The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be held on 11 June to 11 July in Cape Town, South Africa.
For sure World Cup fans will be heading to Cape Town soon and before you do, take not of the following travel advice:
1. Keep yours covered
For anyone traveling to South Africa, the right travel insurance should be your top priority before you go.
2. Travel securely
Don't bring too much valuables as much as possible. Also, make sure everything you will bring will fit in a hand luggage.
3. Beware of scams
Identity theft and ATM fraud is very common in South Africa. Fraudsters often target the unassuming tourists. Protection your passwords when doing online transactions. So beware and be really extra careful.
4. The golden rules
To avoid being a victim of crime or fraud, follow these golden rules:
- Ask your hotel about which areas to avoid.
- Don't advertise that you are a tourist. So don't carry or wear expensive items or jewelries.
- Carry belongings to a minimum, including cash and keep valuable items in a zipped pocket or body belt.
- At all times, protect your personal information and your passport. Keep in mind to report the loss or theft of identification documents as soon as it happens.
- Always protect your PIN by not writing it down or giving it to anyone. Use only ATM machines in well lit, high traffic areas. Be wary of any offers of help form anyone.
- Don't binge on alcohol or drugs — both will invalidate your travel insurance. Besides, it will make you a much easier target if you are drunk and incapable.
5. If the worst happens
You don't want it happening, but in case the worst thing possible happens, make sure your insurance information is at hand. Report any untoward incident such as robberies or scams to the police immediately. Take note of eye witnesses who can help you out.