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Coronavirus 2020: A time to reflect and prepare

Now is the time to resist the lure of the open road for once. With the Coronavirus confining many of us to our homes, we encourage you to stick to the protocols and travel virtually instead. Here in South Africa we have been placed on a nationwide lockdown starting at midnight of Thursday 26 March 2020. The lockdown period is set for 21 days, however, we expect authorities may extend this period if required. We also expect our neighbours in Southern Africa to follow the same path very soon. Continue reading Coronavirus 2020: A time to reflect and prepare

Get your vaccinations for travelling Africa!

Travelling Africa does pose certain health risks for which you can take precaution. Visit your medical practitioner or Travel Clinic to ensure that you get the correct vaccinations, at least six months before your venture into Africa. Some vaccinations require several treatments with a time gap in between each. Whilst the advice given here under is accurate at the time of publication, check with your health clinic prior to travel to ensure that requirements haven’t changed.

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Yellow fever

 Yellow fever is endemic in the tropics of Africa and America but is a much bigger problem in Africa. It is a virus transmitted by a mosquito which flourishes in human habitations, especially under slum conditions and is thus prevalent in the large urban informal settlements in tropical Africa. Continue reading Get your vaccinations for travelling Africa!

Watch out for the deadly snakes and scorpions of southern Africa

To some scorpions and snakes are amongst the scariest creatures in the veld and very few people like the idea of encountering them. Whilst the majority of scorpions and snakes are harmless it is important to know how to prevent stings and bites and how to treat these, especially if they may be lethal.

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