South Africa malaria-free game reserves
Enjoy the best that South Africa has to offer without the hassle of having to take anti-malarial medication. If you’re travelling with young children or have existing health issues, this 9 day sample itinerary lets you go on safari worry-free. Take in an outstanding malaria-free game reserve where the ‘Big 5’ flourish alongside rare species such as cheetah and African wild dog. You’ll also experience the highlights of lively Cape Town, the scenic Cape Peninsula and the historic Cape Winelands.
- Experience a ‘Big 5’ safari in one of South Africa’s largest reserves
- Malaria-free so ideal for young families and travellers with medical conditions or health concerns
- Visit the most iconic sights of Cape Town including Table Mountain
- See the point where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet
- Sample renowned South African wines and delicious cuisine in the Cape Winelands
- Gain an insight into the country’s history and cultures
Many major airlines including South African Airways, Qantas, Etihad, Emirates, Kenya Airways, Qatar, Singapore Airways and British Airways fly into Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport. There are also many regional and domestic carriers that service local cities such as Cape Town and the Kruger National Park area.
US – South African Airways fly’s directly to east coast cities including New York and Washington. Delta Airlines is another option to consider flying directly to Johannesburg from Atlanta.
UK / Europe – There are direct flights to OR Tambo International Airport with South African Airways from London-Heathrow, Frankfurt and Munich. Major European Airlines flying directly into Johannesburg include British Airways, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Lufthansa and Swiss International Airlines.
Malaria Free Safari
9 days/8 nights
Madikwe Game Reserve
Fly from Johannesburg straight into an airstrip within South Africa’s fourth largest game reserve. Created in 1992, this malaria-free wilderness was once overgrazed farmland and today is home to all of the ‘Big 5’ and much more. Your stunning glass-enclosed suite at intimate Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge has its own plunge pool and offers privileged access to the rich game at the heart of the reserve.
Madikwe Game Reserve
Go out in the morning and evening in search of species big and small on foot and by vehicle – your knowledgeable ranger is always happy to offer tips on wildlife photography. Bird-watching is of particular note in this region, whilst a meal in the bush is not to be missed!
Bid farewell to the wilderness this morning, as you board your flight to Cape Town (via Johannesburg). Your home for the next 3 nights is the superb Tintswalo Atlantic, a luxurious boutique hotel nestled at the foot of Chapman’s Peak.
Explore the photogenic Malay Quarter, stroll the serene Company Gardens and – if the weather permits – ascend to the summit of Table Mountain to admire the incredible views (cableway ticket is not included).
Enjoy a full day tour of the spectacular Cape Peninsula, visiting the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens and Cape Point, where two great oceans meet. If you’re lucky, you might even see adorable African penguins at Boulders Bay.
Head inland today towards the Cape Winelands, whose fertile valleys are renowned for producing excellent wines. Take in charming Cape Dutch architecture and sample local vintages as well as delightful regional cuisine. You spend two nights at the magnificent Grand Roche Hotel, an historic estate that remains part of a working wine farm.
Tour ends Cape Town
After breakfast, return by road to Cape Town where your holiday comes to an end.
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