With vibrant cities, rich history and culture, scenic coasts and mountains as well as thrilling wildlife regions, South Africa can justly call itself ‘a world in one country’. There are also great options for a malaria-free family safari. The accommodation can be amazingly luxurious, and the wildlife is abundant. It’s a good choice if you want to combine a luxury safari with other kinds of travel.Weather
Autumn along the Garden Route and in the winelands is spectacular as the leaves turn gold and red. Weather is good providing easy driving and clear views across the valleys and off the coast where dolphins and whales swim. April is a beautiful time to visit South Africa, with uncrowded beaches and crisp clear days perfect for exploring on foot. For safaris, during this month we recommend Madikwe and Limpopo. Madikwe alone has over 10,000 large mammals including lion, cheetah, and wild dog, and Limpopo’s Waterberg is a protected UNESCO Biosphere.Where to stay
Experience meerkat madness at Tswalu Kalahari
. It’s a superb malaria-free private reserve. Stay in one of nine luxurious suites set at the foot of the mountains. The fantastic Junior Ranger programme is packed with activities from bow-making and archery to bush walks and animal tracking.
Every child receives a Tswalu backpack on arrival, with information, guides, and tools to use throughout their stay. Three of the suites are specially designed for families with two separate bedrooms, en-suite bathrooms and fabulous outdoor showers. Have an unforgettable sleep out under the stars when you spend a night at Malori, which means “dreamer” in Tswana. Complimentary childminding is included in your stay, so you can enjoy some quality adults-only time without worrying.Enquire now