Positioned between the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, Cape Town enjoys mild winters and warm to hot summers. There are no health risks to travelling in the Western Cape and no vaccinations are required. Tap water is safe to drink and there is no risk of contracting malaria. Cape Town is generally a safe and friendly city, although it is advised that safety precautions be taken in poverty-stricken areas where crime and theft can be a problem. Do not carry large amounts of cash and be discreet with expensive cameras and jewellery. Take care not to walk in deserted areas, especially after dark and park in designated, well-lit areas.
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