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.
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..