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Is it safe to travel to Durban, South Africa?

Asked by AshlynM (9655points) September 10th, 2009

I hear there’s a lot of tension between races.

I’m Asian. I don’t know if they’d like me or not. Plus, I heard they don’t like tourists.

Any ideas?

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Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Oh yes – I was just in SA about a year ago – there are tensions, of course, and in certain areas, people shouldn’t travel the streets alone when it’s dark…but that’s more about being mugged

AshlynM's avatar

Ok…I guess it’s just like any other country or strange place. You just have to be on your gaurd at all times.

Wasn’t sure if I should stay home or not. Thanks for your answer.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

@AshlynM for me, traveling is always worth it – depending on the area and your general instincts, you will learn how to manage the risk – enjoy!

unit's avatar

2010 World Cup is to be held in all the major cities in South Africa. 20,000 England fans are expected to go. Security will be massive and the advice is , to stay in the main areas and not to wonder around on your own.

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