Welcome to Shamwari Private Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape, a place where elephants march and the rest of the Big 5 play survival games in the bush. The name means “my friend” in Shona and this huge malaria free safari paradise stretches 25,000 hectares in one of the largest private conservation initiatives in Southern Africa.
Stay at the delightful eco lodge called Sarili Lodge where home away from home décor and service in traditional farmhouse tradition ensures guests return year upon year. Bring your children to enjoy the child friendly swimming pool, dining and lounge areas – there is even a special Children’s Menu and the wonderful “Kids on Safari” programme.
On the other side of South Africa lies the stunning malaria free safari destination of Madikwe Game Reserve. This 75 000-hectare reserve is close to the Botswana border and you can revel in fantastic sightings of the Big 5 and more. Did you know that gigantic volcanic disturbances called Inselbergs cover the landscape creating a moonscape of surging hills and valleys? Look out for the African wild dog, cheetah and spotted hyena on your game drives.
Stay at the luxury Madikwe Safari Lodge for an intimate family-friendly environment. There are three elegant lodges, each with its own appeal so pick the one that is right for you.
Journey in Style also recommends Marakele National Park in Limpopo as another malaria-free destination where you can go on safari without needing protection from mosquito bites. Appreciate the theatrical Waterberg mountains, extensive grasslands and myriad wild animals plus winding rivers that enhance the Park’s landscape. A blend of dark red mountain rock and verdant savannas with a few yellowwood and cedar trees growing at intervals! Find the largest colony of endangered Cape vultures in the world - more than 800 breeding pairs have settled here.
You will be based in Marataba, the malaria-free 23 000-hectare private concession within the Marakele National Park. Enjoy slick accommodation at Marataba Safari Lodge which invites the natural environment inside: choose a hammock, pool lounger or grassy patch on which to relax and be one with nature. Revel in regular game drives, walking trails, sunset river excursions and private dinners for two.
Journey in Style can assist you to find a malaria-free safari destination within your budget and personal needs. Call us today to tailor make your holiday in Africa.