ml kariega GAW017Don't want to take malaria prophylactics but still want to go on a big game safari? Listed below you will find a selection of the finest malaria free safari lodges South Africa has to offer. With easy access from either Cape Town or the airports of Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban, simply add-on a 2-3night malaria free safari onto your journey into glorious mama afriKa. Lodge rates include luxurious accommodation, all meals and 2 daily game drives. Let the malaria free big game safari begin!

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map of the 6 best malaria free safari's in south africa

indicated below by little orange elephants are our choice of malaria free lodges around South Africa
the black elephants indicate authentic big game safari's in malaria areas
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Below descriptions of our choice of malaria free safari lodges around South Africa
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Madikwe Hills Lodge - Madikwe Game Reserve, Northwest - ex JNB airport

set amongst boulders & age-old Tamboti trees on a rocky outcrop of a 75000 hectare game reserve
12 private glass-fronted suites with pools link to the central dining area with wooden walkways
an opulent 2-4 bedroom villa offers private game drives, a personal chef & your own butler
central lounge/dining/bar area with spa, gym, library, curio shop and wine cellar
a 55min charter flight OR 4.5hr drive from Johannesburg
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rate 2018 - R10800 per person sharing
low season may-jul
rates include all meals, local bar brands, high tea, laundry, 2 daily game drives and airstrip transfers
rates exclude premium bar brands, park entry fees, R10 pppn levy, charter flights, airport taxes and staff gratuities
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Settlers Drift, Kariega Game Reserve - ex PE airport

close to Kenton-On-Sea, Eastern Cape 
family-owned big 5 private game reserve stretching across 10,000 hectares of pristine wilderness
5 lodges to choose from - we love Settlers Drift's 9 luxurious tented suites with private deck
airconditioned comfort and breathtaking views across hills, valleys and 2 meandering rivers
guided day/night game drives, walking safari's, river cruises, fishing and canoeing
10min drive from kenton-on-sea beaches & 1.5hr drive from port eliZabeth airport
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rates 2018 - from R7300 to R10600 per person sharing
low season may-sept
rates include all meals, selected beverages, 2 daily game drives and all game activities
rates exclude premium bar brands and staff gratuities
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Phinda Rock Lodge - north of Hluhluwe, Kwa-Zulu Natal - ex Durban airport

an architectural delight, dramatically set into a cliff face with breath-taking valley views
six romantic and spacious, shuttered suites open onto viewing deck with private plunge pool
comfortable central lounge/dining area with fireplace looks onto abundant wildlife below
delicious meals, bush banquets, excellent birding, game drives/walks and river cruises
7 diverse habitats, 415 bird species, known for cheetah and black rhino sightings
also 5 other magnificent Phinda lodges to choose from - each with its own charm
direct flights JNB/Phinda or drive 3.5hr from Durban, 2hr from Richards Bay
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rates 2018 - Rock Lodge at R9750 pp per night
rates include all meals, local bar, game drive refreshments, laundry, safari activities, nature walk, emergency medical evac insurance, VAT & return airstrip transfers.
rates exclude champagne, premium bar, cigars, excursions, bed levy, conservancy/park/landing fees and staff gratuities
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Leopard Mountain Lodge, Hluhluwe, Kwa-Zulu Natal - ex Durban airport

safari value for money at this owner run lodge offering the big 5 along with breathtaking views
nestled in cliff tops, 9 luxurious stone chalets with sundeck, hammock & private plunge pool
mosquito nets, double vanities, large showers and romantic, private campfire dinners
spectacular views across valley, meandering river and distant Lebombo Mountains
a birders paradise and game drives through well stocked bush veld
3.5hr drive from King Shaka Durban, 2hr drive from Richards Bay
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rates 2018 - R3995 per person sharing
rates include all meals, high teas, 2 daily game drives and a Waterhole Experience, wifi, 14 % VAT
rates exclude bar, conservation levy and staff gratuities
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coming soon
Dwyka Tented Camp, Sanbona Reserve, Western Cape - between Montagu and Barrydale
Garden Route Game Lodge, Albertinia, Western Cape - between Albertinia and Mossel Bay
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itineraries including a malaria free safari

some itinerary suggestions INCLUDING a malaria free safari in South Africa
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Cape Town, Garden Route and 3night malaria free safari - 14nights self drive

day01 - arrive Cape Town and stay 8nights
day09 - drive 6hrs to Knysna or Storms River and stay 3nights*
day12 - drive 4hr to Kariega Game Reserve and stay 3nights
day15 - drive 1.5hr to Port Elizabeth airport, drop rental car and fly out of PE
*if time allows, do one or more overnight stays along the way 
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Cape Town and 3night fly-in malaria free safari - 10nights

day01 - arrive Cape Town and stay 7nights
day08 - fly CPT/Johannesburg + connect 40min charter JNB/Madikwe Hills for 3night safari
day11 - charter flight Madikwe/Johannesburg + fly out of JNB
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Cape Town, Winelands and 3night malaria free safari - 14nights self drive

day01 - arrive Cape Town and stay 8nights
day09 - drive 1hr to Franschhoek winelands and stay 3nights
day12 - drive 1hr to CPT airport, drop rental car and fly CPT/Durban
collect rental car and drive 3.5hr to Phinda or Leopard Mountain for 3nights
day15 - return to Durban airport, drop rental car + connect DBN/Johannesburg + fly out of JNB

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