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Luxury malaria-free safari

Luxury malaria-free safari

Liz and I are still in the Eastern Cape this week, so we thought we'd post about another malaria-free safari option.

If you want to splash out and really do this safari thing properly, consider Shamwari. It’s a five-star, ultra luxury private game reserve with several choices of lodges within it.

Shamwari continues to win award after award not just because of its high standard of accommodation and food but also its unrelenting efforts (and successes) in real conservation (not just conservation for the sake of tourism).

It’s also the largest of all the private reserves in the EC. Despite the very high attention to detail and good staff:guest ratio, Shamwari can feel a bit more corporate, more ‘at arm’s length’ than the smaller, owner-managed lodges and reserves. Some of our guests have said with all that luxury, you do sometimes forget that you’re actually in the middle of the African bush, and on safari! We therefore recommend combining Shamwari with something like The Elephant House, Sibuya or Woodbury Lodge (more on those later this week)

Prices at Shamwari start at R6 600 (US$520)per person sharing per night (which is fully inclusive) and as such is excellent value for five-star.

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We’re an ethical private travel planning company focused on Southern Africa.

We offer ready-made and also customised holidays and journeys across this unique region of the world.

When our clients travel with us, they are assured that their travel spend is directly supporting local African companies that offer sustainable products and services, both in terms of people and planet.


Our logo is an image of a skull found in the Rising Star Cave System in Gauteng, South Africa in 2013. It was named ‘homo naledi’, meaning ‘human of the stars’.

The cave system has so far given rise to the remains of over 15 individuals, making it the largest hominid fossil remains site ever discovered.

Travelling to Southern Africa is truly a return to the source of humankind, to Where It All Began.