Hi FMJ. On the Fairy Glen Website it says no children under the age of 4 are allowed on the game drives so your daughter is old enough to go, the drives lasts 2.5 to 3 hrs though so your daughter would need to be able to last that long. It does say children between the ages 5-12 pay half price so they're not free.
i thought it was great for the animals but wouldn't recommend it for the dining. It is the closest park only 1 - 1.5 hour drive from Cape Town. You get one game drive and there is a nature walk in the evening after which you get to feed the elephants. The animals are so quiet, they don't run off and you can get a close look. There are no giraffes as it is too cold in winter for them. There are 2 rhinos which have no horns due to poachers taking them but that means you get real close to them with the male butting the vehicle. There are 4 buffalo, 2 elephants, 6 lions, zebra, kudu, springbok, wildebeest.
we paid for a standard chalet and were given a luxury chalet. The animals could be seen from the room so DD saw them and you drive through the paddock to get to the rooms so DH let her out of the car seat and drove through the paddock with her looking out the window and she saw the animals that way also. He said the zebras walked around the car. you can also walk around one of the lion pens. They were very accomodating and allowed us to check out late the next day so I could do the morning game drive. DH did the game drive the afternoon before (we got there late and they came back and picked him up after the drive started). One of us stayed with DD who is 19 months old.
We have been to the Garden Route Game Lodge in June 2013. I loved the food there and would go back again for the food. We stayed in one of the little cabins that overlooked the waterhole however never saw the animals from the cabin. At the time they had 4 adult cheetahs and 3/4 cubs. Their two elephants were ex circus. I would recommend them for both food and game drive however they are a 3.5 - 4 hour drive from Cape Town. Not sure what their policy on children is.