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Medical Consideration

Healthcare System

In South Africa, there are two kinds of healthcare systems: public and private. The public system suffers from a lack of resources. Although some public hospitals are excellent, the waiting times for a consultation are often very long. The private system is excellent in terms of infrastructure and specialists. Many people travel to South Africa specifically to seek medical treatment, because it has such …

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Health Insurance

It is recommended that you apply for travel insurance (medical expenses and repatriation). People who receive a contract associated with another travel insurance organisation (e.g. credit card) must ensure that they provide the number of the emergency contact number of that company. Medical care in South African private hospitals is good, but very expensive.

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Medical Consideration

When going to Cape Town, you do not need any vaccinations except if you come from a country where yellow fever is present, like Zambia. Cape Town is a safe area. However, if you want to travel to others areas, we recommend that you take the following into consideration. Malaria We recommend consulting your doctor if you want to go to: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique or Zambia, …

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