The risk of Malaria is high in certain areas of South Africa. It is high in the low altitude areas of Limpopo and Mpumalanga(bordering Mozambique and Zimbabwe) , including Kruger National Park. The transmisison season generally runs from September to May in this area. You will require prescription antimalarials in these areas.
Areas including North East KwaZulu-Natal and other north-west borders adjacent to the Molopo river and the Orange River are a lower risk with an emphasis on bite avoidance.
Please check HERE to see a malaria map of South Africa on fitfortravel (a NHS website).
If you don't already have a prescription from your Doctor for malaria medication, you can save precious time by using our online consultation service to order the suitable malaria medicines for this region by clicking on the following links. Any of the medicine listed can be recommended for malaria prevention in this region. If you already have a prescription for malaria medicine from your Family Doctor, then you can order the quantity on your prescription(s) on the following links. For Travelpharm will supply your prescription, once we receive it from you. When you place your order on one of the links below, please follow the instructions on where to send the prescription.
› Atovaquone and Proguanil 250mg/100mg- Generic Alternative to Malarone
› Malarone Children's Tablets (for Children under 40kg weight)
› Lariam Tablets (Mefloquine 250mg)
› Maloff Protect Tablets (Atovaquone/Proguanil)
Your online consultation will be reviewed by a Pharmacist Independent Prescriber registered in the UK with the General Pharmaceutical Council. We only dispense genuine UK licensed medicines.
For more information and advice on how to prevent malaria, see our How To Avoid Insect & Mosquito Bites page.
Below is a table designed to show you what vaccines are mandatory, recommended or ones to consider when visiting South Africa:
|Cholera||Hepatitis A||Hepatitis B||Japanese Encephalitis||Meningitis||Rabies|
|Tetanus||Tick Borne Encephalitis||Tuberculosis||Typhoid||Yellow Fever Certificate||Yellow Fever Vaccine|
Man = Mandatory
Con = Consider
Rec = Recommended
Req = Required if visiting from an area with risk of transmission