Is it possible to go on safari without the risk of contracting malaria? Malaria-carrying mosquitos occur through most of the savannah regions of Sub-Saharan Africa, but there are some safari areas that are free from malaria. If you don't wish to take anti-malaria prophylactics, or you are traveling with young children, then consider heading to one of the following bush camps, game lodges, parks and reserves in no-risk malaria regions in Africa. You can experience a quality African safari without the headache!


57 Waterberg, Welgevonden

Located in the heart of the African wilderness, 57 Waterberg offers an unparalleled safari experience. The 5-star lodge is found in the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, a 35000 hectare malaria-free reserve situated just a three-hour drive from Johannesburg and Pretoria. The reserve is part of Waterberg Biosphere Reserve, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. It is…

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Elephant Rock Safari Lodge, Nambiti

Superbly sited overlooking a waterhole, Elephant Rock is a charming boutique safari lodge offering luxury accommodation for up to 10 people. Experience a home-away-from-home true bush lodge experience for the entire family including extraordinary game viewing, on game drives; exquisite cuisine; and high standards of service - all at exceptional value for money. Elephant Rock Private Safari Lodge boasts five…

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Kariega Settlers Drift

Kariega Game Reserve is a renowned malaria-free “Big 5” private game reserve near Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Family owned and managed has resulted in the gradual growth and development of the now expansive 10,000 hectare reserve. Located in a remote and untouched part of the Kariega wilderness, Settlers Drift offers a unique tented safari combined with 5-star luxury. Gazing down…

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The Bush House, Madikwe

The Bush House is found in the malaria-free Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa. It is owner-managed lodge and is one of the original farmhouses in the area. The lodge is a home in the bush: it allows guests to feel part of the family. Enjoy delicious meals and South African wines in the Boma under inky skies and the…

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Woodbury Tented Camp, Amakhala

Hear the bush breathe. Woodbury Tented Camp is one of the hidden jewels of the Eastern Cape. Tucked into an embracing hillside thicket and overlooking the ancient floodplain of the Bushman’s River, the Camp offers rustic and secluded luxury, and an authentic African wildlife safari experience. Seven large, 3 star rated comfortable, en-suite tents on raised bases, and with private…

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Woodbury Lodge, Amakhala

Set above the Bushmans River valley, the 4-star rated Woodbury Lodge is spectacularly set against a cliff above the Bushmans River valley in the Amahkala Game Reserve. It offers an intimate and tranquil experience of the Eastern Cape riverine bushveld at its best. It is the ideal place for families to relax and enjoy the bush together.Guests are often thrilled…

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Safari Lodge, Amakhala

With signature stone-capped roof tops in a valley of indigenous bush at the northern boundary of Amakhala Game Reserve, Safari Lodge offers the three-day Tuskers Package which includes game drives into Addo Elephant National Park. African tribal design-inspired owners and artists, Mike and Justine Weeks’ meticulous attention to detail is reflected in the fine African beadwork and handcrafted designs that…

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Tshwene Lodge, Welgevonden

Tshwene Game Lodge is situated in the Taaibos River valley on the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve, home to the Big 5 and malaria-free. Rich in mammal and bird life, Tshwene is a retreat well suited to those looking to get away from the chaos of city life. The 5 privately located suites all offer great views of the valleys below…

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Ekuthuleni Lodge, Welgevonden

Ekuthuleni Game Lodge is one of the gems of the Welgevonden Game Reserve. Aside from great Big 5 game viewing, guests can relax next to the swimming pool overlooking sweeping grassy plains during the day, or watch the sun as it sets at the end of each day. If the weather is cool, curl up with a book in one…

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Mabula Game Lodge, Waterberg

Convenient, elegant and understated luxury, an encounter with South Africa’s bushveld awaits at Mabula Game Lodge. The lodge is located just two and half hours’ drive from Johannesburg in the ‘Malaria Free’ Waterberg region of the Limpopo Province. Diverse landscapes, including grassland plains and rocky outcrops create the ideal habitat for the Big 5 as well as the little creatures…

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