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Northern South Africa Malaria Free Safari

  • Safari Information
  • - Departure; Daily
  • - Duration; 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • - Lodging; Safari Lodges
  • - Group Size; Minimum 1
  • - Note: Travel insurance is compulsory for all safaris
Days 1 - 3: Madikwe Game Reserve
- On arrival at Johannesburg International Airport, pick up your rental car and self drive to the Madikwe Game Reserve.
- Estimated traveling time from Johannesburg: ± 4 hours (traveling at speed limits, no sight seeing).
- Arrive at Jamala Madikwe and should time allow depart on a late afternoon game drive.
- The next few days are spent viewing, photographing and experiencing the wonders of the Madikwe Game Reserve.
- Safari Highlights;
-     Two game drives a day
-     Big 5
-     Wilddog
-     Cheetah
-     Spotted & Brown Hyena
-     Malaria Free
-     66 large mammal species
-     300 resident and migrant bird species
-     Spa treatments
- Distance; O.R Tambo Interbational Airport to Madikwe = 312km
- Accommodation offerings; Jamala Madikwe

Days 4 - 5: Welgevonden Game Reserve
- After your breakfast, depart for the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve in the Waterberg Mountains.
- Estimated traveling time from Madikwe Game Reserve: ± 4 to 5 hours (traveling at a leisurely pace).
- Check into your chosen lodge and should time allow depart on a late afternoon game drive
- The next few days are spent viewing, photographing and experiencing the wonders of the Welgevonden Private Game Reserve.
- Safari Highlights;
-     Two game drives a day
-     75 mammal species
-     More than 300 bird species
-     Malaria Free
-     Visit the bushman painting sites
-     Private deck and plunge pool
-     Spa treatments
- Distance; Madikwe to Welgevonden = 267km
- Accommodation offerings; Clifftop Safari Lodge

Day 6: Safari ends
- After your morning game drive and breakfast, depart for Johannesburg ± 3 to 4 hours (traveling at a leisurely pace).
- Distance; Welgevonden to O.R Tambo Interbational Airport = 232km
- Distance; 140km



  • Rates on Request, budget dependant
  • Per person sharing
  • Rates are in South African Rands
  • *Rates may vary according to season
  • Flights (return);
  • UK - RSA; from £ 611
  • USA - RSA; from $ 1390
  • EUR - RSA; from € 495
  • Subject to availability & T&C's

  • Safari Includes
  • - Accommodation based on budget
  • - Vehicle based on budget
  • - Meals as stated
  • - Activities as stated
  • Safari Excludes
  • - Activities not included in above itinerary
  • - Visas
  • - Insurance
  • - Local and International Flights
  • - Items of a personal nature
  • - Fuel costs
  • - Car Hire Insurance
  • - Gratuities

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  • Madikwe Map

  • Madikwe Map
  • A map of the Madikwe region with a comprehensive safari lodge listings portfolio. This is a great way orientate oneself as to where individual lodges are situated as well as where the reserve is in relation to Johannesburg, Pretoria, the Kruger National Park and even Cape Town. All the lodge list on this map are offered by us at Uyaphi.com.
  • Madikwe Mammal List

  • Madikwe Mammal List
  • One of the best reserves in South Africa for photographic safaris! All thanks to the high population numbers of wildlife found within the reserve; 66 mammal species including 23 carnivore species Wild Dog, Lion, Leopard and Spotted and Brown Hyena as well as an amazing 26 species of snake (technically not a mammal but a special moment when one sees one).
  • Madikwe Bird List

  • Madikwe Bird List
  • For those interested in birding, Madikwe offers up a real treat in this department; 360 individual species have been recorded here from the large old Ostrich to incy wincy Finches and every conceivable size in between. For those with keen interests in ornithology, we can tailor-make a safari with a private guide who specialises in this area.
  • Madikwe Travel Info.

  • Madikwe Information
  • Madikwe is a real alternative wildlife option to the often crowded and overbooked Kruger National Park. Being Malaria free makes this the ideal destination for young families or those concerned about Malaria without having to sacrifice that typical African bushveld feel and more importantly wildlife sightings.
  • Getting to Madikwe

  • Getting to Madikwe
  • Daily air and road transfers operate between Johannesburg and the reserve, depending on your budget or interests we will advise on the best options. The fly-in option is the most popular as it adds 3 hours to your safari, the flight it-self is in the region of 60 minutes and lands at the main Madikwe tarred runway where a transfer to your private lodge awaits you.