South Africa has a very high level of crime and crime is the primary security threat to travelers and locals alike. Violent crimes, including rape and murder, routinely occur and have involved foreigners. Muggings, armed assaults and theft are also frequent, often occurring in areas that are popular among tourists. South Africa is located at the southern tip of Africa. It is a vast country with widely varying landscapes and has 11 official languages, as well as an equally diverse population.
South Africa [ edit ] Beaches and other natural areas[ edit ] There are no beaches in South Africa where the right to bathe nude is protected. However, Sandy Bay and the Umhlanga Lagoon and Mpenjati beach are beaches where nudity is accepted  and bathers are very unlikely to be prosecuted for simply being naked. Mpenjati beach was approved as a naturist beach by the local town council in charge of the area, however the Public Protector ruled that the proper procedures had not been followed in proclaiming Mpenjati as a naturist beach. Nudist beaches are by nature remote and secluded and it is unfortunate that in South Africa this makes them unsafe as criminals find them ideal for their purposes too. Nudists are advised to try to keep in big groups, singles and couples should exercise a great deal of caution if visiting the lesser known nudist beaches. The trail is nudist friendly; the hotel, however, is a textile hotel. Signpost at Mpenjati Naturist Beach advising people that they may see naked people.