Malaria & Safety – Augrabies Falls NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

Philip is author of the Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa.

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Travel Alert

Safety

Augrabies Falls National Park is, in our opinion, a very safe place and almost free of all crime. There is some crime in South Africa’s cities, but as long as you take normal safety precautions, there is nothing to worry about (see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). The vast majority of travelers don’t have any crime-related incidents during their tour.

Malaria-Free & Vaccinations

There is no malaria present in Augrabies, but if you are traveling to the north eastern part of South Africa during summer, and not solely to Augrabies, you may need to take antimalarial drugs. In any case, you will need to be vaccinated prior to embarking to South Africa, as there are several vaccines required. See your local doctor for advice.

Wildlife Viewing

Although Augrabies Falls doesn't really have any dangerous animals, it is always recommended to use common sense when viewing wildlife and listen to the instructions given by your guide.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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