Is South Africa Safe?
South Africa has a reputation so most visitors ask the question—is South Africa safe? The answer is yes—but. There are some risks involved when visiting South Africa, but with proper precautions a trip to South Africa can be an enjoyable one. The violent crimes and murders usually occur in South Africa's poor townships.
Those areas are not frequented by tourists so the risk of being a victim of a violent crime is low. But, robberies and pickpocket incidents are common in tourist areas. Sexual assaults also occur, but attacks on women tourists are rare. If you rent a car, carjacking's can be an issue, but they are rare as well. The biggest road threats are aggressive and reckless drivers.