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  1. Remy

    While I generally love your posts, I must say, also being born in South Africa, being a victim of crime and having a ton of family and friends living there still – that this post seems to undermine the actual state of the country itself. It has one of the highest crime rates in the world (average of 50 murders a day). While yes, most tourists visit and have no issues, I think it’s naive to say it’s dangerous to walk at night anywhere in the world. There are many places in the world where safety is hardly a concern and South Africa is definitely not one of them. It’s a beautiful country and should be explored, but visitors should be aware that crime is a huge factor there.

    • The Blonde Abroad

      Hi Remy, thanks for sharing your view. Since I’ve only been living there for a couple of years, that’s why I had a local create this guest post to share what her view is of the country. I do agree that it should be explored, but visitors should do their research before visiting and understand the climate of crime, but that it’s also not all bad!