Didn't get to finish the thread title before I posted.. (Safety, sights, etc.) Well, I've been seriously considering going to Cape Town, South Africa this September/October and would like some advice from those that live in the country or have travelled there . My trip will be a solo trip seeing as no one I know can afford or wants to go. So...first off, safety issues. I'm sure many of us have heard the stories and I am sure many are there for a reason. How safe is Cape Town, the surrounding areas and the Western Cape in general? Would it be fine to rent a car and drive myself around? Also I'd like to know which ares of Cape Town are the best to stay in. I hear nice things about Camps Bay, Clifton, etc. Although, they appear to be very expensive. Are they worth the money or are there better places for the money? Where are nice places to stay outside of Cape Town? Perhaps around the wine country or other areas? I've read that its not good to flash cameras and such. Being that I love photography, I'm not quite sure how read this. Of course I want to take many beautiful photos, so will be pulling it out as often as the opportunity permits. Finally, what are the must see and do things? Table Mountain seems to be up there, from what I've read, but what else? Sorry if my post is kinda all over the place. Its kinda hard getting all these questions and thoughts out and in here. I'd really appreciate any helpful advice!