Malaria & Safety – Madikwe GR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author of many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guide to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author of many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guide 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.

Safety

Madikwe, in our opinion, is a safe place for visitors – like all parks and reserves in South Africa, it doesn’t attract criminals. Although petty theft sometimes occurs it is a rarity.

Johannesburg

Madikwe will most likely be visited as a stopover on a larger tour, and not as a lone destination. You will probably begin your journey in a city, such as Johannesburg, and need to take safety precautions. The chance of something bad happening is very small, so there is no need for paranoia. You'll be fine if you use common sense. See ‘cities and other urban areas safety precautions’ below for more.

Malaria-Free & Vaccinations

Travel to South Africa requires several vaccinations, which you should get before embarking on your journey (consult your local travel clinic). Antimalarials aren’t a requirement when visiting Madikwe, as it is located outside of the malaria zone. Malaria is only a concern if you visit Kruger National Park and surrounds.

Wildlife Viewing

Although incidents are rare, wildlife viewing always comes with certain risks. Following the direction of your guide is the best way to limit or avoid any dangers. Take notice of the 'wildlife viewing safety precautions' below, for more safety tips.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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