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"South Africa's Crown Jewel"

Cape Town Tourism

Cape Town is the second largest city in South Africa and one of its three capitals. It is one of the best places to visit in Africa and is known for Table Mountain National Park and Cape Point. It is equally popular for its beaches. You can visit numerous beaches in a single day in Cape Town, each with a different vibe.

Cape Town's location between mountain and sea adds to its natural beauty. It is a hub of adventure sports, including paragliding, skydiving, helicopter rides, scuba diving, snorkelling, hiking and much more. Cape Town is also home to one of the best surfing beaches in the world. The city's heart is spread across the V&A Waterfront with excellent restaurants, best shopping outlets and fabulous sights. To get the best view of the city, mountain and the sea, ride the Cape Wheel. 

With a rich cultural heritage, Cape Town is very polished and gives a unique European vibe. Well known for its deep history and brilliant architecture, it proudly boasts Victorian-era monuments and structures. Stretching beyond the central city are the Cape Winelands and charming little villages. Cape Town is a great place to tick off a lot of bucket-list adventures at once!

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Currency in Cape Town

Many foreign exchange facilities are widely available in the capital city of South Africa. While V&A waterfront has many exchange booths and shops, there are also bureaux de change in major shopping centres and at the International Airport. You may choose to withdraw cash through an ATM. ATMs in Cape Town also accept most international bank and credit cards charging the local cash withdrawal fee.

Shopping in Cape Town

Victoria & Alfred Waterfront is a warehouse that was rebuilt to include more than 150 stalls. All of them sell items that are locally produced, including clothes, accessories, home products, etc. There are also several shopping streets that you can stroll along for curios and knick-knacks, starting from Greenmarket Square and going on to Long Street, Bree Street and Loop street. Alternately, go to the City Centre, for retail items and classy boutiques where you can shop at your own pace.

Nightlife in Cape Town

Victoria Road, Long Street and upper Kloof street are some of the best areas to visit at night. Fiction DJ Bar & Lounge, Julep, Bascule and Tjing Tjing Rooftop Bar are your best bets for a great time. Alexander Bar at the City Centre has music and theatre shows happening as well. If you like jazz, make sure to visit Straight No Chaser at the City Centre.

History of Cape Town

The Portuguese were the ones who first discovered the Cape. This was done when Bartholomeu Dias came here in 1488 after travelling south along the western coast of Africa. Post that, it was Vasco da Gama who spotted the Cape, in 1497. This was at a time where he was looking for a route that would take him over all the way from Europe to Asia.

Language of Cape Town

Afrikaans is spoken here officially. English and Xhosa are two other languages that are spoken.

Cape Town Customs

  • In terms of dressing, people keep themselves warm here. Leggings with dresses for girls, scarves for men and clothing alone those lines is common here.
  • Men should greet people with a handshake that is firm.
  • Women are expected to greet with a quick kiss on the cheek.
  • In terms of tipping, generally, 10% of the total bill is calculated and left as a tip.

Religion of Cape Town

Christianity is the predominant religion here, followed by Isam and Hinduism.

Exchanging Money in Cape Town

Budget Travel: 650 R, Comfortable Travel: 800 R, Luxury Travel: 1000 R

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What are the things to do in Cape town?

The top things to do in Cape town are Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches, The Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, Signal Hill and the Noon Gun, Chapman's Peak Drive. You can see all the places to visit in Cape town here

What are the places near Cape town?

The top places near to Cape town are Knysna which is 426 km from Cape town, Johannesburg which is located 1261 km from Cape town, Durban which is located 1271 km from Cape town, Pretoria which is located 1310 km from Cape town, London which is located 9674 km from Cape town

What are the top hotels in Cape town?

There are 3226 in Cape town which can be booked through Holidify. The most popular hotels in Cape town are [email protected], Pinoak Cottage, 121 Ocean View Drive Studio Apartment, Kylemore 405 B, Apartment 706 Cape Royale Residence, More Quarters Hotel. You can see all the hotels in Cape town here

How much does a package cost for Cape town?

The packages for Cape town start at INR 62993 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What is the local food in Cape town?

As beautiful as it looks, Cape town has an equally amazing cuisine and taste when it comes to food. The locals and foreign travellers love to hog the famous seafood here. The most popular delicacies that are enjoyed daily in the city include prawns, oysters, baked kingklip, and pan-fried fish. Bunny Chow, Malwa Pudding and Melktert also offers a lip smacking taste.
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What is the best time to visit Cape town?

South Africa has a temperate climate with dry and warm temperatures. The months from October to April, i.e. Autumn, Fall and Spring bring in the cool breeze and make the city a lot more pleasant and comfortable. Summers can be really hot and therefore the months of May, June and July shall be strictly avoided.
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