The best travel tips for Cape Town
Rent a car: The public transport network in Cape Town is improving, but there is still a long way to go. However, the city has an excellent network of well-marked roads. Do it yourself and rent a car, or leave Cape Town and spend an African vacation by car.
Safe swimming beaches for children, outdoor activities and a wide range of child-friendly accommodation make Cape Town an ideal destination for a family vacation.
Prepare for any weather: in the extreme south of the African continent, between two vast oceans, the Cape Climate offers four seasons in one day. Always prepare a warm and waterproof top, especially when hiking or taking the cable car to Table Mountain.
Stop for the sunset: The Capetonians not only watch the sunset, but also celebrate it. Take a seat in one of the many bars or restaurants in Camps Bay or bring a bottle of wine and picnic to the top of Table Mountain (the last mountain cable car usually leaves an hour later) the sunset).
Watch for whales: The whale season lasts from July to October. However, we recommend visiting the area in September for a day trip to Hermanus on the Valkyrie. the best whale watcher in the world.
Do not forget the sunscreen: Despite the often mild daytime temperatures, the Cape sun is hard and its protection is essential – especially in summer! A hat, sunscreen and a little common sense are enough to enjoy the day at the beach while you go out at night to show off your new tan.
Leave a little space in your suitcase: Shopping in Cape Town is fantastic – from the bustling shopping malls to the eclectic street markets, there’s something for everyone. Most shops are open from 8:30 to 17:00 and on Saturday mornings. The V & A Waterfront and most shopping malls close at 21.00.
Weather in Cape Town
In general, winter in Cape Town (July-August) is relatively cold and wet, with temperatures between 8 and 18 degrees Celsius, and the summer (November-March) is hot and dry and can sometimes reach 35 degrees Celsius. However, there may be hot days in winter. So, consider buying shorts for the beach.
Find out more about Cape Town’s best time to visit.
Cape Town countryside
Table Mountain is the center of Cape Town and is used by locals and visitors as a reference point for navigating the city’s highways and residential streets.
On the east coast of Cape Town you will find the steep backbone of the Southern Peninsula Mountains, which begins at the head of Devil’s in the southern suburbs and extends to the famed Boulders Beach.
The “Atlantic Coast” runs along the west coast through Clifton and Camps Bay. On this side, the water is much colder. The city center of Cape Town is the northern end of this Atlantic coast.
Flights and shifts
Did you know that you can book your flights through Go2Africa? Further information and frequently asked questions can be found in the flight area.
Cape Town International Airport: Cape Town, one of South Africa’s hubs, is served by many international airlines and is the gateway to Cape Town destinations in South Africa – Cape Town, Cape Town’s Winelands, Garden Route and Eastern Cape.
Transfer from the airport to the city is made by modern minivans or limousines, as well as guided tours of Cape Town. However, it is a popular vacation destination with dozens of attractions and many visitors opt for a car to see everything at their own pace.
Central Cape is one of the few African cities that can easily and safely be explored on foot. Most attractions are in and around the city center, but you need to take a taxi or arrange a transport to Table Mountain, Camps Bay and the vineyards of Constantia.