Welcome to Sand Forest Lodge

Sand Forest Lodge is situated on a nature reserve on the edge of an ancient sand forest and lies to the west of False Bay Park - part of the Greater St Lucia Wetlands Park

The Lodge is just 10 minutes from the village of Hluhluwe and 20 minutes from the Hluhluwe Umfolozi Game Reserve.

   

Contact Us

P O Box 95, Hluhluwe,
3960. Zululand,
South Africa
Cary : 082 417 6484
Godfrey: 083 627 7080
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Malaria Information

Hluhluwe falls in a "LOW RISK" malaria area.

malaria-mapMalaria is one of the most serious diseases in the world. The disease can be fatal if not diagnosed correctly and appropriately treated. Malaria is mostly transmitted in the low altitude areas of the north- eastern parts of South Africa. Transmission is seasonal with the greatest number of malaria cases occurring between October and May. Travellers should be vigilant and remember the A, B, C, D & E of malaria prevention.

A: Awareness of malaria risk
Going somewhere?
Find out whether there is a risk of getting malaria there. The risk is lower during the cold and dry seasons.

B: Avoidance of mosquito bites
Take precautionary measures to prevent mosquito bites in all risk areas.
If possible, remain indoors between dusk and dawn (mosquitoes carrying malaria bite at night).
Apply an insect repellent containing DEET to exposed skin at night.
Wear long-sleeved shirts, long trousers and socks when going out at night.
Sleep under a mosquito net.
Spray your room with an insecticide spray after closing windows and doors before retiring.

C: Compliance – take your medication correctly
There is no prophylaxis that is 100% effective, but the correct medication will reduce your risk of severe illness.
Take only the medicines recommended by a health professional.
Start before entering the malaria risk area.
Take the medication at the same time every day (or week, for weekly meds) with plenty of water, after a meal.

C: Compliance – take your medication correctly
There is no prophylaxis that is 100% effective, but the correct medication will reduce your risk of severe illness.
Take only the medicines recommended by a health professional.
Start before entering the malaria risk area.
Take the medication at the same time every day (or week, for weekly meds) with plenty of water, after a meal.

D: Early detection of malaria
The majority of deaths and cases of complicated malaria result from delayed diagnosis and/or inappropriate treatment.
Seek immediate medical attention if you have any flu-like symptoms for up to 6 months after leaving a malaria area. e.g. fever, headache, chills, muscular pains.
Confirmation of malaria as a cause of illness is made by the examination of blood for parasites, either by blood smear or a rapid malaria test

E: Effective treatment
Malaria must be treated as a medical emergency. The sooner effective treatment is started, the better the prognosis

F: Fast notification
Malaria is a notifiable disease. Health care professionals and facilities that have patients presenting with malaria are required by law to notify the case

Useful Websites:
World Health Organisation:
www.who.int/health-topics/malaria.html
Centre for Disease Control:
www.cdc.gov/travel/mailinfo.html
Medical Research Council:
www.malaria.org.za

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