Subject: September in Southern Africa
Hello Ziners,

My wife and I will be spending the whole month of September in Southern Africa, safari camping in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Namibia.

We will be spending several days at the beginning of our trip in Cape Town. We have read that it is one of the world's most beautiful cities, but we have also read that crime is a problem. Are any Ziners from Cape Town, or familiar with Cape Town? Any comments about how serious the crime situation is for travelers?

We have mixed reports about flies and mosquitoes as we head north into the Kalahari and toward Victoria Falls. Is it necessary to wear face screens?

Dick Smith, Boston area