Foreign travel advice

South Africa

Warnings and insurance

Cape Town floods

South African Weather Service (SAWS) has issued a level 8 (out of 10) ‘disruptive rain’ warning for Thursday 11 July in the City of Cape Town, Drakenstein and Stellenbosch.

Following heavy rains, there is a risk of localised flooding. Rain is forecast to continue until Friday 12 July, with possible further disruption thereafter.

If you are in Cape Town and affected by adverse weather conditions, reconsider whether your journey is necessary, and always check local media before your journey. Stay away from rivers where possible and do not drive through large pools of water.

Before you travel

No travel can be guaranteed safe. Read all the advice in this guide and any specific travel advice that applies to you:  

Travel insurance

If you choose to travel, research your destinations and get appropriate travel insurance. Insurance should cover your itinerary, planned activities and expenses in an emergency.

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