Taking a malaria free safari doesn’t mean that you compromise the game viewing experience. In Madikwe, for example, you have 75,000 square kilometres of truly wild country with the Big Five and 60 other large mammal species. The Eastern Cape has several outstanding safari lodges in driving distance of Cape Town. You can also enjoy the best of the Kalahari at magical Tswalu.
Madikwe is Africa’s largest malaria free reserve, covering 75,000 square kilometres just south of Botswana, four hours' drive or a one hour flight from Johannesburg. Savannah plains, rivers, forests and great volcanic mountains create a series of wild and spectacular settings. Madikwe has all the wildlife you could wish to see including the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhinoceros). You can also watch 300 species of birds including mighty eagles soaring on the thermals, and 60 other large mammal species – antelope, giraffe, zebra, cheetah, hunting packs of wild dog and many more.
With its superb malaria free wildlife reserves, we believe South Africa is a perfect choice for a family safari. Whether you choose the Kalahari, the Eastern Cape or Madikwe near the Botswana border or Marataba, three hours north of Johannesburg, these places are easy to reach and provide a thrilling safari experience. You can take children of any age on safari and we can book the most amazing family accommodation with multiple en-suite bedrooms, flexible dining and private safari activities, all tailored to the interests and requirements of your family.