General Advice : It easy for you to catch the common cold, the flu or to aggravate an existing medical condition. The main reason of this is different air, water, dairy, food, lifestyle and jet-lag, that can reduce your resistance. Our advice for you to take a multi-vitamin course while on tour and eat and rest properly.
1. To avoid illnesses while you travel you should eat and rest well while on tour
2. Avoid drinking too much alcohol and take some simple health precautions during your tour time.
Water : Water is the important part of the life. In urban areassafe to drink and cook with when taken from taps. But in some rural areas water is undrinkable, so please take care.You use only the bottled water in these area. During in summer or in hot climates keep your fluid levels it is important.
-> Avoid drinking water from streams and rivers, especially in areas where there is human habitation. These may carry water-borne diseases
-> Mineral water bottled is available all through South Africa. Before use it chek the manufacturing and expiry date.
Medical facilities in South Africa are,very high, particularly private hospitals and clinics, as well as some of the large state hospitals in urban areas
1. If at any time you feel unwell you Tour Manger can advise you in contacting a doctor for a consultation.
2. If you are on a regular course of medication or contraception you must bring a sufficient supply for the entire time you are away from home.
3. In other countries it is recommended that you carry prescriptions for any drugs you may need or carry with you without a prescription
4. You also take a small supply of antiseptic cream, aspirin, sticking plasters, insect repellent, cough medicine and perhaps some antibiotics.
5. Always carry a few basic items from Elastoplasts, headache pills, & something for upset tummies.
6. If you have prescription spectacles, carry a copy of the prescription for easy replacement should you lose or break them.
Smoking in South Africa :
South Africa is the first country that ban smoking in public places in 2000 when it introduced its Tobacco Products Control Amendment Act.
1. Smoking is banned on all domestic flights in South Africa
2. It prohibited smoking in restaurants, pubs, shopping centres and offices where there was no separate, enclosed smoking room
Safety precautions in South Africa :
-> Being vigilant of your luggage and other belongings (never leave them unattended).
-> When using a credit card in restaurants, ask the waiter to bring a portable credit card machine to your table. Report stolen or lost cards immediately.
-> Carry a current road map with you.
-> In rural areas, watch out for wild or farm animals - road signage will warn you when you need to take care.
-> Locking valuables and luggage away in the car boot while travelling (never leave handbags or cameras on car seats)
-> If you intend travelling to malaria areas, take the necessary prophylaxis before you leave home.
-> Limit the amount of money you carry on your person. Also, don't accept offers of assistance at ATMs and keep your pin numbers secure.
-> National Tourism Information and Safety Line on 083 123 2345 for assistance.
-> Only use reputable tour operators and travel and transport services. If you're not sure, ask your hotel to recommend a service provider for you.