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Safety Walking at Night

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Safety Walking at Night

Our hotel is across the street from Mandela Square. There is a restaurant overlooking the square that I'd like to try. We won't be able to walk there until after 1900 (7:00PM). Is it safe to walk around there at that hour and to probably walk back to the hotel 2 hours later?

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1. Re: Safety Walking at Night

Yes

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2. Re: Safety Walking at Night

Yes it is safe.

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Across the road (particularly that road) I'd do. Further afield ... personally as a grey-haired female I'm not comfortable on foot in Sandton at night. Perhaps I'm being excessively cautious but I'd rather not find out otherwise the hard way.

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4. Re: Safety Walking at Night

I thought that Sandton was one of the places that was OK to walk around at night.

Can you recommend an area that is safe to walk around at night please?

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security in South Africa is my dayjob.. 20+ years, I wouldn't recommend sight-seeing in any South African city at night. Consider risk vs reward

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Precious little "sightseeing" to be done in Sandton, any time of the day, IMHO

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Fully agree Gavin. Even without the permanent construction it's a sterile space.

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