Cape Town is one of the most significant historical cities where people, cultures, and politics interplayed during the birth of modern South Africa.
The Mother City is unlike any other destination in Africa: Separated from the rest of the continent by a ring of mountains, Cape Town stands as a glittering, metropolis juxtaposed with one of the world’s most breathtaking natural landscapes. But good looks aren’t the only thing Cape Town has going for it. You’ll fall in love with this city’s khaki-colored beaches, rolling vineyards, sizzling cuisine, thriving nightlife, and, of course, the spectacular Table Mountain.
Cape Town is by far the most cosmopolitan city in South Africa, as it hosts a hodgepodge of cultures that contributes to the city’s eclectic music, food, and festival scenes. But to better appreciate Cape Town as it is now, it’s important to understand what the city has experienced. Although many tourists only experience Cape Town’s gorgeous beaches and vibrant restaurant scene, those who visit Nelson Mandela’s jail cell on Robben Island or peruse the exhibits in The District Six Museum will see that there’s a somber undertone to this otherwise vibrant city.
Good to know
Do I require a visa in order to travel to South Africa?
Depending on where you are travelling from, and through which country/ies you will be transiting, you may require a visa, or transit visa/s.
Feel free to contact us should you require an official invitation letter for visa application purposes.
What currency is used in South Africa?
The currency used in South Africa is the South African Rand.
Banknotes: R 100.00, R 200.00, R 20.00, R 10.00, R 50.00
Coins: 20c, 10c, 50c R 1.00, R 2.00, R 5.00
Which language is predominantly spoken in South Africa?
There are eleven official languages of South Africa: Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Northern Sotho, Sotho, SiSwati, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda, Xhosa and Zulu.
With English being the second language of all South Africans is most likely the most commonly spoken language of the nation.
What is the weather like in Cape Town in November?
Weather in November
The last month of the spring, November, is another pleasant month in Cape Town, South Africa, with an average temperature ranging between max 22°C (71.6°F) and min 14.4°C (57.9°F).
In Cape Town, the average relative humidity in November is 69%.
In Cape Town, during November, the rain falls for 7 days and regularly aggregates up to 18mm (0.71″) of precipitation.
In November, the average sea temperature in Cape Town is 17.2°C (63°F).
In Cape Town, the average length of the day in November is 13h and 53min.
The average sunshine in November is 10.7h.
The average daily maximum UV index in November in Cape Town is 5.
Dos and Don'ts of Visiting Cape Town
Do Shop Locally. …
Do Get Out of the City. …
Do Make the Most of the Amazing Food & Wine. …
Don’t Drive Around with your Doors Unlocked. …
Don’t Assume the Wildlife is Tame. …
Don’t Cut your Trip Too Short.
Best Things To Do in Cape Town
The real question here is what can’t you do in Cape Town. This is a city brimming with adventure, culture, and culinary arts. Start your day with a morning trip up Table Mountain; with clearer skies in the early hours, you’ll be able to enjoy spectacular views of the city. From here, you can head to Boulders or Clifton Beach for some sun, sand, and surf, or you can experience the Mother City’s rich history. Robben Island and The District Six Museum both do a fantastic job recounting the city’s struggle to overcome apartheid. And Bo-Kaap and Greenmarket Square provide a fascinating glimpse into Cape Town’s Afrikaan and Muslim traditions. Just make sure to dedicate some time to the city’s wine culture: Touring the vineyards at Constantia or sipping a chilled white along the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront are musts.
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