Malaria-free Safari Trips2020-04-07T09:23:30+00:00


Malaria-free safari destinations are the ideal solution for families travelling with children who wish to experience wonderful wildlife.   South Africa is the key country on the Continent, offering world-class malaria-free safaris.

Choose from among the Eastern Cape, Pilansberg, Kalahari or Madikwe game reserves, each offering its own unique experience.

Eastern Cape

The Eastern Cape offers a “Big 5” (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant) safari experience and is a perfect destination combined with the Garden Route nearby.   Diverse and beautiful scenery, temperate climate and accommodation choices, ranging from family-friendly lodges to butler-serviced private villas, make this a popular safari destination.

Explore our hand-picked private reserves which include Kwandwe, Kariega, Shamwari, Amakhala and Pumba.

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe, one of the largest game reserves in South Africa, offers visitors the opportunity to view the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant) as well as catch sightings of the rare, endangered Wild Dog.

A mere 1-hour flight or 4-hour drive from Johannesburg, this area offers an excellent choice of luxury accommodation with exclusive access to the reserve.

Molori Safari Lodge caters for the well-heeled discerning traveller in search of absolute privacy.   Stargazing, rhino-tagging expeditions, junior ranger programmes, cooking classes and bush dinners are but some of the exciting activities one can expect to find at this luxury lodge.

Tuningi Safari Lodge offers the ultimate family bush experience, with a children’s programme that includes treasure hunts, “bumble drives” and bush tales while their parents are out in search of the “Big 5”.

Pilansberg National Park

The Pilansberg Game Reserve is situated a 3-hour drive or a quick 45-minute flight north-west of Johannesburg, and is set in an extinct volcanic crater.

Its unique setting supports an abundance of wildlife;  in fact virtually every mammal of southern Africa, including the “Big 5” (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, elephant), can be seen here.

If you are looking for a romantic bush lodge perched on a koppie surrounded by mountains and offering stunning views of the plains below, Tshukudu Bush Lodge is for you – while Bakubung Bush Lodge is an excellent choice for families, offering a Junior Rangers Programme for children between the ages of 6 and 12.

The Kalahari

The vast open plains of scorched red earth and golden grass support a unique range of animals.   Animals which have adapted to the extremely dry conditions include the skittish meerkat, oryx and black-maned lion, to name but three.

Tswalu Kalahari is the largest privately-owned game reserve in South Africa.   If you wish to experience an oasis of tranquillity, luxury comforts, plunge pools, dedicated chefs and your own private safari vehicle, and be able to tailor your own day, Tswalu Tarkuni is a dream come true.   Experience some of Africa’s rarest wildlife such as the Wild Dog, aardwolf and aardvark.   Enjoy boma feasts, dune picnics, guided night walks and star-gazing.

Families with children are particularly well catered for, with junior ranger programmes, educational bush walks and complimentary child-minding services.

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