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Medical & Health

This page contains guidelines only.  Please consult your physician or a travel clinic at least 6 weeks prior to departure.


South Africa is generally malaria free.  Only in the event of a visit to the extreme north eastern parts (Kruger Park area and northern Zululand) do we recommend the use of anti-malaria prophylactics.

Anti-malaria prophylactics are strongly recommended for visitors to Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.

Take precautions against being bitten by mosquitoes in risk areas.  Use mosquito repellent and wear long sleeved shirts and trousers, particularly at night.

Yellow fever

Visitors travelling from Europe and North America to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia do not require Yellow Fever vaccinations.

Medical facilities and insurance

South Africa has excellent private medical facilities in all major cities and towns.

We strongly recommend that you take out adequate travel medical insurance.

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Tap water in South Africa meets international safety standards.  Bottled water is provided in all our camps.

Heat stroke & sunburn

Drink plenty of water on safari, even when you are not thirsty.  Protect yourself against the sun with quality sun block (minimum SPF 20), a hat (preferably with a wide brim) and long cotton clothing.