In all the malaria risk areas, special precautionary measures to prevent mosquito bites should be taken through-out the year.
In high risk areas the use of anti-malarial drugs are recommended from October to May.
The intermediate risk areas (only in KwaZulu-Natal) include the following tourist areas:
- Kosi Bay
- Sodwana Bay
- Mkuze Game Reserve
- St Lucia Lake (not the town of St Lucia and the river mouth)
In these areas the use of anti-malarial drugs is advisable only for high risk people from October to May.
Since the malaria infected areas change with seasons it is recommended that you check the malaria status of an area if you are in any doubt whatsoever.
In the low risk areas no anti-malarial drugs are recommended.
In the North-West and Northern Cape provinces along the Molopo and Orange Rivers, including the Augrabies Falls and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Parks, there is only occasionally local transmission of the disease.
It is not necessary to take any drugs when visiting these areas.
If in doubt please refer to your medical practitioner.
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