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August travel- Malaria

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Thanks to the forums and Southern Africa guide, my (big)birthday trip is sorted and we leave very soon.

Sorry if I've missed threads discussing August travel in Southern Africa in the big trawl through the fantastic info.

I have followed the Malarone etc. debate and looked at the recommended sites including
This site appears to suggest it's fine to take the usual coverup/spray precautions but no medication in August. WHO and other sites seem far less seasonally orientated and I've also seen references in the threads to water levels this year. Given that the family (kids aged 9,11,13) visit Itala and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi reserves and drive through Swaziland to the Kruger 17th to 23rd August, anyone know if it's wintery enough to prevent mossie bites? One of us felt quite uncomfortable on Malarone at Easter and we won't take it if we can comfortably rely on the site map. Local knowledge appreciated for us Brits.

Can we easily obtain Malorone if it is needed in Jo'burg pharmacies? I need to act v. quickly to get a private prescription before leaving UK if I'm advised Malarone is recommended.
Thanks for all the great help so far!

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