Destination - South Africa

Destination: South Africa

South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa. It is bordered by Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland and Lesotho (which is completely surrounded by South Africa). It is a vast country with widely varying landscapes and has 11 official languages, as well as an equally diverse population. South Africa is renowned for its wines and is one of the world’s largest producers of gold. South Africa has a strong economy and is an influential player in African politics. In 2010, South Africa hosted the first Football World Cup to be held on the African continent.

** A vaccination certificate is required for entry for travellers over 1 year of age coming from countries with risk of YF.

Malaria – Transmission occurs throughout the year. Chemoprophylaxis is recommended for certain areas.

Traveller’s Diarrhoea – Minimal risk exists in deluxe accommodations, high risk elsewhere. Food and beverage precautions are essential to reduce the likelihood of illness. A Gastro Kit can be purchased from Travel Vaccination Health care, which includes prescription and non-prescription medications for presumptive self-treatment if diarrhoea occurs.

*This information is to be used as a guide only. Medical advice is recommended to individuals depending on their medical history, previous vaccination history and the itinerary.