Safety & Security – South Africa
South Africa is a safe country to visit, in our opinion. All the more so if your visit is primarily an organized safari or tour. More than 10 million tourists visit South Africa every year, and most visits are trouble-free.
South Africa does have, however, a very high level of both petty and violent crime. Most crime is committed in big cities and Johannesburg and Durban, in particular, are crime hotspots. Unaccompanied walking around the city and driving at night is not recommended. An overnight stay at a reputable hotel or an organized visit to one of the many attractions in or around the city is fine.
As for all traveling abroad and in wildlife areas, we do advise these basic safety precautions:
Governments' Travel Advice
Please use the links below for governments' travel advice on South Africa.