Best ways to stay safe in South Africa?

What are some tricks for keeping belongings safe in South Africa?

Or any advice on how to look after yourself in the cities?

Lauren Huggins 04/10/13    Travel health and safetySouth Africa Link Report

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The best tips are always the common sense basics you can apply anywhere. Preperation, preparedness and awareness. Have a look here for some more detailed safety tips. http://bemusedbackpacker.com/travel-tips/travel-safety/

Michael Huxley 06/10/13    Link Report

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  • Hi Lauren,

    Generally most people who visit SA return without incident, but any risk can be minimized using the Rough Guides advice on this South Africa specific page:

    http://www.roughguides.com/destinations/africa/south-africa/crime-and-personal-safety/

    I hope these help and your trip goes fantastically!

    Happy travels :)

    Lottie Gross 07/10/13    Link Report

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    Just one comment, or rather correction Lauren, you say in the article that civilians carry openly, actually they can’t by law. All personal private firearms must be concealed in South Africa when worn publicly.

    Yours in Common Cause,
    Martin L Hedington
    Author: Conditioned Victim? Your Choice.

    Martin_tu 31/05/15    Link Report

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