Cape Town Travel Facts

The Basics

City Name: Capetown

Where is it located?: Capetown is on the Cape of Good Hope on the the Atlantic Ocean in South Africa.

Why do people go there?: Located on the Western Cape, Capetown is known throughout the world for its amazing backdrop of Table Mountain and also being one of the southern points of Africa. Compared to many African cities, there is a lot of tourist activities throughout the city.

How do travelers get there? : Capetown is a hub of tourism and you can get to Capetown from just about anywhere.

Currency: Rand

City Code: 21

Population: 3.4 million

Languages: Afrikaans, English, Xhosa

Travel Information

Neighborhoods: City Bowl, Sea Point

Attractions: Table Mountain, Cape Point, Robben Island

Accommodations: Cape Town Hostels

Tourist Office: Cape Town, Burg Street. (021) 426 4260

Off-the-beaten-path: Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, Camps Bay

Health Issues: No major health issues

Tips for Visiting

When to go: If you really want to experience the real beach holiday of Cape Town and do not mind competing with the loads of people, December to early January is ideal to go there. But if you want to hike the mountains of Cape Town, you must go there anytime from May to August during its autumn and winter.

Common Phrases: English is the main form of language throughout Capetown

City Specific Events: There are hundreds of events happening through the city. Check

How to get around?: Both bus and train service the city and are efficient.

Good to know: Capetown has been growing over the years in all its tourist activities. There is much you can do!

Cheapest airport to fly into: The main airport for travelers taking flights to Cape Town is the Cape Town International Airport.

Need more information?: Check out the Cape Town travel guide for more on what to see, where to stay, and how to get there.