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Cape Town Uncovered

Getting There

Embark on an adventure to Cape Town from Mauritius with direct or connecting flights. Land at Cape Town International Airport (CPT) with Air Mauritius, South African Airways or FlySafair.


Essential Tourist Information

Prepare for an unforgettable journey in Cape Town:

  • Language: English is widely spoken, along with Afrikaans and Xhosa.
  • Currency: South African Rand (ZAR) is the official currency.
  • Weather: Enjoy a Mediterranean climate, but be prepared for changing conditions.

Must-Visit Places

  1. Table Mountain: Ascend this iconic landmark for breathtaking panoramic views of the city.
  2. Robben Island: Discover the history of South Africa with a visit to the former prison where Nelson Mandela was held.
  3. Cape of Good Hope: Stand at the southwesternmost point of Africa and admire the stunning coastal scenery.
  4. V&A Waterfront: Enjoy a blend of shopping, dining, and entertainment at this vibrant waterfront area.
  5. Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: Explore the diverse flora against the backdrop of Table Mountain.
  6. Cape Point: Experience the dramatic cliffs and stunning landscapes at the southern tip of the Cape Peninsula.
  7. Muizenberg: Relax on the iconic beach known for its colourful beach huts and great surfing conditions.
  8. Hout Bay: Explore the charming coastal town, visit the harbour, and take a boat to Seal Island.
  9. Signal Hill: Enjoy this iconic vantage point’s panoramic views of Cape Town, Table Mountain, and the ocean.


Food Delights

Indulge in the diverse flavours of Cape Town:

  • Biltong: Savor South Africa’s version of dried cured meat.
  • Bobotie: Try the traditional spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping.
  • Cape Malay Curry: Delight in the aromatic and flavorful curries influenced by Cape Malay cuisine.
  • Gatsby Sandwich: Experience this local favourite stuffed with various fillings.


Best Spots to Visit

  1. Boulders Beach: Get up close with African penguins in their natural habitat.
  2. Bo-Kaap: Wander through the colourful streets of this historic and culturally rich neighbourhood.
  3. Clifton and Camps Bay Beaches: Relax on the pristine white sands along the Atlantic Ocean.
  4. Chapman’s Peak Drive: Take a scenic drive along the picturesque coastal route.


Public Transport

Explore Cape Town conveniently:

  • MyCiTi Bus: Efficient for travelling within the city.
  • Metered Taxis and Ride-Sharing: Easily available for short trips.
  • Car Rentals: Ideal for exploring the outskirts and nearby attractions.


Shopping Extravaganza

Discover unique finds and local crafts:

  • Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront: Shop for souvenirs, fashion, and art.
  • Access Park: Explore a factory shopping outlet with a variety of stores offering clothing, accessories, and more at discounted prices.
  • Watershed: Immerse yourself in a hub of African design, showcasing a diverse range of handmade products and contemporary art.
  • Canal Walk: Experience one of the largest shopping malls in Africa, offering a vast array of international and local brands.


Places to Explore Outside Cape Town

Plan day trips to nearby wonders:


  1. Stellenbosch Wine Route: Indulge in wine tasting in the renowned South African winelands.
  2. Cape Winelands: Explore Franschhoek, Paarl, and Stellenbosch for charming landscapes and award-winning wines.
  3. Hermanus: Witness whales along the coastline during the whale-watching season.
  4. Garden Route: Embark on a breathtaking journey along the Garden Route, known for its lush landscapes, indigenous forests, and coastal beauty. Stop at iconic locations like Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, and Tsitsikamma National Park.


Emergency Numbers

In case of emergencies, dial:

  • Medical Emergency: 10177
  • Police: 10111
  • Fire Department: 021 535 1100

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