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1. Please, can anyone tell me if Malarone (possibly sold as Malanil in SA) tablets are available without prescription in South Africa. If so how much are they.

2. What anti-malaria tablets do you locals take when visiting the Kruger area? Again are they available to buy without prescription and how much?

Many thanks

Port Elizabeth
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1. Re: Malaria

Malarone is no cheaper here and still needs a prescription.

Doxyclin, which is a tetracyclin, was recommended by various pharmacists for us. It is very cheap.

The main side-effect can be increased sun-sensitivity, but neither hubbie nor I experienced this.

In winter, we don't take anti-malarials.

South Africa
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2. Re: Malaria

You will need a prescription for all malaria pills in SA now. Please see this post for the ones we chose and cost:


New Port Richey
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3. Re: Malaria

If you can't get malarone from your doctor, use 100% DEET. The bugs really aren't too bad this time of year. It's winter, so you should already be wearing long sleeves & pants. A few people in our group didn't have malarone, they relied on DEET. Hope this helps!!!

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