Flying into Jo'burg in a week or so. First stop on a 4 month trip. I'l be checking in one travellers rucksack, and won't be packing anything of value in it - clothes and toiletries is all. Wasn't planning on wrapping or locking it since I figure that would only draw attention to it.
If it gets tampered with I'm not too fussed, but I am a little concerned that the bag might just not turn up.
How likely is that? I've read some conflicting accounts on various web sites. Do entire bags go missing here any more than at other airports?
As I said, losing a few items of clothing won't be a big deal, but I only have one night in Johannesburg before heading off on a camping trip so it will put a real dampener on things if my entire pack goes missing at the very start of my trip and I'm left with just the clothes on my back.
Would appreciate any of your experiences.