North West Province Safaris
Malaria-Free Safaris in Madikwe and Pilanesberg
Only a few hours drive from Johannesburg are the malaria-free game reserves of the North West Province. The Madikwe Game Reserve and the Pilanesberg National Park are ideal safari destinations for visitors to Jo'burg or Sun City who want to see some of Africa's spectacular scenery and wildlife without the worry and hassle of taking anti-malaria tablets.
The private Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the largest reserves in South Africa, and offers visitors a choice of excellent lodges, coupled with daily game drives to seek out Africa's Big 5, as well as other wildlife such as wild dog, giraffe, zebra and antelope.
Pilanesberg is an attractive National Park which is centred around an extinct volcano crater. Ideally suited to self-drive visitors who are staying in either Sun City or Johannesburg, there are also a couple of private lodges and safari hotels here which offer guided game drives to their guests.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
Each of the lodge's rooms have been decorated to reflect the mood and ambience of the bush and have the necessary amenities to ensure supreme comfort. All rooms have satellite TV and direct dialling phones, air-conditioning, en-suite bathrooms, electric shaving plugs, tea/coffee making machines and a hair dryer.
Guest Rating: 4.9 / 5.0 based on 7 ratings
Thakadu River Camp is set within the riverine canopy along the banks of the Marico River and consists of 12 tented suites, each with their own viewing deck overlooking the river. The tents are spacious and are superbly decorated and appointed.
Guest Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 based on 4 ratings
The lodge offers 57 spacious standard suites and 3 executive suites. Each features a private veranda, a sitting area, en-suite bathroom with outside shower, mini bar fridge, air-conditioning, and tea/coffee making facilities.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
Offering a very private experience, Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge has 8 uniquely decorated suites, each with their own deck which provides guests with expansive views to the north. The suites were designed to blend with the beauty of the natural surrounds.
Guest Rating: 4.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings
The 8 rooms are all built using a unique combination of thatched roofs, stone and canvas walls, which creates a 'tented' feel and captures all the elements of a truly luxurious African bush safari. Each room has an open plan bathroom with a hand-made rock bath with an outdoor shower, and fans to keep a gentle breeze flowing.
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 2 ratings
There are 7 luxury chalets plus 1 luxury family suite in total, each with private deck and plunge pool, en-suite bathroom, indoor and outdoor showers, air-conditioning and mini bar. The meaning of Rhulani is 'Relax' - which is exactly what guests are encouraged to do during their stay here - so sit back and enjoy!
Guest Rating: 4.5 / 5.0 based on 6 ratings
Tuningi Lodge can accommodate 16 guests in 4 Luxury Suites and 2 Exclusive Family Suites, each consisting of 2 suites with an adjoining lounge and dining room. All rooms have air-conditioning, ceiling fans, fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms, beautifully appointed double baths, outdoor rock showers and private wrap-around wooden decks for enjoying the indigenous bush and wildlife on view.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 4 ratings
Each of the 8 luxurious suites has an open fronted lounge and a private sundeck. Glass walled bedrooms and bathrooms offer uninterrupted views of the bush and the Marico River.
Makanyane Safari Lodge Honeymoon PackageValid: 1 January 2016 - 31 December 2016.
The subtle decor of the lodge integrates natural elements with colours highlighting Africa's ambiance.You will be accommodated in ultra-luxurious glass fronted suites designed for complete relaxation and comfort boasting soft sofas, voluptuous mosquito netting and cotton picot linen.
Guest Rating: 4.7 / 5.0 based on 3 ratings
Royal Madikwe can accommodate up to 10 guests and there is the option to book either single rooms (over non-peak periods only) OR the entire lodge. The stunning main lodge is an open-sided, thatched area with a stylish lounge, magnificent dining room, well appointed library and broad elevated decks from which to view the mighty savannah beyond.
Guest Rating: 5.0 / 5.0 based on 1 ratings
The 8 luxurious air-conditioned suites are each set apart for total privacy in its own bushveld domain. The mix of cool and earthy colours in the decor is a peaceful contrast to the unsurpassed beauty of the sweet-thorn acacia trees outside.
AT A GLANCE
- Malaria Free Region
- Big 5 Safaris
- Private Safari Lodge Experience
- Self Drive Option
- Combines well with Sun City