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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.
Karoo National Park is, in our opinion, safe for visitors. In fact, all parks and reserves in the country are virtually free of crime. The park is usually visited en route between Johannesburg and Cape Town. As is the case all over the world, cities tend to have some crime issues. 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, especially on an organised tour.
Before traveling to South Africa, you might need several vaccinations (consult your local doctor). You can refrain from taking antimalarials, however, as there is no malaria in Karoo National Park. Malaria is only a concern in the north eastern part of the country.
Wildlife viewing in Karoo NP is generally very safe as long as you obey any instructions given by your guide. Self-drive visitors should also familiarize themselves with the rules of the park. The 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below should also help to answer any further questions.