What’s the risk of malaria in White River?

Malaria remains a risk throughout the Lowveld. The degree of risk fluctuates seasonally, higher in the summer when it rains and there are puddles of water in which the Anopheles mosquito can breed; lower in winter. The peak incidence months are usually March and April, as the incubation period is 7-14 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The level of risk is certainly higher in the Kruger Park and the Onderberg/Nkomazi, where the average temperatures are higher, but remember that mosquitos can be transported in vehicles out of the park to White River and Nelspruit. Trying to put a percentage to the risk level is meaningless.