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Main Lodge Pool With Elephant Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
Main Lodge Pool With Elephant Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
South Africa Trip Idea

Malaria Free South Africa

The only country able to offer malaria-free safaris, South Africa is a wonderful choice for many looking for a luxury safari experience. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife on offer in some of the most exclusive private reserves, before exploring cosmopolitan Cape Town, where the glamour of the city meets the rugged outdoors. The only country able to offer malaria-free safaris, South Africa is a wonderful choice for many looking for a luxury safari experience. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife on offer in some of the most exclusive private reserves, before exploring cosmopolitan Cape Town, where the glamour of the city meets the rugged outdoors.
The only country able to offer malaria-free safaris, South Africa is a wonderful choice for many looking for a luxury safari experience. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife on offer in some of the most exclusive private reserves, before exploring cosmopolitan Cape Town, where the glamour of the city meets the rugged outdoors. The only country able to offer malaria-free safaris, South Africa is a wonderful choice for many looking for a luxury safari experience. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife on offer in some of the most exclusive private reserves, before exploring cosmopolitan Cape Town, where the glamour of the city meets the rugged outdoors.
Best Time To Go
All Year Round
With amazing biodiversity, South Africa offers a spectacular safari experience at any time of year. Our team of experts will make sure you're in the best locations whenever you are travelling.
Ideal Length
14 Days
With so much to see and do, we recommend a longer stay in South Africa, so you can soak in everything the fabulous country has to offer.
Key Highlights
Itinerary At A Glance
Days 1 - 5
Days 5 - 9
Days 9 - 14
Days 1 - 5
Days 5 - 9
Days 9 - 14
Days 1 - 5
Madikwe
South Africa has several outstanding malaria-free wildlife reserves. Madikwe is the largest and its climactic landscape of volcanic hills, expansive plains and winding rivers is a breathtaking backdrop for the private lodges within.

  • Only South Africa can offer malaria-free safaris.

  • Thrilling Big Five safaris with exclusive accommodations.

  • Madikwe is the largest malaria-free game reserve.

  • Great game viewing in mountainous surroundings at the Waterberg.

  • Tswalu is a remarkable conservation project near to the Kalahari.

  • All malaria-free reserves are easily accessible from Johannesburg.
Days 5 - 9
The Waterberg
Tucked away in the Limpopo province, the pristine Waterberg region doesn’t make it into most traveller’s itineraries – which, along with a phenomenal array of mammals and birds, is part of the appeal.

  • Compelling landscapes across private game reserves.

  • Fantastic mammal and bird viewing.

  • Walking and horse riding safaris.

  • Insightful cultural encounters.

  • Wellness retreats.

  • Family friendly safari and lodging.

  • Luxury accommodation in exclusive settings.
  • Days 9 - 14
    Cape Town
    This is one of the world’s great cities. From its peninsular position beneath the iconic Table Mountain, Cape Town has centuries of history as a trade hub between Europe and Asia and the multicultural influences are palpable.

    • City glamour meets rugged outdoor adventure.

    • Iconic Table Mountain backdrop.

    • Vast array of activities from arts and culture to hiking and surfing.

    • Excellent base for exploring the winelands and Cape Peninsula.

    • Superb dining scene.

    • Pleasing Mediterranean climate.

    • Luxury waterfront hotels.
    Places to Stay
    Hero Image Main Lodge Firepit Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge Madikwe And Northern Malaria Free Reserves
    Hero Image Main Lodge Firepit Madikwe Hills Private Game Lodge Madikwe And Northern Malaria Free Reserves
    Madikwe Hills
    Madikwe Hills is an intimate and luxurious safari lodge.
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    Hero Image Pool Morukuru River House Madikwe
    Hero Image Pool Morukuru River House Madikwe
    Morukuru River House
    Morokuru River House is one of the most exciting exclusive use properties in South Africa.
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    Hero Image Observatory Leobo The Waterberg
    Hero Image Observatory Leobo The Waterberg
    Leobo Lodge
    Journey to Leobo Lodge for a malaria-free safari, and an action-packed itinerary guaranteed to entertain the whole group.
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    Hero Image Swimming Pool At Sunset Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
    Hero Image Swimming Pool At Sunset Mhondoro Safari Lodge The Waterberg
    Mhondoro Safari Lodge
    Check in at Mhondoro Safari Lodge, a remarkable property where Africa-meets-Europe chic combines with contemporary design, attentive service, and unbelievable wildlife encounters.
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    Hero Image Cottages Pool Mountain View Mount Nelson Cape Town
    Hero Image Cottages Pool Mountain View Mount Nelson Cape Town
    Mount Nelson
    One of Cape Town's great landmarks, The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is a truly luxurious resort. A magnificent pale pink building fringed with palm trees, the iconic five star hotel offers tranquillity and seclusion in the heart of the vibrant city. Whether dining in fine restaurants, exploring the bustling streets of the cultural quarter or simply soaking up the sun, your time here promises wonderful memories.
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    Hero Image Pool Ellerman House Cape Town
    Hero Image Pool Ellerman House Cape Town
    Ellerman House
    Ellerman House describes itself as being for ‘discerning guests accustomed to the finer pleasures of life’ and everything about this glorious hotel reflects that statement. The Cape Town mansion we’d all have in our dreams, it’s a superb Relais & Chateaux hotel with unrivalled views across the manicured gardens to Robben Island, and the beyond to the bay. Perhaps the principal attraction to guests, many of whom return year after year, is the discreet yet attentive service giving you the impression that you are among friends.
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    Vibrant Cape Town South Africa Istock 671323338 By Barichivich
    Connect with nature like never before
    Your South African Safari Awaits
    Positive Impact
    Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.Supporting local communities, conserving wildlife and preserving wild spaces are commitments that have been ingrained in the Journeysmiths business model for over thirty years.
    African Communities
    African Communities
    In Africa, we support Ripple Effect, a cross-country, African-based charity who help small-scale African farmers release the potential of their land and lives. With every African journey we arrange we make a donation to Ripple Effect. In just over a decade, with the help of our generous clients, we have donated over £115,000 to Ripple Effect’s work in Africa!
    5% of Net Profit to Charity
    5% of Net Profit to Charity
    In addition to fundraising, a minimum of 5% of our annual net profits are donated to charitable initiatives. We support four amazing charities who aid communities and wildlife conservation in our key destinations.
    Property Partners
    Property Partners
    Partnering with people who share our values is vital to achieving our positive impact goals. We prioritise working with properties that collaborate with local communities and address location-specific needs from education to anti-poaching.
    Price Guide
    Each journey is tailor-made to you with prices to reflect, but you can expect to pay:
    From £8,000 per person
    Journeysmiths expert team of Travel Designers creates individual itineraries tailor-made just for you. When you book with us, we’ll design your dream holiday where you will create memories of a lifetime, benefitting from over 30 years of experience, expert travel advice and preparation, flawless organisation, and complete ATOL or TOPP financial protection.

    Our worldwide network of deep relationships affords us excellent confidential rates with properties, airlines and service providers. This means the price of your holiday will generally be the same as if you booked every individual element yourself - just without any of the hassle.

    Each and every holiday we put together is completely unique with prices to reflect. On a superb safari holiday, where the average cost per person is in the range above, you’ll stay in the world’s most exclusive and remote camps, with transport planned right to the door, and every meal, game drive and almost all activities included. Add personalisations like visiting in the height of peak season, chartering a private plane or embarking on unusual activities, and that figure can quickly increase!
    Horses In The Water Macatoo Camp
    Highly Recommended
    JL
    United Kingdom
    "As a single parent I wanted to make my 8 year old daughter’s dream of seeing the animals of Africa come true. But I had no idea where to start, from malaria to safety to where to see the animals to sustainable travel and local impact.

    Paul and Philippa knew all of the answers and we have just returned from the trip of her life. Highly recommended."
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    Rhino In The Madikwe Game Reserve Ss
    Rhino In The Madikwe Game Reserve Ss
    Why Travel With Journeysmiths

    • Knowledge, Experience & Passion
      Since 1990, we’ve been exploring our planet, discovering the world's finest properties and most reliable partners so that you too can experience the best of the wild world.

    • 24/7 Support
      It is rare that we hear from our clients while they are away, but if you need us, we are here 24 hours a day and act swiftly to resolve any issue.


    • Almost Nothing is Impossible
      Marvels can be found in the most unexpected places, so we’re devoted to making this your ultimate holiday, with no constraints.

    • Privacy and Discretion
      Luxurious, remote properties and exclusive reserves in the wilderness guarantee maximum privacy, the essence of a Journeysmiths holiday.

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