Province of the Western Cape Warnings and Dangers

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  • Warnings and Dangers
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  • Driving / Car safety
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Province of the Western Cape Warnings and Dangers

  • Areas to avoid

    Cape Town Warnings and Dangers

    We landed in Cape Town and picked up our car rental. The rental agent told us to take the N2 west then the M3 south to our destination in Kalk Bay. It would take an hour to get there. Instead, as we looked at the map, the more logical route was to take the M22 south to the R310 west and we would be there quicker. OMG!!! That was a really, really...

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  • Crime - theft

    Cape Town Warnings and Dangers

    I was in Cape Town for a month. My wife is still there, and will be for another two months. It is a beautiful city, no doubt. The restaurants are lovely. Some of the neighbourhoods are amazing. The views, and the countryside is spectacular. On the other hand, the place is a thieves paradise, so travellers beware! Most South Africans are lovely,...

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  • Safety at night

    Cape Town Warnings and Dangers

    A travel companion was robbed of her cellphone in Long Street, late on a Friday Night. She decided to walk home to the Ashanti Backbackers ahead of us because she was tired from the days activities. Although Cape Town is a truly spectacular city to visit, it isn't very safe (or as much fun) to split from the group at night. We enjoyed our trip...

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  • Driving / Car safety

    Cape Town Warnings and Dangers

    April 2011: Our ever-reliable Cape Town based correspondent Gerald_D (who doesn't write tips but is amazingly informative in travel fora) informs me that Main Road Kalk Bay has been closed northbound for the next couple of years as they undertake major upgrading and repairs on this road. The road is still open to southbound traffic. This means...

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  • Begging

    In some areas begging is prolific. There is high unemployment and a genuine need most of the time. But this is impossible to distinguish, and for me, my safety is important.They are everywhere you go, especially at traffic lights. Most people drive with their window up, especially at night, as some of the people begging get quite cloooooose...Just...

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  • Shark awareness whilst surfing or...

    In the last few years, the occurances of sharks coming close to the shore has quadrupled.When we last stayed in Fish Hoek we heard the shark sirens go off four times in ONE day!They are coming in close to the shore where the bathers are, something they usually do not do.There are no shark nets and swimmers are reliant on the shark spotters sitting...

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  • Weddings not a good idea in July!

    I got married in Cape Town end October many moons ago... and even then, the weather was mild and fine, with blue skies, not summery! But sometimes there can be quite a bit of wind, which is a chance we took. Thankfully there wasn't any!I completely understand a desire to get married in Cape Town, there are beautiful chapels, beaches, wine estates...

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