Greetings from Cape Town, South Africa



Magical Malaria-Free Madikwe


Let’s face it, this global pandemic has been going on far too long and frankly, we all need a break! Using the time productively before international travel starts up again in earnest, we have explored our own backyard and want to share our latest, up-to-date, specialist knowledge with you, our valued clients.

We highly recommend visiting the success story that is Madikwe – a malaria-free, child-friendly authentic safari with fabulous lodges for keen foodies. Game-viewing is after all a hungry business – and inspiring should you come across a kill!

Whether you want to mark a special anniversary or birthday and treat yourselves or invite the family for a relaxed safari, Madikwe has it all and we have the inside scoop.

Did you know that booking through a tour operator does not mean you pay more than were you to book direct?  We guarantee that you might even pay less and definitely get more as we have access to the best rates and luxury add-ons.

See a recent review from a happy client who recently discovered our value-add.

Complete peace of mind


‘ I’m a serious holiday junkie and plan our trips far in advance and down to the last detail. So it wasn’t easy for me to delegate this process to Melissa from Vindigo. However, a particularly hectic and stressful year for us as a family and all the uncertainty created by Covid, meant that I hadn’t planned a much needed mid-year break and had only three weeks to go before we were due to take some long-overdue leave.

One in-depth chat with Melissa, and I felt that I could completely relax and let her take over. She listened carefully to all our requirements and then put together a personalised trip that suited our family perfectly.

The interactive itinerary that she sent through was beautifully presented, with the journey time and destinations en-route beautifully shown. This made it very easy to plan our stops on the way, work out timing and inspire our teenage sons by showing them exactly where we were going and what we were planning to do.

Melissa also went the extra mile by finding out our specific requirements, such as the fact that we were celebrating our son’s birthday and she arranged for his favourite chocolate cake as a surprise on arrival. She also checked in on us while we were en-route and messaged me some useful and inspiring information about the towns we were planning to visit. And she personally called when we returned to find out how our experience had been.

I can’t recommend Melissa highly enough… her personal input, attention to detail (pre-, during and post-travel) was amazing. Her choice of accommodation was spot on, and she had the inside track on the best rates available, so the holiday was excellent value for money.

We all feel refreshed and so grateful for Vindigo!’

So what are you waiting for?


Yours in travel,



Melissa Sutherland

Chief Travel Curator, Vindigo Travel