South Africa - Malaria Free

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Southern Africa
South Africa
9 Days/8 Nights
April-June & Sept-Oct
From $4,900 USD/PER PERSON
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South Africa - Malaria Free

9 Days/8 Nights

Our top choice for the most authentic malaria free safari experience is in the Madikwe Game Reserve. Located in South Africa's North West Provence on the border of Botswana, Madikwe is a quick flight from Cape Town. It is the best place to spot the Big 5. Madikwe was the site of the largest game-relocation program in Africa. Over 10,000 animals of 27 major species have been recorded over the past seven years. The reserve houses a variety of camps and visitors can easily travel to two different zones for a varied safari experience. 

It is important to note that the majority of South Africa game lodges will not allow children younger than 5 to go out on long game drives due to safety reason, especially when in search of predators.  Each lodge has their own rules and you should check exactly the rules of your chosen lodge when booking.

By special arrangement we can also arrange for safaris combining Madikwe with Kwande, Tswalu Kalahari and Phinda Game Reserve.

Featured Inclusions: Two areas On Safari, Cape Town Ala Carte Touring, Entrance and Park Fees, Born Free Concierge Service, 24/7 Emergency US & Africa Contacts, Pre-Journey Briefing Booklet, Customized Backpack, Luggage tags, Personalized Bound Final Itinerary.

Full list of inclusions and tariff details will be sent upon inquiry.

Journey Rates for your Family: Will be quoted based on your rooming request and child's ages.

Sample costing for 2 adults sharing with 2 children under 12

Adult $4900 per person; Child $3,384 per child sharing  

Your trip will be based on participants ages, room configuration request, when you are traveling and hotel choices.

Rates are in US dollars, includes current taxes & park fees - subject to change.

Rates do not include international or intercontinental airfares.

Is this your dream trip?

This trip has been created for those who cannot take or choose not to take malaria pills.  Nothing will be left behind as far as the safari experience. For families, we feature family friendly accommodation options.  There are malaria free properties that are geared exclusively to adult guests.  Please request more information from a Born Free Safari specialist. 

Tailor Made Itinerary: Whether you are honeymooning in South Africa, or traveling with your family or friends, we can customize your trip to make sure it's an extra special experience for you.

Your research has led you to Born Free, now let our Specialists assist in creating your journey the way you want to experience it. Travel in the style that meets your comfort level, to the places that interest you the most at a pace that you'll enjoy.


  • Four Night "Big Five" Safari in Malaria Free Zone
  • Game drives in Open Vehicles
  • Game Viewing at Waterholes
  • Educational Nature Walks
  • Private Ala Carte Touring in Cape Town
  • Cape of Good Hope
  • Foxy Beach home to the African Penguin
  • Cable Car to the Top of Table Mountain
  • Community interactions
  • Family Friendly Itinerary
  • For Young Safari Participants supervised Activities
  • Safety and Enjoyment for all is our Foremost Concern

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Available accommodation levels

Africa offers a wide array of fabulous accommodations - from luxurious hotels to premium camps to rustic hideaways. The accommodation can be as much a part of the experience as the destination. Born Free selects hotels and lodges based on their proximity to the best wildlife viewing sites, and also considers the property's views, compatibility with the natural surroundings, friendliness of the staff, travelers' needs, food quality and cleanliness. A trip can combine many types of properties depending on your comfort level, itinerary and budget.