If you’re thinking of taking your children on safari in South Africa, the Madiwke game reserve by the border with Botswana is a great place to go. It’s malaria-free and the sprawling bushveld here is home to popular game such as elephant, zebra, buffalo and giraffe, as well as more than 340 bird species, leopard, cheetah and rhino.
Thakadu River Camp is a community-owned camp on the banks of the River Marico, run as an eco-tourism partnership between Northwest Parks, the Molatedi Community and an experienced South African operator.
There’s plenty of space for families in the large tented suites, which have a sliding door onto a private deck overlooking the river.
Book it: thakadurivercamp.co.za
More info: madikwesafaris.com