Travel Tips
Courtesy of Cape Town & Western Cape Tourism Welcome to Southern Africa! As a guest, your enjoyment and well being are of utmost importance, so you leave with great memories and return many times in the future. As in other countries, however, there are a few basic precautions all tourists should take, to ensure their stay is as pleasant and safe as possible. Southern Africa boasts a diversity of cultures, communities, sites and attractions. Most areas can be visited safely by tourists, provided they take basics common sense precautions. However, some areas should be visited in groups or with a recommended tour guide. It is recommended that you:

  • Never leave your luggage unattended.

  • Keep mobile phones and wallets tucked away, and avoid wearing jewellery or visibly carry cameras and other valuables.

  • Store valuables in your accommodations safe or safety deposit box.

  • Don’t leave handbags under tables, on the back of chairs or on a restroom hook.

  • Keep your room locked at all times.

  • Travel in groups if you are visiting a night club, bar or shabeen that you haven’t been before.

  • Travel with certified copies of your valuable documents, and keep originals in a safe place.

  • Familiarize yourselves with local rules of the road. Remember, South Africa is a left-hand drive country

  • Don’t make use of train services at night, if at all possible.

  • Consult your accommodation for a reliable taxi service if required.

The above tips are courtesy of Cape Town & Western Cape Tourism
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