Visiting Cape Town at the moment, beautiful city (tourist areas at least) and felt pretty safe getting around, though literally the last time walking back to the hotel before we head off to the wine region today two guys tried this scam on us (basically they told us the road was closed and we would have to go get a “walking pass”, which turns out to be go to a secluded atm and they steal your card once they get your PIN). We walked on and no harm done but mildly unnerving as we didn’t know whether it was a physical or otherwise threat.
Turns out not physical but I dunno, if we did actually follow what they wanted us to do I feel like when they got to telling me to put a card into an ATM I’d have figured it out by then - but I guess different people react in different ways when under pressure.
One of the guys even had a security name badge and hat on! Must have been legit, I told the other guy we had no idea who they were and he said but the security guy is here. No, a guy wearing a cap and a name badge is here…
Edit: In the spirit of the thread name, thanks to Ms Simo’s birthday today we have been upgraded to a cottage in the wine region, complete with free beer, wine, spirits and a plunge pool in more than acceptable quantities