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 Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip is the author of the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

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Travel Alert

Safety

As with all parks in South Africa, Augrabies Falls National Park is, in our opinion, a very safe place and free of almost all crime. Petty thefts might still occur, so it is always recommended to keep your valuables in a safe place.

Big Cities

Chances are Augrabies Falls is not your sole destination in South Africa, but just one stop on a tour. Your trip will probably start in a large city like Johannesburg or Cape Town, so be aware of your surroundings at all times to avoid any ‘city’ type crimes such as thefts or carjackings. Consult ‘Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below for further information.

Malaria-Free & Vaccinations

Augrabies Falls is outside the malaria zone, but if you are traveling to the eastern part of South Africa during summer, and not solely to Augrabies, you may need to take antimalarial drugs. In all cases, 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 dangerous animals, risks are ever-present when it comes to wild animals. Your best safety policy is to treat animals with the respect they deserve by interfering with them as little as possible and keeping your distance.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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