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    Potential perils when holidaying in South Africa


    South Africa is a popular holiday destination for many tourists. One of the biggest reasons for visiting here is to go on a safari and visit game reserves. The idea of seeing animals in the wild and close up greatly appeals to many people young and old alike. However, live animals plus humans can equal a nasty travel accident. Alongside this there are other dangers to consider in order to stay safe abroad.

    What potential travel accidents can occur in South Africa?

    Apart from the dangers of animal attacks whilst on safari, there are other potential travel accidents to consider. In certain parts of South Africa there are militant groups of people who can be quite violent to tourists. Without a tour guide to tell you where you should and shouldn’t go you may wander in to one of these areas and you could be looking at much worse than just a simple travel injury.

    As well as this you need to be careful whilst walking around in the heat as South Africa can reach sweltering temperatures which increases the risk of heat stroke and worse travel injuries connected to this.

    How to avoid a travel accident whilst travelling around

    Always hire a tour guide to help you around the reserves and towns. They will keep you safe, and whilst you are driving around the game parks it is essential to have someone who, if needs be, can shoot an animal to keep you alive and prevent any travel injuries.

    As well as this, always take high factor sun cream and avoid travelling around in the hottest parts of the day. Also, keep well covered, especially arms, legs and your head, to avoid any painful travel accidents such as severe sun burn.

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    Accident Advice Helpline

    Travel accidents can and do still happen whilst on holiday in South Africa. If you have sustained an injury abroad whether in South Africa or anywhere else within the last three years that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such claims as travel accident compensation. With years of experience our team of lawyers will help you through the claims process and make it as simple and stress-free as possible.

    To find out more call Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, today.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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