lions and bottle feeding lion cubs.

We arrived late on Friday in time for a swim in the 3 pools, one cold, one warm and an even warmer little round pool. My daughter had a ball jumping from one to the other.

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The  next morning began with a scrumptious breakfast buffet and then a visit  to the play area with trampolines and jungle gyms.

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Time for tennis

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and then a phenomenal game drive

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where we saw  spotted hyena

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lazing lion

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and the cutest lion cubs we were allowed to bottle feed!

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You can even walk with lions if you’re old enough.

We  had a meal and played a game of pool at the golf club.

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If your family is into golf or horse riding, you can do a round of golf with the help of an instructor or go horseriding

You can choose between staying at the hotel and eating at one of the 3 restaurants on site or staying in one of the 5 star self catering units.

It’s a venue totally suited to big corporate teambuilding retreats, weddings  and the like with over 150 units.

Click here to find out more and watch out for their specials on Jozikids

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