Malaria & Safety – Golden Gate Highlands NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guide to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guide 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.

Safety

In our opinion, there are no real safety concerns when visiting Golden Gate Highlands Park. The people you'll meet will either be fellow tourists or people working there, as the park is a virtual crime-free zone. There are no particularly dangerous animals.

Johannesburg

Johannesburg will probably be your point of entry into the country and, as with many third world cities, you need to be alert and cautious. If you are visiting Golden Gate on a self-drive safari, be aware that carjackings in and around the cities are a concern, so additional care must be taken. See the links below for advice on precautions you should take in Jo’burg and other urban centers.

Malaria-Free & Vaccinations

The park is outside the malaria zone, and antimalarials aren’t necessary if you're not traveling to other parts of the country where malaria is a risk. Several vaccinations are required, before visiting South Africa.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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