Malaria-free Safari, South Africa

South Africa


Malaria-free Safari, South Africa

Malaria Free Safari to South Africa is becoming a big concern for travellers. Reasons vary from taking small children to pregnant women or anyone unable to take anti-malarial medication. Luckily, there are regions within Africa that are malaria-free. In the Eastern Cape, are Kariega Game Reserve, Shamwari Game Reserve and Addo National Park. Other areas are the North-West Province (including the Pilanesberg National Park and the Madikwe Game Reserve), and the Waterberg. 

Madikwe Game Reserve offers a malaria-free safari in South Africa with superb wildlife and game viewing activities for the whole family. It is one of the largest and most fascinating malaria-free safari Big Five game reserves in South Africa. The area is dotted with rocky hills, mountains, open stretches of savannah and a unique topography allowing excellent game viewing opportunities. This tour includes private touring with your own guide and driver and accommodation in South Africa’s best hotels and lodges.


What We Love
  • Take your own private game drives to view desert wildlife, including desert Black Rhino
  • Take game drives at two separate game reserves renowned for their wildlife.
  • This safari tour is to the regions in Africa that are free of Malaria.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available
  • Travel any day – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes
Need to Know
  • This trip may require walking and 4x4 drive on rough surfaces.
  • We carefully select the world's best safari operators in each destination.
  • We offer 24/7 support to give you complete peace of mind during your holiday.
  • We can arrange other preferred luxury safari properties of your choice.
  • We can arrange private air charters to lodges throughout South Africa. 

Malaria-free Safari, South Africa Safari (Madikwe Game Reserve and Kalahari Desert), Cape Town
(11 Days – Travel Any Day)

Day 01 – Arrive Johannesburg
Kalahari Desert Arrival assistance in Johannesburg to scheduled light aircraft flight to the Kalahari Desert for a 3-night luxury safari
Overnight at hotel of your choice

Day 02 – Safari
Kalahari Desert Game drives and bush walks. Set out with expert rangers on your own private game drives to view desert wildlife, including desert Black Rhino and other rare species such as black wildebeest and mountain zebra. Spend quality time with a habituated family of meerkats. Opt for a horseback safari or a bush walk, or have us arrange a hot air balloon ride over the veld. We can arrange optional horseback safari or excursion to cave art sites. Overnight at Tswalu, a luxury lodge in South Africa's largest privately-owned game reserve.
Tswalu Kalahari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 03 – Safari
Kalahari Desert Continue daily game drives and activities
Tswalu Kalahari Lodge (B, L, D)

Day 04 – Transfer
Cape Town Scheduled light aircraft flight to Cape Town. On arrival take a private transfer to hotel for four nights. This afternoon, you could take the shuttle bus service to the bustling Victoria and Alfred Waterfront entertainment district, and spend some time exploring on your own.
Overnight hotel of your choice (B)

Day 05 – Tour
Cape Town Cape Town or The Mother City, as its warmly known – is recognized as one of the world’s most strikingly beautiful cities, and for visitors, there’s no finer place to examine the exquisite lay of the land than from the cable car as you travel right up to the very top of aptly-named Table Mountain. The views from on high are breathtaking.
Overnight hotel of your choice (B)

Day 06 – Tour Cape Peninsula
Cape Town This morning, tour the Cape Peninsula, an area of scenic beauty. Travel along the Atlantic Seaboard to Hout Bay, and continue through the leafy suburb of Constantia. Visit the Cape Point Nature Reserve, and ride the funicular to the viewpoint of the meeting place of the Indian and Atlantic Oceans. From Cape Point, travel to the naval town of Simonstown for lunch (not included) at Seaforth, and then visit Boulders Beach to see resident African Penguins. Return to Cape Town in the late afternoon for an evening at leisure.
Overnight hotel of your choice (B)

Day 07 – Tour Cape Winelands
Cape Town Your full day excursion takes in the tranquillity and beauty of the Cape Winelands. Spend some time exploring Franschhoek on foot - a host of shops and galleries line the Main Street, providing a wonderful choice of antiques, a world class collection of artworks and interesting bric-a-brac to browse through. After a picnic lunch (own account) at a well-known wine estate, we travel to Stellenbosch and onto Spier Wine Estate.
Overnight hotel of your choice (B)

Day 08 – Safari
Madikwe Game Reserve Private airport transfer and scheduled flights to Madikwe Game Reserve for a three-night luxury safari. This area offers a wide range of eco-zones and therefore a great variety of species, including the Big Five. Stay at one of South Africa's top safari lodges and enjoy game drives with an expert ranger.
Madikwe Game Reserve (B, L, D)

Day 09 & 10 – Safari
Madikwe Game Reserve Morning and afternoon wildlife safaris. Spend free time at the spa, at the pool, on a bush walk, or enjoying a cooking lesson in the kitchen.
Madikwe Game Reserve (B, L, D)

Day 11 – Airport Transfer
Depart Johannesburg Transfer and scheduled flight to Johannesburg. Private transfer to international terminal (B)

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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Recommended Price: 5-star: GBP 400 - £700 per person per day, excl. flights
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility & quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

Getting There Johannesburg with its O.R. Tambo International Airport is the air transport hub of Southern Africa and is linked to the rest of the world by major airlines. Other international airports are located in Cape Town and Durban, but few flights from Europe or America fly directly to either destination. There is a good network of internal flights.

Travelling around South Africa is mostly by car and a good range of car rental companies are available. The road system is amongst the best in Africa. However, travelling off the beaten track to the national parks is virtually impossible by public transport. This is mostly organised by local tour operators.

When to go The best time to visit Kruger and most wildlife parks in South Africa is from May to September. This is the dry season and animals congregate around waterholes and rivers. The climate of South Africa is generally mild throughout the country with warm, sunny days and cool nights. There's really not a bad time to visit, but winter is a good time (especially October) if you are going for a safari – grass is short, and the animals tend to gather around watering holes.

In winter, due to altitude, temperatures drop to the freezing point, and in places even lower. Snow is a possibility June-August in the mountain areas. It generally rains in the afternoon during the summer (November-February) everywhere in the country except in the Cape Province, where it rains during the winter.