What vaccinations will I need before coming to South Africa?
South Africa is a very big country with a diversity of climates and circumstances. There are various diseases and illnesses present that are no longer common in Europe. Check with your doctor or other institutions to make sure you have the right vaccinations and make sure you have received all necessary shots before you leave.
The general advice at the moment is to get vaccinations for:
- Hepatitis A
The costs of these vaccinations are in many cases covered by your medical insurance. Please check so you can claim back these expenses.
Protection against mosquitoes is always important. The Eastern Cape is Malaria-free, so if you are not going to travel outside the province, do not worry about any anti-Malaria medication.
Kwazulu Natal: from October until May
Kruger Park: the whole year round
We are no physicians or doctors and therefore are not able to give any medical advise. Above mentioned comments are general recommendations. Visit your doctor or physician for professional personal advice.