I love to see SA especially cape town and then go for couple of days to a safari near eastern cape but unable to decide due to crime/safety stories which I have heard/or read.
Private Safaris are gated, so in terms of crime we have a little to worry about Thats fine with us.
I dont drive and neither I am for the Bus Baz/or the Hop-on Bus. So which leaves me with just one option i.e to go in for a escorted/guided tour.
I have been recommended a company which specializes in guided/escorted tours. But, my question is how will a single guide protect the family (in my case 5, 2 adults + 3 children) should we become victim of crime.
Lets say, carjacking. Do the tour guides also carry weapons with them ?
I am sure the guy will know which areas to avoid etc etc but is he going to be around with the party from 9-5 ?
So please help me decide as I am not able to understand how engaging a tour guide will reduce the risks of crime .
Thanks all in advance.