Malaria & Safety – Hluhluwe-iMfolozi GR

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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Safety

All South African parks and reserves are very safe places to be in our opinion. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is no exception. As is the case all over the world, crime issues tend to be in cities. Normal safety precautions should be taken when visiting urban centers during your holiday (see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). The vast majority of travelers don’t have any crime-related incidents during their visit.

Malaria & Vaccinations

There is a very small risk of contracting malaria in the wet summer months from September to May in parts of South Africa. Hluhluwe-iMfolozi is located in a low-risk zone, and antimalarials are not considered necessary. It is still advisable to cover up and use mosquito repellent containing DEET in the evenings during those wet months. In addition, several vaccinations are needed before travel to South Africa. Your local travel clinic will advise you.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you adhere to the park’s rules and follow your guide’s instructions. Incidents with wild animals are extremely rare. For more information, please read the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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