“You’re four times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident in South Africa than in Australia‚” it states.
SA Tourism spokeswoman Thandiwe Mathibela said the organisation was concerned about the advisory‚ saying it had the potential to harm tourism to the country.
“Across the world‚ destination marketing organizations like South African Tourism rely on the travel trade to package and sell South Africa as the ideal leisure and business events destination. It’s not ideal for us when travel advisories are issued which creates the perception that the country is an unsafe travel destination‚” she said.
Mathibela added the organisation worked closely with all our stakeholders “to ensure that we create a safe environment for our tourists and visitors to enjoy our beautiful country”.