Cape Town Tourism says it’s pulling out all the stops to ensure the safety of tourists as the high tourism season approaches.

A Mexican publication has recently named Cape Town as the most violent city in Africa and 11th in the world.

On Wednesday, the New York Times published a story on gangs and the deployment of the army on the Cape Flats, referring to the City as the one of the world’s most dangerous.

CEO of Cape Town Tourism, Enver Duminy, says they’ve increased intelligence surveillance on crime hotspots in partnership with the police, the Central City Improvement District and Neighbourhood Watches.

Duminy says foot patrols have also been enhanced through the TravelWise Ambassador programme.

He, however, says Cape Town is still highlighted as one of world’s most desirable holiday destination.