Don't walk around with cameras...
Don't walk around with cameras dangling of your neck. Don't walk around at night at all if you can help it(Public transport is bad so you'll want to hire a car anyway)
Avoid Hillbrow (unless going with a local).
Crime is VERY high in Jo'burg, and they tend to be violent. Don't let it stop you from enjoying this incredibly city, just BE VERY CAREFUL.
They aren't kidding about the...
They aren't kidding about the crime in JHB. Tourists are easy prey, so be sensible. Don't flash expensive cameras around, keep your money, passport & travellers cheques out of your handbag/purse. Invest in a money belt that fits UNDER your clothing and isn't easily visible (available from the Auto Association). Never flash cash. If you're in a rental car, pull into a garage if you are lost to ask for directions.
Johannesburg is a dangerous...
Johannesburg is a dangerous city. Crimes such as car-jacking, rape, and murder are common, and there have been a number of armed robberies of hotels and restaurants in broad daylight. Be extremely careful if you plan to walk around town, and exercise caution at all times while in Johannesburg.
It is strongly advised to...
It is strongly advised to avoid the very central city, downtown, Hillbrow as crime is regretably bad. Do not go into the townships without a specialised tour guide. The other parts of the city is otherwise fairly safe, but consult your travel agent for more and be safe.
Johannesburg is a beautiful...
Johannesburg is a beautiful city, with a pretty wicked reputation for crime. I have to advise any tourist that is coming to Johannesburg, to be cautious. It may be safe in your home country to drive with a window rolled down, but in Johannesburg rather put the air con on.
We do not have a very good public tranport infrastructure, so I suggest that you hire a car at the airport. Get a good map and you can pretty much go anywhere you like.
Johannesburg is not a safe city, everybody tells you that (and you can feel it, indeed), but specially avoid his neighbourhood, or visit it as i did in an organized tour.
Besides it being a filthy and wrong thing to do, this sign gives some extra reasons not to dump your trash.
I think this was taken in Alexandra township.
Jo'burg is perhaps not the safest city in the world. Exercise lots of common sense and take advice from the locals.
Take care with the hippos!!
Hippopotamus can suddenly cross the road!!
Well..., really I don´t think so but if the sign is there probably is for some reason..
At least is funny, isn´t it?
- Book now for big savings!
- Hotels.com Outstanding choice of hotels all over the world at fantastic prices.
- Save money, Book now!
- Booking.com Excellent choice, Low rates