Vaccinations for South Africa

The one vaccination certificate you may be required to show at immigration is yellow fever, and then only if you arrive from or via the yellow fever belt of Africa or South America.

Other recommended vaccinations are tetanus and polio. You could also consider immunisation against hepatitis A and B, diphtheria, rabies, typhoid, cholera and tuberculosis.

That said, please ensure that you always check with your local travel clinic or doctor before traveling, as there are different guidelines depending on the country you are traveling from.


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Medical emergencies in South Africa

If no other assistance is at hand, call a medical emergency service. The government-run emergency number for ambulances in South Africa is 10177. Private 24-hour national emergency and ambulance services include ER24 (084 124), which is linked to a private network of 50-plus MediClinic hospitals, and Netcare 911 (082 911). The police flying squad can be reached at 10111. ...

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Popular South Africa Safaris

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

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Encounter the Big Five safari and discover the elusive leopard...

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Blissful 4-day Kruger Safari

Experience luxury in the Kruger Park ...

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Experience the best that South Africa has to offer, with a holiday tailor-made for you ...

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Deluxe Victoria Falls, Cape Town and Hermanus Odyssey

Experience a safari adventure that combines the very best of Victoria Falls with the undeniable highlights of Cape Town and the Whale Coast....

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Explore the Eastern Cape, Lesotho and KwaZulu Natal...

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Southern Africa safari adventure

Majestic wildlife and the riches of Africa. ...

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Sun City and Madikwe Luxury Safari

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Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa safari

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