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Cape Town, the “Mother City” of South Africa, an extraordinary melting pot of colours, cultures and scenery, at the foot of Table Mountain and surrounded by beautiful beaches. Search for cheap air tickets to Cape Town to get to know one of the most popular travel destinations of Africa. African, European and Asian cultures make up a charming mosaic that is reflected in every aspect of the city, from music and architecture to the fascinating South African cuisine. Many accommodation choices are available in Cape Town, from cheap hotels and B&Bs to luxury resorts, according your budget. The beach, the maintain, the food, the entertainment and, above all, the friendly locals guarantee that your stay in Cape Town will be an unforgettable one!
Cape Town in the capital of South Africa and its second most vastly populated city, with a considerable percentage of the population coming from Europe and Asia. Cape Town is situated in an exotic location, at the northern tip of the Cape Peninsula, between the magical beaches of the bay and the mighty Table Mountain.
Long before Dutch settlers arrived, Cape Town was inhabited by the Khoisan people – Khoi and San – as early as 45,000 years ago! After the Dutch, the British arrived and then the Germans; nothing is left of those tribes. History repeated itself and Cape Town experienced the hideous apartheid from 1948 to 1990.
The dark shadows of the past seem to fade away year after year; today, Cape Town is a happy, colourful city with a population that looks straight ahead and struggles for the best.
Visit Cape Town and you will immediately get carried away by the city’s attractions, culture, music, scenery and people! In Cape Town, you might lose track of time; but then again, isn’t that what we’re looking for on holidays?
The airport of Cape Town (Cape Town International Airport) is located 20 kilometres southeast of Cape Town city centre and can be reached by bus.
Getting around Cape Town
You can get around Cape Town by airport shuttle, bus and taxi; fares start at 5.80 ZAR and minimum taxi fare costs 11.00 ZAR.
Cape Town Guide
Upon your arrival in Cape Town, you will immediately notice the legendary Table Mountain, looming over the city. At an altitude of 1,086 metres, Table Mountain is the indisputable king of Cape Town; be sure to take the cable car up to the top and you will be rewarded with amazing views! When you’re done taking pictures, you can enjoy a much more detailed view, with one of the telescopes that are installed there. A coffee, a quick snack or a full meal at the restaurant and you’re ready to explore this marvellous city!
If you’re still not convinced about the immaculate natural beauty of Cape Town, your next stop should be the National Botanical Gardens Kirstenbosch. These are among the world’s oldest gardens and are the home of countless plant species, from prehistoric trees to rare specimens of South Africa.
Continue to two of the city’s most significant and interesting regions, Bo-Kaap and District 6:
- Bo-Kaap is the most colourful neighbourhood of Cape Town – and the most historic as well. This is the place of residence of slaves and imams exiled from the Dutch East Indies (today’s Indonesia) by the Dutch in the 19th century. Today it’s considered as one of Cape Town’s most beautiful locations with an exotic touch, narrow streets and coloured houses.
The Bo-Kaap Museum is highly suggested, showcasing the Islamic heritage of the area, furnished as a Muslim home of the 19th century. Collections include personal items, documents and photographs reflecting the lifestyle and everyday chores of that time.
- District 6 and the District Six Museum is your ultimate stop in Cape Town. The museum was founded to honour the memory of the 60,000 inhabitants of District 6 belonging to various races, who were forced to move during the apartheid of the ‘60’s and the ‘70’s.
Interior recreations, photographs, testimonials and documents give the visitor a very graphic picture of what was happening at the time; an emotional but important experience you should have, if you wish to know the history of Cape Town.
It’s time to lighten up a bit and see the other side of the city, the modern Cape Town! Head to the Victoria & Albert Waterfront (V&A Waterfront), a lively place with shops, restaurants, cafes and a beautiful waterfront for you to go for a walk.
South Africa has 11 official languages, many of which have had a distinctive effect on each other, resulting more often than not in mixed words and phrases. The most widely-spoken of the 11 official languages are English, Afrikaans and isiZulu.
To enter Cape Town, you need:
- a passport with a validity of 6 months after your travel dates
- your return ticket
- proof of yellow fever vaccination, only if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever (see which countries run a risk of yellow fever transmission)
Greek citizens can visit South Africa without Visa, for a maximum stay of 3 months. In case you wish to extend your stay, you will have to visit the nearby police station within 15 days from your arrival and issue a tourist Visa from the embassy.
When to Go
Summer in Cape Town lasts from October to March and it brings high temperatures, drought and hot winds.
The months from June to September, temperatures drop, but the rainy season begins.
The best time to visit Cape Town is the period from December to April, when temperatures are high but not too high and the winds are calm.