FHF, I posted to try and help, not to argue - as the current teenagers say, "use it, don't use it". You refer to common sense and wearing your hunting gear proudly in the airport in the same paragraph... I guess we differ on common sense - I firmly believe that avoiding trouble is better than deterring it. The point that I am trying to get across is do not make yourself any more appealing as a target than you already are as a tourist. If that means not wearing your camo etc is that really such a hardship?
I'm delighted that you've never had issues and I hope that stays the case on all your future trips here. Not all our members are as seasoned travelers or as lucky perhaps..
This is illegal in SA if visible - only concealed carry is permitted for private citizens. The best deterrent/prevention is to avoid being the 'mark'.
that is what SAPS told my guy and he ignored them