Travelling in South Africa - Malaria

South Africa is a safe place to travel, even as a woman alone. Common sense is all you need really to get by without problems. Below is a collection of useful information to help you get off on the right foot. We are always happy to discuss these matters in more detail with you by telephone or email. We have many years of experience and have lived in the country for over a decade and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.


Some areas of South Africa are designated malaria-risk areas, especially in the summer between October and April, so you need to take anti-malaria tablets and reduce the chance of being bitten with insect sprays and long sleeved clothing and trousers.

In the dry season from May to September, there is generally less mosquito activity especially in South Africa. Happily, this is also the best time for game viewing. Babies and very young children should avoid malaria areas.


Pakamisa Private Game Reserve

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