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Travel Guide to Cape Town

Cape Town is the most popular holiday destination in South Africa. A pleasant city that lies between the cool waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the majestic scenery of Table Mountain. It is a city that provides plenty for tourists to enjoy. From the chance to drive around the Cape Winelands, to whale watching at Hermanus Point near the city centre, Cape Town has something for everyone. Attractions include the chance to climb Table Mountain itself, and also to visit Robben Island – the notorious offshore prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for some 27 years.

Guide to Cape Town Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Cape Town in order to see some of the sights. The Cape Town highlights every visitor should see, the Table Mountain is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Robben Island are also well worth seeking out. Cape Town’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Cape Town city tour before you travel and allow our expert Cape Town based guides to show you some of Cape Town’s hidden treasures.

Sport in Cape Town

As everyone knows, Cape Town’s population are avid fans of Rugby Union, and the best-known team is Western Province who play at Newlands Rugby Stadium. Every year, the biggest event for Cape Town sporting calendar is undoubtedly the International Cycle Tour, which takes place at the sites around the city.

Guide to Cape Town Attractions

Try to make sure that you have time in Cape Town in order to see some of the sights. The Cape Town highlights every visitor should see, the Table Mountain is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Robben Island are also well worth seeking out. Cape Town’s history provides lots for visitors to enjoy.

You can book a Cape Town city tour before you travel and allow our expert Cape Town based guides to show you some of Cape Town’s hidden treasures.

Climate Guide to Cape Town

It is simple to find the best weather in Cape Town thanks to our simple guide to the climate in Cape Town. The table below shows the average temperatures in Cape Town throughout the year to show you what weather to expect in Cape Town.

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Tips For Driving in Cape Town

If you plan to drive a car while in Cape Town, you will need an International Driving Permit, or IDP, for South Africa which you can arrange with the AA before you travel to Cape Town.
On the road in Cape Town, as with the rest of South Africa, you need to drive on the left hand side of the road. You can book car hire in Cape Town before you travel to South Africa and there are several car hire offices in Cape Town where you can collect your hire car.

Cape Town Airport Guide

Cape Town International Airport is approximately 16 miles east of Cape Town. The airport, whose international IATA code is CPT is only about 13 hours flight from London. Regular buses operate into Cape Town, and taxis are also available. Cape Town International Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Cape Town.

Cape Town UK Consulate Details

If you get into trouble in Cape Town, or just need some advice, the Cape Town British Consulate is the place to go.

British Consulate General
15th Floor
Southern Life Centre
8 Riebeck Street
Cape Town
8001

Telephone: (021) 405 2400

Quick Guide to Cape Town

City Name: Cape Town
Country: South Africa
Language: English
Currency: South African Rand
Time Difference: GMT + 2
Electricity Supply: 220/230V AC 50Hz

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