Malaria & Safety – Zulu Nyala 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

Zulu Nyala is a very safe destination in our opinion. All parks and reserves in South Africa are basically free of crime. There is some crime in towns and cities, so normal precautions should be taken when visiting these centers during your holiday (see ‘Cities & Other Urban Areas: Safety Precautions’ below). Note though that the vast majority of travelers don’t have any crime-related incidents during their visit.

Malaria & Vaccinations

There is a very small risk of contracting malaria in the wet summer months from September to May in parts of South Africa. Zulu Nyala is located in a low-risk area, and antimalarials are not considered necessary. It might still be wise to cover up and use mosquito repellent containing DEET in the evenings. There are several vaccinations recommended when going to South Africa (consult your local travel clinic).

Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife viewing is very safe as long as you follow your guide’s instructions. As incidents with wild animals are extremely rare, there is nothing to worry about. For more information, take a look at the 'Wildlife Viewing Safety Precautions' below.

Further advice on limiting dangers and annoyances when traveling:

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