WATCH: Tips on how to stay safe during the heatwave

Stay hydrated and avoid being in the sun. The South African weather service is forecasting a heatwave in some parts of the country for the next two days. The scorching temperatures will affect Gauteng, North West, Mpumalanga, Free State, and parts of the Northern Cape. For some tips on how to keep safe is Dr Marlin McKay from Goldman Medical Centre. Courtesy #DStv403

JOHANNESBURG - The South African Weather Service is warning South Africans to stay at home for the next two days.

The Weather Service is forecasting a heatwave in some parts of the country.

People are urged to stay hydrated and avoid outdoor activities.

Here are some tips on how to survive the heat.

• Stay well hydrated by drinking a lot of water.
• Keep a close eye on babies, the elderly and children. Ensure they stay well hydrated as well.
• Remember to ensure pets have a cool place to relax and cool clean water to drink as well.
• Try to stay out of direct sunlight.
• Wear the appropriate clothing and ensure you use sunscreen.
• Limit participation in outdoor activities. If you plan on participating in outdoor activities, ensure you rest and keep hydrated.
• If you are going to spend time in a pool, ensure your safety and that of children around you. Ensure that they are supervised while around and in the pool.
• Do not leave children and pets in a vehicle even with a window open.

Dr Marlin McKay also gave some tips on how to survive the heat.

Watch the video above.