Safety tips for travelling in South Africa
29 Nov 2019 2 minutes
The world can be a dangerous place, but people are especially scared to travel in South Africa because of all the terrifying crime reports. It will be advantageous for you to take a few safety precautions when travelling in South Africa so that you can still enjoy exploring this beautiful country while being vigilant and safe.
Safety tips at a Hotel/other accommodation
• Always keep your room locked.
• Keep your valuables locked in a safety deposit box.
• If someone comes knocking on the door, make sure you ask who it is first.
• Never leave your luggage unattended, know where all your stuff is.
• Don’t lose your hotel room/accommodation keys, keep it safe.
Safety tips in the street
• Avoid wearing extremely visible jewellery on the streets.
• Hide phones and money, where no one can see it.
• Avoid hitchhiking, rather hire a reliable car service.
• Avoid walking the streets at night, especially dark and deserted areas.
• If you are walking the streets rather do it in a group, not alone.
Safety tips in the car
• Plan your route in advance and use reliable road maps.
• Always keep car doors locked.
• Park your car in safe areas with security.
• Don’t pick up strangers.
• Be alert when you stop at the robots in the street.
General safety tips
• Do research about the destination you are travelling to.
• Call the Police in case of any emergencies on 10111 (free on landlines).
• Don’t entertain people that look suspicious to you, trust your gut feeling.
• Keep copies of important documents like passports and identification.
• Cameras, handbags and phones are targeted valuables.