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Cape Town

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Nearest Airport: Cape Town Check Flights

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Cape Town Tourism

Flaunting its true beauty, the capital of South Africa is well located between the high mountains and gleaming turquoise waters. The metropolitan city of Cape town displays its charm with utter sophistication and there is absolutely no word that can ever describe the timeless beauty of this magical city in South Africa. Come explore and experience the fantastic scenery, the richness and the warmth in its people and the culture.

If you are planning a refreshing vacation then Cape town is the destination to be. The city is relaxed and well known for its energy and vibrancy. The enthusiastic people and the stunning white-sand beaches is the prime reason why people keep coming here again and again. Experience the great mountain hikes, adventure sports, swim with sharks and the innumerable wonderful landscapes that are truly captivating. With a rich cultural heritage, the city is very polished and gives the unique European vibe. The vitality, diversity and the spirit of the city makes it the 'Mother City' in Africa. Well known for its deep history and its brilliant architecture, the city proudly boasts the Victorian-era monuments and structures and there is nothing more spectacular! The sophistication in the city and its people is what makes this city the favourite tourist spot for every traveller.

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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.

Exchanging Money in Cape Town

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

Religion of Cape Town

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

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.

Language of Cape Town

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

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.

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.

Shopping in Cape Town

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 Green Market 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.

Restaurants and 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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