Malaria & Safety – Ithala 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

In our opinion, the parks and reserves of South Africa are very safe, and that includes Ithala Game Reserve. Ithala is rarely a destination in its own right, but usually a stop on a larger tour. There is some crime in towns and cities, so normal precautions should be taken when visiting urban centers. Click on ‘Cities and Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below for more information. Very few travelers encounter any crime related problems during their trip.

Malaria-Free & Vaccinations

Ithala is a malaria-free zone, and there is no need for antimalarial medication unless you are visiting other parts of the country where malaria is a risk. You will need to have several vaccinations when traveling to South Africa. Your local healthcare professional will be able to advise you.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you follow your guide’s instructions. Incidents with wild animals are almost unheard of. Some safety recommendations are available in the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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