Malaria & Safety – Thornybush 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.

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Travel Alert

Safety

In our opinion, Thornybush Game Reserve is a very safe place, much like most parks and reserves in South Africa. There is some crime in the cities, as is the case all over the world, and it is recommended to take normal safety precautions when visiting urban centers in South Africa. Please 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 holiday.

Malaria & Vaccinations

There is a very minimal risk of contracting malaria during the wet summer months (October-April) in Thornybush. It should be guarded against by using mosquito repellent (those containing DEET are most effective) and taking antimalarial medication. Vaccinations are also advisable for travel in South Africa. Always consult your healthcare professional in plenty of time.

Wildlife Viewing

You shouldn’t have any concerns about the safety of wildlife viewing. Following the instructions of your guide will keep you safe and incidents are extremely rare. Also, read the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below for more safety tips.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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