Whenever you travel, you have to be aware of local conditions in the country you are visiting, so as to avoid problems, rather than running straight into them! South Africa is exactly the same! Whilst frightening stories about our country abound in the media, most of these do not pose a challenge to the average tourist, provided you follow the rules that any traveller should follow on a trip to most countries world - wide. This advice is repeated below for your information.
We also give you useful information on malaria and its prevention in South Africa, because this is something about which relatively few foreign tourists are aware. However, please remember that the information given here is of a general nature - its main purpose is to encourage you to go to your own doctor for the latest information on the prevention and treatment of malaria before you travel into a recognized malaria area.