Malaria & Safety – Madikwe 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.

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Travel Alert

Safety

Madikwe, in our opinion, is a safe place for visitors. South African parks and reserves maintain a very high standard regarding safety and crime inside these areas is very unlikely. There is always some crime in cities, but as long as you take normal safety precautions when visiting urban places on your tour, there is nothing to worry about (see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). The vast majority of travelers in South Africa don’t have any incidents during their visit.

Malaria-Free & Vaccinations

Travel to South Africa requires several vaccinations, which you should get before embarking on your journey (consult your local travel clinic). There is no malaria in Madikwe, so antimalarials aren’t a requirement when visiting here. Malaria is only a concern if you visit Kruger National Park and surrounds.

Wildlife Viewing

The 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below contain tips for viewing wild animals in the bush. In general, your guide will ensure your safety throughout your stay. Guides are experts and know how to view wildlife in the safest manner possible.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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