Crowd Escaping South African Safari

Cape Town is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but it’s also a melting pot of South Africa’s many cultures and home to an incredible culinary scene, along with its neighbouring Cape Winelands. We pair this with two malaria-free safari experiences: Madikwe Game Reserve, home to the famous wild dogs and where seasonal wetlands meet mist-tipped mountains, or head to the rugged, remote Waterberg region of Limpopo. for tranquil bush walks and boat trips These reserves are perfect if you’re sensitive to medication or travelling with a family (and are a lesser-known way to beat the safari crowds).

Trip Highlights
Incredible landscapes in the Waterberg
Malaria-free 'Big 5' safari
The incredible produce of the Winelands
Vibrant and colourful Cape Town
When To Go
All Year
Ideal Length
10 days+, removing the Waterberg is the best way to keep this trip at 9 nights

Why choose nemo?

Connect with a personal travel expert who will tailor your itinerary to match your travel goals, offering a fully bespoke service. Once we’ve curated the perfect trip, our concierge team will help plan those finer details, from visa applications to suggesting the best restaurants in town. You’ll also have access to our app, which holds all your essential information alongside an interactive map loaded with our handpicked local recommendations for your trip. Enjoy all this, plus nemo treats and VIP treatment every step of the way.

"Everything was perfect - they recommended amazing places to stay and booked some amazing experiences for us that we will never forget... the safari was the absolute highlight and made our trip."


nemo traveller - Lucy



What to expect

Explore Cape Town on foot, stopping off at lovely cafe's en route
V&A Waterfront
Getting Around: We take care of everything, from transfers to light aircraft flights. Our team on the ground are on hand every step of the way.
Expect big game in abundance when in Madikwe Game Reserve
Jamala Lodge
Weather Watch: For the best wildlife sightings, visit during the dry season when water becomes scarcer and animals gather around waterholes, roughly from May to September.
Explore some incredible landscapes by road, by boat and on foot
Marataba, Waterberg
Our carbon flight calculator


The carbon footprint for this trip is approximately 2.9 tonnes, which is equivalent to over 54,000 cups of coffee! This is based on a direct return flight from London Heathrow (LHR) to Tambo, Johannesburg (JNB). Chat to us to learn about the great offset options that we offer!


Ethical travel 


1% of every trip's value is donated to our charity partner, Hello World, giving you a trip to be proud of! By building solar-powered internet hubs in marginalised communities, they are changing lives through connectivity and education. Read more about our ethical values and partners here


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What is included

Transfers, activities, hotels and our special nemo treats along the way. International flights not included.