We. are arriving in SA mid January for 2 weeks. We have hired a car and will drive from Johannesburg to the Kurger National Park and from Nelspruit through the Blyde River Canyon. My guide book (The AA Key Guide South Africa) under the section on safety states 'Hijacking hotspots include the approach roads to the Kruger National park'. I realise one needs to be sensible and take precautions like not stopping for anyone, don't drive at night etc. I am now beginging to feel very anxious, what if our hire car broke down. Even with a cell phone it would take a long time for someone to come to our assistance, meantime one would be very vulnerable on the side of the road.
I don't want to spend my holiday feeling afraid - can someone reassure me please.