Health Information for tourists visiting South Africa

General information

South Africa has a wide network of private health care institutions such as hospitals and doctors rooms. These are of a high standard internationally. Guests travelling to South Africa do not have not worry about the standard and quality of health care received in South Africa should they need it.

State run institutions are not of the same high standard as the private ones. We therefore highly recommend that you ensure that your health care will cover trips to private hospitals should you require it in South Africa. If your health care in your home country does not cover you in South Africa, we recommend taking out travel insurance for the duration of your travels.

Pharmacies are found throughout the country and are generally well stocked.


Note: Our tour package only takes guests through malaria free regions of South Africa!

The information below is for guests who wish to travel further in South Africa.

Tourists travelling to high risk malaria regions should consult with their doctors before travelling to South Africa. The main high risk regions for malaria in South Africa are in the regions from northern KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumulanga, and Limpopo. This includes the Kruger National Park.

If you choose to take Prophylactic drugs, make sure these are prescribed by your regular doctor or a doctor who is aware of all your existing health conditions.

If you are in a high risk malaria zone, always use mosquito spray and where long clothes when possible. If you notice any possible signs of malaria or illness consult with a doctor as soon as possible.

Immunization / Vaccinations

Tourists travelling from certain countries may be required to have yellow fever vaccination before being granted a visa or entry into South Africa. Check with your local South African consulate if this is a requirement.

No other vaccinations are required by law, however the following are recommended: Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Measles, Mumps, Rubella,  Polio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Rabies