Malaria Free Safari

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.

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9 days/8 nights
Departs daily ex Johannesburg


  • 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

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Malaria Free Safari


9 days/8 nights


Day 1

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.

Days 2-3

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!

Day 4

Cape Town
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.

Day 5

Cape Town
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).

Day 6

Cape Town
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.

Days 7/8

Cape Winelands
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.

Day 9

Tour ends Cape Town
After breakfast, return by road to Cape Town where your holiday comes to an end.



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South Africa Overview

Why travel to South Africa? 
Described as “a world in one country” South Africa is more than just a safari destination. The wildlife of Kruger and the many private reserves throughout the country are complemented by South Africa’s fascinating history and diverse cultures, the beautiful coastline and majestic landscapes of the Cape. 

 When is the best time to view animals in South Africa?
Gameviewing is best during the dry season (May-Oct); however the summer months are good for general touring and sightseeing. 

What is the culture of South Africa? 
There are many different cultures including Zulu, Swazi, Xhosa, Indian, Cape Malay and European. As a result, there are many unique culinary dishes as well as distinct music and dance. Elegant Cape Dutch architecture is also a highlight of South Africa’s cape. 

What is the climate in South Africa? 
The inland plateau has a temperate climate (17°-30°C), whilst the coast is subtropical and more humid (22°-30°C). The seasons are the same as Australia, however most of the rain falls in summer. Winters are dry and sunny, but nights can be very cold. The Western Cape is the exception, with a “Mediterranean” climate – cool, wet winters and warm dry summers (17°-24°C). 

What can I combine South Africa with?
South Africa is easily combined with neighbouring Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia or the nearby tropical island of Mauritius. Johannesburg is a very popular gateway to most of southern and eastern Africa.  

How to get to South Africa?
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.  

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