Whilst we are not medical professionals, we can say that it is not necessary to have a host of vaccinations / shots for travel to South Africa.
In most cases, tourists visiting the country will travel in first world conditions – South African accommodation, food and water is generally of a good standard. Taking sensible travel decisions makes it very unlikely that you will contract any illnesses whilst traveling in South Africa (read our notes on malaria) or encounter any medical problems during your travels. If you are volunteering and working in our very rural areas, then perhaps consult your travel clinic or doctor about shots.
Private hospitals are of a very high standard in South Africa, and most towns and cities have good pharmacies. If you do take any medication on a daily basis, please bring a supply with you.
If you are still unsure of health whilst traveling to South Africa, please contact your local doctor and / or Travel Clinic. More Information from www.traveldoctor.co.za
Malaria: The Timbavati Private Nature Reserve is situated in a malaria area, and guests are advised to seek appropriate advice from their local medical practitioner or travel clinic. If you are taking any other medication on a regular basis, please bring a supply with you.
Health: All guests staying at Shindzela Tented Safari Camp acknowledge that they are in a fit state of health, and know of no reason why they cannot participate in game drives or a walking safari. Guests on a walking activity must be able to walk in the wilderness for periods of 2 or 3 hours. It is the sole responsibility of guests to advise Shindzela Safaris of any health issues such as epilepsy, allergic reactions, asthma and so forth.
All guests participating in a Shindzela safari must provide us with contacts details of a relative who we can contact in the event of an emergency.