FOR THOSE JOINING US FROM AFAR
As a domestic or foreign tourist, your enjoyment and well-being are of utmost importance to us. As with any holiday trip here or overseas, there are a few basic precautions you should take during your visit to ensure that your stay is as pleasant and safe as possible.
If planning a vacation it's useful to know if you can power your indispensable gadgets like cell phones or tablets that you'll be bringing along with you. By not knowing which power supply is being used you are more likely to bring the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you needing to buy a potentially overpriced adaptor when you need it which might not be compatible and cause problems with your device.
some areas are safer than others
The vast majority of crimes in South Africa take place in the poorer neighborhoods of big cities - so staying clear of these areas is an effective way to reduce the risk of becoming a victim. If you're planning on spending time in Johannesburg, Durban or Cape Town, make sure to choose a guesthouse or hotel in a reputable part of town.
more Safety Tips for Tourists
Despite the country's reputation, it is generally safe to visit South Africa as a tourist. Incidents of crime involving tourists are rare, and most areas frequented by tourists are safe. And like anywhere else in the world, it is wise to follow a few basic precautions, use common sense, and avoid high risk areas.