South Africa: Malaria-free safari, riding, walking and more

An active, malaria-free family safari to beautiful wild areas of South Africa

Friends travelled with you and said we had to talk to Catherine! We're looking for a quality wildlife experience, all enjoy riding, but want to avoid taking malarial pills. Our children are 15 and 12 and we would love to experience some time in a wild, remote bit of Africa”

For familes wanting to give their children a taste of an African safari, but uncomfortable about tangling with malaria (or malarial medication), the northern and north-western areas of South Africa are outstanding. Not only is South Africa incredible value, but as well as an introduction to safari, there is an unending list of things to keep the children busy.

Privately-run game ranches in the Waterberg area offer exciting riding where it's possible to get in amongst the game on horseback, comfortable in the knowledge that there are no big cats here.

Riding aside there are plenty of chances to walk, cycle and more, not to mention happy hours spent mucking around in the pool while parents unwind with a glass or two of something chilled.

The Madikwe Game Reserve in north-western South Africa has excellent wildlife viewing and the lodges are absolutely designed with families in mind with family houses that allow familes with younger children to keep everyone under one roof. The experience is incredibly comfortable, but resolutely authentic.

The Lapalala Wilderness is a huge private reserve in the Waterberg where the only accommodation is a simple tented camp in traditional safari style.  This wild, remote area has great wildlife, is scenically breathtaking and offers great walking. And the best thing - you're unlikely to see any other tourists.

Africa was an absolute joy, all Catherine’s plans went like clockwork and her advice and care were invaluable. A truly memorable experience which we hope one day to repeat. Thank you!”

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Vanessa Janion
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Our experienced travellers include:

Rod Tether
Andrea Hulme
Vanessa Janion

It takes genuine local knowledge to craft trips that go beyond the ordinary. All of us at Natural High have over 20 years’ experience in the countries we offer. We’ve lived there, worked there and arranged countless one-off journeys for clients. We live to travel – and love to share our tips on what’s really worth doing. For expert advice (and a traveller’s tale or two), speak to one of our team. They’ll be happy to let you in on their travel secrets, and help you plan a tailor-made trip that’s truly unforgettable.

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