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!

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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Black Rhino Game Lodge, Pilanesberg

For a luxury bush breakaway near Johannesburg and Pretoria you cannot beat Black Rhino Game Lodge. The lodge is set amongst the trees of an old Tamboti forest in an ancient volcanic crater on the western border of the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park. The Pilanesberg is a wildlife wonderland and as such is one of South Africa’s premier Big 5…

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Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge, Pilanesberg

Kwa Maritane Bush Lodge is located on the slopes of an ancient volcano. The alkaline volcano fashioned the very hills that Kwa Maritane stands on today, hence it's name, which literally means "Place of the Rock". Kwa Maritane offers guests all the amenities of an exclusive resort within the malaria-free Pilanesberg National Park - an easy drive of 2 hours…

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Tlopi Tented Camp, Marakele

The Tlopi Tented Camp in Marakele National Park is unfenced from the rest of the park, making your experience with nature an unsheltered, intimate one. The camp consists of ten luxury tents, each accommodating two people. The tents are fully furnished with kitchens, private bathrooms, electric fans, private verandas and barbecue facilities. One tent is wheelchair-friendly. There are fantastic bird-watching…

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Addo Main Rest Camp

The popular main rest camp of the Addo Elephant National Park offers a wide variety of accommodation units to suit all tastes and plenty of activities to keep visitors busy. A unique feature is the waterhole lookout point, floodlit at night, within the camp, as well as the underground hide, allowing close encounters with wildlife at the waterhole such as…

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Hanglip Mountain Lodge, Entabeni

The alluring elegance of Hanglip Mountain Lodge evokes the romantic Africa of yesteryear. All 10 luxury suites are furnished in African Baroque style and have private sun decks with breathtaking views across the wetlands and vast open plains. Guided game drives and bush walks bring guests into close contact with a fantastic variety of game species, including the “Big Five”,…

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Ravineside Lodge, Entabeni

Located under the shadow of Entabeni Mountain, Ravineside Lodge has 22 rooms, built on stilts and hugging the cliff edge. They offer views of unspoiled ravines and wooded hillsides. Guided game drives and bush walks bring guests into close contact with a vast variety of game species, including the “Big Five”, while scenic helicopter flights provide a bird’s eye view…

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Samara Karoo Lodge

The Samara Karoo Lodge on the Samara Private Game Reserve is a luxurious camp styled on a traditional Karoo farmhouse. There are thick patios around the entire exterior, offering guests the opportunity of relaxing on a farm porch and soaking up the magic of the Karoo. There are 6 suites in total, accommodating a maximum of 12 guests at a…

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Umzolozolo Private Safari Lodge, Nambiti

Umzolozolo is a luxury boutique lodge situated on the lip of an open valley in the southern section of the Nambiti Conservancy. It hosts up to 12 guests in its five individual suites. The main lodge is well designed and creates a social atmosphere. The open plan dining and lounge areas flow out over a small garden towards the ideally…

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