Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guides to South Africa.
Philip lives in South Africa and has authored many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guides 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.
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In our opinion, travel within Mountain Zebra NP is relatively risk-free. Most people you see there will be either staff or fellow travelers and encountering crime is highly unlikely.
If you are driving yourself to Mountain Zebra NP, you should take precautions to protect yourself from crime including carjackings, especially in and around urban centers. Although the risks are higher as compared to most Western countries, the chance of something bad happening is still very small.
Check out the links below to ‘General safety precautions’ and ‘Cities and other urban areas safety precautions’.
Malaria-Free & Vaccinations
If you will not be visiting the Kruger Park part of the country, where malaria is a risk during summer, there is no need to take antimalarials. Mountain Zebra National Park is in a malaria-free zone. Consult your nearest travel clinic for further advice and vaccinations.
There are always certain dangers that come with wildlife viewing, but you'll be fine if you listen to your guide, follow any instructions you are given and use a bit of common sense. You should also read the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.
Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling: