Durban is one of the most exquisite travel destinations in South Africa, but there are a few safety tips you should take note of to ensure you stay safe during your visit! Here are some of the basic safety measures you should take for safe travel in Durban South Africa:
- Stick to the main routes and walking areas. Durban’s beach and the major walkways are regularly patrolled by security and policemen and the city has also installed a number of CCTV cameras. There are a number of lit areas where you can walk, so stick to these routes and avoid walking n dark areas alone at night.
- In busy areas, such as the Durban Central District, Mahatma Gandhi Road (formerly Point Road) and downtown Durban, keep your wallet and valuable items out of sight. There are many street children and these areas can get overcrowded, creating the ideal spot for pick-pocketing.
- Be wary of fake R200-notes. South Africa has experienced problems with fake R200-notes, which has lead to the Reserve Bank issuing new notes (which look similar to the old ones). If you are shopping at flea markets or on the beach front, be wary of accepting any R200-notes if you can’t tell the difference between real and fake ones.
- Keep your doors locked. Whether you are staying in self-catering accommodation or aluxury beachfront hotel, remember to keep your doors locked. The number of robberies and break-ins tend to rise during the peak season so make sure your doors and windows are locked when you leave your hotel during the day. A good tip is to keep your passports in a safe during your time spent in Durban.
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