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As long as you stay up to date with vaccinations and take basic preventative measures, you’re unlikely to succumb to any hazards.

While South Africa has an impressive selection of tropical diseases, suffering from diarrhoea or a cold is more likely than contracting an exotic malady.

The main exception to this is malaria, which is a real risk in northeastern South Africa.

In South Africa

High-quality water is widely available in South Africa and drinking from taps is fine, except in rural areas.