I'm planning a trip to South Africa over winter (Summer in South Africa) during my December and January break. I'll be travelling around the country on my own. I'm a 26-year old young woman. How safe will it be for me to travel through South Africa, are there any areas I should avoid?
My vague itinerary:
Land in Johannesburg - see Soweto, and the Apartheid Museum.
Travel to the Kruger National Park - stay at a bush camp and see the Big Five
Travel back to Johannesburg and then fly to Durban - visit the beaches and St Lucia
Back to Durban and fly to Cape Town - more beaches, Table Mountain, Cape Point, Robben Island, wine tasting.
Hire a car and drive to Knysna and then to the Eastern Cape.
Return to Cape Town before flying home.
Will it be safe for me to drive on my own? I've heard about people that have been robbed at gunpoint or mugged...which city is the most dangerous?