SOUTH AFRICA


Vaccinations and Travel Tips
With over 220 travel clinics nationwide, Passport Health is your local leading provider of travel vaccinations and medications. Prepare your health for travel, visit us before you go.


Home to some of the world’s greatest natural landmarks, architecture, cuisine, and music, South Africa offers travelers a blend of the world’s finest things. The incredible wildlife, peaks and valleys of the Drakensberg Mountains, and penguins of Cape point are top destinations for nature travelers. The country also offers lush history and vibrant culture that are sure to give any traveler the experience of a lifetime. Cape Town’s nightclubs, Johannesburg’s history, and surfing off Durban’s coast are sure to thrill. From surf to safari, to an energetic nightlife and three bustling metropolises of Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein, South Africa’s cities and natural beauty are sure to impress any visitor.


What shots do I need for South Africa?

Is Recommended/Required
May Be Recommended/Required
VaccineRecommendedRequired
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Polio
Rabies
Typhoid
Yellow Fever
Consult With Your Passport Health Travel Medicine Expert for Personalized Recommendations!
Many Vaccines are Recommended if you are not up-to-date with routine shots, such as measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria/pertussis/tetanus (DPT) vaccine, poliovirus vaccine, etc. All vaccination recommendations and other health-related information provided on this website are general in nature. Your exact immunization and medication needs will vary depending on a variety of factors including your personal medical history, vaccination history, current outbreaks and other health risks in your destination country, and the particulars of your travel itinerary. The information on these pages is not intended to replace a visit with your Passport Health Travel Medicine Specialist. Passport Health's clinical staff receive daily updates from multiple, vetted sources to help enable them to provide current, tailored vaccination and health recommendations based on the particular components of your trip.

Yellow Fever Vaccination requirements vary based upon the regulations of your destination country. However, it is important to remember that, regardless of your country of origin, if there is a sudden Yellow Fever outbreak or if you have passed through an endemic area during your travels, documented proof of the vaccine may be required to cross a country's borders.

South Africa Climate Information

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Min Avg Temp60°F
16°C
60°F
16°C
57°F
14°C
53°F
12°C
48°F
9°C
44°F
7°C
44°F
7°C
46°F
8°C
48°F
9°C
51°F
11°C
55°F
13°C
57°F
14°C
Max Avg Temp78°F
26°C
78°F
26°C
77°F
25°C
71°F
22°C
66°F
19°C
64°F
18°C
62°F
17°C
64°F
18°C
64°F
18°C
69°F
21°C
73°F
23°C
75°F
24°C
Humidity63%66%71%75%78%78%79%78%75%69%65%63%
Avg Days of Rain3236991097533
Average temperatures in South Africa may vary depending on the region of your stay, so be sure to consider each area you plan to visit and pack clothing and skin and eye protectants that will adequately shield you from the effects of both regular and hazardous weather conditions.