Malaria & Safety – Golden Gate Highlands NP
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 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:
- Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions
- General Travel Safety Precautions
- Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions
- Safety & Security – South Africa
- Malaria & Vaccinations – South Africa