Malaria & Safety – Manyeleti 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

In our opinion, Manyeleti is very safe to visit, as with most parks and reserves in South Africa. You will rarely meet anyone aside from tourists or employees of tour operators in Manyeleti. These people are here to help make your trip a good one.

Johannesburg

If visiting Manyeleti from overseas, your likely entry point to the country is Johannesburg. This city has experienced problems with crime and carjackings, so it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take certain precautions (see links below). Using a little common sense will help ensure safety, and most people visit the city without incident. The airport is located outside of Johannesburg, so it isn’t even necessary to go into the city when traveling to Manyeleti.

Malaria & Vaccinations

South Africa has a malaria zone, and Manyeleti lies within it. However, the risk is very slight and primarily only in the summer’s Wet season from October to April. If visiting during this time, it is wise to protect yourself by taking antimalarials and wearing mosquito repellent (containing a minimum of 30% DEET). Several vaccinations are required before travel to South Africa – consult your health professional before going to Manyeleti.

Wildlife Viewing

Being around wild animals poses certain risks, so precautions should be taken when viewing wildlife. You will be fine if you listen to, and follow, the instruction of your guide. Also, take note of the 'wildlife viewing safety precautions', found below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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