South Africa is regularly in the news because of crime. Recently, there have also been negative reports about Cape Town. Unfortunately we cannot say that these messages are not true at all, but journalists are often indiscriminate in their reporting and have an interest in sensation. We understand very well that all these messages scare people away. I remember all too well that when I went to South Africa for the first time, I thought it was pretty exciting. We have now been living in South Africa for 3.5 years and I (as a woman) never feel unsafe. Of course there are certain things that you should and should not do (as in most major cities). Below you will find two articles with the most frequently asked questions and the do's and don'ts.

FAQs for Tourism Safety

Safety tips

Our guest house is an hour's drive from Cape Town in a quiet area, so book a room with us if you prefer not to sleep in a big city. We are very centrally located half an hour from the airport, half an hour from Stellenbosch and 45 minutes from Hermanus. If you have other questions, please let us know..


Our guesthouse has its own water supply and we are therefore not dependent on the municipal water supply.

Update August 6, 2019: Good news !! The dams are 76.8% filled. In Cape Town, restrictions on the use of water remain in force but have been brought back to level 3, which means that 105 liters per person per day may be used without incurring additional costs. 'There has always been plenty of drinking water everywhere and you can simply shower everywhere. We have our own water supply and therefore no water restrictions!

Cape Town had a water crisis due to a serious water shortage. South Africa and in particular the Western Cape, was experiencing the worst drought in more than 100 years. What are the consequences and what does that mean for my stay in South Africa?

You probable already knew this but it is official now. Cape Town ranks as Lonely Planet's 2nd best city worldwide! Lonely Planet revealed the best of the best in travel in their newly published guide, Best in Travel 2017, which features picks from around the world in the categories for top countries, top regions, top cities and places offering the best value for money.

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