According to the South African National Travel Health Network (SANTHNet), the only current mandatory vaccine is Yellow Fever for travellers arriving from a country at risk for yellow fever or in transit for more than 12 hours at an airport in a country at risk for yellow fever. Click on this link for detailed information on yellow fever vaccination requirements.
According to SANTHNet other forms of vaccines such as rabies, typhoid and meningococcal vaccine is not generally recommended for the average tourist to South Africa. It is however essential that travellers are up to date with the standard immunizations. Click on this link for further information. We do recommend that you consult with your Health Professional before you travel.
Click on this link for a malaria risk map of South Africa as prepared by SANTHNet. According to this map only parts of the north and north-east of South Africa are malaria risk areas and this excludes the Western Cape Province where Cape Town is located. If you do plan to travel to a malaria risk area consult with your Health Professional before you travel.
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