Malaria & Safety – Shamwari GR
Shamwari Game Reserve is virtually crime free and in our opinion there are few safety risks, if any. Everyone you meet will be fellow travellers or will be employed by the reserve in some aspect. If you are on a self-drive safari, and driving to the reserve, you need to be aware of your surroundings to protect yourself from car hijackings (especially in and around large urban centres). When using common sense, the chance of something bad happening is very small. For more information read the: ‘Cities and other urban areas safety precautions’ below.
Malaria Free & Vaccinations
Before traveling to South Africa, there are several vaccinations you must get. However, Shamwari is outside the malaria zone and antimalarials aren't necessary if you don't visit the eastern part of the country where malaria is a risk.
Although risks are small, there are always dangers present when viewing wildlife. To further limit these already small risks you should listen to the instructions given by your guide. In addition, take notice of the 'wildlife viewing safety precautions' below.
Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:
- Wildlife viewing safety precautions
- General safety precautions
- Cities and other urban areas safety precautions
- South Africa: Safety
- South Africa: Vaccinations & Malaria