Hoedspruit is located in the Lowveld area of South Africa where malaria is endemic. Although considered a low risk zone, we strongly recommend seeking medical advise before travelling to Hoedspruit.
There is a peak in Malaria transmissions during the wetter summer months in Hoedspruit (Sep - Mar).It is important to remember that transmissions are not limited to this period and occur throughout the year.
Locals in Hoedspruit take great care in reducing the risk of mosquito bites by ensuring the following:
- Mosquito screens on windows
- Limit areas where water can pool up
- Malaria vector indoor residual spraying
- Using creams/spray when outdoors