5. Cape Town, South Africa
On one hand, Cape Town is the jewel of South Africa. Table Mountain, pristine beaches, surrounding vineyards and the nearby Garden Route all beckon a visit. On the other hand, you should be aware that there is a violent underbelly here that its reputation as a modern, sophisticated, cosmopolitan city often obscures. According to qualified reports, Cape Town is the most violent city in South Africa, beating out Durban and Johannesburg. It has an alarming level of robberies, rapes, murders, street muggings, home invasions, shootings, carjacking’s, ATM bombings and kidnappings. If you go, plan an organized trip which are usually trouble-free and the majority of the crime takes place away from the tourist areas.