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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.
Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments in South Africa.
Makalali Game Reserve is a safe travel destination in our opinion, just like most parks and reserves in the country. However, when visiting cities in South Africa, normal urban safety precautions should be taken. Read ‘Cities and Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below for more information. When following these precautions, you shouldn’t have any crime issues during your visit.
Although it only poses a minimal threat during the wet summer months (October to April), malaria is present in Makalali. Protect yourself by using DEET-based mosquito repellent and taking antimalarials. There are also vaccinations that you should have before traveling to Makalali and South Africa in general. Your healthcare provider will be able to provide details.
Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you listen to the advice given by your guide. Incidents with wild animals are almost unheard of. For more information, please read the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.