Better Safe than Sorry
The following are proved basic safety precautions that all sensible visitors should take to ensure their holidays are as pleasant and safe as possible:
At the Hotel
- Never leave your luggage unattended.
- Safety deposit box are there for all valuables.
- Locked your room when when going out for the day.
- Use venue staff to deliver needed items.
- Hand-in your room keys to the reception desk when you leave the hotel.
On the Street
- Avoid ostentatious displays of expensive jewellery, cameras & other valuables.
- Use credit cards wherever possible.
- Do not carry large amounts of cash around, use Visa cards at the shops.
- At night don't go far from your venue, transport close early.
- It's always better to explore in groups when leaving the regular routes.
- Plan your route beforehand and save transport cost.
- Buy a area map to get the way around.
- A policeman or traffic officer will be glad to direct you, if you're lost.
- If you want a taxi, your hotel or nearest tourism information office can recommend a reliable service.
In the Car
- Plan your route in advance to save fuel.
- Lock your items in the trunk.
- At night, park in well-lit areas.
- Never pick up strangers, there enough transport available.
- If lost, phone a police station for advise.
- If you are stopped by a policeman or traffic officer, request to see their identification cards and record names and cell number for futher information later.
- You will never be required to pay cash to a traffic or police officer for traffic violations or other citations. Fines are only ever paid at Magistrate Courts, the Traffic Department or municipal offices. You will always be issued a formal printed receipt. If you are denied these rights, report the matter IMMEDIATELY to the nearest Police Station.
South Africa is tourist - friendly, comparable wit 5 Star service ,advise and help is everywhere, expect good help from people thats responsible to supply you of help needed.
Courtesy of SATOUR