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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.
South African parks and reserves (including Mokala National Park) are generally safe in our opinion. This is especially true on an organised tour. As everywhere in the world, there is some crime in South Africa’s urban areas, so normal safety precautions should be taken when visiting cities during your trip (see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). The vast majority of visitors don’t experience any problems on their holiday.
Malaria-Free & Vaccinations
Unless you are visiting other places in the country where malaria is a concern, there is no need for malaria medication, since Mokala National Park is located in a malaria-free area. Vaccinations are required, however. Consult your local doctor in plenty of time.
Wildlife viewing is very safe in Mokala. Always listen to your guide’s instructions and take note of the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.
Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling: