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Is Benoni a particularly safe place?

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Is Benoni a particularly safe place?

Have the opportunity to travel there anhd I have friends who live in an estate with a golf course attached.

We are a little it nervous about visiting due to the electric fences and security required which seems to be the norm in parts of Souh Africa.

I have read in a couple of instances of attacks on householdsaround Benoni where people have been hurt.

They are probably isolated cases but am I being paranoid or what?

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1. Re: Is Benoni a particularly safe place?

Why ask for advice here?

Just ask your friends. If they say "Come" - Go! You will have a brilliant time.

Not the poshest suburb in Joburg, but I have friends who have lived in Benoni for years and and have no desire to live anywhare else.

I have read of criminal incidents in Edinburgh "where people have been hurt" but it doesn't stop me visiting there!

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2. Re: Is Benoni a particularly safe place?

My friends say exactly as you say.

Guess I am just paranoid.

Just stories taking legs.

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3. Re: Is Benoni a particularly safe place?

Would be more worried bout the threat of boredom in Benoni than threat of crime :-)

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4. Re: Is Benoni a particularly safe place?

Thanks SepSep for your reply.

How far away from places of interest Kruger, central Joburg etc.?

And is it quite near the airport?

Edited: 22 October 2011, 15:04
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5. Re: Is Benoni a particularly safe place?

Well you can see Benoni as you land lol,it's a mere 10 min drive from airport...well now Kruger abit of a distance ,about hmmm 5 hours drive with minor traffic...in Johannesburg vast number of malls if interested in shopping,nature reserves nearby aswell,botanical gardens,apartheid museum ,hot air ballooning,sky diving...

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6. Re: Is Benoni a particularly safe place?

Thanks

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7. Re: Is Benoni a particularly safe place?

Heheh, good one, SepSep :)

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