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As South Africa is a developing country, crime does exist, so we would advise you to take a few basic precautions. All valuables, passports, cameras, should be locked in a safe place, either the safe of your hotel or at the least locked in your bag if unnattended. Valuables should be carried discreetly when walking in cities, as thieves can spot tourists from a mile away.

The international media paints a very grim picture of South African crime, but the vast majority of travellers we have met have had no problems, and compare the situation in South Africa to that of many other countries worldwide...overstated. This not to suggest crime is not a problem here, but rather that if one is aware and alert then trouble will not easily be able to bother you.

Unfortunately most crime in South Africa occurs in the township settlements where millions live in extreme poverty, and unless on a guided tour we do not recommend visitors visit these places without first consulting other local people as to their opinion

Jeffreys Bay is a small and usually quiet holiday town with a very good security record.


Cape Town City Centre
 

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