Travelling in South Africa - Safety & Security

We have many years of experience and with consultants who have lived in the country for over a decade, we guarantee that we will be able to assist you with any queries you may have for your holiday there.

Safety & Security

In terms of personal safety, the same rules apply in South Africa as to every international destination: keep your belongings close, leave valuables behind, try not to wear expensive watches or jewellery, don’t wander about alone at night, and stay alert to pickpockets in urban areas. 

Certain cities and parts of cities have a notoriously bad reputation, and we won’t pretend otherwise.  But if you avoid these – and you will do, travelling with us – then basic precautions will be ample.

For obvious reasons, we recommend keeping your doors locked at all time (carjacking is less of a problem, but still happens) when driving, and being extra vigilant at night – if you must drive then at all. 

On safari, listen carefully to your experienced guide’s safety advice, and behave calmly around all animals.  If you seem relaxed, that should transmit to them.

 

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