Vaccinations For South Africa - Which Vaccines Do I Need?


Whether you’re after culture, luxury, nature or adventure - South Africa has it all. The country’s diverse wildlife and natural beauty draw in tourists from all over the world.

Before you go on safari in the Kruger National Park or shopping in Johannesburg, you need to make sure you have all the medications and vaccinations you need. Our experienced travel nurses are happy to help you assess your needs to keep you healthy and happy during your South African adventure!

Malaria in South Africa

South Africa is a risk country for malaria. There is a risk of infection all year round but the risk is particularly high from September to May. You are unlikely to contract malaria in areas of high altitude but you need to take precautions if travelling through Mpumalanga Province (including Kruger National Park) and Limpopo Province.

If you are travelling to a risk area you need to take antimalarial tablets in addition to using insect repellent and avoiding mosquito bites. Travellers who are planning to stay in remote areas without access to local medical facilities may be advised to also take a malaria treatment for acute bouts of the disease with them, in case the preventative treatment fails.

Medication Pack Size Price
Malaria Tablets Various From £25

Recommended Vaccinations

Other Vaccines to Consider

Yellow Fever Certificate