Friday, 3 August 2018

The Travel Safety tips you NEED to know in South Africa


Safety is important, no matter where you are in the world. If you are visiting South Africa, you need to know what to do and what not to do – here are some of the most important travel safety tips you need to know in South Africa…

At your hotel…

> Always keep an eye on your luggage and never leave it unattended
> Do not carry your valuables around with you, rather keep them in a safety deposit box at your hotel
> Whether you are in your room or not, always make sure the door is locked
> Check who is at the door before you open it
> Ask the reception desk to keep your room keys for you when you leave the hotel

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In the street…

> Do not wear expensive jewellery, carry fancy cameras of other valuables in plain sight
> NEVER carry around large sums of money
> Stay away from dark, isolated areas that may seem dangerous, especially at night time
> It is best that your travel with a friend or a group of people
> If you are going to be travelling somewhere, be sure to plan out your route beforehand
> Be aware that a police officer or security personnel will be happy to help should you ever be lost or need help

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In the car…

> Always make sure to plan your route before you start your trip
> Keep all your doors locked and roll up all your windows if you are in a dangerous area
> If you have anything of value in your car, be sure to lock everything in the boot
> Be sure to park in a safe, well-lit area, especially at night
> Never pick up hitchhikers, no matter how friendly they may seem

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South Africa is not the only country where the above list applies; it applies to majority of destinations around the world. Tourists are often caught up in unpleasant situations because they are not vigilant and wise because they are “on holiday” and in a carefree mood.

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