South Africa

Ongoing taxi strikes in the Cape Town area have the potential to turn violent, potentially impacting multiple areas, including journeys to and from the airport. Check for any disruption on your route before travelling, avoid protests and where safe, use major routes. Make sure you verify alternate routes recommended by your GPS are safe before undertaking. If safe to do so, consider delaying your journey and seek advice from your hotel or travel provider. Up to date information is available from Cape Town Airport’s twitter feed and the City of Cape Town feed.

We advise:

Exercise a high degree of caution in South Africa due to the high level of serious crime.


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