Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria (February 3, 2020)

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Pretoria (February 3, 2020)

Location: Fort Klapperkop Nature Reserve

Event:  There are reports of increased criminal activity at the Fort Klapperkop Nature Reserve.  In recent months there have been several incidents of a group stopping and robbing hikers and cyclists within the park.  The U.S. Embassy recommends travelling in large groups and exercising increased caution within the reserve or avoiding the area.

Actions to Take:

  • Review your personal security plans.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Use caution when driving at night and avoid walking after dark.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Stay alert in locations frequented by tourists/Westerners.
  • Keep a low profile.