Cape Town Visitor Info

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Tourist Information

When visiting Cape Town, it is likely that you will need to find important information on one subject or another. That is why we’ve collected all the need-to-know information about the city of Cape Town to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.

Under “About Cape Town”, you can read more about this remarkable city’s history and learn about the people who call Cape Town home. Click on “Visitor Guide” to get insight into the customs and habits of the locals, trading hours in the city and what type of weather you can expect during your stay. There is also information on customs clearance, VAT reclaims, duty-free shopping and the local exchange rates.

“Essentials” lists the contact details and other important information on banks, embassies, cellphone rentals and tourism offices in Cape Town. Here you will also find the correct emergency numbers to use in a crisis. For basic guidelines on getting around in Cape Town and the rest of South Africa, click on “Travel Information”.

About Cape Town

Cape Town is a bustling metropolis that offers visitors and locals alike everything they could ever need.

  • Brief History
  • Suburbs
  • Infrastructure
  • Population & People
  • Economic Data
  • Municipal Bylaws

Visitor Guide

Have a look at our comprehensive visitor guide for information on accommodation, attractions and more!

  • Applying for a South African Visa
  • Opening & Closing hours
  • Local Etiquette
  • Financial Services
  • Custom Clearance


When visiting Cape Town, as in any other city in the world, be sure to keep safety in mind at all times.

  • Banks
  • Emergency Numbers
  • Embassies
  • Medical Services
  • Police Services

Travel Information

Cape Town is the largest transport hub for local, cross-border and international travel in South Africa.