Malaria free safari

Kariega Game Reserve

  • Don't want to take malaria prophylactics but still want to go on a big game safari?
    Listed below our selection of the finest malaria free safari lodges in South Africa. 

  • With easy access from either Cape Town or the airports of Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban, one can easily add-on a 2-3night malaria free safari.

  • Lodge rates include luxurious accommodation, all meals and 2 daily game drives.

malaria free lodge map

All malaria-free lodges are located within South Africa

  • where to stay?

    Take a look at 4 of our favourite places
  • Madikwe Hills Lodge

    Malaria free lodge 1 of 4
  • stay

    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
  • travel

    a 55min charter flight OR 4.5hr drive from Johannesburg
  • rate

    rate 2019
    R12400 per person sharing
    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
  • Settlers Drift, Kariega Game Reserve

    Malaria freei lodge 2 of 4
  • stay

    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
  • travel

    10min drive from kenton-on-sea beaches & 1.5hr drive from port eliZabeth airport
  • rate

    rates 2019
    from R7750 to R11300 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
  • Phinda Rock Lodge

    Malaria free lodge 3 of 4
  • stay

    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 
  • travel

    direct flights JNB/Phinda or drive 3.5hr from Durban, 2hr from Richards Bay
  • rate

    rates 2019
    Rock Lodge at R10855 per person 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
     
  • Leopard Mountain Lodge

    Malaria free lodge 4 of 4
  • stay

    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
  • travel

    3.5hr drive from King Shaka Durban, 2hr drive from Richards Bay
  • rate

    rate 2019
    R4750 per person per night sharing
    includes all meals, high teas, 2 daily game drives and a Waterhole Experience, wifi, 14 % VAT
    excludes bar, conservation levy and staff gratuities
     

itinerary ideas

Below some ideas of what can be done but YOU decide.
Travel when YOU want to
choose YOUR favourite lodge
and combine destinations as YOU wish.
Take a look:

8 nights - Cape Town and Malaria Free Safari

  • day 1
    arrive Cape Town and stay 5nights (or more if time allows)
     
    day 6
    fly 2hr direct Cape Town/Johannesburg and either:
    - connect 55m charter flight to Madikwe Hills
    - or connect 1hr45m flight to Phinda or Leopard Mountain
    and stay for a 2night malaria free safari
     
    day 8
    return flight to JNB airport + fly out of JNB

11 nights - Cape Town, Garden Route and Kariega

day 1
arrive Cape Town and stay for 5nights
 
day 6
6hr self drive to Garden Route and stay for 3nights 

day 9
4hr drive to Kariega and stay 3 nights 

day 12
drop rental car at Port Elizabeth Airport
fly 1.5hr PE to Johannesburg + fly out of JNB

Suite dinner, Madikwe Hills



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