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.
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South African parks and reserves maintain a very high standard regarding safety and crime inside these areas is very unlikely. Marakele National Park can be considered a very safe destination in our opinion. There is always some crime in cities, but as long as you take normal safety precautions, there is nothing to worry about (see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). The vast majority of travelers don’t have any crime-related incidents during their visit.
Malaria-Free & Vaccinations
There is no malaria in Marakele NP, so antimalarials are not required if you aren’t planning on visiting other areas in South Africa where malaria is a risk. It is advisable, however, to check with your doctor about the various vaccinations required for travel to South Africa. You will have to receive these prior to your visit.
The 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below outline several tips and strategies for viewing wild animals in the bush. In general, you will be totally safe when heeding the advice given by your guide. Guides are experts and know how to view wildlife in the safest manner possible.
Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling: