South Africa downsides
• Visible crime deterrents. Depressing ‘armed response’ signs, razor barb and electrified fencing remind tourists they’re not in a comfort zone. But consult locals, take care and crime need not be an issue.
• Health precautions need to be observed also. Anti-malarials in season, see Health below, but also there are a lot more dangerous animals around than in most traveler’s home towns so learn to keep your eyes open on land or in sea.