Malaria-free African safaris are ideal for families travelling with young children, pregnant mother, or simply those who prefer not to have the added hassle of taking anti-malaria medication. Our Malari-free safaris in Madikwe Private Game Reserve offer all the thrills of a Big 5 safari that you would experience anywhere in Africa without the extra worry.
The Madikwe Game Reserve, situated against the Botswana border, just three hours’ drive from both Johannesburg and Pretoria, is now one of South Africa’s prime safari destinations. Madikwe is a Big Five game reserve covering some 75,000 hectare. It is one of the largest game reserves in South Africa. The rich diversity of vegetation ensures a wide range of game and the topography offers ideal game viewing opportunities
Here is our selection of Top Malaria–free Lodges in the famous Madikwe Game Reserve:
MADIKWE SAFARI LODGE:
Located in the central eastern region of Madikwe Game Reserve in an area well known for its superior game viewing, Madikwe Safari Lodge consists of 3 separate private lodges with 20 luxury suites in total. The three lodges, Lelapa, Dithaba and Kopano are each uniquely different and give guests a choice to stay together as a group of family and friends, or to have a more private bush experience as a couple.
Located amongst boulders and age-old Tamboti trees, the private game lodge offers visitors the most amazing South African safari adventure, where you will be enchanted by a world of intrigue and majestic beauty. Madikwe Hills consists of a Main Safari Lodge with ten suites, and a private camp, Little Madikwe, accommodating twenty-four guests in total within the private game reserve.
Royal Madikwe offers the perfect luxury destination for families and groups of friends wanting more than just space in a lodge, but rather a lodge that is their own private space. Ideal for families travelling with children, they even have a Clubhouse Family suite with endless entertainment for the little ones.
MAKANYANE SAFARI LODGE:
A luxurious and exclusive safari lodge, Makanyane is situated on private land within the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve – home to the Big 5 and a myriad of other animal and bird species. Makanyane, which lies hidden in lush riverside forest, offers amazing wildlife experiences, exclusive accommodation and cuisine as well as outstanding personal service. The lodge consists of a beautiful main building and eight stunning suites, which lie hidden in the lush forest, offering spectacular views over the tranquil Marico River.
MOLORI SAFARI LODGE:
Molori is ‘to dream’ in seTswana. This lodge is world renown as South Africa’s most luxurious game lodge and features suites bigger than 600 square meters with private pool and deck areas in one of South Africa’s most exclusive game reserve. Each of Molori Safari Lodge’s five suites are uniquely decorated and generously spaced apart for absolute privacy. Each suite offers a private viewing terrace, where you can look out over the African bush, which also features an infinity pool and a telescope for wildlife spotting or star gazing.
BUFFALO RIDGE SAFARI LODGE
Buffalo Ridge Safari Lodge is a 16-bed luxury lodge situated in the west of the Madikwe Game Reserve . Luxury accommodation, each with its own viewing deck, decorated in natural hues of colour and texture, offering a very private and luxurious experience. The thatched suites, with sliding doors from each room and shower, allow the guest to experience a oneness with the beauty of the bushveld.
JACI’S SAFARI LODGE
Jaci’s Lodges is perfectly situated along the famous Marico River. Jaci’s Safari Lodge offers guests a tranquil space in which to unwind and interact with some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife. From your balcony – or even from your bed – you can see wildlife come down to the river to drink. Each of the eight tent-style rooms , with their outdoor-indoor ambiance and earthy African tones, have been decorated and designed with your comfort in mind. From a bed that inspires afternoon naps to the expansive stone baths and luxurious bath robes, the attention to detail at Jaci’s guarantees maximum relaxation. Jaci’s Safari Lodge has two exclusive family suites offering the finest luxury accommodation in Madikwe: the Nare Suite, which accommodates up to six guests, and the Safari Suite , which accommodates up to eight guests. Both exclusive suites feature a plunge pool and come with a private guide and game drive vehicle.