Malaria & Safety – Makalali 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.

Travel Alert

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Travel Alert

Safety

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.

Malaria & Vaccinations

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

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.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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