Is Cape Town safe for tourist?

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Is Cape Town safe for tourists?

Many guests ask, “is Cape Town safe for tourists?” or “is it dangerous in Cape Town? Or “is it safe to walk in Cape Town?”

Most of these questions have a common answer; yes it’s safe.  This does not mean you should be naive.  The clever guys define naivety as showing a lack of experience, wisdom, or judgment. Obviously, you have not experienced Cape Town but you should be wise and you can judge. Make use of it. Most of the time while in the tourist’s areas you’ll be happy like the fellow CapeTownians next to you. This is a fun place. 

As you know Cape Town is a massive city of nearly 4 million people. And many of these people live poorly. Others call it Cape Town’s two cities.

The tourist areas you’ll frequent will be the more affluent areas. On your Cape Town travels you may never enter these areas at all. (See map on safIs Cape Town safe for touriste Cape Town areas here).

From the Airport, you’ll go past some of these poor areas. Even though I am sharing this with you there are various township tours. Just look at this Township tour with many reviews at 4.6 out of 5. Excellent. (Consider the tour here). Now have a look at this lady, you may meet on your tour, trying to make a living in this poor area. Do you think she just wants happiness like you? 

You may know we manage very manage Cape Town holiday accommodation. We are SuperHosts (more here). We have been in business since 2009. Do you think we would be a success if we dumped guests into unsafe areas? No. It would be ridiculous. The first time we compromised our guest’s safety will be the last time we rent the home. 

Is it safe to walk in Cape Town?

Yes. It is. But again don’t be naive. Any city in the world has bad people looking for fast asleep tourists who leave stuff on dining tables, walk alone at night, or just not taking note of their whereabouts. Be vigilant but enjoy. All Cape Townians run up and down mountains every day. Everyone walks the streets every day. We cycle. We have fun. And why can you not walk safely in Cape Town?

Is Cape Town safe for tourists? I think you have the idea. Go out and play. 


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