Malaria & Safety – Pilanesberg 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

Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments in South Africa.

Travel Alert

Safety

Pilanesberg Game Reserve is, in our opinion, a safe place for travelers. All South African parks and reserves are basically free of crime. As all over the world, there is always some crime in cities, but you’ll be sheltered from that on an organised tour. As long as you take normal safety precautions when visiting urban places, there is nothing to worry about (see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). The vast majority of travelers in South Africa have a crime-free visit.

Malaria-Free & Vaccinations

There is no malaria in Pilanesberg GR, so antimalarial medication isn’t required. Only in the north eastern part of South Africa, including Kruger, is there a small malaria risk. Several vaccinations are advisable when traveling to South Africa (consult your local healthcare professional).

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you listen to the instructions of your guide. Self-drive visitors should take note of the reserve’s rules and take note of the ‘Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions’, below. Incidents with wild animals are extremely rare.

Additional advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

Want to Visit Pilanesberg GR?