Malaria-Free SafarisEastern Cape SafarisMadikwe Game ReservePilanesberg National ParkThe Waterberg

Malaria-Free Safaris

For those who want to enjoy a safari, but who don't want to take malaria tablets, there are 3 major malaria-free safari areas in South Africa.

Eastern Cape Safaris

The safari lodges of South Africas Eastern Cape offer a malaria-free safari experience close to Cape Town and the popular Garden Route.

Madikwe Game Reserve

Madikwe is one of South Africa's largest game reserves and a popular safari choice as it is in a malaria-free area and a number of the lodges also welcome children.

Pilanesberg National Park

Pilanesberg National Park is an attractive 50,000 hectare malaria-free park which is centred around an extinct volcano crater.

The Waterberg

The malaria-free Waterberg covers more than 150,000 hectares, and is just a 3 hour drive from Johannesburg.

Malaria-Free Safaris in South Africa

Fully inclusive lodges, self-drive safaris and day visitor programmes

For those who want to enjoy a safari, but who don't want to take malaria tablets, especially if they are travelling with young children, the 3 major malaria-free safari areas in South Africa are the Eastern Cape, the North West Province (including the Pilanesberg National Park and the Madikwe Game Reserve), and the Waterberg.

Visitors should note that the Greater Kruger Park is a malarial area, and KwaZulu-Natal is also considered a low-risk malaria area.

 

the eastern cape

Game drive at ShamwariThe Big 5 private game reserves and lodges of the Eastern Cape are ideal for people who wish to combine the ever-popular Cape Town and Garden Route with an unforgettable safari experience.

The reserves are all privately owned, and range in size from 5,000 hectares to over 25,000 hectares.  Shamwari is the longest established of the private reserves here, and also one of the largest, along with the Kwandwe Private Game Reserve.  Smaller reserves include the 9,000 hectare Kariega Game Reserve, the 7,200 hectare Amakhala Game Reserve, and the 6,500 Pumba Private Game Reserve.

Certain reserves such as Pumba and Amakhala also offer day visitor programmes, which are ideal for anyone staying in nearby Port Elizabeth who still want a safari experience, but who have limited time or budget.

The famous Addo Elephant National Park is perfect for anyone who wants the thrill of driving through a National Park in their own car in search of the elephants and other wildlife that can be found here.

 

north west province and the waterberg

Conveniently situated for Johannesburg, the game reserves in these areas are an ideal place to start or end a trip to South Africa for visitors travelling through Jo'burg Airport.

The 76,000 hectare Madikwe Game Reserve is one of South Africa's largest game reserves, and home to the Big 5 as well over 60 other wildlife species and 300 bird species. 

You can choose to go on either a self-drive or a guided game drive in Pilanesberg, or for something really different, float over the reserve in a hot-air balloon. 

The Waterberg covers more than 150,000 hectares of bush, and the lodges here offer a variety of activities, including game drives and horse-back safaris.

Malaria-Free Safaris in South Africa

Holiday Ideas

Escape to the Cape

Amakhala Game Reserve, Cape Town, The Cape Winelands, The Garden Route and The Klein Karoo.

14 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 833 US$ 1,366 ZAR 14,780 EUR 1,057 pp*

Saving Africa's Wildlife

Shamwari Game Reserve, The Garden Route, Cape Town, The Cape Winelands and Hermanus.

12 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 1,058 US$ 1,734 ZAR 18,773 EUR 1,343 pp*

The Treasures of the Cape

Pumba Private Game Reserve, Cape Town, The Garden Route, The Cape Winelands and Hermanus.

12 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 1,185 US$ 1,943 ZAR 21,030 EUR 1,505 pp*

Vintage Cape Explorer

Shamwari Game Reserve, Cape Town, The Garden Route and The Cape Winelands.

12 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 1,836 US$ 3,011 ZAR 32,590 EUR 2,332 pp*

Unveiling the Luxurious Cape

Kwandwe Game Reserve, Cape Town, The Cape Winelands and The Garden Route.

14 day itinerary.

Prices from GBP £ 2,532 US$ 4,153 ZAR 44,948 EUR 3,216 pp*

Special Offers

Selected Special offers for Eastern Cape

Amakhala Game Reserve: Winter Special 2014

Valid:   1 May 2014  -  30 September 2014.

Amakhala Game Reserve - Winter 2014 Offer

Valid:   1 May 2014  -  30 September 2014.

Pumba Water Lodge: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2

Valid:   1 April 2014  -  30 September 2014.

Msenge Bush Lodge: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2

Valid:   1 April 2014  -  30 September 2014.

Shamwari Game Reserve: Stay 3 nights for the price of 2

Valid:   1 May 2015  -  31 July 2015.

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