Health care in South Africa

Although South Africa has a public healthcare system, it is underfunded and understaffed, and facilities tend to be overcrowded, with some 20% of the country’s doctors employed to serve around 80% of the population. By contrast, private medical facilities compare favourably with anywhere in the world, and also tend to be affordable.


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Medical requirements for South Africa

Malaria is absent from most parts of South Africa, and it is nowhere as prevalent as it is in much of equatorial Africa. Exceptions are the eastern lowveld of Mpumalanga and Limpopo, which is classified as a moderate-risk malarial area, and coastal KwaZulu-Natal north of Richard’s Bay,…

Medical insurance for South Africa

Full medical travel insurance, inclusive of air evacuation from remote areas, is highly recommended. Be aware that some insurance policies may not cover activities deemed to me hazardous, for instance paragliding or scuba diving. When travelling to South Africa we always recommend that you…

Is South Africa safe?

Public safety initiatives have been implemented in large cities to help curb crime | Credit: The CapeTowner Crime rates are high but as a rule not directed specifically at tourists. The main crime hotspots areas are probably the CBDs of the three largest cities (Johannesburg, Cape Town…


Tours

Popular South Africa Safaris

These popular itineraries can be customised to match your budget and travel dates

South African bush and beach safari

Explore the magic of Cape Town followed by the Scenic Garden…

Harbour View

Cape Town and Kruger Luxury Safari

Combine Cape Town and the surrounding Cape Winelands with a…

Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and Okavango Delta Safari

Explore the famous reserve that offers exceptional game viewing…

Romantic view

Cape Town, Kruger and Vic Falls Deluxe Honeymoon

Combine three of Southern Africa's most loved destinations into…

Garden Route safari adventure

Discover one of South Africa’s best kept secrets - the Garden Route

Kruger to the Mozambican coast

Combining the bush and the wildlife found in the famous Sabi…

Big Five South African safari

Get the best possible chance to see the Big Five wildlife in…

Cape Town, Winelands and Kruger Park Journey

Experience Cape Town, the lush Cape Winelands and a safari in…

Highlights of Southern Africa

Exploring these areas of the Southern African continent should…

South Africa and Zambia honeymoon

Explore the romantic Atlantic Ocean with it's multi-cultural…