Bicycling (South Africa)
IS TOURING DANGEROUS?
The reality of living in South Africa is that everything we do carries some risk of crossing paths with people who want to do us harm.
Once you’re out of the heavily-populated areas, though, that risk is much reduced. After a short sprint out of George to get through that city’s bike-jacking hotspot, the only threat I felt on the entire ride was from a very large ostrich, on the wrong side of his fence.
Plan your route far away from the city – isn’t that the goal of touring, anyway? – and you’ll be fine.