If you’re in your hotel room, contact the emergency number provided or the front desk. If you’re out and about, dial 10111 from a landline for the police or 112 from a mobile phone for emergency assistance.
The first rule of malaria prevention is that if you don’t get bitten, you will not get malaria. The Female Anopheles Mosquito (the exclusive carrier and culprit) can bite at any time of day but is usually most active at dawn and dusk. The Kruger National Park is one of the two South African National Parks that are situated in malaria risk areas. The other park is Mapungubwe National Park. It is important to note that the risk of malaria in both of these parks is usually low. The window identified by the SA Minister of Health for [...]
South Africa is one of 12 countries in the world where drinking tap water is perfectly safe! It is also safe to eat fresh fruit, vegetables and salads, and to put ice in your drinks.
South Africa, with its excellent infrastructure and modern medical facilities, is an ideal holiday destination for senior travelers. At Go Touch Down we make sure all our travelers’ needs are met as we provide private, intimate tours. Airports, shopping centers, and tourist attractions are often geared to assisting senior citizens. For those who cannot walk long distances, wheelchairs or onsite transport can often be arranged.
Here is some general information to help you prepare for your visit to South Africa. Please be sure to consult with your health practitioner prior to your departure for updated information and for treatment appropriate to your personal health and circumstances. While not required, the malaria tablet is strongly recommended when visiting the Kruger Park area. Please check with your MD for your particular medicinal needs. Currently, the only mandatory vaccine is Yellow Fever only for those travelers arriving from a country at risk for yellow fever or in [...]
Released: August 10th, 2021 Here is the latest re COVID-19 and how it may impact your travel to South Africa. South Africa allows for International travel (see conditions below). Synopsis: Past: All Go Touch Down travelers that were scheduled to travel to South Africa during the 2020 pandemic moved their travel dates to 2021. In addition, travelers that had tours booked for the first few months in 2021, have done the same and requested to move to later in this year or to 2022. Present: In March 2021 travelers [...]