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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the army deployment reported in the news reflect on Cape Town as a safe and secure tourism destination?

Members of the South African Defence Force were deployed in areas 20-30km outside of Cape Town’s Central Business District (Downtown Cape Town) very specifically to deal with gang violence. This targeted intervention is a collaborative effort to ensure greater safety for local communities.

The great extent of tourism accommodation and tourism experiences frequented by tourists in the province and city are not located in these areas and remain unaffected. Travellers are thus likely to feel no impact whatsoever during their visit to Cape Town and the Western Cape.