Malaria & Safety – MalaMala 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

In our opinion, MalaMala Game Reserve is a very safe place, much like most parks and reserves in South Africa. As you should all over the world, it is recommended to take normal safety precautions when visiting cities in South Africa. Please read ‘Cities and Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below for more information. When following these precautions, you’re very unlikely to have any incidents with crime on your holiday.

Malaria & Vaccinations

The wet summer season (October-April) poses a small risk of malaria, so precautions should be taken. This means using mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective) and taking antimalarial medication. Vaccinations are also important, as several are recommended when traveling to South Africa. Consult your doctor for 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 extremely rare. Also helpful are 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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