Malaria & Safety – Sabi Sands

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

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Travel Alert

Safety

Travel within most parks and reserves in South Africa can be done safely in our opinion, as is the case with Sabi Sand. As is the case all over the world, it is recommended to take normal safety precautions when visiting cities in South Africa. Also read ‘Cities and Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below for more information. When following these precautions, you’re very unlikely to have any incidents with crime on your trip.

Malaria & Vaccinations

As malaria is present in Sabi Sand, the wet summer months pose a very slight risk of catching malaria. If you are visiting at this time, measures you can take to protect yourself include using mosquito repellent containing DEET and taking antimalarials. Travel to South Africa, including Sabi Sand, requires several vaccinations. Consult your doctor for details.

Wildlife Viewing

As long as you listen to the advice given by your guide, wildlife viewing is very safe and incidents with wild animals are extremely rare. Following the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below, will also help.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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