IS SOUTH AFRICA SAFE?
In all honesty, crime in South Africa is a reality. Where poverty exists, crime is inevitable. However, crime is generally concentrated in big cities where populations are denser, as is the trend all over the world.
South Africans are typically friendly, helpful and caring people and crime against international visitors is extremely rare, with theft being the most common. In large cities, pick-pocketing is the only threat of crime but visible safety initiatives have been implemented to help curb crime. When staying safe, common sense rules.
Exercise caution when walking around the city, particularly if you are using an exposed ATM. It would be best to carry cash, rather than cards, as it would be very inconvenient if an international card is stolen. Leave your passport and important documents at your accommodation, preferably locked in a safe.
Don’t be flashy when it comes to valuables.
If you’re renting a vehicle, keep your windows rolled down at traffic lights and when you are not in the vehicle.
Tourists should familiarise themselves with where the local police station is situated.
Always tell a family member or friend where you are going, and with who.
Using an Uber is preferred. Avoid public trains and taxis.
Should anything happen, Incredible Experiences offer round-the-clock support, so report anything to us and we’ll gladly help.
IE Travel Group is a member of Travel Trust Association (TTA) and has an ATOL license, which provides complete financial protection to our clients as well as stronger buying power to the company, thus enabling us to offer competitive rates to our clients.
We have partnered up with Responsible Tourism to ensure that we support community-based, sustainable and kind-to-the-planet travel.
As certified British Airways Operators, we get exclusive deals on all flights.
OUR TRAVEL SERVICES
CORPORATE AND LEISURE TRAVEL
All transport: competitive airfares (including no frills airlines) rail, bus, Eurostar, ferries, vehicle rental (car, motorhome, limousine, special cars and bikes), airport transfers
Accommodation: hotels, self-catering, guest houses, castles, mansions, villas, cottages and more
Travel extras – insurance, lounge passes, airport transfers and parking, valet parking, luggage tagging
Travel advice and updates
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FOR OUR CORPORATE TRAVELLERS
We specialise in corporate solutions offering over 25 years of experience to this market. These solutions include travel budget assistance, loyalty memberships, travel preferences, reports, negotiations with suppliers and more. Our belief is that all travel should offer a unique and incredible experience, no matter what purpose. Why not add a weekend to either side of your business trip to explore the area and get to know the locals and their culture.
Events management – over 30 years of experience in all aspect, size and scope, including high profile events, product launches, company functions, Christmas parties and other special events
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Special events – honeymoons, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and many more
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