HEALTH

South Africa is a relatively soft country when it comes to health risks as there are  a number of medical facilities in the country that are regarded as world class. including many excellent hospitals, clinics and private practices throughout the country. Please note the words, private. Based on past experience, as well as a number of very negative media reports, we strongly recommend avoiding a number of state owned medical fascilities. In all areas where hunts conducted by Brad Rolston African Hunting take place, we have access to a number of the finest physicians, as well as a helicopter on 24 hour per day standby, for immediate transport to a medical fascility should it be necessary. Please note that all medical treatment must be paid for at the time of service, and is not included in any of the fees charged for during a hunt. Please consult with your personal broker in your home country for professional advice regarding health insurance while in South Africa.

While tap water is safe to drink throughout South Africa, this will never be a concern for you, as quality bottled water will be provided from the time you land in South Africa, until you arrive back at the airport for your departure back home.

According to our latest consultations with experts in the medical profession, including some of the top pathologists, and neurologists, there are no immunizations required to enter South Africa. A Tetanus Booster,be sure yours is up to date prior to your departure and Hepatitis A have been recommended in the past by local Health Departments. As in the case of medical insurance, we strongly advise that you consult with a medical professional in your own country for their advice in this regard.

Some of the areas hunted by Brad Rolston African Hunting, in the Limpopo as well as Zululand areas are regarded as medium to high risk areas for the occurrence of malaria. While, due to past experience, and expert advice from top quality individuals in the medical profession, Malarial Prophylaxis is recommended in these areas, again, we strongly advise that you consult with a medical professional in your own country for their advice in this regard.

Additional expert advice from top quality individuals in the medical profession in South Africa, made the recommendation that sufferers of any specifically diagnosed allergies and ailments should ensure that they bring their own medications as well as an additional prescription(s), sufficient for the duration of the entire tour. Prescriptions can be refilled in South Africa, and can be lifesaving in the case of your medication being lost or misplaced.

Further consultations with Cancer Specialiststs, Dermotologists, and an Optometrist, resulted in recommendations for suitable headwear for sun protection, quality eyewear, and sun protection creams with an SPF of 40 or higher.

Always be aware of your physical health, as changes in routine, many long hours of traveling, and being in unfamiliar circumstances could have an effect on your health.

 

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