South Africa boasts a diverse array of cultures, communities, sites and attractions. Tourists can safely visit most parts of the country, provided that they take basic common-sense precautions. However, as would be the case anywhere in the world, we recommend that some areas be visited in groups, or with local guides. We suggest that visitors make use of recommended tours and tour operators to visit these sites. If you are unsure of which areas you should visit with a guide, or if you would like to get information about recommended tours and tour operators, you can contact the National Tourism Information and Safety Line on .