Malaria & Safety – Shamwari GR

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many guidebooks to African destinations, including the Bradt and Insight guide to South Africa.

Philip lives in South Africa and is the author many Africa guidebooks, including the Bradt and Insight guide 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.

Safety

Shamwari Game Reserve is virtually crime-free, and in our opinion, there are few safety risks, if any. Everyone you meet will be fellow travelers 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 carjackings (especially in and around large urban centers). 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.

Wildlife Viewing

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:

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