A little local know-how goes a long way in South Africa. Here you will find all the essential advice and information you will need during your stay.

Personal Security

Although South Africa has a reputation when it comes to crime, it’s fairly rare for visitors to encounter anything other than the usual petty crime associated with large cities. Security is good in most places that tourists are likely to visit and the risk of serious crime is low, but there is a small chance that you may encounter bag-snatching or pickpocketing. Take sensible precautions when walking around – don’t publicly flash expensive items such as jewellery and mobile phones and avoid going out alone, especially after ...

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