Cape Town Safety- Tips for Mastering the Streets on Foot

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Cape Town Safety is essential if you’re planning a trip to the Mother City in South Africa. Brush up on essential tips to mastering Cape Town streets on foot in this post. You’ve heard it a million times before. South Africa is a dangerous country. It’s a sad and bitter truth but its something that has to be confronted. No matter how hard it is. The truth will always set you free. It doesn’t mean that it will leave you hindered or battered. No. You can still live your life. Don’t be scared to visit Cape Town. It is as dangerous as many other cities in this world.

In this post, we explore tips that will help you to master Cape Town Streets by foot. Cape Town is a beautiful city to discover through walking. It’s easy to get around, you see more things on foot and you experience the culture and feel of the city better.

Why do I bother writing this post about Cape Town Safety?

I know what it’s like travelling to a new city. Being scared of going anywhere alone. Not knowing what kind of danger lurks around the corner. Not knowing where to stay. There are many decisions you have to make before arriving. Being central and safe is a top priority for Travel in Cape Town.

Don’t let the stigma of ‘South Africa isn’t safe’ stop you from visiting Cape Town. It isn’t safe anywhere in the world today. Take a chance, be observant and vigilant. Cape Town City tries really hard to make it as safe as it possibly can.

As South Africans, we like to ‘joke’ about Cape Town Safety

We joke because the crime rate is high. The statistics show. We have to be sarcastic and brush it off because it is a sad reality. It doesn’t stop us from living our lives. We still walk the streets. You should too. Here are some tips for mastering the streets by foot.

Cape Town Safety Essential Tips to Remeber

  • Avoid Long Street at night or during the sunset mission with your friends
  • Loop is the new Long so stay on Loop, especially at night
  • If you feel unsafe venture one street up onto Bree street
  • Follow the crowd- This is the only exception to the rule of acting like sheep and following the flock
  • Always follow the people, stick to the busiest road- for e.g. Bree rather than Long
  • Don’t make eye contact with street dwellers
  • Put  your earphones and play some tunes but still be vigilant
  • Be vigilant all the time
  • Keep track of where you are walking
  • Look back every now and then just to keep an eye on your shadow or what may creep up behind you
  • Don’t be flashy- Keep your valuables to yourself
  • Never walk the same route- I made this mistake already which brings me to my motivation for writing this blog post
  • Try to walk the streets that have Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) security guards on every corner- they the guys wearing the green because green is good
  • Learn more about CTCCI
  • Invest in some kind of self-defence gadget, like pepper spray or a taser gun if you’re still paranoid

Cape Town is a beautiful city that is best explored by foot. Don’t let the stigma of ‘South Africa is Dangerous’ get in your way of adventuring through this city. Be wise, vigilant and confident. Enjoy the city’s amenities and breathtaking views. Stay safe while exploring the streets, the culture and the Mother City’s magic dynamic.

Now that you know its safe to visit Cape Town. Read 10 Reasons Why Travel Cape Town Should be your Next destination.



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