While malaria is easily preventable, some folk prefer to head for a Malaria-Free Safari destination, especially the elderly, those with young children or those who simply prefer not to take anti-malaria medication.
There are plenty of malaria-free destinations to choose from where you can enjoy an authentic Big Five Safari in the African bush without sacrificing anything in terms of your safari experience or the quality of the accommodation. You'll even find a diversity of species and landscapes that differ from those of the Kruger National Park which is a malaria area. Most of the malaria-free destinations are easily accessible and there's enough variety to suit every budget.
The Eastern Cape and Garden Route Safaris are undoubtedly the most popular choice and are often added to a Garden Route self drive tour. Madikwe Game Reserve is an hour's flight or a four hour drive from Johannesburg. The area is home to the Big Five as well as Cheetah, Wild Dog and Black Rhino. Travellers with a limited budget and limited time should consider visiting Pilanesberg Game Reserve which is close to Sun City. Built in the remains of an extinct volanco the area has a variety of wildlife and birds.
At Rhino Africa we are the safari experts. Our well-travelled consultants would be delighted to plan and book the ideal Malaria-Free Safari for you. Contact us to plan your tailor-made trip!
Garden Route Safaris
Get the best of both worlds and combine some time on the pristine beaches of the Garden Route with a malaria-free luxury safari at one of the conveniently located reserves and lodges along the Garden Route.
Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve
Spanning across three countries, The Kalahari Desert covers a massive area and there are plenty of luxury properties to choose from but our favourite is the unique and exquisite Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve.
Madikwe Game Reserve
Madikwe Game Reserve is 75,000 hectares of malaria free wilderness. It is home to lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo, rhino, wild dog and cheetah as well as a large number of plains game species and over 360 species of bird.
Sanbona Wildlife Reserve
In the Breede River Valley, between Barrydale and Montagu, lies an enormous game reserve bursting with plants, birds, San rock art and wildlife. Sanbona Wildlife Reserve is a spectacular five-star game park with three beautiful lodges.
Pilanesberg Game Reserve
At 550 square km, The Pilanesberg National Park is a relatively small reserve when compared to many others in Africa. However, we believe that for such a relatively small reserve it does have a lot going for it.
Kruger National Park
The wild heart of Africa. Rugged, exhilarating and breathtaking Big 5 safaris with expert rangers.
From Camps Bay to Table Mountain and from stunning beaches to majestic winelands - Cape Town has it all.
'The Smoke that Thunders' - one of the seven Natural Wonders of the World, Vic Falls is spectacular.
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