North West Province Safaris

Malaria-Free Safaris in Madikwe and Pilanesberg

Only a few hours drive from Johannesburg are the malaria-free game reserves of the North West Province. The Madikwe Game Reserve and the Pilanesberg National Park are ideal safari destinations for visitors who want to see some of Africa's spectacular wildlife without the worry and hassle of taking anti-malaria tablets.

Close up encounter with a male lionThe private Madikwe Game Reserve is one of the largest reserves in South Africa, and offers visitors a choice of excellent lodges, coupled with daily game drives to seek out Africa's Big 5, as well as other wildlife such as wild dog, giraffe, zebra and antelope. 

Madikwe is about 5 hours by road from Johannesburg, and there are regular shuttle flights between the reserve and Johannesburg Airport that offer connections with long haul international flights as well as domestic and regional flights.

Pilanesberg is an attractive National Park which is centred around an extinct volcano crater. Ideally suited to self-drive visitors who are staying in either Sun City or Johannesburg, there are also a couple of private lodges and safari resorts here which offer guided game drives to their guests.