Malaria & Safety – Karoo NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides 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.

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Travel Alert

Safety

Karoo NP is, in our opinion, safe for visitors. Criminals don't conduct their business within the grounds of Karoo National Park, or any South African park, for that matter. Entry fees and added securities make for a safe visit. Petty thefts, however, can occur. These are easily avoided by using common sense and keeping your valuables in a safe place.

Big Cities

Karoo National Park is usually visited as a stop on a tour. Your visit to South Africa will probably begin in Johannesburg or Cape Town, and you should be aware of the crimes that occur in a city environment. The risk of something bad happening is very small and common sense is generally all you need to be safe. Check out ‘Cities & Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below for more information.

Malaria-Free & Vaccinations

Before traveling to South Africa, you will need several essential vaccinations (consult your local doctor). You can refrain from taking antimalarials, however, as Karoo National Park is outside the malaria zone. Malaria is only a concern in the eastern part of the country.

Wildlife Viewing

There are always certain risks involved with viewing wild animals. To keep safe, you should follow your guide’s expert advice. Additional tips can be found by checking the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’ below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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