Malaria & Safety – Timbavati NR

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

In our opinion, as with most parks and reserves in South Africa, Timbavati is a safe place to travel around. However, when visiting towns and cities in South Africa, normal safety precautions should be taken. Read ‘Cities and Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below for more information. When following these precautions, you shouldn’t have any crime issues during your holiday.

Malaria & Vaccinations

Malaria is present in Timbavati, but the risk is small and mostly present during the wet summer months (October through April). It should still be addressed, however, and it is advisable to wear DEET-based mosquito repellent and to take antimalarial medication. In addition, there are vaccinations that you should get when traveling to South Africa – please get advice from your travel clinic.

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you listen to the advice given by your expert guide. Incidents with wild animals are extremely rare. For more information, please read the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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